I have had one of those fabulous weekends. It has been non-stop but in a good way. I have managed to take the dog on a big walk each day to justify the eating to myself. I have spent the weekend laughing, eating and laughing a little more. It has been excellent and I will start my week with the Monday glow and a smile. A High Tea and The Food Show have been the two major event and a visit to Baylands Brewery featured too.
Several times friends and I have talked about going to the Brasserie at Le Cordon Bleu, this time when I saw the tweet about the open days I pinned a few people down and booked a High Tea. We got the last available table. You need to be quick to get a booking here.
Our High Tea was amazing, absolutely amazing. Everything had required a lot of work and the pastry skills were incredible. I have had a few High Teas and this was easily the best. It was also the cheapest at $25, amazing value. It was served with either Peoples Coffee or t leaf T. I chose Earl Grey Blue Flower and it was lovely. The amount of food on our table for 4 people was very impressive. All four of us followed the menu to decide what to eat and we all ate everything. It was so very good.
I am not going to go into detail but just leave you with some picture, you need to go yourself. I have tried something different with the photographs today, forgive me if you don’t like it.
Just a quick post on the wonderful brewery in Petone, Baylands Brewery. They started in the garage of my friend Nikki’s house and after a couple of years they have become a part of the Wellington craft beer scene, You can go to the shop, buy home brewing supplies and taste a few beers. If you know Petone, they are in the street that goes down the side of Mcdonalds, Victoria Street. We went for a visit to see Nikki and try some beer. Mr Muffin came away smiling after buying a brewing kit. He now has a hobby and is very happy. He will add to his kit as he needs to and buy from these guys.
My birthday buddy and I had a great time at The Food Show Wellington today. We ate, we laughed, we shopped, we ate and bumped into people we knew. We did a good circuit, ran back to the theatre to watch Kyle Street from The Depot. Seeing squid ink pasta being made was rather excellent. After the show we bumped into a fellow twitter friend Laurie, had some lunch, bought some beef from Green Meadows Beef and other bits. Lucy came away with a OmniBlendV and full arms. We both had full arms and got offered a lift in the buggy down to the station, an amusing end to an excellent food afternoon.
I hope your weekend was as good as mine.