I’m a day late for the What’s on my plate challenge this month…but I am on holiday in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay. I am trying to type this on my iPad, so apologies in advance for any errors or omissions! The challenge is hosted by Donna, Retirement Reflections and Deb’s World, and is a chance to share what you have been cooking or eating recently.
We are on holiday up in Hawke’s Bay, staying in the lovely city of Napier. So, there has been no cooking, just eating! For breakfast each day we have popped over to Bay Coffee Hub for poached eggs on toast or smoked salmon bagels, and a pot of tea for me (don’t you love the teapot?) and coffee for Karl.
A lot of toasties of various sorts have been consumed at lunch times, from you basic ham, cheese and tomato to a bacon and blue cheese panini. The drink you see in the picture on the left below is L&P, a beverage world famous in New Zealand 😀 (it is a lemon flavoured soft drink).
Evening eating has ranged from a curry at Indigo, to prawns and chorizo pasta, to bruschetta and monkfish at Tennyson Cafe and Bistro.
On Wednesday evening, we ate at Wine Street. I started with the venison carpaccio, which was excellent, and then opted for the simple spaghetti with garlic, spinach and chilli. Karl enjoyed the pate and beef Wellington. We had a glass of Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc with our first course, and a glass of Syrah from Brookfields with our mains. There was just room for an espresso to end the meal.
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