Friday 29 August 2014

Lunch at The Grove

Ladysolly and I had lunch today with daughter.1 and daughter.1.husband at The Grove, one of my favourite places. I had smoked salmon for starter (and chicken wings, and onions, and quiche) followed by sweet potato soup. Main course was duck (yum) and sweet potato chips, plus a yorkshire pud. Dessert - I had some Brie and black grapes, the Brie was great but the grapes were terrible. And then I was going to have cheesecake, my favourite, but by then it had all gone, so I had some cherry cake instead. Then they brought out another cheesecake, but on close inspection I discovered that it was the Wrong Sort of Cheesecake.

There's lots of kinds of cheesecake, but as far as I'm concerned, the divide is whether it is baked or not. Non-baked cheesecake is squidgy and slimy, and I really don't like it. Baked cheesecake (otherwise known a New York cheesecake), on the other hand, is Ambrosia.

So, on the way out, I explained my disappointment to the head waiter. Maybe next time we go there, the cheesecake will be baked.

A very nice day out.


  1. It was Daughter. 2!! Yes, the inferior cheesecake was a disappointment...
    Lots of love,
    Daughter. 2
    SilverSpoon London

  2. Oops.

    It's so easy to lose count of daughters.