I was staying up in Manchester. I was staying at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel. I had stayed at the hotel before in 2015, though back then I didn’t have dinner in the hotel. This time I was eating in the hotel.
Sometimes before eating out I will check out the menu and then also look at pictures on Google or Trip Advisor and see what the dishes look like.
So one dish I did quite like the sound of was the Roasted Pigeon. This was pigeon supremes, blueberry vinegar, with crispy bacon and mash.
I did find this image of the Roasted Pigeon on Instagram.
It looked like a really impressive dish. So you can imagine my disappointment when, after ordering the dish, I was served this.
Yes, these two things are not the same.
The mash was quite nice, the pigeon was a little too charred for my liking and, though I asked for medium, it was served well done. As a result it was a little tough and chewy. The bacon was rather sad as well.
Yes this dish could have been excellent, I was expecting what I saw in the photograph. What I got was a real disappointment.