3 S’s for Supper

You know the old story about the importance of 3 S’s when on holiday (sun, sand and sex) well I couldn’t quite expect them over my short break to Aberaeron last weekend (not much sun in October, no sand on the beaches and …. I can’t remember the other one!) but I managed to find a great replacement for them.

  • Squid
  • Scallops
  • Skate

All cooked to as close to perfection as Ive ever had.

We were in Aberaeron for the weekend and had a sausage casserole in the oven when we popped out for a quick pint before supper in a new restaurant/bar called The Cellar. The specials menu grabbed my eye and I decided there and then that the sausages would only improve after a night in the fridge. Mari went home to sort them out whilst I looked forward to supper.

And what a lovely supper it was:

Squid: stir fried with chilli, ginger, coriander, garlic and sea salt. Glorious fresh flavours, clean, light and wonderfully tender squid.

Followed by the scallops: 8 of the little darlings, surrounded by chorizo, belly pork lardons, peas, and a really flavoursome sauce that just screamed “Lick the plate!”

And to top it all a skate wing, thick and juicy, baked to perfection and supported by a shrimp and caper sauce that had lashings of both in it. Taste was fabulous.

So a grand meal was had, all washed down with the right amount of Sauvignon Blanc and finished, to a tee, with coffee and brandy. A marvellous evening out on the spur of the moment and one I will remember for a long time.

I’d recommend it: The Cellar – Aberaeron.

But you’ll need to book as the place was packed the night we were there and was full for the coming nights as well. The sausage casserole was pretty good too the next day.


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