I just had a classic Cypriot breakfast (cheese, spinach and sausage pastries) courtesy of one of the largest bakeries on the island, my mum loves to treat us, and a coffee, whilst the little sis is playing the piano and Oscar is sitting next to me.
Today’s blog is all about our Christmas meal two nights ago, at Carnicero.
I’m not the most organised person in my personal life but when it comes to events such as the annual Compliance and friends Christmas dinner I love to come up with ideas on where to go and plan it.
Most of us in the team love a good steak and I thought it’d be nice to try something different so I suggested giving Carnicero, a new steakhouse on Oxford street a go. It had great reviews and mouth-watering food photos on TripAdvisor and their Christmas menu was one of the very few that dared to differ to the traditional Christmas set meals.
It did not disappoint. I loved every dish!
My Blue Cheese Salad was delicious. The dressing and the raisins, orange, walnuts and blue cheese in every layer of green worked as a treat and for the first time in a long time I actually finished all my salad.
After my delightful starter it was finally the time I’ve been waiting for, for months. And oh my it was worth it.
My steak was cooked to perfection, juicy and succulent, pink but not swimming in blood, crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside as it should be roast potatoes, roast vegetables including garlic (loved it) and a rich, creamy peppercorn sauce I could have had it on its own ( I actually did some of it).
After my main I was so full I didn’t think I’d have any room left for my white chocolate brioche pudding. But it was so light and soft, it literally melt in the mouth, I actually finished it.
It was by far my favourite Christmas meal.
We had a laugh, everyone loved their Secret Santa gift and the food was superb.
I’d definitely recommend Carnicero. Amazing, delicious food and great service. The waiters regularly filled in our glasses, checked on us and let us know when the next dish would come up. The quality of the food is of course essential but service is as important and it makes a difference when you leave a restaurant feeling you’ve been looked after.
What a great way to finish 2017 in Southampton.