Saturday, 28 May 2011

Friday night - Aglassto

We arrived for our first night at Aglassto at 5.30 and left at 11.30, after discovering they had a buy one get one free deal on beers until 7pm. Brilliant time had by all and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a slighly quirky and informal bar/ restaurant with great food and drink.

You can find the website for here

Apologies for the poor quality photos - I was a little drunk by the time the food arrived!!

Chorizo and manchego

Baked Camembert

Anti-pasti platter

Someone who enjoys there food!!

The post food liqueur

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Restaurant Review - Sheldrakes in Heswall, The Wirral

On Saturday night we visited Sheldrakes in Heswall on the Wirral.  On approach it looks a bit like a shack you would find in a small beach resort on the Med - a little shabby but with a great view over the water.  Almost everyone I know on the Wirral has been to Sheldrakes at some point - and they gave me some warnings before we went - the food is good, but don't be too ambitious.

It's fair to say that the sharing starters were really good.  We had mixed bruchetta with grilled peppers and mushrooms, and a fish platter.  This had some lovely prawns, fried salmon, calamari and smoked salmon.  Given they also give you a mound of focaccia and olives while you enjoy drinks before the meal, this was more than enough for five.

For the main course, I didn't pick so wisely (and clearly forgot the heed the above warning from friends).  I went for half lobster thermidor on red mullet bouillabaisse, which for £18.95 seemed ridiculously good value.  Don't be fooled - lobster yes, bouillabaise no.  I think what they gave me was a pasta sauce, masquerading as a fish stew (it even had a bit of pasta in it for added authenticity).  Now see the above warning and it all falls in to place.

The others had much more success - cod with a herb crust and trout with crab both got brilliant reviews, and they do some great homely chips.  Don't be upsold on the veg though - it's definitely not necessary, whatever they tell you.

Desserts are very good: an assiette of strawberry is actually icecream, mousse, (slightly rubbery) cheesecake and a meringue; chocolate tart with caramelised bananas was fab, as was the pistachio parfait. Also, just to make them extra good, mine was free because of the lobster pasta sauce thing.

I would go back, but more likely on an amazing sunny day to drink the wine and eat the non-ambitious (non lobster) food. For the website click here.

Tuesday night is Chilli night - woop!!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Monday's dinner - easy eggs

It was a great, but tiring weekend entertaining the Rees/ Barcoft clans so it was a simple eggy dinner - scrambled and poached.....

Joe Boys

Jo Girls

Sunday's dinner was home made Hoylake goodness

Forgot to take any photos, but my mum made excellent Indian treats followed by home made lemon cake and rhubarb and ginger ice cream!!