Sunday, 25 October 2009

Nobles in Battle

Went to Nobles in Battle for lunch today after meeting the chef in Bodiam several weeks earlier.

Horrible weather outside but welcoming atmosphere inside and real shame that we couldn't take advantage of the pretty courtyard terrace.

We had seasonal starters of twice baked souffle of stilton, walnuts and spinach and a goose foie gras and chicken liver terrine, which were very good and an auspicious start to our meal.

We both wanted to try the main course of wholemeal gnocchi with truffle oil and mushrooms but I capitulated and went instead for the sirloin and chunky chips, with roasted peppers and tomato.  This was served with a peppercorn sauce on the side which I, personally, didn't need as the sirloin was tasty enough. The gnocchi was very light on the truffle oil (in fact we couldn't discern any at all) but nonetheless tasty and came with sweet potato chips and a salad of tomato and rocket.  All this was supported by a well priced Malbec.

Complimentary and rich, home made dark chocolates were delivered with our rather weak espressos (I love my espressos to be almost viscous so I am a tough task master).

Not perfect but good and definitely worth another visit.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Richard Hawley at the De La Warr

Friday night 9.00 pm at the De La Warr, Richard Hawley and his band walk on stage.  We were looking forward to the concert but were blown away by how good it was.  Soaring sounds from the saw violin, wonderful guitar playing, and crystal clear lyrics. 

A delighted audience!