and I went down to Ayr for a belated anniversary thing. He'd been in Egypt during the actual day and needed to book of for the recent wedding. The two were too close to book off for both.
We stayed at a lovely place called the Savoy Park Hotel
. Their dinner menu would surely be nice for carnivores, but didn't work out for two veggies, one of which loathes mushrooms.
On the second evening, we ate at a Indian restaurant on Wellington Square.1
We were starving, having tromped all over Dundonald Castle, Bothwell Castle, Uddingston2
, Newark Castle, and Dumbarton Castle.
We ordered two curries, a rice, starters, two chapatis, and a cheese naan3
Previously when eating chapatis, they have come out as thin, tortilla-like bread. In other words, not a big eat.
However, these came out looking like round versions of naan.
The bigger shock was that instead of being stuffed with paneer, as we'd imagined, the cheese naan was a naan bread with cheddar4
melted over top.
It was almost as though we were eating pizza along with curry. Which I must say is a new taste treat for me. One which I doubt I'll repeat.What's a 'what?' moment you've had while eating out?
1- I didn't realize that Wellington was such a big deal in Ayr prior to our trip. I still can't figure out exactly what the connection is. My Google-fu fails. There are streets, the square, bars, pubs, and so forth named Wellington.
2- Where they make Tunnocks!
3- Which originated the quip by my sister when my father ordered 'cheese pakora, sag paneer, and a cheese naan'. My mother asked, 'what will you be having for dessert?' 'A heart attack', my sister answered.
4- Or, possibly not cheddar. Orange, at least.