Bird's honey tongue

This afternoon I met my dear friend Rach to attend the launch of a new cafe-bar; The Hummingbird Kitchen in Chapel Allerton used to be The Angels Share and has reopened earlier than expected!
The decor is charming, from the hummingbirds on the ceiling to the funky silverware and the menu is a great mix of seasonal local produce and indulgent treats.

Rach ordered crab cakes with beef dripping chips to start and I delved into brie fondue with asparagus and walnut scones. We bumped into my friends Carl and Claudia there and I couldn't resist snapping a picture of Claudia's butternut squash risotto made with orzo (personally I disagree with this being called risotto and Claudia wasn't keen on it either - sometimes breaking with convention just doesn't work. The classics never die) and Carl's belly pork with mustard mash. black pudding and crackling.
Being the enormous lavender freak that I am, I couldn't resist the lavender panna cotta wiith blackcurrant jelly and elderflower ice-cream. Rach delved into some profiteroles and both of us left stuffed and happy.

If you're in the area, give it a try!

Ziggy played guitarrrrrraaaaarrrrraaaarrrrrr.

Title: Ching-A-Ling by David Bowie