On December 30th 1984, Janet and I went off to Salisbury to stay, with our dining club friends, at the Rose and Crown Hotel. Of course we had gone there for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and night.
We went there specifically for the food and we were not disappointed.
For breakfast, there was an array of food from which to choose. Eggs, fried, boiled, scrambled and poached. There was bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes and kidneys. There was kedgeree and, of course, a range of cereals.
But, we did not go there for breakfast, enjoyable as it was, no, we went there for the dinners. Here is one of the menus:
Bouquet of fresh fruit
Fisherton Filet of Sole – prawns poached in white wine and served with a coat of rich crab sauce.
The Rose and Crown Wellington
Breast of Turkey, scallop of veal, ham and cheese encased in pastry, cooked in the oven and served with our own white wine sauce.
Roast Woodford Valley Pheasant.
Sirloin Steak Diane
Pan-fried Sirloin steak flamed with brandy and served with a rich red wine sauce.
Selection of fresh seasonal vegetables.
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee and Mints
“We would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year”
Next chapter: Chapter 103: Dining in Bethnal Green