“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lunch in Long Melford

We walked past the village green, framed by a couple of pubs, and stopped to get our bearings. On closer inspection, one of the pubs was not a pub at all, having been completely converted into an interesting looking restaurant. Inside, the decor was bright blues and yellows, and looked very Mediterranean. Surprisingly, the food was English and good. I had a succulent rack of lamb and a trendy salad of tender young leafy things that, left to grow, would turn into stinging nettles and foul-smelling weeds. Frances had a veal chop and spinach. Kate had her normal one-course meal of formula. If the weather had been better we might have lingered around the antique shops, but it was getting cold and we were still pretty damp from the previous downpour. We decided to head home.


Duchess of Tea said...

I must say, the award does indeed look mannish and handsome. We should have tea soon, I agree.

Dustjacket attic said...

I am totally envious, that's what I'd like to be doing right now!

Congrat's on your manly award by the way! he he

Thanks so much for dropping by "The Attic" and taking time to comment, really nice of you.

I'll be dropping by again,

Maggie said...

I have to say that one doesn't often read the words "English Food" and "good" in the same sentence! ;) Sounds delish!

And BTW- congrats on all your recent bloggy awards- you deserve them all! (I was admiring them in your side bar- especially the yellow dress one! LOL Great shoes on that award- haha!)And I love your new "manly" royal award- that exchange between you and the Duchess of T has given me the giggles!

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Your Grace--I must agree, a most distinguished award! And I shall look forward to tea--a private audience!
Dustjacket attic--yes, always good to pop into a local hostelry when the weather is not cooperating! And thank you for the congrats--and the visit!
Maggie--As I discovered on our travels (and I hope others will too!) you can indeed get quite excellent English food--though you have to leave London if you don't want to spend a fortune for it! Thanks for the congrats on my manly award--and my book of course! I will be delighted to have the opportunity to autograph your copy!