Welcome to Just Delight Me…I am a true passionate for Food, service and Hospitality. I have spent my entire career dedicated to exceeding people's expectations and creating customer delight. In my early days as a student, I aspired to work as a journalist, however ended up taking a part-time job in a local restaurant whilst studying. I trained in the art of cuisine before studying management. I have worked in many amazing places, with some true inspirers. Later on, I worked for myself for 10 years and ran two amazing restaurants. I work in Contract catering now, but have aspirations to mentor others and bring praise to the table for places off the beaten track that fully deserve recognition. I know first hand how tough the restaurant business can be, and the difficulties one may face in light of high street competition. I support the small and hardworking business people of this world, but also love to be delighted… twitter.com/suzannehemchaou
My blogging has been a tad non existent of late. Mainly because I’ve been concentrating on work and also because I just haven’t been delighted! This however took a positive change yesterday. I’d been looking forward to a lovely rest over Easter like many, and when the hubster suggested we go to Coworth Park for Lunch, I literally leapt out of my chair and trotted off upstairs in search of something elasticated and elegant to wear. We invited our very good friends Mike and Jayne and set off up the very congested and rainy M4. Memories of my husband’s placing my of a green house in my Dining room (due to lack of germination) and constant headache inducing sawing dispersed as I enjoyed my Pear Mimosa in the very busy bar at Coworth. We went through to the Restaurant around 2pm and decided to choose from the ‘Best of British’ menu which priced at just £35 for three courses is just such an acceptable priced treat. I chose Asparagus soup to begin with followed by Potato dumplings with Kale in line with my less meat more vino current diet. The hubster had went fishy in line with a Good Friday theme and opted for a beautiful Salmon starter garnished with Gin and nestersions (are they making a comeback?) and then Monkfish. It’s very evident to see why this restaurant has just gained a Michelin star. The style of food is clean, modern and with not too many elements, but extremely well executed, perfectly cooked but not overly busy nor chaotic. The little touches are very important like the selection of butters to go with your sourdough and the Little American styled Dinner roll with something tomatoey at the bottom which arrived with the soup. I’m a big fan of simple plates and save being served at the table to add a little wow factor. The food and service were spot on and humble and just perfect. We had some desserts and lovely cheese before taking coffee and fresh mint tea in another room used for Afternoon Tea. We then took a buggy to have a peek at the Spa and wandered around the grounds with huge brollies and light hearts. What a wonderful afternoon and start to Easter! Highly recommended.