Monday, April 12, 2010

The Queen and Beaver

I've been on a liver cleanse for the better part of 21 days. No coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no wheat, no fruit except for organic bananas… you get the idea; basically nothing that tastes good. So now that I'm OFF that cleanse, I had a hankering for a good old fish and chips (plus my mom sent me some birthday dinner cash!).

Last night, C and I decided to take a hike over to The Queen and Beaver on Elm street. A definite pain in the you-know-what to find parking, but well worth it. We were both craving fish and chips but each started with something different. I had the salad with Stilton, poached pear and walnuts. Nice big, fresh leaves of radicchio, butter lettuce (I think) and endive with just the right amount of dressing. And C had the smoked salmon special appetizer that came with a little mound of minced beets. I was lucky enough to have a taste of the salmon and it was fantastic… smoky, melt-in-your mouth delectable.

The fish and chips was just the right amount of food. A light, crispy batter that wasn't oily or greasy and the fish was perfectly cooked. Add some thick cut fries and homemade ketchup (Normally I am a ketchup hater, but this was so good! Not too sweet like regular ketchup), with a cider to drink and I'd say that's a swell Saturday night, chilling out, end-of-liver-cleanse-meal. Oh, and on the way home, we stopped for a Jager on the rocks at the Gem.


Broccoli said...

Nice! Welcome back!

I would have thought you'd do Tequila shots to celebrate the end of Liver Cleanse 2010.

Lois Kim said...

Can't do tequila. It never ends well.