Time flies when you are having fun, or so the saying goes. I have been having fun over the past year, so that probably explains why it seems to have flown by so quickly. Work has been hectic and exciting, there have been a few major milestones in my career and suddenly here I find myself in my 36th year!I wanted a quiet birthday celebration, so we booked a table at Fox, a restaurant I really like in Cheshire. I started the evening with a Spitfire gin with Fever Tree elderflower tonic and grapefruit zest, from their impressive gin menu. It was a refreshing gin and tonic, ideal for such a warm evening and the elderflower tonic added a floral flavour tothis classic drink. I am sure that calories do not count on your birthday weekend, so we started the evening with a garlic bread with cheese! Fox has a wood fired oven and their pizzas and garlic breads taste so good, with a slightly smoky flavour and a bubbly sourdough crust.
After the indulgent garlic bread, I continued the theme by ordering a margherita pizza, the beloved Napoli pizza is one of my favourites and the beauty of the simple flavours relies on great ingredients. The toppings of San Marzano tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella worked so well together and I loved every bite. Pizza with a gin and tonic is a good combination!
My partner went for a calabrese pizza, topped with 'Nduya sausage, Calabrian sliced spicy sausage, buffalo mozzarella, tomato and oregano. We also shared some skinny chips and triple cooked chips...as I said indulgence was the order of the day!
Time for dessert and I decided not to order one, but I did sample a bite of my partner's choice of lemon tart with mascarpone which was zesty and not too sweet, the ideal way to round off such a satisfying meal.
For my dessert I thought I would sample another selection from the gin menu! I chose The Botanist Gin with Fever Tree tonic water, pink peppercorns and orange zest.
It was another lovely meal at Fox and the perfect way to start my birthday weekend. I always love to go out for a meal to celebrate a special occasion
How do you like to celebrate your birthday and which of these dishes catches your eye? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,