The dining party above isn't the one that slobbered and slurped in the D&C last night, but we didn't have a camera with us, so this shot of yours truly, Milly and Lizzie being attended to by the wee Welshman will have to suffice.
After an intense weekend in which Mrs The Millbrooker did very clever things at an Anglo-French-Irish academic conference (presenting her first ever academic paper to a throng of frighteningly well educated people) and I spent a packed two days learning the rudiments of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) neither of us was in the frame of mind to cook.
To paraphrase the mighty Marvel comics, this was a job for Super-Russ.
My old mate Jonathan is down in Millbrook to stay for a couple nights as well, so we turned up hungry and thirsty at Russell and Mark's fine establishment and were delighted to find a new selection of specials on the board. Including mussels in white wine and garlic with chips and garlic bread; my heart sang at the very thought.
And we were not to be disappointed. Russell's mussels are a real treat. Succulent, flavoursome and the sauce is to die for. Well done, Russell - encore!
Get yourselves down the old D&C while stocks of the delicious lamellibranch shellfish last. (Yes, I had to look up lamellibranch, but it's what they are). As long as you don't share Mrs The Millbrooker's intolerance of shellfish, you'll love them.
Have no fear for Mrs The Millbrooker's health after the meal, she indulged in one of Russell's excellent steaks to which she has no intolerance whatsoever.