Leicester Tapas Trail: Turning Japanese with The Rutland & Derby
One of the venues that I’ve been getting some fantastic feedback about is the Rutland and Derby. They are offering an Asian themed tapas trail menu. For £3 you can get yourself a bottle of Asahi, the Japanese rice lager style beer (which normally retails for £3.90 a bottle!) and a salmon steamed bun. It’s absolutely delicious – fresh, moist salmon and a soft bun, perfectly dressed with tsatsiki. A lovely fresh piece of cucumber and a complementary dressing around the side finishes off the dish, certainly enough for a lunch for me! It’s a great combination and an absolute bargain for £3.
I took my food writer friends to the Rutland and Derby last week when we were trying out the trail so I also got the chance to see the alternative options that are available. These are also actually fabulous! First off, if you prefer a non-alcoholic beverage you can try the R&D’s own homemade lemonade. Now this is something I had no idea that they did but oh my! It is truly wonderful! Fresh and zingy and absolutely packed full of mint. And a massive glass of it too. Just awesome. Something I will definitely have in the future.
Accompanying that was also the vegetarian trail option – the Romana Chippies! How cute does that sound? And they are awesome, crispy chips with fluffy centres, served with a garnish of cheese and truffle oil. Rich, deep,flavourful and very naughty – but completely worth it. In fact, having tried some last week, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to stop by after work and get a portion for myself. It’s so huge I couldn’t even finish it! All in the name of research though you understand. I’m going to be so fat by the time this finishes on the 18th October!