Date night with Jamie Oliver ;)

Yesterday, on date night Mr.A and I finally tried out a new restaurant that we had our eyes on for a while. It’s called Jamie’s Italian. And yes, that Jamie’s last name is Oliver. Yay for JO! I love his foodie shows on television, and generally he seems such a cute & nice guy. If you are reading this, Jamie, then know that I’d love to hang out with you 😀

Anyway, back to the restaurant. Since we left home on a sudden plan, we didn’t have a reservation, but we tried our luck and it turned out the waiting was only about 25 mins. Perfectly doable. We got a couple of drinks at the bar. The menu looked promising, and the bartender surely knew his stuff. By the time we got our drinks, our buzzer rang out, ten minutes short of the waiting time. Nice.

We ordered their day’s special, a delicious towering burger with fries. The other order was a fish plank which served a combination of fish preparations on a wooden plank, much like how you’d serve a salami or meat cut platter. Looked fancy, I can tell you that, and the taste lived up to that. We also asked for a side of freshly baked artisan breads, drizzled with a heavenly concoction of dressing and herbs.

We skipped dessert, though I admit I was in two minds about that. But Mr.A reminded me of the loads of ice cream I had had the rest of the weekend, so I meekly declined 😛 But even without a sweet ending, it was a great place to dine and I’m definitely going back. Highly recommended 👍

** Note to Jamie Oliver: Don’t forget my offer to hang out with you. Anytime! 😉

Antler Club

At the Hunter’s Lodge Kamnik, Skopje, Macedonia. This is a hunting lodge on the outskirts of the city that allows hunters a chance to shoot game. Though I don’t think I’d ever hunt myself, I was quite taken by the location, decor and service at the restaurant. They also have a shooting range for people like me to shoot at inanimate targets and check out how good their aim is! It was an amazing trip to Macedonia last year when I got to see some places yet untouched by mainstream tourism, where one can still enjoy the sights and activities at one’s own pace without feeling like the usual tourist. Gotta share some more experiences from that trip…

Binging in Barcelona

While holidaying in Barcelona last month we went all in, in terms of food. We threw the calorie-caution to the wind and tried all sorts of yummy foods. From restaurants to cafes and hotel breakfasts to open markets, we left nothing untested. And each time, we were rewarded with extremely happy tummies & elated taste-buds! Here’s a sneak-peak for you…I’m sure you won’t have the heart, or the stomach, to look away 😉

Fantastic tapas

Cakes at an open market

Breakfast at the hotel

Delicious Mexican food

Date night!

Last night we had dinner-for-two at this lovely restaurant called Polpette. Amazing food, probably the best rack of lamb I’ve ever had, or rather best out of any preparation of lamb. Good music & the friendliest service. We both returned home perfectly happy! Does good food sometimes make you high too, or is it just us?!