2. This week we've been eating Coq au Vin, one of our favorite chilly weather meals. We make it a lot! Our other dinner: soup.
3. I still have restaurants from vacation to write about, but here's something we ate on vacation that was awful. I've named it The Worst Soup Ever. It's been on my mind because we've been eating a lot of soup lately.
|The WORST Soup Ever (Vegetable Soup)|
Anyway, we had reservations to see Buckingham Palace at 2:30 pm so we wanted to leave by 2 pm. Around 1:30 pm, we decided to grab lunch from the cafe at CWR. It is a small cafe and it was super crowded. They were out of a lot of the sandwiches, leaving vegetable soup as pretty much the only option. Soup sounded good since it was cold & rainy. Turns out the soup was awful. It was definitely not our idea of vegetable soup. No floating peas, carrot, celery, tomato, green bean. Everything was pureed together and it tasted like pureed squash. Ick. I don't really like squash and if it is prepared as squash puree it is even more disgusting. My mom and I barely touched our soup. SP ate his and declined to help eat mine which was unusual for him and soup. The bun/biscuit/scone thing served with it was bland, dry, and also disgusting. Mom and I ended up feasting on the pretzels and crackers we carried everywhere.
4. One tourist attraction cafe with decent food is Kensington Palace Cafe. We ate lunch there after touring the palace and before wandering through the gardens. It's attached to the gift shop and there is indoor seating as well as outdoor seating. We ate outside because it was a beautiful day.
5. The Victoria Sponge Cake might not have wowed us, but the most disappointing dessert on vacation goes to this strawberry & cream tart concoction from Caffe Concerto: