I seem to have been a very lucky girl this year and the Birthday celebrations continued with dinner at Bob Bob Ricard with the parentals and Lawrence.
It’s a beautiful art decor Russian restaurant in Soho, which you may have seen images of the ‘Press for Champagne’ button on each table.
We skipped the champers and started with cocktails, in my case a gorgeous Passionfruit and Elderflower Martini style drink.
As always Lawrence and I went halves on each course, the Stinking Bishop Cheese Souffle was a winner. Incredibly soft and not too overpowering as Stinking Bishop can be.
We also had the typically Russian dish of Lobster Pelmeni with Salmon Roe.
These are beautiful dumplings filled with a lobster mousse in a very tasty, creamy sauce.
The mains proved more difficult, there was just far too much choice. The panfried fillet of sea bass was moist, and cooked to perfection on a bed of salad.
The best dish was the Braised Lamb served with parsnip puree and redcurrant jelly. This was a huge portion for one person and the meat was so tender that it easily broke away. I would definitely get this one again!
We did see the Beef Wellington go past which seemed far too small for £39.75 per person – Dad’s comment on seeing that price was ‘M&S do a wonderful version for a fraction of the price!’
After eating the huge portions we decided to share two desserts between the four of us. Warm Chocolate Fondant was rich but the perfect size so as not to get too sickly.
My personal favourite was their take on Eton Mess En Perle. A light, fluffy sphere of lime meringue, filled with strawberry marshmallow accompanied with strawberry sorbet.
It was a lovely meal and the decor is incredible, definitely take a drip down to the toilets. Thank you parents for a lovely meal.