General Discussion: What are you eating today?


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stoney
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17346 posts since 22/1/05

19 Feb 2012 22:02
Mine too, so nice. Thing ive found is, sainos do like a budget bottle for about a tenner, but its shit, you have to spend a bit, even in a supermarket, but a good bottle is amazing.
bruk
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3518 posts since 2/11/06

19 Feb 2012 22:15
Yep yep… This ones good…

http://www.majestic.co.uk/find/keyword-is-Barolo/product-is-13677
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

19 Feb 2012 22:21
the stuff in the jar looks 'orrible
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

19 Feb 2012 22:28
I watched a vid the other day on how they made that foie gras, grim grim stuff.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

19 Feb 2012 22:30
How it's made doesn't bother me, it's no worse than where any animal products we eat come from.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

19 Feb 2012 22:33
Best
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9757 posts since 21/10/05

19 Feb 2012 22:33
looks amazing Bruk, i have family that just moved to woburn so will have to suggest a trip down there!

DY
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9618 posts since 9/6/11

19 Feb 2012 22:35
foie gras is lovely. I get some delivered every month. Best I've had it was at a two michelin and it was with a peach bubble, truffle soil and brioche with foie gras ice cream. was amazing. wish I took a picture.
bruk
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3518 posts since 2/11/06

19 Feb 2012 23:29
Best wrote: looks amazing Bruk, i have family that just moved to woburn so will have to suggest a trip down there!

do it Ash…. i'd reccommend trying to do the chefs table though,
atmosphere in the main dining area was a little stiff or stagnant… maybe thats a little unfair
decor and presentation all on point but not entirely a relaxed vibe
bit stuffy and everyone seemed overly hushed
having all the courses explained and a bit of chatter with all the chefs helped make the day imo
worked out £90 per head which i thinks is pretty good value for money (especially with wines for each course)
the chefs table is generally booked up well in advance so give them a call and see what they have available if you have a date in mind

Have to say the foie gras mousse was incredible Nick… might look a little unappetising but was one of my favourite courses!
bruk
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3518 posts since 2/11/06

19 Feb 2012 23:31
doomedyouth wrote: foie gras is lovely. I get some delivered every month. Best I've had it was at a two michelin and it was with a peach bubble, truffle soil and brioche with foie gras ice cream. was amazing. wish I took a picture.

where from doomed? Locally in Notts?
sounds good btw… assuming you mean truffle oil Smiling

sciphiyem
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497 posts since 7/9/11

19 Feb 2012 23:41

Rez
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7920 posts since 5/4/09

20 Feb 2012 11:43
Are those frozen sheekh kebabs you can get in the supermarket as rank as I think they'll be? Part of me is holding out hope.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

20 Feb 2012 16:08
You should be shot for even considering buying a frozen kebab
Rez
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7920 posts since 5/4/09

20 Feb 2012 16:10
But they sell them in the special indian frozen section.

This makes me thing they are secretly amazing or the worst things ever. Can't blame a man for being curious.
DY
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9618 posts since 9/6/11

20 Feb 2012 16:12
bruk wrote:
doomedyouth wrote: foie gras is lovely. I get some delivered every month. Best I've had it was at a two michelin and it was with a peach bubble, truffle soil and brioche with foie gras ice cream. was amazing. wish I took a picture.

where from doomed? Locally in Notts?
sounds good btw… assuming you mean truffle oil Smiling

nah man, truffle soil. was dehydrated truffle then blizted down into crumbs, but the head chef called it soil.

couple of places do it, j.d. beedhams do it as well as owen taylors.

costs about 25quid though and after the vein is taken out there isnt that much to eat, but still worth it. plum chutney and brioche with it is mazin.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

20 Feb 2012 16:41
nick2 wrote: How it's made doesn't bother me, it's no worse than where any animal products we eat come from.

that's ill informed Nick. you surprise me.

looks like a very pretty set of food there but I would personally not choose to eat that type of food over 'authentic' cuisine. tasting menus are the nouvelle cuisine of the age but it makes a change if you eat out often, i suppose.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

20 Feb 2012 16:55
breslin burger at ace NYC,prob one of best burger I have had,certainly best room service burger I have ever had,had a lamb burger from the restaurant also which was equally as good the following evening
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

20 Feb 2012 17:04
EVERS wrote:
nick2 wrote: How it's made doesn't bother me, it's no worse than where any animal products we eat come from.

that's ill informed Nick. you surprise me.

I've seen film of what goes on in chicken farms, abattoirs, veal raising sheds, even shark fins being "harvested", it's all just as bad, if it was going to bother me then what happens to all animals we eat would have to bother me and I'd effectively have to become vegetarian.

EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

20 Feb 2012 20:06
that's a pretty generic statement. standards in the uk are sky high.

the old style veal sheds are (to my knowledge), no longer around in the UK. Battery chickens are banned in the EU and british pork has one of the highest standards around and can now be served slightly pink, such is the quality.

like any purchase, if you are ethically driven, you gotta make an informed decision
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

20 Feb 2012 20:39
I'd say you're both kind of right (pig welfare for example isn't that great in the UK, it's just better than other places), free range/organic chicken and eggs are very prevalent as is other meat and in terms of veal, British 'rose veal' which is like the beef version of lamb is supposed to be ethically a lot better. Buy that RSPCA Freedom Food where available for good standards.

Also Nick before you moan, it's not that expensive!