Ailsa’s travel challenge, “On display,” could be interpreted in many ways, and when we arrived at the restaurant on Friday night, I thought how these diners inside were really on display, to the passersby.
The decor inside was really lovely, with beautiful artworks displayed on the walls.
The wine we ordered, was from a local Sussex vineyard, and was extremely good.
My sister-in-law and I had a great catch-up on all our news.
The food was absolutely ‘to die for’, and when it came to dessert, the maitre d’ told us of a speciality of the house, which they called “Dragons’ Whiskers.” He explained it as banana, split in two and sandwiched with red bean paste, covered in angel hair noodles, and deep-fried, a bit like the Greek ‘Kataifi’. I wasn’t too sure about the red bean paste, but he made it sound so delicious, that we all ordered it. It came with delicious vanilla ice cream and strawberry coulis, and every mouthful was an absolute delight.
Earlier in the evening, we had been at SiL’s house for a glass of wine and a chat. She showed us a little concertina which someone had given her. it was really just to display as an ornament, but she found that it would actually play. When she started to make really weird noises with it, Luca her gorgeous black poodle, decided to sing along. It was hilarious.
Something else we saw on display in the garden, earlier in the day, was this cute little bunny rabbit,
More family are due to arrive for lunch at any moment, so I’d better go and put the cream, raspberry and kiwi fruit topping on my cheesecake. Have a great Sunday, everyone., and don’t forget to check out other entries for the theme.
A perfect dinner. Great food among friends and family plus a surprise bunny by the garden. Love it.
Thanks so much. it was a wonderful evening, 🙂
I love happy days like these 🙂
Yes, aren’t they lovely. Tilly? 🙂
Yum!!!! And that pup looks so fun!!!
Yes, Luca is very boisterous indeed. 🙂
The dog’s expression is priceless, the bunny is a lovely specimen of bunnyhood – oh, and the humans look OK, too! 🙂 Not so sure about that description of the food, though. I suppose you had to be there.
Yes you should have been there, Col. You’d have wolfed those Dragon’s Whiskers down in no time at all. 🙂
*doubtfully* You reckon?
I’m sure of it, as you have a sweet tooth, or maybe even teeth, Col. 🙂
Looks good! Is that a pet rabbit or a wild visitor! The visitors in the window are a hoot! Wonder if they knew that they were paying to be on display. Luckily they were fully clothed 🙂
It’s a wild rabbit. We get a few of them, and also some squirrels, which eat the birds food.
All so cute and fluffy! Did you say something about getting a new fur coat while you are out there?
Poor little bunyab. How could you even say suggest such a thing? Go wash your mouth out with salt water. 😆
I know, that’s terrible and against everything I stand for! I blame the TV and the fridge and oven – not to forget that huge chopping knife and the mortar and pestle (best not to ask). Wash my mouth out with salt water? That’s for sinuses – how about a couple of spoons of cayenne pepper? (Have to have my next dose shortly anyway…)
your visits must be great fun for your MIL
She loves having us around. Tomorrow, the house will seem very quiet, after all the chat and laughter of the past few days. .
At an advanced age one needs periods of quiet to recover from a lot of excitement
She has Coronation Street, Eastenders and Downton Abbey to keep her company in the evenings. 🙂
And she doesnt have to make any effort
Hi AD, you are certainly having a great time 😀
That’s for sure. 🙂
Why do I get the feeling Luca loves to be photographed?
I can’t think what ever gave you that idea, Frank. 🙂
oh yes, the diners seem like they are the ones on display at the restaurant.. luca looks so adorable, she seems to know when the camera would click.. wonderful post 🙂
Yes, they do. 🙂 Luca is such a gorgeous animal.
I really enjoyed this one…so much to see and read and love
Thanks so much, Jo. 🙂
That’s a terrific photo of you and your SIL. You both look quite lovely!
I reckon dinner was outstanding!
Thank you kind sir. 🙂 That’s very gallant of you to say so, Phil.
The Dragons whiskers sounds like worth a try.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
I can guarantee that you would love it, Francine. 🙂
What a happy day and an interesting dessert. 🙂 I think though that it is nothing compared to your cheesecakes. Their photos are still fresh in my mind and they look delicious. Happy Sunday. 🙂
Thanks, Imelda. Another cheesecake coming up soon. Watch this space. 🙂
I just looked at the photos & thought that looks familiar!! I have just come back from visiting Horsham where my mum and my brother and his family still live! I have eaten at both of the places you have eaten at, I love how old the area is. We visited RHS Wisley in Surrey on our way home. How strange I always think I came from a little place no one knows! Have a great visit. 🙂
Luca (what a beauty) looks like a larger version of my pup, but mine doesn’t sing. Perhaps I need a concertina?
You definitely need to get a concertina, Gunta. 🙂
Ooo unusual, I like the idea of the bean paste but not the noodles!
I think I could be mistaken about the noodles, Gilly. Maybe it was some kind of Phyllo pastry. Does that sound better? 🙂
When I saw the poodle I at first thought there was a gorilla in the room – until the pic opened up completely 😉
That restaurant does look as if it has a good ambience – hope lunch with the rest of the family was good 😉
I won’t tell my SiL that you said that. 🙂 Lunch was wonderful.
Lovely post ad, love the black poodle 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. Luca is such a gorgeous dog. Hugs to you too. 🙂
Now all sounds like a good time over there… and that dessert… wow…
Thanks, bdt. Yes, that dessert went down very well. 🙂
Beautiful displays, Sylvia! I love the “Dragon’s Whiskers” and the singing poodle! Hilarious! 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. 🙂
Can’t add anything really to the comments already made, they pre-empted me, but what I can say you and your sis-in-law do look like sisters.
I’ll take that as a compliment, newsy. 🙂
The dessert you tried sounds interesting 🙂
It was very different, Tandy. We all loved it. 🙂
Lovely restaurant. Dragon’s whiskers sound real good.
Just on a point of order. That concertina is not a toy or a display item. It is a fully fledged musical instrument that has always been part of any decent Boere Orkes.
SiL told me that the concertina is Tyrolean. Someone bought it as a souvenier. 🙂
I think the red bean paste would have given me pause.. Sounds like you’re having a wonderful time Sylvia. The cheesecake sounds delicious. Enjoy the day! 🙂
I wasn’t convinced, Adrian, but I’m so glad I ordered it. 🙂
So when do I get to try out one of your famous cheesecakes? 😉
That depends on when you’re coming to visit. 🙂
I’ll be over in a flash as soon as I get my official invite 😉
I suppose that would have to include an air ticket? 🙂