We entered a supermarket, in which we asked a security guard if he knew the way to La Sophia. He did not. That was a shame and a let down. But... that was not all. We were then put in the capable hands of two women, who were in the cue to be served, and they directed us to where the road was where La Sophia is. Bingo! We'd got what we needed! We were pleased, quite obviously. And then departed out of the store (I also thanked one of the ladies). We headed down the right path and soon came to our destination. (Although it seemed to take an awfully long time to get there!)
Once we'd arrived I entered the restaurant, and so did my companion. We were only there about half a minute before we were seen to... I mean, you know, spoken to, by a waitor. He asked us what our 'name' was, and I shyly said "Supersizer1.", which I then was asked to repeat. Which I didn't really mind.
We were directed to a table, by a wall, which I was quite happy with. And we sat down. I felt quite calm, but also a little tired (from the long journey, etc.) and also a bit awkward, because... it's an unfamiliar place, so I was trying to know how to react to it. But I soon lost that slightly awkward feeling and became quite tranquil and was fine.
The menus were brought out to us. They were white, with black text on them. I looked down it and saw Ali's name (from GBBO) and read what his desserts were, which excited me a fair bit. I couldn't wait to try them!
We were asked what we'd like to drink. I said a cappucino, my companion wanted a black coffee. Fair enough. They were brought to us, also with some drinking water (which we also said we wanted). It had a slice of lime in it! Ooo... made it very tasty!
|The starter went down a treat! It was a little peppery though. But I only found that to be right at the end, once I had finished the food. But it was well prepared and tasted gorgeous! Yum! :)|
I arrived downstairs and saw them all lined up, waiting for me and my companion. They looked happy to see us and greeted us like I've never been greeted before! I felt pretty special. I found it hard to know what to say, however, but I still talked a bit, said what my real name was/is. And even got to shake Glenn's hand! Um... yeah. That was pretty cool! I then got asked by Glenn whether I wanted a picture, to which I replied "Yeah!". My companion tried to take it, but failed. So, Christine's husband took it instead. We had two pics taken in the end. Both came out quite nicely (well, I thought so). Unfortunately, because I'm not exactly willing to show myself, you will only see a cropped version of the pic.
|Ok, so it's less cropped and more blocked out. You can just see my hands and my ASOS bag. Ha ha! :)|
|My main course! Beef wellington. With parsnips and mash, with a side of gravy (sort of). The gravy in its own pot/jug thing was so cool and kept the whole meal feeling rather... um, upmarket and classy.|
|My fave bit. So... good! Raspberries were nice and sharp and stained my nails - ha ha! Pink is trendy.|
|Where we went. Had to get a pic of the road's sign. May seem weird, may not. Just thought it was important to show it.|
Fantastic evening, ok journey, brilliant company, and overwhelmingly awesome food! Overall: 9/10.
Feel like I'm some sort of restaurant critic. Not a bad feeling at all!
Please comment below, if you'd like to. About the restaurant or about The Great British Bake Off. Whatever you like! See you all very soon (I really, really hope)! Bye for now.
Love Ss1. xxx