Top Ten Specials

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It is not always easy getting the ingredients just right. A little spice for the savoury lovers, and a little something more for those of you with a sweet tooth. Lunch with vicbriggs can on occasion turn to a silver service affair.

There may be no sign of a smartly uniformed steward at your elbow serving Arnold Bennett crepe and rhubarb pavlova while London scenery flashes past the window, but what shardsofsilence strives to offer instead is more than just your regular prosaic menu du jour. 

You need not fear a request to steel you intestines for Trollope’s railway sandwich: “that whited sepulchre, fair enough outside, but so meagre, poor and spiritless within.” She knows full well that if you’ve taken time out of the daily bustle to visit her blog you expect to be paid for your troubles. So what are the delights awaiting you aboard? 

Here are the specials!

1. I don’t fancy Benedict Cumberbatch. Daily Prompt: Pants on Fire

For the amuse-bouche. Confessions seem to be top of the list this season, especially when it comes to white lies. Freshly farmed on England’s famous greens, it made all diners stand to attention.

Special Two Month Anniversary Issue2. COMING SOON…

The savvy diner wants to keep abreast of developments, so breaking news will always make it to the top of the menu.


3. PROJECT R in session #10 Sreejit Poole

No luncheon can go well without a little conversation to help with digestion, and what better topic than a peppery dosage of relationship troubles. From the heart of India, this treasure of a meal will take you on a spiritual journey in more ways than one.

4. Breaking the silence on Depression

This special isn’t for the fainthearted. But give it a chance, and it may just be the perfect accompaniment to that glass of sherry the sommelier recommended as an aperitif.

enhanced-buzz-14855-1364912424-105. #BenedictCumberbatch goes Brokeback Sherlock

Local legend has it that the Brokeback Sherlock was created when the chef misunderstood The Batch’s instructions and layered the nose of the world’s most famous detective on a rainbow soufflé. Whatever the truth, the concoction has been popular since at least the late 19th century, when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced his “consulting detective” to a certain Doctor Watson.

Manhunt Daily_You Have A Big Crush On Benedict Cumberbatch6. Sex with you-know-who

The chef’s answer to sex-on-the-beach, this cocktail is sure to delight you pallet and get you in the mood for a healthy main course.

7. When you complain or otherwise, go British: Lunchtime Tarom

And since we are on the topic of mains. Why not try to go for something a little different?  Tarom’s own sweet and sour chicken, complete with vegetable steamed rice.

8. Project O

Ever fancied a trip down to Platform 9 3/4 for the Hogwarts Express? This is your chance to sprinkle your day with a little magic. It’s not all smooth riding, but Mad-Eye Moody will ensure that you make it back safely: “Constant Vigilance!”

time-travel2-photo-courtesy-of-junussyndicate-on-deviantART9. Truth stranger than fiction… #BenedictCumberbatch

Time is of the essence when it comes to making a success of any dining experience. This may be the one all-British special that will linger on your pallet long after you’ve emptied your seat.

Jesus' Final Words10. God @TheTweetOfGod Sigh… maybe Nietzsche was right.

You’ve just had a leisurely four-hour dinner, and while the conversation and food have been fantastic, you find yourself terribly full. But you’ve had such a good time and don’t want to go home just yet. Cue the digestif.

And a little desert with your coffee, since it only missed out by the sprinkle of four views Project O – Harsh Reality EXCLUSIVE: Interview with vicbriggs and AOpinionatedMan


Why are these the ten top specials? Wouldn’t I like to know!

The only one who can tell me why those dishes have wetted your appetite is you.

Bon appétit and thank you for your custom. 🙂

* with a twist, as usual.

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