About a month ago me and the man, Luke, celebrated our two years together so today I wanted to share a few pictures from us celebrating our anniversary and a mini review of the three course meal we had.
To start the celebrations we watched a burlesque cabaret and had some cocktails the night before. The cabaret we watched was in Southampton at the Stage Door; it was utterly hilarious and a lot of fun. For cocktails we of course headed to our favourite place, Turtle Bay, and had a couple of rounds.
For our first round Luke had two Reggae Rum Punch's and I had two Passion Rum Punch's making the most of the 2-4-1. Both drinks have a distinct rum taste, but with a hint of something else; they are so, so good. If you haven't already and you are ever about in Southampton I definitely recommend checking out Turtle Bay.
The next day we both dressed up smart and went out for a three course meal. After looking at set menu's everywhere and finding them very limited (because we're very fussy) we decided to head back to an old favourite - Prezzo, as this is where we went for one of our very first dates!
For our starters he had the Mozzarella in Carrozza, a cheese in breadcrumbs dish with a side of pomodoro sauce. This was unsurprisingly a cheesy dish, with the cheese being stretchy and blending well with the breadcrumbs.
I went for the Baked Mushrooms, essentially baby mushrooms stuffed with bella lodi, cheese, garlic and mushrooms, then sprinkled with breadcrumbs. These were absolutely amazing but disappeared off my plate within seconds. I would describe them as incredibly soft with a tang to the taste.
As for the main course the man went for Fusilli Alla Rusticana - the one we both normally always go for. This is a tomato and cream pasta dish with the addition of chicken, peppers, rosemary and pancetta. It has quite a sweet taste for pasta, with the peppers adding something extra.
I decided to go for something a bit different and went for the Roasted Pork Belly - a piece of pork in a marsala wine sauce with mushrooms, broad beans and mash potato on the side. The pork was amazing - so tender with the sauce complementing it really well. Unfortunately I found the mash potato very drying so only had a couple of spoonfuls.
For dessert we wanted our favourite, the Honeycomb Smash Cheesecake, but they were out of stock so we went for the Vanilla Cheesecake and Nutella Spread and Banana Mini Calzone. The Vanilla Cheesecake was very sweet, and had a caramel sauce to add something extra. The Mini Calzones were sweet, but not quite my cup of tea. The Honeycomb Smash Cheesecake is still number one for now, and one I recommend you all try if you haven't already.
All in all, we both really enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere. They had heart balloons around the restaurant as it was Valentines weekend - I even snuck one home with me, and amazingly it is still up in our living room!
It was an amazing night, and it was so nice to have a couple of days off together.
Have you been to a Turtle Bay or Prezzo? What is your favourite drink or dish?