It’s a date!

Yesterday was a big day in the King household. First off it was national date day (as in the fruit, not the Valentine’s kind) but that was somewhat overshadowed by Ric’s birthday.

Remember those walls he built? Baby, they're tumbling down

Remember those walls he built? Baby, they’re tumbling down

To celebrate both occasions we went to Angels restaurant in Ribchester for a 5 course taster menu I bought a groupon voucher for.

The first 2 courses were both meat free, the highlight of which was the celeriac velouté with mushroom and apple although the heritage tomatoes with charred watermelon, mozzarella and whipped feta wasn’t far behind it.

heritage tomatoes

veoute

Next up were the mains and we both agreed that the roasted hake with coconut, lime and ginger sauce pipped the blade of beef with pea and shallot fricassee and pickled carrots to the post of best main. An obvious choice for me being a fish fiend but a triumph for meat loving Ric.

hake

beef

Dessert was a chocolate iced mousse with a brownie and caramelised banana (with popping candy) which we both polished off in no time despite being stuffed from the previous four courses (plus canapés, bread and chips). We also managed to make room for some petits fours (sambuca fudge and mini crispy cake) and a coffee before waddling out the restaurant five stone heavier than we entered.

dessert

petit four

Although there wasn’t a date in sight it was an amazing meal and a bargain for £25 per person!

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