Birthday Dinner @ The Grand, Richmond @ Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Thursday 6th January
Bags were taken into cloaking on arrival as we were ushered into the white clothed dinning room. As I don't know much about fine dinning, and jas isn't much of a sharer we won't say much other than at the end. Though why are the plates so big and heavy?
Bread & Butter, Olives
Cucumber, Cold Seared Swordfish, Onion & Peas
Calamari, char grilled with Anchovies, Capers and Lemon
Whoops ate a piece before taking the picture...
Delicious Gnocchi with Caramelized Butter & Crispy Sage
All perfect and crispy, unlike when I do it. Dead black leaf drowning in oil.
Huge Creamy King Prawns with Asparagus and a Basil, Tomato, Onion Salad
Beef Short Rib. Fatty and Soft. Ox Tongue. Cabbage. Bitter. Split Peas
\Cinnamon Donut with Custard. Caramel Ice Cream
Honey Saffron, Honeycomb & Mint buds.
Everything was delicious though we were surprised to see a couple dishes we had last time we were here, last year this time. My favourite dish was the gnocchi and calamari.
Waiting time between dishes were a bit long, but it was alright.
If you go alone then bring a book.
As it was my birthday I got candles! Thankfully no one sung, though the waiter said you're meant to kiss the closest boy. Nope. Jas likes boys, and I don't like kissing *the crowd gasps!*. And so the waiter offered his cheek. Awks. Please don't touch me.
Service was very friendly, though I was touched! Our main waiter kept touching my arm/back every time he served us. I don't like being touched... by anyone. *sigh* He was friendly and didn't act all rejected though when he was denied a peck. I haven't had to endure this much physical contact out of the [dance] studio!
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