Europe in many dishes 13: Sandwich fish dinner--not a sandwich in sight!
The charming little town of Sandwich on the Kent coast is known worldwide for the fact that its Earl was the first to popularise the something-between-two-slices-of-bread which for ever after took its name from the town. But in fact sandwiches are not the big thing in Sandwich; rather, fish and seafood. And on a lovely balmy evening there we had a delicious dinner in a little harbourside restaurant: crispy whitebait to start followed by mussels, fried fish, prawns and scallops and sardines. Neither the mussels nor sardines were as good as in Wales, I think:the mussels a little too big and fleshy, the sardines a little dry--but the whitebait was fabulous, and the prawns and scallops too. But the accompanying salad was a little too garlicky even for our garlic-loving taste! And hardly any vinegar. I do love my vinegar!