Sep 8: English Breakfast; Seven Course Tasting Menu

Lunch

We had planned on revisiting a cafe in nearby Seaford that we had really enjoyed last trip, but sadly for us they are taking a vacation until the day we leave. (Did someone warn them?)

Instead we had a hearty breakfast for lunch with the “Double English”: two sausages, two eggs, a slice of bacon, fried tomato and English style baked beans, with toast.

Overall it was a fine meal for £9.00 each with a double espresso or $11.63 per serve.

Dinner

Tonight was the first time the Foodies have had the opportunity to go to any restaurant that had been awarded a Michelin star: Matt Worswick at The Latymer at Pennyhill Park . It exceeded our expectations.

Saturday night features a seven course tasting menus and we chose the Signature wine pairings to go with the tasting menu, which meant we spent more than two months normal food expenditure on the meals for both of us, but it was absolutely worth the blowout

Each bite, from the amuse-bouches (all three) to the perfect chocolate paired against the sour yoghurt sorbet, was perfect.

Every dish had the most amazing a wonderful combinations of flavors I cannot truly do them justice.

We got so involved in the meal that we mostly forgot to take pictures.

The big surprise was the pickled apple, which perfectly complemented the roe and the horseradish bought a wonderful earthiness to the dish.

The best thing about the fine dining experience in general and this one in particular, is that the staff are both attentive and extremely knowledgeable about the food and wines. It’s obvious that every person involved loves food and love what they put out to guests.

A perfect desert pairing that was not too sweet.

I don’t recall all the details but the in depth explanation of why each wine was paired with each dish was appreciated, and helped make sense of some of the less traditional pairings.

An amazing, wonderful, tasty and delightful evening absolutely worth the money and the 90 minute drive each way.

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