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(, Thu 26 May 2011, 14:09)
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The best meal I've ever eaten
**wavy lines**

Back when I was a nipper, 14 I think, I had a holiday with my family to Cornwall, nothing unusual there, we often went down for a week in the summer. But this time it was different. We were staying in a lovely house in Polzeath which is a place I've revisited many times since based on the awesomeness of the childhood visit.
I was obviously growing up and interested in new 'older lad' stuff, girls, Rock'n'Roll, that sort of thing and had started to see the beauty of the grown up world from a young man's point of view, which makes this meal so vivid and special a memory for me.
Anyhoo, back to the point, we got dressed up one evening and visited The Mote Bar and Restaurant in Port Isaac., this didn't look to fancy from the outside but the inside seemed amazing, lots of old ocean related paraphernalia such as an old Diving Bell suit and various other oddities which were all startling, wonderful new things to my young eyes (I grew up in the middle of fucking nowhere surrounded by trees).
We were served by the smartest looking, most polite penguin/waiter I had ever seen and when asked what I would like to drink I asked for a pint of Boddingtons to which the waiter replied "A pint of Boddingtons for the young sir" SCORE!!!! This was something else to me and it only got better.
I had a crab and lobster creamy/cheesy (I think Mornay?) pot of absolute deliciousness that came out red hot with fresh crusty warm bread and salty butter, and I wolfed down the lot, followed by a local fish, I can't remember which, that had been grilled straight from the sea with a simple lemony, buttery sauce, samphire and new potatoes. We finished off with a gooey chocolate affair with clotted cream and a vanilla biscuit.
After we had finished, we sat outside on the slipway and watched the sun setting with the sounds of laughter coming from the pub drinkers and my family sitting all together letting the greatest meal of my life settle in our bellies. I smiled more through that evening than I have probably ever since and realised I was no longer a child. That meal inspired me to become a chef, which I did just a few years later and I have still never come close to a meal that was so satisfying.
I apologise for the lack of funnies and the fact I can't go into more details of what the dishes were called, it was 16 years ago!
Length? About 1-2.5hrs and a lifetime of memories.
(, Thu 26 May 2011, 14:59, 7 replies)
You can do wavy linese like this
It's ok, no need to thank me, just copy and paste next time you need them.
(, Thu 26 May 2011, 15:36, closed)
I guess that's me tilde

(, Thu 26 May 2011, 15:39, closed)
Lovely story.
Have a click.
(, Thu 26 May 2011, 15:39, closed)

(, Thu 26 May 2011, 15:42, closed)
Looks lovely.

(, Fri 27 May 2011, 15:32, closed)
This Google Map thing is awesome
Cornwall is lovely. Not been for 20 years but I bet it's still special.
(, Fri 27 May 2011, 16:34, closed)

Very nice story, even without the funnies. *Click*
(, Sun 29 May 2011, 12:04, closed)

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