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La Casa (ex-Pastiche) in Mill Street.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by basil, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    If it's like Casa around the corner the cuisine will be old goats :)
     
  2. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    As will the clientele.
     
  3. gilbert grape

    gilbert grape Well-Known Forumite

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    It’s an Italian. Was talking to a guy who is working on it. A restaurant that will also do some take outs.
     
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  4. Tumble weed

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    Indeed La Casa it will be.
     

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  5. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    How many fonts can a man handle
     
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    I was excited about a new option for Stafford. Having seen that they’ve included Parmesan in a dish labelled as vegetarian, though, I won’t risk this one.

    If they’re clueless about Parmesan, the mozzarella in the vegetarian dishes probably isn’t suitable for vegetarians either.
     
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  8. bunique

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    They have a vegan menu so I wouldn’t say they were clueless. Maybe ask them if both are suitable for vegetarians?
     
  9. bunique

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    In fact their vegan menu even says vegan Parmesan.
     
  10. bunique

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    Dedicated kids menu too. I think we’ll definitely pay it a visit.
     
  11. flossietoo

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    Parmesan has something called ‘protected characteristics’ which are very strictly controlled. If a cheese is described as Parmesan then it has to have those characteristics - one of which is the use of calf rennet.

    It’s why on the supermarket shelves you’ll sometimes find products described as vegetarian hard cheese next to the Parmesan.

    Unfortunately restaurants have been slow to understand this and the Vegetarian Society has been campaigning for years to try to raise awareness in professional kitchens.

    I’ve been to some really nice places where the only vegetarian main course contained Parmesan and the puddings were full of gelatine. I might have well taken sandwiches.

    Pizza Express has been really good providing vegetarian (and more recently vegan) cheese options. That makes me trust them. I feel that they know what they’re doing and if they describe something as suitable, I can eat it.

    I honestly hope this doesn’t read like a lecture. I don’t mind what anyone else eats and certainly don’t mean to suggest that what I eat is better than the choices anyone else makes.

    It’s important to me, though, and eating out is a big trust issue. If a chef puts Parmesan in a dish, will he add Worcester sauce too? Will he use the same spoon to stir meat dishes?

    https://amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2012/feb/27/no-parmesan-please-we-re-vegetarian
     
  12. bunique

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    I’ve lived with a vegan for a decade and been veggie the same amount of time. People use “Parmesan” in the same way they use “hoover”. I’m willing to trust a restaurant that has gone to the extent of saying “(vegan) parmesan” on their menu knows the difference ;)
     
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    Genuine Italian Melton Mowbray Cornish Pasties
     
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    You could email them and state your concerns and see what they say ?
     
  15. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Why?

    The onus is on a business to inspire trust, if it wants customers, not on the customer to have to do the legwork.
     
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    2?
     
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    Well - that looks like a good contender for mine and @Goldilox's wedding anniversary meal in May providing it's open by then / still open by then.
     
  18. Tilly

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    Eww
     
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    Oddfellows Hall is for sale

    Offers invited
     
  20. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    I bid 1 Fellini's Casanova.....
     

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