Last week I had the enviable pleasure of being taken to dinner at Simon Rogan’s new Manchester restaurant, Mr Coopers House & Garden. The meal was exquisite, one of the best I’ve ever had, and pre-baby I dined finely a lot, and this was very fine indeed.
It got me thinking about my favourite food, what I’d order off the “anything in the world you fancy for your last meal” menu. We’ve all played this game, lobster and champers for some, amazing burgers or favourite takeaways for others. Me? I’ve realised I’m a girl with simple tastes.
My favourite meal of all time is freshly picked tomatoes, cooked gently in a dab of butter with salt and pepper, poured onto thick wholemeal toast. I love that the toast gets soggy, I love the fresh tomatoey taste. I love everything about it. What’s not to love? It’s amazing!
Failing that it’d have to be poached eggs on toast. Any man who gives me a poached egg immediately wins my heart. See, simple tastes. Though I still wouldn’t say no to a return to Mr Coopers!