Thursday, 21 November 2013

A Great Charity Supper Club at Huntsham Court

I enjoyed a great meal provided by Posh Nosh last night at the fabulous Huntsham Court near Tiverton.


The venue was luxurious, the host-owners were super friendly (and so generous to donate the venue for the two evenings to the local charity), we met some really nice people and enjoyed listening to the entertainment provided by The Westenders.


If you ever go to Huntsham Court (it is a private venue suitable for huge house parties, weddings or other special events), get good directions - we got so lost in the maze of country lanes in the dark and rain - but that was our own fault.

A great night out.  Not one that I would have anticipated enjoying, but I did because it was so well done!  Check out their future events and supper clubs.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Review: Not so Jolly Good - The Jolly Good Fish Cafe, Teignmouth


Three of us had lunch at the Jolly Good Fish Cafe in Teignmouth in November 2013.  We all chose the cod, chips and peas (there was no chicken or haddock that day. They also said that the fish were one size only - this didn't bother me).  This picture is not an actual shot of our meal!


Thanks to Tripadvisor for this interior photo.

Number 1 fish was discoloured and smelt strongly and wasn't eaten.
Number 2 fish was slightly discoloured and had a slight whiff and was partially eaten
Number 3 fish was slightly discoloured and had no smell and was mostly eaten.

The woman working there said that she was 'unhappy' with the fish that was delivered.  Personally, I wish she had rejected it - that's what I would do.  I certainly wouldn't have served the fish to paying customers.

My companion chose a pineapple fritter from the menu as a replacement...they had no pineapple....and came back to tell us they couldn't buy any locally.  I have a fresh one and tin of it at home and ALMOST went back to get them.

They also forgot to bring my bread and butter which was included in my meal deal.  What a shame.  We are local to this place and eat fish and chips regularly.  So, they tried to remedy the situation, but the situation shouldn't have arisen in the first place.

We will be returning to Finn McCools next time - that place has never let us down in any way.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Langage Farm Clotted Cream - Devon's Best

These pictures don't really need any additional description!  

One of my favourite things to eat: chocolate brownies made by my daughter (she is 13 and already a great cook) using the River Cottage recipe, no nuts for us, and then glammed up with some local raspberries and a mountain of Devon Langage Farm Clotted Cream and served in a vintage glass sundae dish from Antiques Ad Hoc in Ashburton. Perfectly delicious.  And a great treat to serve some visiting members of the family at the weekend.



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