For lunch ( and wait for this one) I had Soya Curd, Beetroot and Nasturtium Leaves as a starter with Double Baked Ribblesdale Pudding and Smoked Croquette with pineapple pickle as a main.
Yes we went to vanilla Black ,a favourite restaurant of Chris' for lunch, and yes, to my untrained eye the menu did look just a tad over the top.... But I must say, the intense flavours on some of the tiniest food piles I have ever seen in my life, were all rather impressive to say the least. chris chose a Brie ice cream which sounds absolutely bizarre, but which tasted divine and my pud ( Roasted White Chocolate and Cep Mushroom Custard and Tarragon Cream Cheese) did boggle my mind somewhat, for I didn't really understand the flavours that were on my plate.
But the experience was a wonderfully indulgent one and set me up perfectly for A CHORUS LINE over at the Palladium
Now I know I am a bit of an oddity , but I am one of those rare creatures that actually enjoyed Richard Attenborough's film version of this all-American Musical. The stage version is much faster paced and more vibrant and I enjoyed it just as much as the movie production from 1985.
Leigh Zimmerman was especially impressive in her role as the aging and slightly shopworn dancer Sheila.....but after all, she does have all the best lines.i gave the whole glittery production an impressive 8/10
We were back on the train home by 6.30, after a lovely treat day out......
But after that " experimental" lunch... I was glad of the selection of Marks & Spencer sandwiches we bought at Euston before we left