Tree down. Relatives gone. Bank Account in shock. A Dress size gained. Yes, it looks like we have all just experienced another Christmas!
For those of you who are doing “Dry January” we salute you, you are clearly made of stronger stuff than us. I think Kevin & Jenny (our lovely regulars) had the right idea when they said; “Four days of that is quite sufficient!” If you are still hanging in there, may we recommend a Fentimans Ginger Beer over ice with a splash of lime cordial and a squeeze of fresh lime? It really is quite lovely and you can kid yourself it is a Moscow Mule.
For those of you who think the only way to get through these days where the sky looks like it is permanently 4.30pm, and you know at some point you will be rained on, may we suggest GIN!! We are really pleased to now have Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin to sit alongside our other favourites; Whitakers & Slingsby.
Alternatively try our Ox Cheek & Beef Brisket, Dijon Mash, Celeriac Puree, Smoked Pancetta & Red Wine Jus which can be paired perfectly with a large glass of Argentinian Malbec, this weather demands we have the correct fuel! On the plus side it is still cold enough outside for us to hide under big jumpers and coats which suits me just fine as one of my favourite desserts has made a reappearance… Apple and Blackberry Crumble and Magda & Charlotte are currently bribing the Chefs to bring back the Chocolate Brownie! (The Girls will win!)
So, in a nutshell, eat whatever you want, and if anyone tries to lecture you about your weight… eat them too!!!
Happy 2018 to all of you, from all of us…
Ellie, Jacob, Magda, Darek, Charlotte, Dom, Gemma, Cherif, Danny, Lottie, Theo, Scott & Cameron x