Now don’t say anything because this is a secret – especially don’t say anything as you share, retweet, story and gossip to all your friends and family.
Because after all that’s how secrets spread – –
If you don’t know by now – I came up with this idea back in September, one of those in the middle of the night thoughts, that developed in to quite a bit of work – but enjoyable work.
The idea was to get local Norfolk food and drink businesses all over the country to offer an off-menu dish to people in the know who would simply quote ‘Secret Menu Norfolk’ when ordering.
Businesses would come up with an inventive dish, special deal or better price and I would do all the advertising –
100 or so dishes later we have Secret Menu Norfolk firmly set to roll in 2020 – – offering off menu dishes from January to March, with some business staying, leaving or swapping dishes for the rest of 2020.
The full list is on www.lovenorfolkfood.co.uk/secret-menu/
Plus, you’ll find secrets all over the local press and mentions on Radio Norfolk.
And no matter where you live in Norfolk there is sure to be a foodie place near you offering something delicious if you just ask!
So here are a few dishes to temp you –
It’s not just about the food there is cocktails too like all Cocktails for £5 in The Birdcage. You’ll get an amazing Velvet Ginger at the Wildman or a Bramble in the Warwick. Plus, if you go in to the Arboretum you’ll get something made to measure!!!
But if you want famous go in to The Last Wine Bar for a Shitake Donut.
Or a luscious beef rib cottage pie with truffle Cauli Cheese at Tatlers or go for black garlic fries at Titchwell Manor as a side.
And if its burgers that rock your boat we have a plethora to suit – like the Black and Blue, The Army and Navy, The Italian Job, The Camemburger or the Thai.
Want Thai – sample the delicate flavours of the Red Curry Salmon with fragrant jasmine rice.
What about an Asian Bubble Bubble Gum tea.
Or a Cream Tea with soft and fluffy home-made scones.
Like sweet stuff go for a sharing platter of waffles, a sweet and savoury pancake stack or one of the many cake offers all over Norfolk.
Breakfast we have you covered – what about a bubble waffle with a full English or a Loaded breakfast bap.
If you’re on Norwich market – so Japanese, go Spanish, go Italian, go American go sweet or go savoury or go around the corner and get an Apple Bomb.
Freebies – we got them too, free sides, free pickles, free drinks.
We even have meal deals like the £11 burger, fries and drink family special at The Station Smoke House. A Set Two course lunch or dinner £15, a 2 course Sunday Lunch £20 – – plus ???
What about a Caramelised duck breast with orange and Dhaka spiced chicory with jus.
Or a Ham hock compressed fritter on a pea veloute.
Yes – we have very fine dining – –
Like the Mermaids Slipper £20 Sunday Lunch for 2 courses – – and I know that’s amazing.
YES Yes Yes you’ll find 100 OFF MENU dishes or drinks in Norfolk in the New Year – – please support these local business, please try the wonderful dishes and please spread the word.
And for the people who will say ‘it’s not much of a secret’ what person doesn’t tell at least one person a secret. And if nobody told anyone a secret – secrets simply wouldn’t exist.
AND – Secret Menu Norfolk definitely exists – – –
by Zena Leech-Calton ©
It’s all about the food