We are meeting Edda at Greens in Bristol for Sunday lunch. The Good Food Guide describes Greens as a ‘welcoming bistro with wonderful food’ and some of Edda’s colleagues have told her that it is ‘amazing’. We can’t wait to see Edda and we are definitely looking forward to a colourful lunch.
We arrive first and the restaurant is quiet with only two other sets of diners. Edda soon arrives, and so do other diners, as the place starts to get into the lunchtime swing. Greens has a set lunch menu, a Sunday lunch menu and a vegetarian menu. A kaleidoscope of choice for all.
Edda picks the carrot & leek roulade with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & vegetables that include a vibrant purple cabbage. I have the pan-fried sea bass with Jerusalem artichoke puree, roasted tenderstem broccoli and a citrus sauce that brings orange & lemon to my dish. Rock goes for the fillet of pollock with chickpea casserole, cavolo nero & pancetta. We also share a side dish of broccoli in a superb golden yellow hollandaise with chestnuts. The sea-bass and pollock are cooked perfectly and all the dishes are well put together with beautiful purees and sauces.
For dessert Rock tries the vanilla pannacotta with a red citrus compote. Edda has the blackberry sorbet and, as it’s my turn to be seasonal, I pick the christmas pudding tart with brandy cream. The white pannacotta is delicate and sublime to taste – plus it passes the important ‘wobble’ test. The sorbet is both rich in taste and colour. The tart is full of spiced fruit and surrounded by melt-in-the-mouth pastry. We are over the rainbow and having a blast.