it's that time of year where I'm hunting for somewhere to go eat for my birthday I don't like dining on a different date, so this has been the first time in 3 years I've been able to go back to le Champignon Sauvage, a 2* michelin resto just 2 streets away, that is closed Sun/Mon
here's the menu that greets us: food click on the zoom icon, then drag your cursor round the page to read
Our table is booked for 7:45 & on our prompt arrival we are met with 4 members of staff. It's not fully booked then.
Which never bothers us, we don't mind being the only souls in a restaurant - but we muse about hard times hitting the restaurant industry, & whether some out-of-the-way places have the resilience for difficult times ahead - my husband thinks Cheltenham is remote.
Over a gin-tonic & a prompt amuse-bouche - we read the menu.
I can eat anything presented to me, save the rabbit tortellini starter that has a vanilla purée. I've had vanilla dishes before, & as with the addition of chocolate into savoury plates, it doesn't please me very much.
So our starters are to be: