We took the opportunity to have a look around the marina overlooking Cardiff Bay which is a great place, lots of bars and restaurants, boats and activity centres. There is certainly plenty to do and one quick visit is not enough.
|All moored up
|Overlooking Cardiff Bay
|Big hat definitely needed in the wind
We had a lovely meal out on Saturday at Miller and Carter, a restaurant we haven't visited before but will be again. There is a new one opening in Coventry so not too far to drive.
|Lovely time with lovely Hubby
|Bourbon glazed chicken
|Brownie dessert - naughty but yes so nice!
|Steakhouse Sour cocktail - a lovely way to end a lovely evening
Another new month begins so before I get absorbed in wine for Valentine's Day and the new tasting announced on Cuvée Reserve I should just say a little about two lovely wines I enjoyed in January; Vina Mayu and Russian Jack.
Both of these wines are from Majestic, the Vina Mayu Dry Pedro Ximenez 2014 was recommended by the manager at Majestic Leicester when I said I was looking for something new but still similar to sauvignon blanc.
It's a lovely wine from Chile, full of citrus, lemon and lime but without the gooseberry/kiwi of a sauvignon blanc. I love Sancerre and I found this quite similar but a little dryer.
I'd recommend this with a fish or chicken dish but actually think it is best suited to drinking well chilled on its own.
The Russian Jack is one I'd tried at a Majestic wine tasting. Both myself and our son thought it was a lovely sauvignon blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.
This was perfect with my chicken chinese dinner. it isn't one I would drink alone but was perfect with chicken.
February is always a fun month with our daughter's birthday and Valentine's Day - both great opportunities to open something special and celebrate - cheers!!