Friday Treat loaded with dissapointment

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Brilliant news guys, its Friday!

And because its Friday I thought I would treat my self to a little delight. I hopped along to Patisserie Valerie and delved right in. Yes they do a splendid looking selection of cakes but I am a real dairy fiend and so Ice cream was my weapon of choice.

I honestly can not tell you how disappointed I was. (It looks nice….It was not!)

 The ice cream, both flavors (Pistachio and Rum Raisin) had this weird and unpleasant texture. I can only describe if as being filled with chewy (really chewy) and slightly fluffy bits, it was as though the ice cream may have developed a kind of crust and had then been mixed into itself. It certainly was not an ice cream with added bits, such as choc chip, it was very much like ice cream gone wrong and in my 30 years of ice cream eating, iv’e never experienced this.

What was far more annoying however is when we questioned the waitress about it she was clueless. When I said is it supposed to be like this? She answered “I don’t know, I don’t eat Ice Cream”….What?!?!?!?! Surely she has at some point eaten ice cream, or at least knows the basics of how ice cream should be! What a muppet. Terrible customer service, no offer of apology or even even the courtesy of checking on the issue. I will not be going back Patisserie Valerie (Chester).

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Treat night: Gustos

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Friday night was treat night with my beautiful new mummy friend, Loveday!

We went to Alderley Edge and as we failed to book anywhere, ended up in the Italian chain Gustos. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind Gustos but I prefer non chains.

Anyway, we shared a cheesy garlic bread (delicious), I had the pork gnocchi main (too oily) and I ended on a brownie with pistachio ice cream (delightful). All helped down with champagne and cocktails.

Great night, there are better places to go here but I couldn’t complain too much. Good service and cheap!