Simple Banana Mocha Protein Shake Recipe
Whizz it up in a blender and you're good to go!
That was until I experienced not only the best Italian meal I've ever had, but one of the best meals I've ever had, at the Broadway Casino in Birmingham.
It was almost like you could taste the passion that had gone in to the food. The way Roberto spoke about the culinary creations reinforced that everything on the menu was chosen due to the quality of the food.
Between courses, we were treated to a limoncello based palate cleanser, which led us on to the main attraction...
And a big, juicy steak was just what I got.
Before we were served our dessert, we experienced some Italian Grappa. Grappa is a traditional 'digestivo' (after-dinner drink) and we were served ours paired with a square of chocolate. We were also advised to save a drop to add to our after-dinner espresso, which came at the end of our meal.
Grappa is a flavour akin to Brandy and for me, it was a little too strong to drink neat - especially when we'd been drinking sweeter beverages like limencello and prosecco cocktails throughout. However, when mine was paired with the hazelnut chocolate, it added another flavour to the drink, which helped me to drink it I must admit!
For dessert I had a few scoops of traditional gelato. Despite being full enough to burst, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to try some authentic Italian gelato! I chose pistachio, hazelnut and coconut to finish my meal. Pistachio is one of my favourite flavours and whenever I spot a pistachio ice cream or gelato I have to try it. This one ranks highly, with an indulgently rich texture, offset by the delicate nutty flavour. Served with liquor soaked maraschino cherries, which were proudly imported in from Italy, they were like little bubbles of tangy, delicious cherry heaven.
Even with a tremendously full stomach, this was the perfect way to end the meal.
It seems like only a few months ago that I was knee deep in mud, watching KoRn at Download 2016. How time flies when you're having jager-fueled fun, huh?
Who's Headlining Download 2017?
Who Else is Playing Download 2017?
What Else Can You See at Download 2017?
I quit my job.
But anyway, I digress....
About Hello Terri Lowe
A UK Beauty, Lifestyle and Food blog, based in Staffordshire, you can also expect to see reviews of places around the country. Often spotted in Manchester during a day job of Community Management for a PR Agency, you can expect to see a little bit of everything from festivals to food and everything in-between. When not blogging, you can find me having a nice sit down with my cats, Stevie and Kitty, or enjoying a fine cup of coffee. Don't forget to take a look at my 'about' page if you're interested in collaborating on any exciting opportunities!
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