The week has gone by in a big blur. I’ve been kind of busy with a project, which will be revealed by and by! 🙂 Df took me to a fabulous dinner on Thursday night as a special treat – we went to Petrus, a Gordon Ramsay protegee restaurant. Marcus Wareing is the chef, and I think the restaurant was recently awarded a second Michelin star. Have been wanting to try it for aaaages, and finally had the chance.
Had a lovely tuna thingie for starter, and slow roast suckling pig for main. I love tarte tatin, and was disappointed to see that it wasn’t on the menu. So I asked whether they had it – and they did! We got the very last one. Boy was I happy about that. Sometimes it is a waste to feed me dinner in fancy restaurants, because my all time favourite bit of the meal is always the dessert…. We got lots of little in between ‘amuse bouche’ – little freebies that tease the palate and make you totally stuffed by the end of the night. They did a little shot glass with jellied sauternes and honey, topped with I think whipped cream and then granita lime and apple on top. It was really really delicious. I want to try to make it myself.
As we were leaving, the maitre d’ who kind of ignored us all night (normally they come up and say hi or something), asked us if we wanted to visit the kitchen. I was like – yeah baby!! So he took us to the back. I guess I’ve been watching way too many Gordon Ramsay shows – I was totally expecting alot of sweat, shouting, frenzied activity… but no, we walked back there, it was soo quiet and calm. Some Bach wouldn’t have been out of place. Chef Marcus Wareing was there and we said hi, he was very calm and not sweaty at all. I had to ask him where all the shouting was, he looked rather bemused, said I was watching too much tv. I do love Gordon Ramsay’s shows so it’s a fair comment. The fact that he always manages to incorporate a 10 second gratuitous naked torso shot never ceases to amuse me. Anyways, that little kitchen excursion was def the highlight of the meal. I need to win the lottery so I can go there every week!
Answers to queries :
Arianne – the service at the Sweet Sheep is great. Very fast, very friendly. I’d def buy from them again.
Liz – the yarn is Koigu KPM, the colourway doesn’t seem to have a name. 223997 is all it says.
Now speaking of Koigu – can I canvas some opinions? what are your top 3 favourite colourways from Koigu?
I’ve also been unfaithful to my Sockapalooza socks… I don’t want to use Koigu anymore…. I wound up the Shelridge Farm handpaints… and boy is it pretty. Boy oh boy oh boy. I have to knit them up for my pal. And no more changing my mind – I’m starting to get antsy about finishing them up – I only have 8 weeks, and lord knows I need the time!!!