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The Castle in Liecester past its prime (long)

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my so and i wanted to go out for a quiet fine dining evening, so MIL suggested the castle.
My first mistake was not checking this site first( no recent posts good or bad really)
early dinner 6:00 started out good.
crackers and cheese - acceptable not special
appetizers
Escargo- nice savory w/ a touch of sweetness (mine)
Sauteed Mussels etc.- flavorful broth ( my only taste) this matters later
Salad
caeser salad table side- croutons small WHITE squares of bread not toasted or seasoned 2 anchovy fillets ( when i said don't be shy with those he said he needed 1/2 for garnish) the BREAD was soft first bite witch was about all i could take it was just lemon, when lemon overpowers garlic and anchovy there is somthing wrong with amount YOU SHOULD know what the finished product tastes like! he was also the only one doing the table sides witch is a good percentage of there menu
Main Course
Lobster Thurmador- dry over cooked lack luster sauce absolutely nothing special oh yea as i was informed later lucky i ordered it as it was the last one, on Saturday night @ 6 its not like it was 11:30 potato twice baked style i have bought better in the frozen food section ( they actually looked the same no butter , sour cream no flavor and nondiscript veggie beet or somthing
Veal chop- small and a bit dry not much flavor w/ same said potato and veggie
warm sourdough rolls- yummy, fresh, warm, good butter
Dessert - NO CREME BRULEE this is a clasic french resturant we had the apple something OK
Wine -nice 30 bottle
waitress- top notch i tipped accordingly 120.00 bill she got 30.00
THE ICING ON THE CAKE
back to the apps 10 minutes after we left the resturant my hubby needs tums and a bathroom. 9PM we are home he is in bed
by the time we got to the no creme brulee we were laughing ( till we left and he revisited the meal all night )
better him than me! lol
I have to say i think with some improvements this could once again be the place of distinction i heard it once was

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  1. Yes, well worn and past it's prime.
    BTW, Creme Brulee is from England. Doubtful to find it in France.

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    1. re: trufflehound

      as with the lobster it is one of there classic menu items so on Saturday night @ 6 there should be some custard there. its not like its hard to make or requires exotic ingred.
      ty i was misinformed of its heritage