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As Linda’s birthday was fast approaching I was very excited to be going to my first ‘veg out’ night at Delifonseca! I can’t really believe that these nights have been running for a year now and this was my first time, bit of a Deli virgin I think!! Apart from of course the odd visit to the Deli downstairs for a healthy lunch of delicious giant beans in tomato sauce and some German bread to take away.
On arrival I was impressed by the stylish, smart, yet cosy and slightly informal décor of the restaurant and we were most pleased that the table allocated to myself and Linda was a medium sized booth which felt private yet welcoming. Once seated that was pretty much us settled for the evening.
The menu for tonight was ‘English Summer Garden’ and although the menu was fully veggie the good folk of the Deli ‘veganised’ mine and even produced a vegan version of the menu for me to keep for the night (and they even got a few cheeky bottles of red in for me, not that I could manage more than one, it was a school night after all).
So the night proceeded with a lovely refreshing glass of Pimms followed by Apple Shallot Gazpacho (that’s cold soup to you and I and surprisingly I loved it!!). After a short rest then came the main course which was an amazing platter of around six different small dishes. The platter was most surprising as it ranged from cucumber and fennel salad to beetroot carpaccio and a few of my favourite vegetables like artichokes done in a most delicious way which sat gently in a beautiful crisp filo pasty bed. The beauty of this platter was that it was imaginative, tasty and very thoughtful, and with it being a platter of small items it wasn’t heavy on the tummy!
After another short rest (and a bit of photography with the very helpful and friendly waiting on staff) it was now time to tuck into the dessert, again this was platter style so we had three small dishes, one being a most delightful elderflower summer fruits jelly which gently cleansed the pallet, griddled pineapple and stewed plum with Cheshire farm gin and tonic sorbet!! And yes it headed straight for my second stomach (yes I have a separate dessert stomach don’t we all!!).
All the above was washed down with a beautiful bottle of red vegan wine, thankfully we had many hours in which to eat and drink and were not rushed at all.
Delifonseca is a restaurant that caters not just well for veggies and vegans but exceptionally well, myself and Linda would more than recommend a visit there for either lunch, a group night out or a romantic meal for two.
So keep an eye on the website for the next ‘veg out’ night, as lucky for us veggies and vegans these are monthly events, hopefully see you there…