I love this place that's set in a delightful village outside Southport. Vibrant and trendy it's the restaurant upstairs that makes me visit time and again. Delightfully served and brimming with fresh colourful salads and dressings the flavours are amazing. If you have room for dessert they are exquisite. Hand made puddings and ice cream and whilst limited to maybe a few choices I have enjoyed lemon poussin with pear drop ice cream and sticky toffee with white chocolate ice cream.
T he shopping list of the elderly woman ahead of me at the market a few days ago read: 55g of grated pecorino, four slices of mortadella and a spoonful of gorgonzola. There are many stories as to the origins of gorgonzola. Franco Angeli recounts the most likely in his thorough and serious book about Italian cheese, Il Grande Patrimonio. At some point in the 11th century, in a town called gorgonzola, an unnamed Lombardian innkeeper found some forgotten rounds of stracchino — a simple cheese traditionally made from the milk of cows after they return stracche tired from the high pastures of Valsassina. Forgotten, the rounds had developed musty coats and thin veins of mould within. The innkeeper declared his discovery delectable, and christened it erborinato , a term which probably comes from Lombardian dialect for parsley, for the green-blue marbling that ran through the newly born cheese.
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