|Me and Tom - who is clearly much more photogenic than me!|
|A post train snack - excellent cheese and crackers, courtesy of Cousins Rosie and Tom and Uncle John - really good cheese!|
We decided the least we could do is go a bit "off-piste" and not order our usual choices! We also steered clear of the Thai dishes, as we have Thai food so often. So for starters we had the lettuce wraps with minced chicken and stuffed crab claws. The lettuce wrap was quite possibly the largest starter I have ever seen - a iceberg leaf full of chicken and mushrooms - with more leaves on the side! It was really tasty, although challenging with the chop sticks. The crab claws were stuffed with crab and prawn meat and deep fried. It was a little underwhelming compared to the lettuce leaf, but still a good shout.
|Pre-dinner rose bubbles|
|The obligatory prawn crackers|
|Stuffed crab claws|
|Lettuce wraps with chicken|
We gave the desserts a miss (sorry Hunter Pig!) - despite our intentions there was simply no room for the banana fritters we had promised ourselves. We strolled home and settled down in front of Match of the Day, celebrating a crazy day of football with a limoncello and a whisky - starting our party-animal 2012 as we mean to go on!!
|Sizzling beef with green peppers and black bean sauce|
|Chicken and peanut chilli hot bean sauce|
|limoncello and whisky - cheers to a new year!|