Decided we’d not been to Oxford for a while and there were a couple of shops R wanted to look in. We found ourselves looking around the Museum of the History of Science which was very good as well as parts of the Bodleian Library.
R got what she wanted (amazing) including pheasants from the covered market and we finished by going to Brasserie Blanc for lunch. We seem to always have this as a treat in November. It’s £11.50 for two courses (we had the three for £14.50) including a glass of wine. Brilliant prices & food (R had eggs Florentine, risotto with roasted autumn veg & pear, choc sauce & hazelnut ice cream; Steve had pork rillet; grilled fillet of mackerel, creme caramel) and lovely ambiance.
The Great Man, Raymond Blanc, came in! He shook hands with some customers (including us!! (R’s exclamation marks)) after introducing himself, which R thought very endearing. She was pleased to note his hair had been cut since the TV series of The Restaurant & she was even more pleased to note how he looked very dishy, French & suave.