This new job doesn't change where I'm headed in a few months, though! So my birthday lunch with my family was celebrated at a British restaurant, The British Chip Shop. I wanted to enjoy some true English food before being surrounded by it all the time having no idea what it is. After this meal, however, I've only gotten more excited for what's to come.
Here's what we devoured:
Welsh rarebit. Or what I like to call beer battered French toast covered in cheese. These Brits are onto something.
A sandwich with chicken, Swiss cheese, wholegrain mustard and sliced apple.
My Ploughman's lunch. If this is how meals are over there, I'm set! A little bit of everything.
Chicken and mushroom pie.
Fish and chips! And they make an excellent version.
Fish and chips in sandwich form. Can't go wrong with that!
I walked over to look at this pastry display at least seven times. I am in heavennnnn.
I ordered an Eccles cake, cherry shortbread, vanilla bean shortbread, and a "spot of tea!" Eccles is the town I'll be living in, and this pastry is their claim to fame. It's surprisingly similar to the Currant Cakes I posted a few weeks ago. They had so many shortbread flavors to choose from, though these two were amazing. And I now refuse to pour tea of anything other than tea pots this adorable.
Needless to say, I left the restaurant pretty
stuffed excited for what's to come. All this talk about how undesirable the food is over there is just plain riffraff. I'm not sure how anyone can say beer-infused cheesy French toast is undesirable. And then I started P90X the following day. It seemed fitting.
Happy June, everyone! Hope you've been able to get the grill going and spend some quality time outdoors. Thanks for stopping by!