That’s Mr Marks & Mr Spencer to you and I!
So, I’ve seen the adverts, heard the hype, seen the Tweets and Facebook statuses – I wasn’t that bothered. But Emma decided we were boycotting the Chinese Takeaway last night and she was going to Dine for Â£10 with M&S – in she trundled after work with some packets in a bag…..
– Cook! Pork Medallions
– Roast Potatoes
– Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding
– Gaston de Veau Chardonnay
We headed off to the pub for an early evening drink before coming back to eat…. “I’m starving” she declared as we walked through the door….
- I opened the Pork Medallions, not much to it – nice looking meat but not a lot there? The sauce looked quite appetising mind!
- Emma opened the Roast Potatoes – “an hour?” was all I heard – we could cook our own in less time!
Interestingly you get one accompaniment, so Potatoes or Veg would obviously become a question…. We’ve always got veg in, so this wasn’t an issue for us – but I can see how it might be for others expecting a full meal for Â£10.
We served up an hour later, and had a thoroughly nice meal – Emma insisted on dining by candlelight (as we were dining and not just eating!!). The wine was nice, and Emma thoroughly enjoyed the Hot Chocolate Fudge Pudding (she’s a pudding person, and a chocolate person – I’m just the latter really!).
I think M&S have cracked this in the marketing (a topic I talked briefly about yesterday), this is a simple meal but they’ve packaged it up and sold it in a different way – right down to having a Butler outside M&S in town yesterday!