Mr T and myself were planning to watch the Cork match on Sunday and I wanted to pay Dunsland Garden Centre a visit as they started to have a farmer’s market on Sundays. To combine both – we decided to go to the Island Gate Restaurant and Bar. I dropped Mr T off at the restaurant and made my way to Dunsland. A lovely garden centre – but that is a post in itself.
|Butternut Squash Quiche|
Back in the restaurant we decided to have something to eat but when asked was told that the vegetarian option was stir fry (seriously???? how creative). I was simply asking for mashed potato and gravy while Mr T opted for Turkey & Ham (does anyone think about Santa??). Anyhow, the food came and I was given a big scoop of mash but also 2 dried up roasties. The gravy was served in a little gravy boat and I should have left it there. I am still surprised that gravy can be bland and over-spiced at the same time – way (and I mean WAY) too much pepper in it. The back of my throat was burning. Mr T was eating away and since he didn’t touch the gravy was ok with the food (nothing to write home about – and I guess he doesn’t remember today what he had to eat yesterday). Needless to say that I left the food behind.
Coming home, I was hungry and checked the larder – butternut squash, feta, flour, butter, eggs, cream and leeks in the garden – great combination for a quiche.
Needless to say that Mr T had a second meal that day
A little note to restaurants – get more creative with the vegetarian options. The quiche took all in all 30 mins to prepare (without the pastry) – so there is not excuse for the boring and lazy stir fry.