As we are back in lockdown we cannot let a good celebration being spoiled so we are having a “virtual” Burns night. We meet up at 7pm for a zoom conversation and narrate some Burns poems, we then all adjourn for home prepared haggis, neeps and tatties followed by cranachan and reconvene at 9pm for the rest of the evening. Almost as good as the “real thing”.
We are having lunch at “The Barn” near Pidley. We booked this some time ago and brings a welcome change from “eating at home”. A nice lunch for both of us.
We had dinner at Restaurant “22” in Cambridge tonight and were treated to an excellent culinary extravaganza. We all enjoyed the 7 course taster menu and could not fault either the food, the presentation or the service.
All washed down with some red and white wine, we all went home full and contented.
Another weekend coming up and this time is is a visit to “The Blind Fiddler” in Anstey. We have read many good reviews about this pub, Tucked away in deepest Hertfordshire we arrived at 8pm on a dark, wet and windy evening and were greeted by open fire and reasonable busy pub. We ordered the meat platter from the smoker which was a delight to eat. Succulent meat and huge portion. We certainly will come back here in the future.
We have been invited to celebrate Sandra’s birthday with some other friends and meet at the Red House in Longstowe. We did not have a great experience the last time we were there but the new owners have spent a lot of money on the interior and the menu. We could not fault the service or the food and had an excellent evening.
We are going to a formal dinner at Corpus Christi college in Cambridge which means we dress to impress. After a champagne reception we have a excellent 3 course dinner. The after dinner speeches were a bit too long but we all enjoyed ourselves.