velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: St. Albans

Waffle with lamb and green pesto.

What: Waffle with lamb and green pesto

Where: Waffle House, St. Albans , England

Note: 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? 😉

Waffle House, St. Albans

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. It was my first experience with savoury waffles and I really enjoyed it! Everyone thought I’d gone mad  – yes, I saw you cringe! – 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.

Note: Lunch was sponsored by the Waffle House but the opinions are mine.

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3 Responses to “velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: St. Albans”

  1. iamthewitch 24/01/2011 6:51 am

    I love everything with waffles! Savoury OR Sweet! Yum!

  2. alilfatmonkey 23/11/2010 5:17 pm

    I actually thought it was Waffles with Thai Green Curry. Actually, that doesn’t sound like a bad idea you know. Make a basil or coconut flavoure waffle and top it up with some Chicken/Beef green curry. Sounds yummy already. Ok, I’ll stop talking about food now.


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