A Blanc Birthday!


A Blanc Birthday!

Sunday. 4pm. I spent a delicious 2 and a half hours of culinary bliss indulging in one of my favourite restaurants…Blanc’s Brasserie in Winchester. In France at this time the place would be heaving – being England, it was quiet but blissful. The staff here are so unassuming, gentle, polite and welcoming. House wine arrived…and the ordering took little time – a sumptuous rare rump steak for my son, roast beef for my other half, and for my daughter and I, onglet steaks… rare.


Puddings were phenomenal – a trio of delicate ice creams for me – hazelnut, choc and vanilla.


My wife had a stunning hot chocolate mousse and my two kids shared the quite stunning baked alaska.


I accompanied my ice creams with a velvety glass of muscat – it was my birthday meal after all! We then retired to the bar and sank into chairs so comfortable I thought I might sail away…..a double macchiato rounded it all off for me. This place is fantastic value for money…stylish, warm, friendly and somehow homely. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It made my birthday weekend and lifted the fog from the FA cup defeat of my team yesterday!


One thought on “A Blanc Birthday!

  1. Keith, I have said it before and I repeat it again, you have a way with words, I just love reading your food ventures! I can actually feel myself sinking into the comfortable chairs and sailing away, blissfully, never wanting to leave the Blanc’s Brasserie, ever! Thank you for sharing your birthday dinner experience. Have a great weekend and my warm regards to your family.


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