This page is dedicated to the rare food moments that take you back in time. If you remember the critic tasting scene in the film Ratatouille, you will know what I mean – If you haven’t seen the film I can thoroughly recommend it as it is one of Pixars best (don’t watch the clips or it will spoil it for you).
The Ratatouille moments:-
- Raco de’n Friexa: The iced raspberries, served with the Petits fours – took me back to my childhood, when I was picking/eating juicy wild raspberries from the bushes in the fields near my home.
- The Capital : Herring fish course, so distinct and strong in flavour – took me back to all the childhood meals of Potted Herrings I had, when our neighbours brought back fresh fish from Aberdeen.
- The Foliage: Sea Bream dish had such a wonderful full flavour. I was transported back to the harbour in Oban as a child watching the fish being unloaded from the trawlers.
- Pied à terre: Strangely this was from a dessert wine. It was my first taste of PX sherry. It was a rare treacle (rather than raisin/chocolate) variety that conjured up distinct memories of eating treacle toffees in the back of my dads old car .