after having coffee in pret-a-manger and reading the news, i bought books from Waterstones and took it to the public library where there was a couch where i could sit down and charge my phone ) and wait for Adrian to ring me.
lovely corners of the town..chocolate-making classes, hmmnnn..*one day*
it was a wet day in the town
magnificent edifices..old meets new
even the market was sparse due to the wet day
jamie, are you there?
lunch is marked
The Cow. cute pub name
some corners that made history
after meeting up with Adrian. went back to Jamie's italian and was told there was 1 hour waiting for tables. and there was a queue. practically every lunch place were packed in the whole of the town so we decided to wait and be merry in the bar.
while in the bar, i took pictures of the lights. lovely big modern ones.
mr.bartender was busy
pasta and bread was being made right before our eyes..wowzer!
we were famished by this time.
when we got to the dining area (finally when our pager's buzzed our number) we got wowed by this beautiful ornate high ceiling
the lecturer..or terminator, whichever day it is,haha.
'take a picture of me,babs'.."ok"..'its blurry,another one..no, blurry again, do another one..thats it".
'thats it,too'..you're getting better at this. 'thank you hon, i told u i was good'..'now,dont get too carried away'.LOL..
"ok, lets do another one".
the starters came..puglia iced olives and music bread with sundried tomato and black olive tapenade (adrian's order)
herby marinated whitebait..
and we had the season's specials:
rocket and radicchio salad (with shaved parmesan,yayy!)...for sides
they called this Posh Chips in the menu..just ordinary chips with insanely good truffle oil and shaved parmesan;-) im craving for a plateful at this moment
Adrian's homemade parpadelle pasta with lamb ragu..
Adrian talked about his lecture...i blanked out because it was all tutor jargons,haha.
And my very nice fish mains. fried fillet of pollock on cracked wheat with fennel..(Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall are into this fish fight, a campaign to introduce more fish into the EU thank just salmon and to avoid fish wastage)..this was fresh and i just was missing my rice this time,haha.
a look at the very beautifully distracting ham
Cambridge..i'm sure im coming back to you again..until then.