One of the advantages of holidaying close to home is that friends can come and visit
Sunday saw our close friends Ken & Lorraine come up to spend the day with us and here we are having Sunday lunch at The Angel Hotel, one of Marco Pierre White's Restaurants
For my USA friends he is a celebrity chef
The walls are covered with photographs of various celebrities
Above photograph from the website
The Angel Hotel, set in the historical marketplace in the picturesque village of Lavenham in Suffolk, was first licensed in 1420 and is believed to be Lavenham's oldest inn.
Although much altered over the centuries, The Angel still retains much of its Tudor character. Around 1500, the gable ends were added and brick chimneys installed. The pargetting of the solar ceiling is from the early 17th century and in the 18th century the roof was raised, sash windows installed and the whole of the outside plastered over.
Restoration work was carried out in the 1950s and in 1990 the open plan ground floor was created. Recently purchased, renovated and refurbished by Marco Pierre White, the Angel Hotel is now an integral part of his Wheeler’s of St. James’s country inns and is one of the most stylish of all Suffolk hotels
For desert I had Raspberry Soufle and I have to say that it was the best soufle I have ever tasted
Once brought to the table the waiter pressed a whole raspberry into the top of the soufle and then poured some of the hot Coulis into the hole saying that this stops the soufle from collapsing. It certainly worked
Here you see we were joined at the next table by
Griff Rhys Jones
comedian, actor, TV presenter, author and champion of architecture ancient and modern
We had a great holiday in the beautiful village of Lavenham and surrounding countryside and there will be lots of pictures soon
We were also blessed with hot and sunny weather staying in a luxury cottage