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The World is Your Oyster

QUESTION: What birthday could be more special than being given a gift of a beautiful Lulu Guinness Clutch and spending it with a group of good friends, eating, drinking, laughing and chatting?

ANSWER: Being taken out for lunch the next day with said bag to The Crazy Bear in Beaconsfield.
Actually, if the truth be told, I couldn't choose between the two

To keep things simple and easy, and as there were long journeys made by some, for the evening of my birthday, I chose to do two Tom Yam Soups (1 prawn, 1 vegetarian) plus a selection of Thai appetizers and a plate of whole meal chapatis which people could then help themselves to as they arrived.  

The following day, we set off in terrible weather down the motorway to Beaconsfield, to eat lunch in the most lavish surroundings. My friend Heather described the decor as 'maximalist'.  Seven of us were seated in a Swarovski encrusted cream leather buttoned booth, where we treated to exquisitely presented food from The English Restaurant Menu.  Between us we had the Goat's Curd and Beetroot salad; Smoked Salmon with Ginger, Vanilla and Lime pickled Cucumber; and Poached Veal Fillet with soft boiled Quail's Eggs. For mains we ate Roast Sea Bass with Salsify, Roast Breast of Corn Fed chicken with Truffle sauce, beautifully presented locally produced Lamb Chops with Dauphinoise Potato, and for the vegetarians in the group, Winter Spinach, Chestnut and Squash Risotto.

To sum up, the past 24 hours of eating, drinking and being with truly great friends have been very special,  and I hope all of you reading this get the opportunities to spend time with people you love. If you don't, make sure you make time. In the words of my handbag, the World is your Oyster... Enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. We are very glad you enjoyed your meal with us; your write up is great. I will certainly show the review to the owner and operations manager. Many thanks once again and we hope to see you in the near future.

    Crazy Bear Beaconsfield