Superbly tasty, authentic flavours, and plenty of it.
My husband and I are both keen on Caribbean food and spotted Verna's on a visit to Brixham for the farmers' market on Sunday, making a mental note that we needed to try the place out before the end of our holiday.
I had the San Fernando Spicy Prawn starter with cumin-spiced roti, and my husband the Monkfish goujons - which were huge! We both then had the Moruga Braised Beef and that too was really marvellous.
Our son, on the other hand, is a little more conservative in his culinary preferences, but was happy to come with us since there was the option of steak & chips on the menu! However, as it turned out the steak chef wasn't on duty, so he had to choose something else.
It was with a little hesitation that he selected the lamb shank as an alternative, but he was very happy with this choice on trying it, and said straight away that he would be very happy to dine at Verna's again.
To be honest, the mains were more than enough to fill what had been hungry tummies following an afternoon at the pitch n putt, but there were a couple of things on the dessert menu that were just that bit too tempting - Morgans Spiced Rum Panacotta with pineapple ice-cream for me, and Verna's Chocolate Gateau with vanilla ice-cream for my husband.
I don't recall having pineapple ice-cream before, but I would love to have this one again. Home-made, full of sweet but tangy pineapple fruit flavour, and a great compliment to the rum-laced panacotta. The chocolate gateau was surprisingly light and accompanied by a well-made vanilla ice-cream.
The whole meal was bursting with authentic flavours, and everything was so very obviously 'home cooked' and fresh. We are looking forward to visiting again for another great meal cooked by Verna.
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