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Food, glorious food
Went for birthday dinner on Monday night with sion_a at the Galleria. The food was lovely (and obviously the company likewise!) but it does seem that the service has gone downhill rather -- took us far too long to get seated, given menus, let alone served. Though I suppose this gave us more time to talk, so I shouldn't complain!
I had:
- duck liver, fig and pistachio terrine with lemon-dressing salad garnish
- monkfish with chilli and coriander on a bed of lemon couscous
- peach & brandy cheesecake with brandy-snap base and peach & strawberry(? I think) coulis


Then had a lovely dinner last night cooked for me by lnr. Chicken in red wine and garlic and pepper and stuff, with thinly-sliced potatoes & onions in stock-type-stuff, & carrots. (Sorry, don't know the names for food unless I see a menu!) And melon & ginger sorbet for pudding which wasn't quite frozen but still lovely. :-) Spent the evening sitting around talking, listening to music, eating chocolates and fudge, and drinking coffee... nice and relaxing. It's just a shame I was feeling too wibbly to be very lively or fun... sorry love.

Now playing: Placebo

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lnr From: lnr Date: May 7th, 2003 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, don't know the names for food unless I see a menu!

I don't think I'd got as far as giving them names. The potato and onion thing was with veg stock, thyme and black pepper, an attempt to replicate something I've seen my dad cook. The chicken was cooked in olive oil, garlic, onion and red wine plus a tiny pinch of chilli, and then had the stock from the spuds was added to make the sauce.

And relaxing is good, I hope it helped you feel a bit better, if not much. *hugs*
sion_a From: sion_a Date: May 7th, 2003 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I suppose this gave us more time to talk

And finish the wine (which was also very nice, although having to explicitly ask for the wine list in a venue like that is not what I'd expect) at a comfortable pace.

You didn't say anything about the coffee....


j4 From: j4 Date: May 7th, 2003 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
And finish the wine (which was also very nice, although having to explicitly ask for the wine list in a venue like that is not what I'd expect) at a comfortable pace.

I think the wine-list thing was just part of their general crapness about menus and, y'know, service. But the wine was lovely, wish I could remember what it was!

You didn't say anything about the coffee....

Coffee? Oh, is that what it was... :-}
sion_a From: sion_a Date: May 7th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)
wish I could remember what it was

It was an Australian Sauvignon, but producer or year escape me (or more likely never sank in).

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