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#166 voyager

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:12 PM

finally wrote up my meal at the mothership in late august (now with a pink pig citation).

 

 

Just came across this.  

 

This marrow toast, made up in kitchen, would be a stunning addition to a dinner party first course.     Maybe passed on a platter.     I am loathe to serve marrow as a complete first course since not everyone eats it.    Like my husband...

 

 

 

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#167 joethefoodie

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

it didn't look like a queue--they were just milling around. but you're probably right.

 

The milling around, I think, seems to be around various pubs...and I don't know if it's really milling around, but instead standing outside with their drinks in order to soak in the beautiful day (it's been way too nice in London for me), as well as to smoke.

 

That said, those tiny brown shrimp were just great tossed with shredded cabbage as a first course last night, Delicious peas in their pods accompanied our first glasses of wine. And pickled mackerel with potatoes was super too.

 

Roast Middlewhite, Megrim sole, and violet artichokes braised with peas rounded out our meal pretty damn nicely. Eccles cake, too. 

 

Just a fine time, with excellent service from the friendly, knowledgeable staff.



#168 Wilfrid

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

It is, of course, legal to drink in public in the UK, so where pubs don't have seats, people just drink on the sidewalk on a nice day.



#169 mongo_jones

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:44 PM

yes, people mill around outside pubs even after dark (a friend and i did that last night in covent garden after a play). however, i don't think i've noticed people milling around outside another establishment's entrance to the point of making it hard to enter.


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#170 mongo_jones

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:54 PM

for reference here's the photograph of the crowd i commented on last august. note that the crowd is entirely in front of the st. john entrance.
 

 

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current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#171 Wilfrid

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:28 PM

That looks annoying.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

...not really, St. Peter is still the gatekeeper.

#173 mongo_jones

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:28 PM

st. john, again.

 

the problem with waiting 3.5 months to finish writing up a meal is that if you didn't take detailed notes on the meal you might forget what the name of one of the dishes was. see if you can figure out which of the small plates on the pictured menu the mystery salad might have been.

 

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my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#174 joethefoodie

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:33 PM

Now I want to go again.



#175 Suzanne F

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

Now I want to go again.

Ditto


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#176 voyager

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:36 PM

Gonna serve that at our next dinner. Even if husband won't eat it.

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#177 Lippy

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:13 PM

st. john, again.See if you can figure out which of the small plates on the pictured menu the mystery salad might have been.

 

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If memory serves, it's parsley salad.



#178 mongo_jones

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:45 PM

nope, not referring to the greens with the roast marrow bones but to an entirely different dish pictured on the blog post.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#179 mongo_jones

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:49 PM

this is the mystery salad:

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and here's the menu on the night:

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on the blog someone commented and guessed it was their pork cheek and dandelion salad. sounds right but it was not on the regular menu that night and nor was it on the bar menu. it's possible it was an off-menu option given to my friend (who doesn't eat any offal or anything else exotic--which rules out other possibilities on the night).

 

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my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#180 mongo_jones

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:56 PM

(because i am young and exciting i have tweeted to the restaurant asking for assistance.)


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson