Believe it or not, I'm ready for some plain 'ol roast chicken. We have been eating very well here in the UK. I'm really enjoying the change in pub-food! Very exciting!
Last night, we ate at The Chestnut Horse, in the town of Easton. Just look at this place! It is beautiful! The room we were in was so cozy and inviting. As with most ancient pubs there are many rooms and varying ceiling heights to watch out for.
My first course consisted of Tempura Prawns, to me, this plate is bordering on main course size. Three large prawns in a light Tempura batter on a bed of julienned red and yellow pepper & red onions in a sweet and sour sauce, with a little balsamic glaze thrown in for good measure! There was a little pot of 'some kind of dipping sauce' that I just can't figure out what was in it. Really, this was delicious, but I needed help in finishing the serving as to not insult the chef. Plus, the serving plates are The Wave/Gourmet from Villeroy and Boch a fun shape!
Main course was pork mignons layered with dolcelatte cheese and piquillo peppers. There was a sauce of black olives and basil.......this was a great dish and can be duplicated at home! The peppers came from a jar, these are relatively easy to find and use. As always, there is a side-trio-of obligatory vegetables; carrots, mange tout and baby corns.
There was no room for dessert! My waist band is getting tighter each day!