A: Back from England!

Congratulations to my big sister on finishing her Masters degree in Linguistics and TESOL! To celebrate we decided to do a whirlwind tour of the south coast of England before heading to her graduation ceremony. Seeing how it would have been summer, I thought it was a genius idea. Having lived in England for 3 years, you’d have thought I would know better than to expect English weather to be predictable. It poured! It didn’t just pour, it stormed!!! Oh well, at least we did get to eat at Michelin star restaurant, Elephant as well as pig out on lovely summer berries and good old fashioned English fair. Will update on the trip in bits but here’s some photos from an amazing dinner at Elephant to start. Bon appetit!

duck egg

Low temperature cooked duck egg with Deli Farm cured ham and salted toffee pea soup

OMG the duck egg was sublime. Still translucent and only just cooked as it burst forth with warm yolk into the pea soup. If it were socially acceptable to lick one’s plate at a first-rate restaurant, I would have so been there.

Fillet of aged Devon beef on the bone, creamed wild garlic mash, celeriac chips and red wine jus

Fillet of aged Devon beef on the bone, creamed wild garlic mash, celeriac chips and red wine jus

Perfectly pink, melt-in-your-mouth, beautifully pink and adorned with the sweetest most adorable little mushrooms. Carnivore heaven.

Sweet cicely panna cotta with pineapple carpaccio and a carrot and orange mousse

Sweet cicely panna cotta with pineapple carpaccio and a carrot and orange mousse

I could have eaten an entire pineapple’s worth of carpaccio. Wafer-thin, crispy and beautifully sweet-sour. Yum.

The decor at Elephant isn’t amazing, that has to be said (given the prices you pay for the food). But the view to the sea is wonderful, as is the service and cocktail selection, oh and the food of course.

Go there now!!!

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One Response to “A: Back from England!”

  1. miss glutton Says:

    The beef looks divine……. and i’m craving that shave of deli ham!

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