The aromas are heady and inviting - dates, gingerbread pastry, rich toffee and a whiff of balsamic. We imagined a glazed ham, all spice, black pepper and pickled vegetables on the side. The taste at full strength was big and sweet. Honeycomb toffee with “builder’s tea” (strong, with milk and sugar) and a touch of burnt sugar from the bottom of a saucepan. With water, there was mulled wine with oranges and spices and a freshly baked apple and plum crumble with caramelized sugar and cinnamon. The taste left us wanting more - sweet and spicy with a little savoury kick, mince pies, cereals and crèmebrûlée.