2014 {A Review}

So, it’s been a while…..

I wasn’t sure how to write my first post of 2015, after all, it has been a while since I last updated my blog(!)

I decided the best way to ease myself back into the blogosphere and update you all on the last 5 months, was to post a (photo) review! Ever so slightly indulgent, but, I’m excited!

2014 was filled with so much love, my little heart could burst! We experienced 3 amazing adventures; Budapest, Israel and New York (!), Dave proposed ❤ (I said, yes!), we bought our first ever home together (yes, the search finally ended!), I was reunited with my uni girls after 14 months apart, we celebrated the births of our friend’s babies and attended 3 utterly perfect weddings! I know it’s uncouth to brag, but…..wow, what a year.

I promise, promise, promise, that you will get a recipe tomorrow!

For now, I hope you enjoy our little 2014 photo college below ❤ they are in no particular order – I think it’s more fun that way!

P.s……spot the Ghostbuster!

 

I hope you all have a wonderful 2015 ❤

Love,

S xx

 

Dinner at Morston Hall and meeting Richard Bainbridge!

IMG_3459It’s been a very exciting week……!

So, as some of you know, I disappeared for a few days this week and slipped off down to Norfolk with The boy, my mum and Papa G – It was wonderful!

Considering it was February the weather was perfect, cold but super sunny! ☀

Mum & G visit Norfolk around 5 times a year (It’s love ♡) and every time they book in a visit to Morston Hall for Sunday dinner – Morston Hall is ‘an intimate country house hotel with its origin in the 17th century. It is located 2 miles from Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast’ and it, like the food, is GORGEOUS!

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Owner and chef patron is Galton Blackiston who opened Morston Hall in 1992, and was awarded a coveted Michelin Star in 1999, one of only 2 establishments in Norfolk to hold the prestigious award.

Head chef is Richard Bainbridge…Richard has entered the Great British Menu 3 times, coming tantalising close to the finals in season 8, he was awarded a top score of 10 from culinary genius, Marcus Wareing. (Marcus is credited for earning the Savoy’s first ever Michelin star in it’s 115 year history in 2004)!

After an incredible meal (details and photos below) I was lucky enough to meet Richard (thanks mum for introducing us!! ♡) – I was super giddy and trying to act cool, which obviously meant that I was most certainly not acting cool! Richard was very down to earth and happily chatted to us about Moston and his time on the GBM. It was so nice to be able to meet the Chef that cooked us such an amazing meal 🙂

See below for the delicious menu that was served on the day:

Morston Hall menu Sunday, 23rd February 2014
Butternut Squash Soup
with Pickled Mushrooms
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Locally Caught Wild Sea Bass
with Roasted Salsify & Raspberry Vinegar Jus
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Leg of Norfolk Horn Lamb
with Buttery Mashed Potato, Jerusalem Artichoke, Purple Carrot & Rapeseed Oil Lamb Jus
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Caramelised Apple
with Yogurt & Honey Ice Cream
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Or
Classic Lemon Tart
Basil Sorbet

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Or
Selection of cheeses with homemade biscuits, quince jelly and spelt bring
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Coffee and Petit Fours
Naturally we ordered all 3 desserts (2 of the cheese boards) and shared them between us! Sharing is caring! 😉

It was Papa G’s birthday this week so Robert, the very lovely sommelier, arranged for a little birthday treat for Papa G in the form of honeycomb chocolate and marshmallow & white chocolate nibbles! Devine! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPA G!

Family <3

To accompany dinner we drank a lovely bottle of Fleurie (from the Beaujolais wine region) and to finish we shared some amazing port, a bottle of 1998 Burmester Colheita – the best port I’ve ever had!

So to sum it all up – an amazing meal! I highly recommend Morston Hall and if you ever get the chance to visit, let me know what you think! 🙂 If you are lucky enough, you might get to meet Richard too 🙂
Love Steph ♡