Sunday, March 6, 2011

Food, Glorious Food!

Exactly one week ago today, we were having a delicious dinner at The Lavender House in Sri Lanka.

Hubby ordered a chicken roll filled with dates and cashews that sat atop parsley potatoes.

I had fish that was cooked in a banana leaf and served with salad.

All meals were selected from set menus that changed daily. Choice of soup or an appetizer, entrees of either fish, chicken or beef and two types of desserts.

The first nite we ordered a pumpkin soup.

And the second night it was cream of vegetable. Both served with amazing rolls and quite delicious.

The boys ordered steak both evenings (which I did not take pictures of). I was too caught up in my own food to think about anyone else's. The first night I ordered Tuna Mornay with roasted tomato and parsley potatoes.

The presentation was outstanding and the portion sizes were just right. A 3-course meal that did not leave you feeling stuffed.

Our first dessert was a sticky toffee pudding served with hot custard, toffee and whipped cream.

I took this picture after I had savored every delicious bite. In fact, my oldest son exclaimed that this would be the meal he would request as his last meal. The whole evening was a food lover's delight.

Just behind the door on the right, was a wine cellar.

My choice for the evening was a South African Sauvignon Blanc. A perfect accompaniment to a scrumptious meal!

We were all truly impressed with the food that was offered at this wonderful hideaway. The few pounds I gained on the trip was certainly worth it.

Sending Sunday blessings your way for a most beautiful day. Best wishes, Tammy

11 comments:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

The food sounds and looks delicious Tammy. I loved the photos you shared of the Lavender House on your last post. What a beautiful place to stay!
Blessings,
Marcia

Mary Ellen said...

Goodness Tammy how fun to get to discover such interesting new dishes like this! Banana peel- who would have ever thought to wrap fish in it!

Nice seeing you and your family eating around the table- so many don't do that these days!

Anonymous said...

You are making me hungry!! This all looks so amazing. What a wonderful experience to stay at such a unique place instead of your usual hotel. It looks like a very special place to be, and the food looks just amazing. Certainly worth putting on a few pounds...

Love,
Renee

glor said...

What a beautiful setting to have dinner in. The meals were wonderfully presented. Certainly made for a special evening. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day.

Happy@Home said...

Everything about this evening looks wonderful. The place looks beautiful and the food looks and sounds delish. Of course a nice glass of wine would also be nice.

April C said...

Just popping in to say thank you for the birthday wishes.

That meal looks absolutely delicious!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Tammy...I am loving seeing all these pictures from your trip!

LuLu~*xoxo

Heidi said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a sweet birthday greeting! Happy Birthday to you, too (belated!). Looks like you've been traveling, and enjoying every minute (or bite) of it! Hugs, Heidi

Serena said...

Beautiful and YUMMY!!!

Susan said...

Looks like a great place, Tammy, with nice ambiance and fabulous food. Wow! That chicken/date/cashew chicken sounded absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the tour. Now could you please send over some leftovers? Susan

Claus said...

The potatoes are really intriguing!!, and the dessert and soups look delicious. Lucky you! a wonderful experience for sure.
have a lovely day!

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