I went for late breakfast today with my daughter, son in law and Godson, by default really as, it being Sunday, lots of places weren't open and the one we first went to had no electricity the ancient wiring curse strikes again. Very serendipitous. Delicious food, the boys had scrambled egg on sourdough toast with smoked salmon, Sarah and I opted for poached eggs also on sourdough toast with wilted spinach (which we weren't charged for because they said they were a bit short) and then got some smoked salmon because we had food envy. Hot strong coffee, hot weak (as requested) tea my only problem was no Lapsang and so if the wholesale people will only take a minimum order go and buy some else where. Good service, nothing too much trouble, very friendly. Eggs in general and scrambled in particular are a good test, these were to be recommended, soft, not runny, yellow and buttery. Good toast, good flavoursome not greasy smoked salmon. Not cheap but fair, get what you pay for, suggest you go and buy tea if you need to to make sure you have what is on the menu, otherwise full marks.
if you run a food business you should know basic hygiene rules.
After we saw the waiter touching our cakes with fingers to put them on a plate he:
cut a little piece of cake, took it from the knife with his finger and licked his finger
he did it two times in the 20 minutes we spent there so I think he's used to do it.
He didn't wash his hands and kept working normally
then he went out to smoke, came back and restarted working without washing hands.
I saw him rubbing his face and hair with the hands that touched our cakes.
AND HE NEVER WASHED HIS HANDS
I find it disgusting and you have to be aware of it.
you can bake fancy cakes but if you lack of hygiene you deserve no stars.
here is something he should know before serving patrons again (it's taken from a first level hygiene food training course)
"Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling any food.
Keeping your hands clean by following proper washing and drying procedures, is vital to stopping the spread of germs in kitchens and food production areas. Your hands are used every day to touch many things such as food, pets, and common items like doorknobs and handles. All of these have germs and bacteria on them, which in turn can very easily be transported by your hands. Washing them is a simple and effective way to stop this and to help prevent diseases, such as colds, flu, and food poisoning."
thanks for the germs you added to our expensive cakes
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