The Staff Of Life

My Granny lives alone in Leicester, so every couple of weeks we like to take her out into the country for a lunch of sorts

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This week we went to Staff of Life in Mowsley, a beautiful cosy inn tucked away in a lovely quintessentially british village.

We began with marinated olives and some freshly baked soda bread

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Perfectly soft in the centre with a crumbly crust.

The waitress was attentive but not a second shadow, and was on the ball with clearing plates etc, one thing which is difficult to get quite right.

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Our mains were just beautiful

I went for the chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella, sun blush tomatoes & basil, wrapped in bacon, served with chips and asparagus sauce

Holy smokes it was incredible!

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Mum went for the monk fish medallions wrapped in fume bacon on mash with mussel, saffron and white wine cream sauce

Which looked amazing (even though I don’t like fish it looked good!)

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Daddy (predictably) went for the gammon steak with a fried egg and chips, which I’m assured was beautiful.

And granny went for the liver but I was a little distracted by my own food to take a photo of that..

The main attraction for everyone however was the puds!

The dessert menu has been lovingly crafted by a local chef and it took me a solid 15 minutes to choose between all the beautiful looking options!

Eventually I settled for the trio of puds

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Apple & Calvados crème brulee, forest fruit cheesecake & choux swan on chocolate sauce

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Beautifully presented and even more beautiful tasting! The portions were just little tastelets but perfect after a filling meal, and each was clearly made so lovingly with attention to detail!

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Mum went for the zesty and refreshing raspberry sorbet

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And for papa, the sticky toffee pudding with custard – the bowl of which was licked clean!

A bit of a long stretch but if you’re in Leicestershire and looking for a good place for a flawless meal, head to the Staff of Life, you won’t be disappointed!

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