Valentines Day isn't really a big deal to us. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the sentiment and quite frankly found myself annoyed at all of the 'urgh, screw valentines, be nice 365 days a year not just one' messages spewed all over the Internet. I just feel that Valentines day is probably more poignant for couples new to the world, those who grasp any and every opportunity to show the world how much they care for each other, and I think that's sweet. To me, Valentines day is just an excuse to make a fancier than usual dinner, so that's exactly what I did!
We started with a goats cheese and roasted red pepper tower with pesto reduced olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Followed by pan fried fillet steak served on creamed peas with pommes Anna. Served rare, of course.
Completed by a pretty cliched, but delicious chocolate fondant with warmed raspberries and vanilla cream.
As Kris was working at the studio most of yesterday we decided to take a little trip out to The Side Gallery to see a very moving photographic exhibition detailing life in a Polish ghetto during the Holocaust, very sad but I highly recommend going to see it. We then jaunted across the bridge to The Baltic to make up for me spending the majority of yesterday home alone. Unfortunately for us, most of the floors were closed for exhibit changeover, reopening on Friday. Good job the shop is always entertaining.
I'm always a little obsessed with the mottled mirrored ceilings in the foyer.
Just as I am with the rusted walls outside. Kinda want to lick them.... is that wrong?
But I have to admit, my favorite part of Valentines day was when my true love came home from work with a stunning Mulberry Oversized Alexa just for me! He's a keeper!
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day spent with the people you love most, be it your other half, your family, best friends or even your faithful kitty cats. I know I did!