Well as promised, this one is all about the food stuff.
It’s an eclectic mix and I finally managed to kick some things off my bucket list (wahay!). Hmm, there’s a lot more than I expected, but can you blame a lover of food?
It’s been a while since I was last at Warwick…in fact just over a year! And boy did I miss it. Just look at those trees!!
The stage set up for Othello after the intermission…although the lights were blinding, the actors were superb and the performance was incredible! I fail to be disappointed at the Warwick Arts Centre.
Spanish Cod although lacking any real flavour…kind of a fail.
Vegetarian Moussaka, my first ever and I was definitely not disappointed! It was just what the coldish weather needed!
I’ve been wanting to go to Xanana ever since I was an undergrad and finally 6 years after graduating (yikes!) I finally made it happen! Will definitely be going back.
This was a new find at Creams (although I’m sure it has always existed) – The Choco Crunch. It was absolutely yum, just a shame about the very tepid custard, could’ve done with a decent warming through. Would’ve asked for another but wasn’t keen on waiting.
Take 2 of my chocolate cake (Ultimate chocolate cake recipe from Tasty…sans alcohol and potentially many other ingredients!) and it was even better than last time, when a recipe says to divide your mix into several tins, just do it!
This was courtesy of the amazing coupons that Tesco have in their monthly magazine (which I always picked up but never bothered to use), and it wasn’t until the craziness surrounding these particular coupons that I realised how incredible it was to get Vegan Magnum for just £1!!! And the taste was yum!
I paid £5 for mango pulp on ice…I’m still ”face-palming” myself. Not worth it at all (Jamjar). In my defence I’d spent my morning at an interview in Aston and then had a rich breakfast (to follow) and needed something sharp…which was not delivered by the mango cooler. Sweet and sickly.
PJ’s breakfast looked and from what I heard…tasted much better than mine (below).
Should’ve stuck with the regular vegetarian option instead of the Huevos Rancheros…neither PJ nor I even like avocado and for some reason there was an acrid taste to the dish as a whole. The eggs were amazing though…but that’s difficult to mess up? Tried Giraffe at Grand Central to appease my obsession with using my student discount. Would probably try something else next time.
Cutesy. Giraffe, Grand Central, Birmingham.
Giraffe, Grand Central, Birmingham.
My ‘You passed your Viva’ cupcakes courtesy of SS! Perfect is the only word that could describe those!!
Sea bass at Zizzi. Apparently made very well (in contrast to the poor Spanish Cod). Would’ve made me happier if I’d remembered to use my student discount *face-palm*.
My treat at Zizzi for the gang after kicking butt at my viva! Humility has been tossed aside for tonight.
The mozzarella was incredible, but the dish as a whole (Spaghetti pomodoro) lacked a depth of flavour which wasn’t satisfied even with the addition of chilli oil. Would I go back to Zizzi? Quite possible, but only if I have the advantage of using my student discount, otherwise it’s far too expensive for what is on offer.
Costa, a firm favourite as always, I can’t quite remember exactly what this is…but I recall something about a brioche, orange – cinnamon bun hybrid?
Did anyone else obsess about the Bonfire Spice hot chocolate? No? Just me then? Well, that’s even better because now no one else is allowed to have it and…neither can I (I asked for it recently and they looked at me confused).
This is a very decent breakfast, lunch, dinner option for when you just can’t decide if you want to follow mealtime ‘rules’. I’d happily eat that again with some black pepper, yum!
This was supposed to be a Chocolate volcano cake…but I didn’t see any eruptions. At least this time Creams managed to give me hot custard!
Coffee at Basement Browns, not what you would immediately associate with them, but actually quite nice.
The vegetarian breakfast sandwich (vegetarian sausage alternative) at Basement Browns. I liked the bread…does that count?
Chips at Basement Browns. I love chips. End of statement and end of post.
Good night, I’m only mildly hungry now(!)