Friday, 26 August 2011
A Lovely Day Out.
Yes, we do live in a very beautiful area of the country but sometimes it is nice to visit another area - particularly when to do so one has to drive through some of the best countryside in the Yorkshire Dales. I won't put another photograph of Ingleborough or the Ribblehead Viaduct on my blog - you have seen them so many times, but sufficient to say that W and I have had the most super day out, driving to the pretty little town of Kirby Lonsdale to meet friends P and D for lunch.
The weather could have been kinder as it has rained all day, but never a downpour and it was quite warm. We met in the bistro at 12.30 after stopping en route in Ingleton for coffee. We have been to this bistro before so we knew that the food was delicious and today was no exception.#
So just to make your mouths water, today's photographs are of our food. Starters for two of us was a salad of rocket, watermelon and feta cheese cubes, dressed with a balsamic syrup and served on a slate. Not only did it look beautiful but it tasted accordingly.
For the main course two of us had spaghetti bolognaise but W and I had Moroccan chicken tagine served on a bed of cous-cous. It was wonderful. Often when I cook chicken breasts they are dry but these were succulent and covered with a sweet chilli sauce. (I would guess they were poached in stock rather than cooked in the oven).
I resisted a pudding but the others had one. Creme brulee garnished with strawberries or sticky toffee pudding and ice cream.
A wander through the main street back to the car and it was time for home. It really has been a lovely day out - so thank you W for taking me; lovely chats, lovely friends, lovely food, lovely scenery - what more could anyone wish for?
As for my drawing project, I am sorry to say that I shall not have time today and probably not on Show day tomorrow. But back to drawing on Sunday and trying to catch up with putting the work on my alternative blog.
#Plato's Bistro, Kirby Lonsdale.