There’s no doubt that food is a big part of any travel experience, and many times when you try a meal again, you are taken back to that date and time when you first tasted that particular dish. During my trip to the Cotswolds, I had to try some well-known English dishes, like a good old fashion English breakfast–fried eggs, sausage, black pudding, bacon, mushrooms, baked beans, hash browns, toast, and tomato. Hungry? Not so much after eating all of that, but a great way to start the day.
Two other memorable dishes I had were traditional pudding at Three Ways House Hotel; right after dinner, you must have a big bowl of warm pudding and custard. The second one was the after-dinner tea at the Hare and Hounds–hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows and crunchy chocolate strips with a cream tea.
Dinner at the Hare and the Hounds | Beef| Seared Ribeye of Beef, Hot Potato Espuma, Pickled Girolles, and Roast Garlic Jus
Dinner at the Hare and the Hounds |Foie Gras | Pan Seared Foie Gras, Foie Gras Mousse, Pickled Carrot, and Pistachio Crumb
The first part of my English breakfast at the Hare and Hounds Hotel
After dinner tea, while relaxing back at the lounge at the Hare and Hounds. Hot Chocolate, homemade marshmallow, and crunchy chocolate strips with a cream tea.
Beef Bourguignon at the Westonbirt, The National Arboretum restaurant and cafe- Tender local beef braised in red wine sauce, baby onions served with herb dumpling and seasonal vegetables
Chicken Pie at the Westonbirt, The National Arboretum restaurant and cafe- Creamy Cotswold Chicken & Ham Hock pie with Roasted New Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable
Trying English puddings at Three Ways House Hotel
Scotch Eggs during my quick stop in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds