Sunday, 18 December 2011
UK Carvery -- a Proper Sunday Lunch
So, in lieu of any earth shattering reports, we'll have a food themed week (and a generally shortened update). Today we ventured out to the [very hidden] trails of the Peak District to the village of Alderwasley. The destination was a proper Sunday lunch at The Bear Inn and Restaurant which was pretty much in the middle of absolutely nowhere (I'm counting on the 12 or so Alderwasley residents to not be blog followers--not difficult since there are only a handful of you as well).
Even with a GPS/Sat Nav is was not easy to find, but we made it. Not much to look at on the outside (picture above) but it had a nice ambiance inside. Notice the very long shadows (and some snow) -- this picture was taken at 3 pm! Days are very short now.
I didn't snap any food shots, but most of us had the carvery which was one reason I chose the place. Carveries are traditional Sunday lunches in the UK (or at least around here). For this one they had roast beef, lamb, turkey and pork loin. I, of course, had all of them and it is one reason I am sitting here typing this with no thought whatsoever about cooking dinner tonight (too full). The two red meats were better because I could get them rare-ish. The white meats were a little over cooked. At any rate, we had a great time and will try to find some others in which to compare.
Well, that's all for now. We hop on a plane to Baltimore-Washington International on Thursday. We have a lot to do before then but we are all excited about seeing our family and friends on the east coast.