Browns!

I’ve been to Browns a few times but it’s not been recent enough to have been featured on this blog, how exciting! In recent weeks I’ve shown places I’ve been to a lot so it’s nice to share a new place and a different menu of food. Let’s begin.

We skipped starters and went straight into mains where I had smoked haddock fishcakes and crispy fries. The fishcakes were super delicious, smokey from the haddock and with a good ratio of fish and potato. It came with a herby tatar sauce which I loved and it went well with both the fishcakes and the fries. Speaking of fries, these were insane! Full of flavour and really crispy which is exactly what I’m looking for. They came with ketchup and english mustard mayonnaise which was really nice as it gave the mayo something a little extra special. I’m not normally a big fan of the little side salad that usually comes with this kind of dish but I enjoyed having a little nibble of the leaves. The portion size was just right and afterwards I didn’t feel like I was about to explode, which is the sign of a good meal.

For dessert I was looking for something a little lighter than what I normally go for, but there was nothing that I really fancied, so I went for the Cambridge burnt cream which was just a creme brûlée. The portion was quite big and although it tasted nice the dish was very shallow so the custard was thin whereas I prefer deeper dishes so I can a big spoonful. The custard was creamy and the top wasn’t greasy which sometimes happens with this dish. My biggest disappointment was that the shortbread biscuits it said it came with weren’t shortbreads but rather a floppy ‘normal’ biscuit. Overall I really enjoyed this meal and Browns is always a good outing so no doubt I’ll be popping back in sometime soon.

La Cachette!

As a welcome home celebration, and because my dad and brother had gone out for a curry, me and my mum decided to go out for a nice tea. As I work in a restaurant down the road, and the food is always amazing we went there! 

For starter I had the salmon fishcake mashed potato and a mint pea veloute and there was only one word to describe this; amazing! It was the perfect size and was packed with flavour it was so tasty. The inside of the fishcake had salmon and I think it had a mixture of a few different fishes in and was really creamy but crispy on the outside. I think my favourite part of the dish was the mint pea veloute as it was different to anything I’ve had before. It had a pea like taste at the start but there was a hint of mint that gave the dish a fresh flavour. I really enjoyed it.

For my main meal I had haddock with spinach, sliced potatoes, mushroom duxelle and celeriac veloute with truffle oil. This. Was. Insane. The haddock was perfectly cooked and I cannot describe how good the potatoes were, the were amazing. Although it sounds like a strange combination the mushrooms and celeriac went really well together and there was the perfect amount of sauce. I think I’m in love.

And for the finale it was time for the STP (sticky toffee pudding). I go to this restaurant a lot, clearly because it’s where I work and it’s ridiculously close to my house, but I never have this as a dessert so iI thought that it was about time to give it a go. It was gorgeous. It came with butterscotch sauce which was insanely creamy and the ice cream was creamy too, ahhhhh. The actual pudding was full of toffee flavours and I enjoyed every bite.