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Today's been a rather pleasant day out. I'm currently down south, visiting my parents.

Popped to Salisbury to a restaurant called LXIX Bistro, which was rather nice. Bimbled around salisbury for a bit, and then headed back to go to the Weyhill fair beer festival. Which again, was rather nice. Bit disappointing in how they've 'kept' their beers - their options this year were sadly, a little flat, and actually, not all that great.
BUt they did have a hog roast, which was glorious. Options were 'bread roll, fill with as much as you can' which was rather impressive. But not quite as good as the _other_ option. A 'hock'. Now, being the curious sort, I wanted to know what it was, and so bought one. Only to be handed a rather ferocious quantity of ... well, pig drumstick I guess is about the only description that fits. A bone, with what I can only describe as 'more than enough' meat. And as an added bonus, wrapped up in plenty of 'crackling'.

There's something very satisfying about eating something like that.

Company was good, with Ellie and Gaius in town to visit too, and the beers, whilst not great, were still fairly good.
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karohemd From: karohemd Date: July 15th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
You clearly haven't been to Germany often enough. ;o)
Next time, ask for shoulder, i.e. the shoulder blade, bone in, crackling on. Very nice indeed and a specialty in the Nuremberg area where I went to uni.
cbr_paul From: cbr_paul Date: July 15th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)
You do LARP and didn't know what a hock was?!! They are mighty fine with a good beer or flagon of wine though, huh?
jorune From: jorune Date: July 15th, 2007 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
The Pendragon game is set around Salisbury, centring on Old Sarum as the county seat. I've visited the town many times as it was my home of my Grandparents. Heading north from Salisbury you pass through Amesbury, there was a farm just off the northernmost roundabout called Countess Farm. That was part owned by the family.
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