There's a new restaurant on the Lisburn Road ... Hooples. So, what else would you do on a pouring wet evening than go to celebrate a friend's birthday! Now, if they need a good reference ... here it is!
We had a superb time, Bernard, the Front of House Manager, was most attentive ... and we gave him the freedom to choose our meal for us!
Prawn lollipops with a cooling dip started us off ... I like the dramatic presentation with the specially crafted slate that has little eyelets for the skewers.
I don't often do a blog that is simply an expanded menu of a good dinner ... but this evening was rather unusual. The chefs are clearly artists and take great pride in the presentation of the food as well as in the cooking.
Hooples is closed on Sundays ... this means that the staff can spend time with their families and attend church ... I like that attitude as well.
We chose to sit in the window where we could watch the incessant rain ... it has certainly been one of those days with a great deal of localized flooding. The cheesy grin isn't great ... but I do like the wet street with the lights outside!
I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.
Church Hymnal 517 verse 3
Richard Gillard (b 1953)