A few days ago, Chris and I went for dinner at The Bronze Pig, a restaurant in Lincoln. Having looked at the website, we knew it was the type of place we needed to dress smartly for, so I even treated myself to a new dress! (OOTD to follow). We were unsure where the restaurant actually was, other than on West Parade, however we found it fairly easily and entered the very quaint front door.
Our table was booked for 7.45pm but we arrived a little early. As such we were seated and given water while we waited. A little later we were brought the menu and given time to look through it.
There wasn’t a huge amount of choice but what there was sounded very nice. I have to admit that while I once part-owned a restaurant, I was still a little daunted by some of the dishes. While I wanted to trust that I would like everything, I always get cautious of flavours I don’t usually like. As such, I played it safe and went for chicken while Chris chose beef fillet. I was still a little worried but I definitely shouldn’t have been.
Both dishes were absolutely delicious, though overall I definitely preferred mine – even if Chris’ steak was one of the nicest I’d tried. While I never would have thought to put almonds and chicken together, it tasted beautiful and it reminds me to trust that chefs often know what they’re doing with flavours better than I do.
After main courses, we had dessert. Again there wasn’t anything that I could solely say I’d like. However I decided to go for the one I thought I stood the most chance of liking – the panna cotta. Chris picked the chocolate delice, which I was tempted with but concerned by the mention of “strawberry sauce”.
When the desserts arrived, I was momentarily disappointed that I didn’t pick the chocolate delice. The strawberry sauce was nowhere near the chocolate and so I could have managed. However, Chris’ dessert was incredibly bitter and after a while it seemed like Chris struggled. I however, not only enjoyed the panna cotta, I even managed some of the coulis – which is most unlike me.
The dinner was incredible, as was the service and the restaurant itself. I’m not going to lie, its not a cheap night out, but it was definitely the kind of meal that you pay more to get better quality. The last time I ate out, where the flavours were as unique as these, was at Claridge’s (Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant) or the food we cooked at Cristobels. While I know we can’t afford to be rushing back here, I’d genuinely love to go again.