Premier Inn and almost premier eggs!

Last week I spent a couple of nights at the Premier Inn at Cheadle Royal.  I’ve spent quite a few nights here over the last couple of years and always have poached eggs.  The problem is, they’re not always the best.So, what did I get this time?  On Tuesday morning, the good news is that the eggs were perfectly cooked and, even better, they weren’t swimming in water on the plate!!  Can’t have a Premier Breakfast without bacon, and the bacon was perfectly cooked – just beginning to get crispy, just as I like it.

Thursday was not so good.  One of the eggs was cooked perfectly, the other was a little bit over-cooked for my liking.  Never mind, the bacon was perfect again…

One thing that I would like, though:  eggs that are poached in a deep pan of water, not shallow-poached as I had this week.  I have no plans for nights away this week, but may well poach my own eggs 🙂

Karan Hotel, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

I find myself working in Saudi Arabia this week and, once again, am staying at the Karan Hotel in Al Jubail .

I haven’t even tried to ask for poached eggs here, although I’m pretty sure they’d give it a damned good try.  What’s missing here are the appropriate foods to accompany the poached eggs.  Poached eggs, beef bacon and chicken sausage just won’t cut the mustard for me. I’m afraid!  I’ll just have to put up with the delicious, made-to-order omelettes!

What I’m happy to say about this hotel is that everything else is good.  Really good service from all of the staff, the buffet lunches and dinners are all perfectly good, although sometimes its a bit of a lucky dip as to what you might find yourself eating.  At least there’s plenty of mezze with really good hummus, tabouleh, dolmades etc., to keep me going!

I wonder what’s on the menu tonight…