December! The month of absolute gluttony. I had some pretty good foodie moments in December but I also had an ear infection so I lived off cereal bars and water for about three days. Luckily I was better for Christmas!
Wagamama New St
I reviewed my meal at the new Wagamama in Birmingham. I ate some delicious lamb cutlets and was impressed with the fittings. More here.
UK Burger Battle
I also reviewed a new venture from the founder of Rib Nights- the UK Burger Battle. I was still feeling a bit ill and sorry for myself at this point so I'm looking forward to round 2 when I will be tip top as it is the first weekend of half term! Read more here.
Coast to Coast Christmas Meal
My friends and I went for lunch together the weekend before Christmas. We all ate from the Christmas menu. I had goats cheese bruschetta, the maple bacon burger and then pecan pie. The maple bacon burger stood out as the highlight- they were NOT stingy with the maple sauce! I was too excited to take a picture of the burger so I've included my friend's cheesecake instead. This meal definitely made me want to head back to Coast to Coast.
I attended quite a bizarre venue for my work Christmas do. It was held at a hall in the NEC which had been turned into a winter wonderland. There was a drinks and canapé reception, a three course meal, acrobats, fairground rides and dancing. It was a lot of fun and because there was so much to do you never ended up in awkward small talk with your colleagues. The food was nice, not incredible, but it never is at these mass catered events. I had salmon to start and a 'duo' of chocolatey puddings. The main was an uninspiring chicken thing.
Last Sunday Edd and I headed to our super quirky 'local' The Victoria for 2 for £12 pizzas. Mine had a butternut squash puree topped with goats cheese, chilli jam and lots of rocket. I was craving vegetables and freshness so it was perfect.