|The tasty, though sadly not photogenic, green Thai curry|
However, as ever appearances were deceptive. The curry contained 11 different vegetables (mange tout, courgette, aubergine, green pepper, red pepper, yellow pepper, sweet corn, butternut squash, spinach, chives, onion) though neither Steffi or I had all 11 (Steffi got lucky with the onion and spinach). Using the vegetable crispness test we were also able to determine that there were at least two generations of vegetable present. The mange tout peas were excellent and crispy however the green beans were soft and, we suspect, recycled from yesterday. So there was an element of getting-rid-of-the-leftovers ness about the curry but none the less it was really good.
Dinner was always going to struggle to live up to lunch but none-the-less it put up a valiant effort. The mushroom risotto was slightly plain but not bad. It was "decorated" with some leeks which was perhaps a mistake however. The leeks looked a bit like they do when I fry them for slightly too long at home. On mature reflection we felt they probably had the taste and texture of burnt grass. Still this shouldn't detract from a highly serviceable risotto.
|An "honest" mushroom risotto, set off nicely with some peppers and tomatoes from the salad bar|