Thursday, 16 July 2015

The Criterion

Oh dear.. how is that we have made it to the middle of July already?! I knew Summer was going to fly by but it seems crazy that I have been home nearly a month already. Being back at home also means being back to work, and I have been working quite a few hours recently. I want to make sure that it doesn't mean I miss out on doing some great things with my summer and I guess this is why time is flying by. Its good to be busy really.

Having said that I thought I would blog about a special trip to London that I had at the end of June to celebrate my Nan's 70th birthday. The day was mainly focused around a beautiful 3 course lunch at the Criterion. 
This was a beautiful restaurant and offered us all the opportunity to dress up. The restaurant is located in the heart of Piccadilly Circus. Walking in there felt as though we had been transported back in time- this restaurant is used in some scenes of Downton Abbey- and seemed completely calm and tranquil compared to the busting London streets (especially as it was PRIDE weekend). 

We were welcomed with a champagne cocktail by some wonderful staff who seemed intent on providing the best service possible. I chose the ham hock and black pudding terrine, celeriac remoulade watercress and croutons to start and it was beautiful. The ham hock was so soft and the celeriac creamy to contrast the saltiness of the ham hock.

For my main, I chose pan fried ‘Loch Duart’ salmon, beetroot & horseradish purée and sautéed vegetables. Whilst eating it I described it as a 'posh stir fry' but it too was stunning. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the vegetables too. By this time I was already stuffed full but decided it would be rude not to eat some dessert.  

For dessert I chose their eton mess, which looked as beautiful as it tasted. 

All in all, it was a beautiful meal with amazing service throughout. Not forgetting the special treatment the birthday girl got to celebrate her special day.

Katie .xx

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