It was an absolute joy to return to The Ethicurean for lunch with some blogging friends a few weeks ago. I took the middle child with me as he'd been off-colour and I'd thought the hour and a half drive would actually give him time to rest with peace and quiet, and if that didn't work a rather splendid hot chocolate would perk him up, when we arrived.
The menu was delightful and a real contrast to the last time I visited in Autumn (really was it that long ago?) I was drawn to a wild strawberry salad which came with meringue pieces and beautiful blue borage flowers. It was absolutely delicious, as were the colourful cocktails that people on neighbouring tables were ordering and kept passing us by, the summer elder looked a wonderful bright pink, but the Chipotle Old Fashioned cocktail caught our eye on the menu with its promise to be "hotter than Don Draper!" Oh to have had the time to sit and enjoy the view with a summer cocktail, instead of having to hit the M5 and get back home again, even missing out on pudding!