Shrewsbury Sunday: The Peach Tree
I'm bringing back Shrewsbury Sunday for the same reason I invented it over a year ago... The Peach Tree. One of my favourite restaurants since moving to Shrewsbury which is also attached to Havana, one of my favourite bars (oh hey, Rum & Ting Happy Hour)!
You know when you see on Facebook, "Share and like to win" and you think, I'll do it anyway with no chance whatsoever of winning, well I proved myself wrong when I won a 2 course meal for 2 people a couple of weeks ago. Wednesday night couldn't come soon enough and I was so excited to go back to the Peach Tree and take my Mum with me for the first time. Ive been struggling lately for blog ideas but as I said all those months ago last year, the food is just SO good I couldn't not snap away and blog about it.
For starter we shared the Korean BBQ Piggy Bits (MY FAVOURITE!) and the Tomato and Basil Bruschetta. The Piggy Bits are my absolute favourite food from the Peach Tree and have had them every time I've been and even had them at the Shrewsbury Food Festival.. I won't like, they now come with noodles and I enjoyed the Piggy Bits that much Nick ate the noodle part as I was more excited over the pork. The texture of each piggy bit is tender and soft and just the perfect taste of BBQ without being too overpowering and just enough for a starter so you don't ruin your main.
Although sharing two starters between 2 of you doesn't help the ruining your main when the second is the bruschetta with a pate style tomato and a gorgeous basil pesto on gorgeous toasted bread. The different in tastes work so perfectly and wasn't too heavy for a starter at all. Mmmhhmmmm!
For Mains, me, Mum and Nick had one each and I wasn't on planning on sharing my pork and mushroom (normally beef for if anyone can't find it on the menu!) stroganoff when it arrived. Oh my.. I was so indecisive when it came to the main but I made the best choice. It was a beaut of a stroganoff and the pork again was super tender and just fell apart in your mouth. The smell itself was enough to make your mouth water so I can't recommend this main enough - definitely my top choice.
By the time I'd eaten a (actually.. nearly 2) starter(s), and a big main, I couldn't fit in a pudding by it was good to see that they still have the Eton Mess on the menu as it is the ultimate pudding. I've had it 2 or 3 times at The Peach Tree and would have it even in winter.. unless I felt like I needed a jog home!
Not only is The Peach Tree one of my favourite places for food, but even the smaller details such as the wine, or the decor, or even the 2 courses for £10 menu and the lovely ladies looking after you, make the perfect night out for date night or a girls night out with friends!