All posts tagged: QOTT

Giddy Goose at the ‘Thack

The Queen o’ t’ owd Thatch, South Milford, is a place on my radar PURELY because it’s my local, does the best food on plates…puts drinks in hand and smiles on faces..and has become the hub of my social life in this delightful North Yorkshire village. I go as often as I can, not just because Annie runs the brilliant book club, but Kirsty the chef changes the menu monthly and Adam knows just how to brew a pot of green tea for me, and every Thursday all cocktails are 2 for 1. And how better to catch up with a dear friend on menu changing day and give Kirsty some eagerly awaited feedback. My choice for starter was potted seafood, with spiced butter and farmhouse toast – I hear that the winkles took some patient extracting from their tiny shells, but they were delicious when potted in butter! For mains I had duck breast and nugget, with butternut squash and damson sauce, a really clever and tasty combination. And I did have a sip …

A Week in April

This week you couldn’t help but have noted that the days are getting longer and warmer, everything climbing and green in the garden is galloping up the fences at great speed, and it hasn’t rained for weeks!! Spring is well under way, but no April showers…yet.. It happened to be St Georges Day this week and a great evening was had with my book club ladies at The QOTT enjoying a feast of St George, an eleven dish tasting menu celebrating the greatest English pub classic dishes. Picking a favourite was impossible but the homemade black pudding and fish and chips are the stars of the QOTT and are on their menu quite often. Ladies who Lunch managed to fit in a quick lunch at Filmore & Union, in Wetherby, being healthy it had to be Zucchini Pasta, with goats curd, spinach, hemp and chilli peas, followed by the dessert sharing board with baked dark chocolate brownie, salted caramel popcorn and raspberry and melon smoothie. I have recently discovered this sweet and sexy drink – …

Burns Night

Burns Night is upon us – the annual celebration of Scotland’s greatest poet, Robert Burns. Every year on his birthday (January 25th) friends and families all over the world (but especially in Scotland) get together to enjoy each other’s company with traditional Scottish food. For over 200 years, this custom has been taking place in homes and halls from the Highlands to the Lowlands and beyond. The tradition is to tuck into Haggis, tatties, neeps (washed down with a wee dram of whiskey of course) to warm up a wet, windy and wild January night. So I thought it would be another good reason to go to my local village pub to enjoy their Burns Supper – The Queen O’ T’ Thatch in South Milford, and did they do a good job? Brilliant Saturday evening, with friendly attention, complete with log fire and top-notch four course Scottish menu. Each dish was paired with its whiskey and tasting notes were provided. Here are my choices from the menu: Teaser – Haggis, neeps and tatties Starter – …