About Ricci’s Deli
Before embarking on any long journey, it’s important to pack the right snacks. On this particular trip I was nervous, having yet to drive on the motorway. In the months since passing my test, all I’d seemed to do was work and practising driving was far from my thoughts. The whole reason for the trip was needing to be in Manchester for a meeting and we took the opportunity to stay with my wife’s family in Derbyshire.
We’d planned the journey to coincide with our son’s naps but as soon as we set off, the rain hammered down and my son filled his nappy. Parking up close to Seven Dials, my wife changed him, as I ran to the shops in search of car snacks. Co-op was close and so I went there first, before running across to Ricci’s Deli. I’d previously been to Ricci’s and had tried their sausage rolls, so instead opted for a Tandoori Chicken Baguette, copying the order of the guy in front of me in the queue.
At £4.95, this felt like a steep sandwich but I could have paid just as much for a Co-Op meal deal. The Tandoori Chicken Baguette was freshly made and served on either white or granary. As well as the chicken, the baguette came with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and Mayonnaise. Like I’d done, the person behind me in the queue copied my order and the ladies serving bickered over who was making which order.
After paying and waiting, my baguette was handed over and I ran in the rain back to the car. With the rain so heavy, my wife offered to drive and I promised to do the return leg. I’d promised myself to not touch my baguette until we were a few hours in but as soon as we set off though, I found it impossible to resist. As I ate, and I ate, my son watched on and he sensed that I had something delicious. He’s yet to try Tandoori chicken but but it won’t be long.