To celebrate the premiere of the new season of Downton Abbey (yes, I know, the season started a few weeks ago but we have this thing called the DVR), we thought it would be fun to have a British-themed Supper Club that the residents and staff of Downton Abbey would enjoy.
Appetizer: Cheese Plate and Welsh Rarebit. Kim went with an “upstairs-downstairs” theme for the cheeses. The “upstairs” enjoyed a variety cheese plate of: Stilton blue, vintage english white cheddar, huntsman and Cottswold while the “downstairs” snacked on welsh rarebit. Who can really go wrong with cheese? I thoroughly enjoyed the cheese plate and the welsh rarebit was a perfect comfort food for a cold January Sunday.
Entree: Roast Beef with Roasted Vegetables. This was my first adventure in making a roast beef and overall, it was good. The roasted vegetables were delicious and flavorful. The roast beef wasn’t too bad, it was a little dry due to my overcooking of it. Even though it was overcooked, there was some nice flavor to it as well. I will try this recipe again but I will make sure to not cook it as long. It was not the recipe’s fault, just the cook’s.
Side dishes: Wilted Spinach and Mashed Potatoes. Some simple side dishes to go along with the roast beef.
Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding. A classic English dessert that tasted divine. The cake was moist and the sauce just soaked in and enhanced the experience.
Mrs. Patmore would have been proud of this menu.