The weekend gone was filled with fabulous sights, sounds and tastes. Reason- we finally made the long-due trip to Bath. In the last year-and- a-half that I have lived in the UK, the city of Aqua Sulis (or Bath) has been one destination that was in my top-three must-visits. And boy did it live up to my expectations! The weather gods were kind and let the sun shine for the two days that I spent here; it toned down the severity of the cold weather. Also, the beauty and energy of the place made the chilly winds easier to ignore.
The last three days (yup, it was a long weekend for hubby & me) gave us an opportunity to sample some good food as well. On the menu on day 1 was Gammon Steak, Steak and Ale pie and Chicken wrapped in Bacon with honey glaze! Yumminess! This was by far the best English food I have had in the last two years. The one that outshone the other dishes by a smidgen was the Steak and Ale pie. Had to be, considering the meat in the pie had been marinated for three days. Like you, I drooled too.
Day 2 led four hungry souls into a Turkish restaurant, Marmaris, in the centre of the city. Feeding our tummies and gladdening our souls was a mouth-watering, albeit light Mixed Meze. The main course was a choice of chicken and lamb kebabs, served with a tangy mint sauce and a salsa hot enough to launch you into the moon’s orbit. But that didn’t keep my spice-loving friend from keeping the latter aside to re-align her taste buds to her preferred taste; once she was done with the dessert that is.
Don’t even get me started on the sweets we consumed in two days: sinful to say the least. One of them will be featured on this blog later. It is called the Sticky Toffee pudding. Paired with custard, this dessert should feature on your bucket list, whether or not you have sweet tooth. If you are too impatient to wait for me to try the recipe out, get it here.
However, one Bath’s speciality that we missed out on was the Sally Lunn bun. I plan to make good the next time.
All the eating out was punctuated by some very taste-buds flattering food cooked by our hosts who we stayed with. The star of in this category was this brilliant cheesecake made by A. For someone who doesn’t like sweet stuff, she is queen of the dessert!
Needless to say, after three days of gastronomical debauchery, it was time to cleanse our system. So tonight’s detox menu comprised a simple fare of a hot plate of steamed rice, dal and dahi. Order has been restored. 🙂