Let's start off with London. I went to London in the summer of 2010 with one of my good friends Katie. I wasn't expecting much since everyone in the U.S says how.. um.. how can I say this without offending British people everywhere.. well OK I'll say it. Lots of people told me it was gross. You could imagine how surprised I was when I fell in LOVE with the food. The first meal I had was of course Fish and Chips. I could not WAIT to have an authentic British dish. A great pub called Black Friars was right outside of our hotel and we stopped there for a pint and some lunch. YUM. However- mushy peas- not so much. Being from new England, fish and chips are everywhere so I was really happy to go to the source. I loved it.
Next was an amazing cupcake shop in Covent Garden. I had been jonsen' for a good cupcake for days and finally we found this little shop. They had awesome mini cupcakes and regular sized ones in tons of different flavors. The cupcakes in here looked so good Katie asked me for a bite of my luscious red velvet cupcake. The bakery could not confirm whether there could be traces of nuts in their cupcakes, which stopped Katie from getting one since she has a peanut allergy. While she watched me eat it she grabbed it out of my hand and took a bite. I almost dropped dead hoping I would not have to administer an EPPI pen and thank God I didn't have to. The girl risked her life for one of these cupcakes. They were delicious.
Next was the best part of the trip. One of our last nights we went to a pub near Picadilly Circus and I ate the BEST Steak and Ale pie - EVER. This thing was giant and after two pints of Guiness how I ate it all was beyond me. The steak was super tender and it was just stick to your ribs good. The pastry, the mashed potatoes, the gravy. OMG. I was in a food coma. I think I remember Katie exclaiming." Wow, you ate more than me. It was worth the calories.
Let's then move to my most recent trip to Australia. What an amazing adventure that was.We had so many great meals and enjoyed every moment.
|Georgina the Koala!|
One of the best nights in Uluru was The Sounds of Silence Dinner. We had a cocktail hour while the sunset over Kata Juita. It was amazing. Being in the middle of the desert surrounded by the prettiest sites was priceless. We had an amazing Australian BBQ spread. Grilled Kangaroo, crocodile, barabundi and lamb. This picture of my plate looks messy, but honestly I tried to get as much food on my plate as possible. I could not get enough. And yes, the kangaroo was delicious. Thank God I had not seen one until after I ate it.
|Sunset over Kata-Juita|
I'm curious though- what was the best meal you ever had while on vacation???