The Waffle House in St Albans

Tuesday 15 March 2011
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Not to be confused with the Waffle House chain in the USA, the Waffle House in St. Albans is a local institution. Famous throughout the United Kingdom, the Waffle House in St. Albans is housed in a 16th century watermill and overlooks the River Ver.

The menu is divided into two sections: savoury and sweet. I couldn't quite get my mind around the concept of a savoury waffle but I decided to go for it - that's what travel is all about isn't it? ;-)

One of the specials was waffle with chunky bits of lamb topped with vegetables and a creamy green pesto sauce - you guessed it: I took the plunge and I'm glad I did. The lamb was incredibly tender and the pesto sauce was delicate and definitely not overpowering. The waffle under it was perfect: crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

The savoury waffle with lamb and pesto

It was my first experience with savoury waffles and I really enjoyed it! Everyone thought I'd gone mad when I started pouring dollops of maple syrup on my plate but trust me, the silky, sweet syrup goes very well with the lamb and the waffle! YUM! :-)

If you're visiting St. Albans - a place I highly recommend (it's just a quick 20 minute train-ride from London's St. Pancras Station), treat yourself to a fabulous waffle at the Waffle House! And while you're there, ask for a tour of the old water mill.

Link to the original post: http://velvetescape.com/blog/2010/11/velvet-escapes-culinary-journey-st-albans/
IMAGES VIA: Keith Jenkins

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