Portly Eats | Trinity | Cambridge, UK

Trinity

Over the festive period I was lucky enough to go to the fabulous Trinity. It was for a Christmas party and we were not disappointed. We had all pre-ordered our food as is common with large numbers of people descending upon a restaurant at one of the busiest times of the year.

I was a little concerned that because of this fact, less care would be taken over our food. A case of get the pre-orders done and out of the way and focus on the fresh cheques coming from the front of house.

This I am pleased to say was not the case. We were greeted and offered drinks, I had a rather lovely French Red which went perfectly with my main course. The service I have to say was fantastic from beginning to end.

There is a fine art to good service, something that can be forgotten or even over looked by the paying customer. Good service is for the most part unseen and unnoticed, a fact I feel that many forget and only take to the internet when there is something to complain about. The service at Trinity was second none and I would like to say thank you.

Our starters arrived and we dove into the fabulous food in front of us. For my starter I had chosen the scallops. These little gems of the sea were perfectly cooked and came flanked by a generous chunk of pork belly, a truffle foam and black pudding soil, making for a truly indulgent start to dinner.

Between our starter and main course we were treated to a cherry sorbet with kirsch as a palate cleanser. The sorbet was amazingly smooth and the kirsch added that extra little something to make it seem all the more festive.

Sorbet cleared and our glasses topped up the main courses made their way to us. I had chosen pork belly… yes 2 pork belly dishes, don’t look at me… it was Christmas after all.  The pork was once again fantastically cooked and with perfectly crispy and crunchy crackling, and also a very generous portion.

The mains came with a selection of seasonal veg shared around the table, shredded sprouts with bacon, an idea I took home and tried for myself. Roasted potatoes, parsnips and carrots all smothered in some excellent gravy.

By now I was beginning to feel very full but incredibly content and happy. Our pudding course arrived and in front of me sat a very pretty trio of chocolate tortes with a quenelle of Chantilly cream, raspberries and a super-rich butterscotch sauce. I grabbed my spoon and got to work devouring every last morsel.

I went to Trinity ate, drank and was merry. I would urge you to go and eat there it is excellent. The food is second to none, with perfect portion sizes and flavour combinations. The service as I have said is fantastic too. Please make sure if you’re in town looking for somewhere for dinner, head to Trinity. You will not be disappointed.

PG

Trinity is located at – 15 Trinity Street, City Centre, Cambridge.

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