This weekend, we were invited to a gorgeous wedding at an amazing venue: The Crab and Lobster in Thirsk. The weather was perfect, the bride looked beautiful and the staff were super professional.
A couple of days before the wedding, I realised that the chances of the meal being dairy free was beyond the realms of possibility. Embarrassing as it is to admit, I did consider calling the venue to see if there was anything they’d be able to do for me (I think this goes back to where I’ve mentioned previously that I’m a bit of an all or nothing kind of person). But then I thought, do you know what, I am going to embrace it. It’s out of my control and that’s fine. What’s the worst that could happen? It sets me back a little bit? Well, so what. This is our friends’ special day and I was not prepared to be that ‘awkward guest’.
So I did it. I ate dairy for the first time in around two months since I discovered my intolerance! And that’s no exaggeration, not a drop of dairy of any kind has passed my lips during that whole time.
And boy did I enjoy it!
Starter was a trio of crispy fishcakes with local codling, haddock and oak roast salmon served on spring greens and a cream sauce.
The main course was a supreme of chicken breast filled with goats cheese wrapped in bacon and served with a smoked bacon and cream sauce, dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Dessert was a lemon tart with local fresh raspberries and a strawberry sauce.
So as you can see, they didn’t go easy on the dairy!! Well if you’re gonna break the rules, you might as well do it in style, right?! And it was so worth it, the food was delicious.
Did it affect me at all? Yes, I have to admit it did, but in all honesty, I had too much to drink so the next day was a bit of a right off anyway! I got straight back on it, cutting out all dairy and I’m sure it won’t take long for my body to readjust again.
It’s an important lesson in my journey and one that I will try to embrace whenever events or situations like this happen again: sometimes, you won’t be able to control what is in your food and that’s okay. Embrace it, enjoy it and then get back on it as soon as you can. The world will still keep turning 🙂