Sunday, 30 October 2011

Ahoy, Dirty Duck!

The Dirty Duck (bar-restaurant in Holywood, County Down) was in particularly festive spirit last night. Devilish spirits, in fact. The theme was Halloween and many revellers were wearing fancy dress, including one female impersonating Holywood's famous son, Rory McIlroy.

There was karaoke, too. Not shy at exercising the old vocal chords, Timothy Belmont stood up and gave the lucky (!) patrons a rendition or two.

We were seated in close proximity to the speakers, too close indeed. The customary musical entertainment (two guitarist singers) arrived after ten o'clock and it was all terrific, foot-tapping stuff.

It is believed that the publican himself joined in.

The grub at the DD remains very good indeed and last night was no exception. I had a sumptuous large lamb shank in a fruity jus with onion mash and batons of carrot and parsnip. This was superb and cost £13.

BP, the drinking compadre, donned the old nose-bag and got stuck in to chicken fajitas with all the trimmings.

It was a truly enjoyable occasion and well done to all the staff.

1 comment :

Ken. said...

Ah. the life of the privileged class. World travel, making merry and haute cuisine.
Where did I go wrong?
Well - she's presently looking over my right shoulder.