Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tea and Toast

At the Bertinet Cafe this morning, we enjoyed Earl Grey tea for two served in vintage chinaware, and a "bucket of toast" containing a selection of fresh Bertinet bread and served with as much homemade jam as you like. The part self-service makes for a relaxed toast experience, as there are tables against the walls with their own individual toasters. Unfortunately these weren't working on our visit so we used the toaster next to the array of preserves, but I think it's a very cute idea. Richard Bertinet's sourdough bread is to die for, and went very nicely with the homemade quince jelly. Downstairs in the bakery, there are enough breads, pastries and cakes to keep any gal happy...and forgetful of any plans for a bikini body!


Friday, 25 May 2012

Time to Grow

How nice it was to be given free plant seedlings after school today! I had to restrain myself not to take one of everything..we got a couple of runner beans and a giant sunflower. I am a terrible gardener though so wish me luck and let me know if you have any top tips!

Summer Nights

Well I finished my first year of uni this week, and have been making the most of the sunshine to celebrate...last night we enjoyed pizza and Mojitos in the sunshine, followed by complimentary champagne cocktails at Sub 13 in their newly renovated garden. I think it's going to be a very good Summer indeed.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Cote Brasserie

If you haven't been to the French brasserie chain Cote, I highly recommend you check out their set lunch menu. It's great value at £9.95 for two courses or £11.90 for three, and the food was delicious. I had fried calamari with homemade tartare sauce, followed by roasted seabass with a sauce vierge. We also had a couple of cheeky glasses of sauvignon, but we had to celebrate the sun finally coming out! Also my friend and I were toasting to a long awaited catch up, as she was back visiting from Australia...so it was totally justified! It was great to see you Sophie and I can't wait to hear about all your exciting adventures. x

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Langoustines pan fried in garlic butter on a bed of spaghetti with chilli and basil

Tonight's dinner...because langoustines are a pain to prepare but totally worth it for the sweet meat inside. And because sometimes being greedy is a beautiful thing.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Same-Same But Different

I am still thinking about the awesome tapas I had at the weekend. If you're ever in Bath you have to check out Same-Same But Different on Bartlett Street. This small independent cafe turns into a cosy tapas restaurant at night, with a laid back bohemian kind of vibe. They cook everything fresh using local ingredients, and we happily tucked into delights such as chorizo and almonds glazed in local cider, meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce, deep fried calamares with aioli, garlic mushrooms, parmesan crusted aubergine, and lots more. Like I said, it's still on my mind! Can you tell?


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