Home cooking again
Posted On July 2, 2008
I spent last week with family in the Cotswolds, an area a couple of hours drive west of London, and enjoyed being cooked for every evening! The first dinnerÂ started with trout pÃ¢tÃ© from the nearby Donnington trout farm.Â Despite having been frozen for several months, it had lost none of its distinctiveÂ flavour or texture.Â It went well with a sparkling wine based on the Vouvray grape, a wine I had not tried before.
ForÂ the main course we had duck breast in a blackcurrant sauce, accompanied by peas in melting butter.Â With thisÂ we enjoyed a pinot noir from New Zealand’s excellent Oyster Bay. WeÂ then moved on to cheese, most notablyÂ a matureÂ camembert that oozed over the plate. FinallyÂ fresh strawberries, served after the cheese, before a freshly ground coffee to round off the meal.
A very good start to the week….Â Â Â Â Â