In a break in the rain, we had a wonderful meal sat outside at Cafe-ODE recommended by Grazing Kate recently, down in sunny South Devon near Shaldon. It sounded right up our street for a catch up with some lovely friends.
We’re always looking for fab foodie places that welcome kids, and this is certainly one of those places. I’d heard that they do a mean sand eel dish, that I was really looking forward to trying, as I’ve always felt it was a bit of a waste to use these solely as fishing bait.
The little fish were stunning, deep fried in a fine crumb, served with a cinnamon topped mayo and I had them with some really good chips. My wife and the kids had pulled pork rolls, I did sneak a taste, and they were sooo good, moist rich meat, slaw, with a side of potato salad and crunchy crackling toothpicks.
We ended the meal with a walk down to through the smugglers tunnel to Ness Beach, and an ice cream.
Well I thought i’d get a quick restaurant review in while away with work in Aberdeen.
It had to be Zizzi in Union Square, the only restaurant i’ve seen here with a pizza oven, granted not a wood fired oven, but nice pizza all the same.
It was good to see the guys making up the pizza so quickly and with obvious skills that i’m yet to get the hang of fully.
I had a delicious calamari with a basil aioli, and the pizza Piccante with spicy N’Duja sauage, a delicious spicy loose chorizo style sausagemeat with salami, mushrooms, mozarella, mascarpone, roquito chillies, and rocket, a wonderful combination on a delicious large thin crispy pizza, which took about 5 minutes in the pizza oven.
Finishing off with my favourite dessert Cafe Al’Affogato, for those who haven’t discovered this delicious combination of vanilla ice cream drenched with an espresso….mmmm.
All in all a lovely meal to have before being stuck offshore for 2 weeks.
Apologies for the poorer than usual image quality I only had my mobile on me.