Only days after Dolly Parton and Jolene were strutting their stuff at Glastonbury we are travelling the same country roads on our way to our favourite chef, Adam at Goodfellows in Wells.
Is it nearly a year since our last “jolly” to this delightful cathedral city with its Bishops Palace and moat and swans?
A coffee and a little shopping was called for to prepare the appetite for lunch. But where for coffee – every other property in Wells seems to be a barista’s emporium these days.
After the caffeine fix we mooched around the market stalls which fill Market Place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Mother said she needed a new liquidiser so Kitchenmonger threw open its doors to us. I didn’t mind. Who doesn’t like checking out the latest kitchen gadgets?
On to Adam’s and a quiet table in the corner where I can watch our friend and the brigade preparing our chilled king prawn gazpacho with toasted focaccia followed by a medley of sea bass, scallops and salmon with salami and braised fennel. As “the boss” was driving I contented myself with a couple of glasses of house white and a large espresso to complete.
For ten years we have been following Adam and even enjoyed his cooking when he was head chef at Charlton House in Shepton Mallet. There can never have been a better more consistent chef.
Congratulations Adam – we mustn’t leave it so long!