Both were good, which was fortunate, as husband is Off The Booze at the moment and is finding going out to be both difficult and grump-inducing - a less delicious burger or less compelling show would have rendered him inconsolable without wine, I think.
We also discovered root beer, thanks to the booze-ban. Personally, I thought it tasted like Listerine (and not in a good way), but husband seemed
inexplicably to quite like it!
On Saturday evening, we braved the wasteland that is South London, to (finally) make a pilgrimage to the awesome supperclub that is Fed By Tang (run by Cherry and her sous chef husband, Mr Fishbiscuits) for a Chinese New Year extravaganza.
a million twelve courses, all of which were utterly delicious. Cherry's supperclubs sell out fast, but you should definitely try to get to one if you can, as they (and she) are utterly splendid!
Pretty place settings
Noodle starter - for a long life
Turnip cake and chilli sauce (this was one of my favourites)
Porky dumplings - for wealth
Steamed sea bass - the word for 'fish' sounds like the word for 'leftovers' or 'surplus', so it symbolises having enough food in the coming year
Prawns with salted egg yolk - delicious
Duck and pork
Chicken with ginger and spring onion sauce
Veggies, tofu skin and Chinese mushrooms
Chinese sticky cake - sounds like 'high' and 'year' - good for prosperity in the coming year
Purple sweet potato cakes - these tasted like a sweet version of potato scones
Sticky rice balls stuffed with black sesame - for reunion - traditionally eaten on 15th Jan, but still delicious a day later :)