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Wedding anniversary lunch

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My husband Neil and I have just celebrated our second wedding anniversary, and boy has that time flown. It seems like yesterday we were saying our ‘I dos’. Things have been pretty busy lately as I’ve just started a new job, and we are in the process of moving house, with all the stresses that come along with it. So it was a lovely surprise when Neil told me that he’d booked us an anniversary lunch at The Poet a lovely gastropub in Matfield, Kent.

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Blue patterned dress (also available in pink)
High heeled sandals (in the sale!)
Blue slogan clutch bag

It’s somewhere we’d been meaning to try for a while, having heard great things from friends, so we had high hopes of some excellent food.
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We were shown to a nice table by the window, order some prosecco and relaxed into our chairs ready to make some tough choices. To start, I went for the spelt & wild mushroom risotto with a poached hen’s egg and Gran Moravia foam. As soon as the soft egg yolk started running out over the risotto I knew this was going to be good.

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Neil’s starter was the smoked haddock fish cake beautifully served with equally fried egg and curried tartare.
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For mains, we both opted for the roast lamb served with an enormous (and delicious) Yorkshire pudding, much to my delight. With it came an assortment of lots of little pots full of delicious vegetable sides, including a wonderfully indulgent cauliflower cheese.
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Dessert is usually my favourite course. I ordered the chocolate pot with vanilla ice cream and honeycombe. I was wonderfully crunchy on the outside and soft and melty in the middle, a bit like a chocolate fondant, with chewy, crunchy honeycombe to ‘sweeten’ the deal (sorry!).
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Neil’s dessert was a beautiful strawberry cheesecake with raspberry coulis and elderflower sorbet.
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After eating all that, we were then presented with a lovely surprise, a special Happy Anniversary plate with chocolate truffles, mini flapjacks and lemon sorbet with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate, it was a lovely gesture that really made it feel like a true celebration.
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Needless to say we both left very full and very happy!

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