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Published November 12th 2016
Have you tried a deconstructed Caesar Salad yet?
Previously I've shared how my local, The Sands Hotel in Cleveland, recently underwent a serious spit and polish. I'm excited to report that I've finally returned to the scene of the crime to sample the delicacies of the dining room. The fresh coat of paint and new decor, complementing The Courtyard, has brought The Sands kicking and screaming out of the 1990s and is proving a hit with both locals and visitors.
The menu is extensive and includes all the usual pub fare, such as burgers, schnitzels, fish and chips. However, these dishes too, have undergone a makeover. I ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad. What can you do with this old favourite, you may ask? Well, can I inform you that it can be served deconstructed.
We sat on the verandah enjoying the cooling breeze coming off the bay. The vibe is classy but casual and we agreed that this would be a great venue for an after work cocktail at the end of the week. I've already diarised that one with some girlfriends.
Live music was happening in The Courtyard so we wandered outside for our coffee and cake. This was probably overkill, though I will forever hear my Scouse father-in-law, the old salt and reprobate, saying " you haven't had a good time until you've been sick".
Young Ben Clements, singer and guitarist, performed his rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, which was particularly poignant. It was great to see the cricket on the big screen being ignored and this musician's efforts being rewarded. I've always had a penchant for storytellers.