A roast sweetbread was sauced with a Madeira and truffle mix of improbable delicacy.
We moved on to our starters, with Vicky choosing seared scallops wrapped in pancetta with cider beurre blanc, while I tried the veal sweetbread profiteroles with sauce cevenoles.
Season sweetbreads with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.
I dutifully swigged successive glasses of the Albariño with my codfish confit one night, and again with a thrombotic dish of grilled skate and veal sweetbreads the next.
Why bother selling beef liver as calf's when pork liver and lamb sweetbreads are so good!
Some very good sweetbreads with wild mushrooms were served at little more than body temperature - slightly queasifying.
Atherton's schtick is to show off a smorgasbord of offerings - roasted turbot with five-spice oxtail, say, or grilled spring lamb with cinnamon sweetbreads .
To finish the salad, in a large bowl, toss together the mushrooms, sweetbreads , and tuna, mache with some of the vinaigrette.
These are made of liver, fat bacon, and sometimes sweetbreads or other offal or lean pork, with garlic, sometimes shallots, and herbs and spices - but not with breadcrumbs or other cereal.
Soak sweetbreads in milk in refrigerator for eight hours; blanch and remove outer membrane.