I am not going to lie, I was freezing while these pictures were taken. I have pretty much lived in woolly sweaters and comfy jeans for the past 6 months so this is my effort to embrace Spring a bit more by getting my trench coat and slingback shoes out for a spin on Mother’s Day! It’s a great thing that Mother’s Day in the UK is celebrated on a different day than in Greece, it gives me the chance to celebrate twice the Mothers in my life. So, even though I celebrated this Sunday, I am equally looking forward to celebrating in Mother’s Day in Greece on the Sunday the 13th of May!
Planning ahead of time, on Thursday we booked a table at Da Vinci Restaurant in Aberdeen, it’s a new Italian place close to the flat so I was very excited to try it, hoping for it to be a great place so that I get the chance to hop in whenever I fancy!
The restaurant is well hidden on Alford Lane, just a few steps away from the top of Holburn Street, so if you have never walked past it chances are low to spot it while driving around. The owners said that they visited Aberdeen in 2014 and loved the fresh Scottish produce and clean air and decided to move here and bring their cuisine in the city.
It has a great Italian ambiance music and decoration. The menu is a bit complicated as they offer a starter and then a first and second course, so we were left wondering what is the difference between the starter and first dish-apparently its in the smaller size and variaty of the starters-but the waitress was more than happy to help us with this and offer us her suggestions.
I got the mushroom & truffle tagliatelle as main and the caramel panna cotta for dessert. The pasta was delicious and fresh and I loved the intense flavour of the truffle, however the panna cotta was a bit of a disappointment as it was too dense and it was lacking the rich creamy flavour a panna cotta should have. Nothing that a good glass of wine couldn’t fix though. and boy their wine was really good!
With happy bellies and smiley faces we headed back in the flat for a cup of tea and a few cuddles from Cruzy. How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?