My son turned 18 this week, i feel too young to have an 18yr old! in mind not body...we had a meal out, with lots of the family and friends, he choose the restaurant, which is a very nice one, however i have come to a conclusion that the more expensive a meal is the less you get on the plate!
Plus, is it a trend lately for the plates to be really, really, large, im sat there with this big round white plate, with a blob of food in the centre, very nicely presented, so nice, im not sure if i should eat it or take it home to hang on the wall.
Im thinking, have they given us another round of starters? where are the vegetables? i tentatively lift the salmon up from what is a 'bed of noodles' a tablespoon amount..ohh yes there they are 2 mangetouts, and 3 thinly sliced slithers of courgette, and a teaspoon of chopped peppers.
Then sides arrive, which is a damn good thing we ordered plenty of sides, or it would have been MacDonalds later, anyway now its time to play table Jenga, we are all sat there with these big plates, bottles of wine, the wine glasses, glasses for water, condiments, vase of flowers and manoeuvring everything around to fit the side plates on the table....its like a mastermind challenge...to fit everything on right with nothing dropping off.
3 courses later, we have coffee, even the cups are so small, im pretty sure the handle was there for decoration only, because you couldnt get a finger through it, well if you did im not sure you would be able to get it back out again!
However, the food was delicious, the company was great, we had a lot of laughs, my cousins girlfriend had made him an amazing cake, a chocolate Playstation 4 console with controller, she is so talented at baking, it really did look like the real thing, and tasted well yummy.
Did end up making toasted cheese and ham sandwiches at nearly 1 in the morning though!