A delicious meal delivered to your door? Yes please! I was delighted to receive a fragrant meal on Sunday from Hickory Foods, a company that would normally be busy event catering.
During Lockdown Hickory have pivoted to providing home cooked meals to a high standard, delivered to your door, at weekends in the Lothian region. The menu is set and differs every week. The idea is that you enjoy a glass of wine with the starters while your menu choice gently roasts, for a short time, in your oven. They provide a carefully chosen bottle, in our case an Argentinian Malbec to complement the food
We received a generous three courses all with Middle eastern inspiration and flavours: hummus; aubergine based mezzo a bean salad stuffed vine leaves as a starter served with freshly baked Egyptian style flat bread, which I hoped in the oven for a couple of minutes to warm quickly with the roast lamb which just needed 15-20 minutes in a hot oven to perfect. Douglas and I could not finish the food ( we managed the wine!) which meant we had a delicious bunch the next day with the leftovers!
Pudding was an exquisite Arabian panna cotta style pudding, scented with rose jam, pistachio and fennel.
My verdict was an excellent Sunday lunch. I am someone who enjoys cooking, so have not found that aspect Lockdown a hardship, but I loved getting fresh inspiration and will be adding new flavours to my regular dishes thanks to the team at Hickory.
It made for a very relaxing Sunday evening, all you needed to do was decant the gorgeous array of food into dishes of your own and sit back and enjoy!