Saturday, 31 December 2011
For a special treat this evening, Gail and I visited a local wine bar/restaurant called Belle and Jerome. They were doing this special five course New Year's Eve meal. We had been before and so knew the food would be delicious and enjoyable. It wasn't too busy. I think most people had 'gone down the pub' or due to the economic climate, had bought a few cans from the supermarket and had stayed at home. For the starter Gail had mushrooms on toast, while I had smoked mackerel. Then there was this little cup of orange and melon 'soup'. It wasn't really soup, more of a thick fruit punch. It was very tasty and helped to settle us into our mains. We both went for the sea bass. Then there was the pudding which consisted of a chocolate fudge brownie and ice cream. Finally there was expresso affogato. A cold coffee drink with a blob of ice cream sticking out like a little frozen island. Neither of us finished it as the coffee taste was too strong. We shared a bottle of rose wine. We wanted to stay until midnight, but Gail was feeling a bit tired, as she has had an eye problem over the last couple of days. In fact we have had to make two trips to the hospital today. So we upped and left, but not before I took this photo of our two wine glasses with the bar's Christmas tree in the background.
So that is the last entry for 2011. I hope that you have enjoyed reading my photographic blog over the last 365 days, and will continue to visit during 2012. So it just leaves me to wish everyone a Happy New Year. One that is filled with joy, happiness and good health.