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Fabien called at about 11:00 to ask us to join him and a friend at Midsummer House. We’d never been there, as it has a strange reputation for excellent food, snobbery and rudeness. Our experience today was only of the good food (albeit at a high price). It was one of those marvellous lunches with nine courses (well, plenty of amuses-gueulles), lasting from half past twelve to nearly four o’clock. The food was imaginative and unusual in its combination of flavours (salmon with a coffee sauce for example).
The atmosphere in such a restaurant can be intimidating. The waiter told me off for ordering a chicken starter and poussin for the main course – although his alternative suggestion of a salad with two delicious pieces of fish was satisfying. The vanilla pannacotta with cinnamon jelly and granny smith sorbet was a delicious dessert, combining sweet milkiness, cinnamon and a sharp apple taste.
Posted by nathan at May 17, 2003 11:06 PM
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