Friday, 11 December 2009

Hastings Horns at the FILO


A big, jazzy sound in a relatively small venue but it worked well.
The crowd seemed quite music savvy and more sophisticated than the FILO's usual beer connoisseurs but a good night was had by all.

Another Lunch at Moonrakers


Another stunning lunch at Moonrakers, which is not only my favourite restaurant in Sussex, it's fast becoming one of my favourite restaurants in the UK.

We chose from the set menu, starting with juniper cured salmon with beetroot and basil jelly, not only delicious but a work of art too (see above).  TH (the husband) had honeyed venison carpaccio which was served at just the right temperature to bring out the full flavour of the meat.

To follow, I had turkey with all the usual trimmings (my first of the season) and TH had Hake with a generously salted crispy skin, served with a copious quantity of earthy wild mushrooms and caramelised sprouts.  He was thrilled with his choice and said so several times.

Cheese for TH and luscious carrot cake for me followed by espresso and then home.

Service was delightful too even though the waitress accidently knocked over 2/3 rds of our wine, it was cleaned up and replaced with a full bottle with minimum fuss.

I can't wait to go back.