Lamb Chops, Crushed Potatoes & Cauliflower Cheese.

Sunday 24th April 2011

My wife and I have been going to this one restaurant, just one block away from our flat, for at least 17 years now. This, not only shows my age but is also quite a feat as unfortunately, restaurants don’t always last so long in my neighborhood.

The restaurant has a name but we have always called it ‘Joan’s’. For some reason we have assumed that the owner/waiter who has served us for all these years is called Joan but I couldn’t swear to this.

What’s in a name anyway?

Before my son, Zephyrus, was born we used to go once a week without fail but as soon as he came along nights out were few and far between so our regular visits to Joan’s became irregular.

As my son got older and could cope with a late night we started to take him with us.

I have never eaten anything other than lamb chops & chips at Joan’s, never. They have an extensive menu which I’m sure is very good but I have by-passed it all for the chops.

The owner/waiter guy comes over to our table and hands us the menus which we gracefully take and asks;

“3 lamb chops & chips, yeah?”

We then hand back the menus, unopened, and say;

“Yes please.”

He looks at us incredulously and replies;

“We do have other things on the menu you know.”

To which we reply;

“Yeah, we know. It’s just the lamb chops are so good here.”

The 3 of us now go every couple of months and of course have…

Lamb chops & chips.

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About whatdidyouhavefordinnerlastnight

I started this blog to record the meals I make for my son. One of the many great memories I have of my childhood is the food I ate. The smell of boiling cauliflower on a Sunday morning that steamed up the windows, Lamb sandwiches for tea in front of the tele, cubes of raw jelly at nan’s house and of course mum’s homemade pizza (made with a short crust base) I hope my food creates good memories for my son but if nothing else this blog might jog his memory when he’s older! Enjoy.
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3 Responses to Lamb Chops, Crushed Potatoes & Cauliflower Cheese.

  1. Stef says:

    Funny how your son follows suit with you and your wife’s consistent order. 🙂

    What are “crushed potatoes”?

  2. Mistral Zagni says:

    Lamb chops can’t be beaten! I really love those crushed potatoes too.

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