Thank you to all who sent me birthday wishes yesterday, and there were plenty! I had a busy morning answering blog comments, texts, Facebook messages and taking phone calls. I was deeply touched.
Then Bill and I went off to lunch at a well-known local seafood restaurant. We were allocated a time-slot, and sat at a window-table comfortably social-distanced from other diners.
I was happy ordering just the one course – the whole baked snapper – and what a course!
I just have to share what arrived.
Isn’t the presentation amazing? I suppose with fewer numbers, and the need to entice back customers as our restrictions are slowly eased, the chef had time and motivation to go all out.
I was not expecting that! Then again, the little voice in my head said, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. (That little joke only makes sense to the fans Monty Python Flying Circus comedy sketches).
It took me a while, and no doubt there was still plenty of pickings around the bones, but I feel I made a good fist of it. It was tender and sweet, and the lemon jus was just the right touch.
The hostess was perfect in her role as maître d’, and finished the meal off perfectly for me with a complementary limoncello.
All in all, a stand out return to dining outside the home. Not that we intend making a habit of it just yet.