Tuesday, 22 July 2008
The Crown is a small quaint hotel, pub and wine bar in Southwold, Suffolk just a few miles from my home town, it is owned by part of the famous brewery Adnams and of course serves this specialty brew.
It is famous in the area for its buzzing atmosphere and mouth watering food. So I thought while visiting it was worth a review.
A great way to start an evening is to start with a Mezze, Olives or bread if you know you will be drinking this lines your stomach.
Now speaking from a health point of view, as long as you don't over eat or over do it a treat is great in moderation. Perhaps you have a "night off" on a certain day. Picky food is great for keeping portions to a minimum or sharing with a partner or friend.
The crown do an amazing range of Olives and bread with hummus. They source them locally from the shop on the same street "Black Olive." This is always a treat for us when we come to stay!
We also had the Mezze which consisted of a range of olives, a bean salad, bread, hummus, bean dip and fafels with roasted artichokes.
Of course no meal is complete without dessert and sharing a dessert is always better than stealing a whole one to yourself, (however on some occasions one does not want to share) we had a baked chocolate cheesecake with a hazelnut brittle and a chocolate torte with orange cream. Both were exquisite!
I have been learning its great to be healthy however a treat feels even more well earned when you have been healthy for so long... its ok to have a treat! Embrace it!