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#1 Vanessa

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 11:56 AM

You can't have a food forum without a St John thread, so here it is. And here is the link to the menu which is updated twice daily and has me crying at my desk.

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#2 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:52 PM

squirrel liver toast :)

know what I am doing for supper

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:03 PM

Can I come too?

What d'you bet they take the squirrel toast off this evening's menu :lol:

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authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


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Posted 19 March 2004 - 05:16 PM

I may be cooking squirrel this weekend.
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#5 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 05:19 PM

I am off tonight with brother o mine

two squirrels saved

Sure it will play havoc with my digestion particularly as I have to get up at 3am to get a cab to the airport

#6 Vanessa

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 07:08 PM

I am off tonight with brother o mine

two squirrels saved

That's OK, I'll just go and eat worms :ph43r:

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authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#7 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 09:23 PM

prompted by the fair V, Robin and I headed to St J ce soir

We had to plead our way to a 6.45pm table and promise to have it back to tom by 9pm.

We went straigth to our table upon arrival and we were handed the menu by a young woman who was an exact doppelganger for Sophie Ellis Bexter.

After a few hits & misses, I am pleased to report that this was another excellent meal.

I began, of course, with the squirrel livers on toast. Pate to all intents and purposes and served with some sour cornishons. Very good indeed. Robin had a foie terrine which was expensive ( 8 ) but very very good.

Then to the main courses. We decided to share a course of claf's sweetbreads with fir apples and a special of braised shoulder of suckling kid with poached shallots. The kid was wonderful, if slightly over powered by the sweetness of the shallots

With this we drank a passable gigondas

We almost didn't have pudding, but Rob was taken with the stem ginger ice cream and I was then, obviously, forced to join him in a plate of forced rhubarb fool with honey brioche. Ah well, you just have to sometimes

Bill inc service which was slow tonight, was a not cheap 70 a pop, but for such experiences, money counts for little

Now I am home pondering on a 3am cab to the airport and watching Lindersfarne on a DVD of The Old Grey Whistle test

7/10

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 05:09 PM

I may be cooking squirrel this weekend.

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#9 Wilfrid1

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 04:42 PM

Didn't have time to trek back to this mysterious purveyor (it is possible to be in the middle of nowhere even in Manhattan). I'll get around to it.
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#10 Tuckerman

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 04:55 PM

I tasted some of Slapsie's squirrel at St John last year. Blech! Definitely not for me. Gamey and pungent in all the wrong (for me) ways.

#11 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 10:43 PM

Not nearly enough meat in Spain, so, before my chum heads home, we had supper at St J

Perhaps the best meal there ( excluding pig fests ) for a couple of years

A nostalgic glass of Manzanilla to begin, then to table

Starters of Dogfish ( the belly flaps of the shark we were told ) and salad and Crispy pig skin with cornichons. Both quite sublime.

Main courses of Oxtail and mash ( rich and meaty ) and chitterlings with dandelions ( perhaps my fave St J dish of all) perfect in every respect.

Puddings were the Eccles with Lancashire and the indescribably good forced rhubarb fool with brioche.

Bill for two with a decent bottle of something or other came to 95. A bit more than Spain, but worth every penny

As we were leaving, Tom offered us a glass of Vielle Prune from Fergus's special stash, a large bottle with the words Fergus: Keep Off written on it

While we were drinking this, Lee, the guy who now runs the bakery chatted to us and ended up bringing us a huge slap of the apple cake with jersey cream to eat with our stickies.

My friend liked St J. I don't blame them

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:49 PM

Salt lamb and caper sauce on the menu this evening :sob:

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authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#13 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:52 PM

Salt lamb and caper sauce on the menu this evening :sob:

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ah, maybe time to drop into my neighbourhood joint again. Must be almost a week since I went

Gloating glee

S

#14 Vanessa

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:57 PM

Salt lamb and caper sauce on the menu this evening :sob:

v

ah, maybe time to drop into my neighbourhood joint again. Must be almost a week since I went

Gloating glee

S

Harrumph :angry:

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authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#15 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 04:00 PM

Salt lamb and caper sauce on the menu this evening :sob:

v

ah, maybe time to drop into my neighbourhood joint again. Must be almost a week since I went

Gloating glee

S

Harrumph :angry:

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I may not though. You see the glory of living so close to St J is I can pop in or not as i please

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