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Yore and More - a PSA
I'm not really a foodie, but last night I went with my friend Marie to a proper posh restaurant, the Historical Dining Rooms in south Bristol. You can find the menu here, which describes what was on offer much better than I could. The main idea, as you can see, is that they make recipes from various numbers of centuries ago - although I should add that the presentation of same is entirely 21st century. I'd add photographs, but ones I took with my crappy phone turned out badly in the low light, so you'll have to make do with me sipping a delicious aperitif in the form of Mrs Beeton's lemonade, heavily dosed (the drink, that is) with oloroso and topped with egg white and flower petals.


I got the impression that this restaurant (discreetly located above a pub) hasn't yet got the attention it deserves, in part because it's new and in part because it's south of the river. So, if unlike me you're a proper foodie and live in Bristol, do give it a try, and do tell them I sent you. (They won't know what you're talking about, but it will make me feel important.) You won't regret it.

Oh my God that looks amazing! I've just looked over the vegetarian menu (so much from Forme of Currye!) and saving up for a full-on dinner out at this place is going to be a Thing now.

If you need a dining companion, look no further! The decor of the place is great, too.

ETA: Okay, "Farts of Portingale, prunes in confection" has got me intrigued...

Edited at 2016-08-29 07:28 am (UTC)

You look relaxed and happy, and the drink looks good.

It was a good evening, and I could have drunk that lemonade all night, had there not been other delights in store.

I'm not a proper foodie either, but I am an improper foodie, and it looks intriguing. I might be interested. What worries me is the note to the effect that everyone at the table has to agree on the options. That could be a problem for me, as I am something of a picky eater.

It's a little strangely expressed, but I think they only ask that everyone uses the same menu (there are various menus). Certainly Marie and I were able to indulge our respective inclinations to pottage of sand eels and Hottentot pie with no problem.

We will check it out!

I had you in mind when I wrote this post!