Foundry: Holburn Street, Aberdeen
WITH the World Cup in full swing, the quest to watch as many games as I can while keeping the good lady vaguely happy is up and running.
If I do say so myself I’ve turned it into a bit of an art form.
And one particularly tempting game signalled the return of an old classic – the Pub Meal With Conveniently Placed Screen.
Suitably settled at a table in the roomy Foundry, we decided on a large portion of nachos to share (£4.49)
The plate that arrived was stacked high with tortilla chips and smothered in gloopy cheese, salsa and sour cream.
They were delicious and still piping hot, although a dollop of guacamole would have rounded it off beautifully.
They were good value for my money, but they were trumped by our main courses.
There can’t be many places where you can get a tender rump steak complete with trimmings for under £6, but the one that arrived on my plate was perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth.
My girlfriend was just as chuffed with her chicken Caesar salad (£3.99). The mound of poultry was perched on a heap of mixed salad leaves, and her only slight complaint was that there could have been more sauce.
She was so delighted, in fact, that she barely noticed me staring into the middle-distance for the entire meal. She’ll never suspect a thing ...