Friday, 28 August 2009

Bar Snacks Pas Deux: This Time It's Facebook

I am, frankly, a Facebook whore. I log on every few days and if it's late and - ho hum - I have been 'out', I tend to push the Friend Suggestions button repeatedly until I fall asleep. This, people, is how I have reached 1,212 Friends. That said, it adds a Twitter-like frisson to the Facebook experience not knowing at least half of the people who read one's ramblings. It also leads to embarrassing moments in restaurants when some lovely, gregarious soul interrupts a dinner with your wife to announce loudly: "I AM YOUR FACEBOOK FRIEND". To say that Mrs McVeigh, who is not on Facebook, assumes a look of irritated bemusement at this juncture would be to underplay the drama of the moment.

Anyway, enough pre-amble - who gives a Tuscan Fried Bat (of which, more later) about social networking anyway.

So when I enquired politely for Bar Snacks suggestions (see post below for more deep background), I was really gratified by the response:

Nick Kearns
Nick Kearns
Calamari
Yesterday at 11:58 · Delete
Lizzie Mabbott
Lizzie Mabbott
Scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pork scratchings (home-made are delicious)... so basically any pork product.
Yesterday at 12:26 · Delete
Ossian Shine
Ossian Shine
Yes, scratchings... Ooh, and pickled eggs...
Yesterday at 12:28 · Delete
Giovanna Cantone
Giovanna Cantone
bite size cod parcels with a sweet chillie dip. yummm.

lobster bits, with a butter lemon dip..to die for....
Yesterday at 12:54 · Delete
Julian Lloyd
Julian Lloyd
a small pot of hot crabmeat with parmesan and breadcrumb crust. There was a pub on Galway Bay that used to do this.
Yesterday at 13:03 · Delete
Jay Rayner
Jay Rayner
Use rind on bacon in the kitchen and then serve bowls of fried off rinds.
Yesterday at 13:04 · Delete
Giovanna Cantone
Giovanna Cantone
parmesan and crab meat! I would never put parmesan with any fish...yuk
Yesterday at 13:05 · Delete
Annabel Haldane Nash
Annabel Haldane Nash
sticky cocktail sausages with wholegrain mustard
Yesterday at 13:06 · Delete
Silvy Weatherall
Silvy Weatherall
Deep fried crispy pigs ears
Yesterday at 13:08 · Delete
Giovanna Cantone
Giovanna Cantone
deep fried pancheta served on a stick with parmesan and cherry tomatoes, warm chillie olive oil dip.
Yesterday at 13:13 · Delete
Giovanna Cantone
Giovanna Cantone
or serve with sweet onion.
Yesterday at 13:20 · Delete
Annabel Haldane Nash
Annabel Haldane Nash
Larks' tongues. Wrens' livers....& some Tuscany fried bats.
Yesterday at 13:38 · Delete
Matthew Doull
Matthew Doull
Pigs in a blanket, sliders, short ribs, onion rings
Yesterday at 14:01 · Delete
Laura Campbell
Laura Campbell
Grilled halloumi; mini prawn cocktails; antipasti platters for 2/4/6; homemade tarmasalata or hummous on hot pitta; chips & dips...
Yesterday at 14:23 · Delete
Toby Duckett
Toby Duckett
mini yorkshire pud with beef and horseradish/mini toad in the holes w spicy sausage, chargrilled veg kebabs, mixed satay, bbq lamb cutlet, rabbitburger in bun, crispy fries, summer fruit eggedosis.
Yesterday at 18:19 · Delete
Christina Macmillan
Christina Macmillan
Chanterelles on toasted bread or something with black truffles
7 hours ago · Delete

So: thanks Friends, Acquaintances and particularly those whose private world I have invaded uninvited. And you're all cordially invited to a tasting at The Draft House when we eventually get the place open in October.

Watch this Space.

3 comments:

  1. Dammit! If only I'd got a snack suggestion in I could have been heading for a tasting. Might have a shameless little go now. Right, pork scratchings, pickled eggs, pints of prawns, bombay mix (!), sausage rolls, pulpo!, scotch eggs, anchovies and good old crisps.

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  2. It's never too late, Helen, especially not for a legend of the blogosphere. Consider yourself invited. Now all I have to do is organise the event.

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  3. Brilliant! and a bit of flattery into the bargain, thanks very much.

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