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A Little Treat for Me and my Love

Saturday, March 23, 2013

After my awesome showing this week and my incredibly hard work with two fast days in a row and losing 4lbs (yay me!), my beautiful fiancée and I decided that we would go out for dinner and a show in the West End.
My other half works at a West End theatre so we went there to see a fringe show. It wasn’t the greatest but you can’t complain at free!

Dinner was to a restaurant called Albannach. I’ve walked past this place SO many times and finally we found a reason to go. One of the main reasons was that we could get 50% discount off food there with Tastecard otherwise it’s quite an expensive evening out.

For starters I had scallops. I’d never had them before and always wanted to try them but I thought best to wait until you go to a nice restaurant. They were quite nice but I found them a little on the bland side. I would have them again at the right restaurant. My other half has seared beef with Yorkshire pudding which she said was overpowered by the gravy provided.

For mains, my other half had fish and chips. The chips were great, the fish not so much. We weren’t sure what sort of fish it was but the batter tasted burned, like they had cooked it at too high a temperature. I think it would have been better if they’d cooked it at a lower temperature for longer, but what do I know, I’m only a home cook. I had haggis, needs and fatties. For those that don’t know that’s essentially sheep offal cooked in its own stomach with oats and spices served with turnips and potatoes.

My other half said it looked like poo on a plate. It tasted nice though.
I didn’t have dessert as I was stuffed but my fiancée had a chocolate pot which was so incredibly rich she couldn’t finish it.
It was a great night and definitely a good reward for me.

Until next time.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUNADRAGON 3/31/2013 3:14PM

    Sounds like a wonderful date night. As for scallops (I live in New England, and was practically raised on them) - if you can buy them fresh, you can put a little melted butter on them, and squeeze fresh lemon, and bake them in the oven, I do this quite frequently and forgo the breadcrumbs. The tiny ones can be more tender than the big sea scallops. Sounds like they were overcooked.
Lovely date.
Makes me want to go out with my sweetheart.

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AY_BEAUTIFUL89 3/25/2013 10:24PM

    Being in the presence of a loved one and experiencing something new is always great! You guys should definitely look at the reviews for the next restaurant!

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K1TT3N 3/24/2013 2:10PM

    Sounds like a great night out

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DSJB9999 3/24/2013 10:26AM

    That sounds like a perfect evening and celebration.

I really liked the pictures on your website blog too.

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ILOVEMALI 3/24/2013 1:06AM

    try the scallops another time at a different restaurant. Scallops are a favorite of mine!

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GLORIAMAJDI 3/23/2013 9:24PM

    It sounds like a lovely evening, though plainly the food in U.K. restaurants is different than that found in U.S. restaurants as I have not heard of the sheep offal. I do enjoy some good fish & chips at times, but I have not tried scallops. Maybe I will someday but I agree, I want it to be in a nice restaurant. Have a good Sunday!

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STONECOT 3/23/2013 8:10PM

    Glad you both enjoyed your night out. When's the next fast day? Mine's Monday.

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