On our return home from our recent visit to the North East, we stopped for lunch in the quaint village of Corbridge (about 18 miles west of Newcastle along the A69). I’ve been following the Corbridge Larder on twitter for a little while and loved the sound of their mouth-watering menus. The shop itself is beautifully presented with a large variety of condiments, preserves, cheeses etc (the list of yummy delicious things is endless!) It literally feels like an Aladdin’s cave for anyone who enjoys good quality food and fine flavours.
The other reason that I wanted to visit was because they stock Brie Bakers. This is a small ceramic pot which is used to bake Camembert and Brie. We’ve often enjoyed this type of thing as a starter to share in restaurants but have found it difficult to replicate at home, finding it a little messy. The Brie Baker is a lovely bit of kit and we’ve used it a couple of times now with fantastic results. It’s a bit like an up to date fondue and very easy if you are entertaining guests as it takes a minimal effort. We’ll be purchasing more as Christmas gifts.
For lunch Mark and I both had a panini (I had ham, emmental and sun blushed tomatoes Mark had bacon brie and fig relish) The food was beautifully presented with a fresh salad and Tyrell’s roots. It tasted delicious, not like the run of the mill panini that you get at Starbucks or Costa coffee. Mark enjoyed his so much that I suggested he should get a room! The lovely thing is, you can buy the ingredients in the shop so we picked up some fig relish amongst our other little treats. Their cappuccino was really good, we were impressed. The only downside is that Corbridge Larder is quite a long way from us. However, they have an attractive website and online shop. We would highly recommend a visit if you’re passing and a look on their website if you’re not.
N.B the good photo’s are used with the kind permission of Corbridge Larder, the fuzzy ones are mine ;0)