Sunday 22 May 2016

Parkers Arms – May 2016

This is just a few pics to remind everyone why the Parkers Arms is one of my favourite places to eat in the North West – Top 10 in my ‪@nw55best!

Good news… they’ve recently been informed that they’ve been voted as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK by The National Restaurant Awards @RestaurantMagUK. Looking forward to seeing what number they place… and the rest of the list!

Despite my insistence not to, Chef Stosie Madie sent out a series of #TweetTreats, which she provides for all people who follow and interact with her on the ‪@parkersarmstwitter account… not just bloggers.

These included:

Parkers’ Potato Skins with wild garlic mayo;

Spiced onion & coriander fritters (Onion bhajis on a stick to you and me);

Black Pudding Sausage Roll with Parkers’ excellent piccalilli (which, despite badgering, Stosie still hasn’t relinquished the recipe for);

A *taster portion* (don’t tell ‪@the_a_stevenson‪) of Stosie’s Lamb Belly Shawarma.

My *starter* Country Style Game Terrine with sourdough and piccalilli was a delight. It could have only been improved, had I opted to eat it outside, down by the River Hodder, watching the ducks.

Roast Cauliflower with caramelised onion & cumin spiced rice, garlic tahini and za’atar – my main dish, the one I had driven over and hour for having heard talk of it on twitter, was a stonker! A huge fan of cauliflower, over the years, I’ve had many similar dishes but this one was the business. The textures from the roasted cauli, rice and nuts (optional), mixed with the za’atar, spices and silky garlic tinged tahini, made every mouthful magical.  

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