In the even we were treated to a meal out that The Willow Tree (as a thank-you from an on-line database I recommend). We had starters of cauliflower and cannellini bean soup with white truffle oil and a ravioli of salmon and tiger prawns with creamed leeks and a shellfish sauce.
Then mains of roast rump of lamb with celeriac purée, spring greens and garlic & sage roasted polenta and pan fried fillet of plaice with a warm fennel and carrot salad, fondant new potatoes and a basil and rhubarb dressing.
And then afters of stem ginger crème brûlée and bread and butter pudding with fresh cream, followed by the cheese board, which was really nice.
And whilst Thomas was out and about him bumped into Michael Owen.