Breakfast every morning was enjoyed in Andaluca, the Mayflower Park's restaurant.
(Our hotel package; "The Winter Warmer" included breakfast each morning and valet parking)
The English Breakfast tea was perfection...
loose tea leaves, boiling hot, served in a pot with fresh milk.
Followed by eggs, fruit, bacon or sausages, multigrain toast and homemade jam.
Lunches were randomly picked based on where we were walking.
When we got hungry we chose the busier spots thinking that would be a good indicator of quality, which worked well for us.
We indulged in a pre dinner cocktail in Oliver's Lounge before heading out for the evening.
Sea Bar Sampler from Dahlia Lounge
Tom Douglas's first restaurant
(I think it is still his finest)
This dish is probably the best dish that I have eaten in many many years...
maybe it is the BEST EVER.
Mr. HB had the coconut cream pie for dessert...
the waitress brought us two forks.
I did not even pick mine up.
With great reserve and a nod to my WW "training" I watched as Mr. HB
savoured each bite.
The concierge at The Mayflower Park Hotel suggested Barolo when we mentioned we wanted to have an Italian meal on the Saturday evening.
It was a chilly and rainy night so we were relieved to find it was located 5 minutes from the Hotel.
The Bistro was super busy so we were happy that the concierge had arranged a reservation for us.
Grilled Cesar Salad
a much more intense flavour was released by grilling the romaine
Halibut on a bed of vegetables drizzled with lemon, herbs and olive oil.
I ate every morsel.
My first ever bite of a cannoli!
Now I know what all the fuss is about.
Now that we are home back in Our Humble Bungalow food is simpler.
The Victoria Orchid Society has it's annual show and sale this month.
It is a highlight for orchid lovers as there are so many exotic varieties on display.
I will be volunteering at the show
and after my shift plan to peruse the show and the orchids that growers have on sale.
The windowsill orchids are blooming in our Humble Bungalow Kitchen
They love the humidity situated on the sill just above the sink.
What a pretty sight to see walking in to the kitchen after being away for 4 days.
~ Home Sweet Home ~
Thank you for popping by and spending a few minutes here in The Humble Bungalow.