About two weeks ago Rich and I looked through a couple of the Valentine's menus available and decided that The Town House's ticked all our foodie boxes for our night of romance. We were both looking forward to it all day yesterday and to sum up, we were not disappointed.
Rich had already pulled out all the romantic stops with flowers delivered at work and later jewellery so we decided to have a pre dinner cocktail at The Colour Inn to prolong the evening. We've always liked going to The Colour Inn, when it first opened under it's former name it became a bit of a favourite. The cocktails are impressive, the little bowls of cocktail snacks are a nice touch and I find the atmosphere a bit more relaxing than some of the other cocktail bars in the city, you can go there but feel you don't have to dress up quite as much, so perfect for impromptu visits.
béarnaise and what I think was a red wine onion rich gravy type sauce. Chips were crispy but fluffy and the vegetables were very nice with the gravy. I couldn't fault any of it, Rich and I probably should not have eaten it all but it was too good not to.
By this point I was full, happy and a bit sleepy, the lovely warm feeling you feel after eating such good food and wine. Pudding should not have been on the cards, and yet, without knowing it, had tapped into my Achilles heel, crème brûlée, and it's derivatives. The Town House had cinnamon and nutmeg burnt cream and it was going to be mine. And it was.
We went home full but happy a very successful Valentine's, easily my best ever in fact. So raise your cocktail glasses, from the wonderful Colour Inn, to the lovely Town House we will be coming back, hopefully for dinner but also brunch, you won't be able to get rid of us.