Monday, 21 October 2013

Date Night

After a week of essay writing, philosophy presentations and general university based fun, I decided to take a trip South to visit James in Oxford!

Our long distance relationship means every three weeks or so when we see one another it has almost come customary for us to go out for a date night, usually for a meal!

One of our favourite places to visit together is Pizza Express. Delicious food, reasonable prices and the Oxford Golden Cross restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and beautiful historical features. 

And what better excuse than the new autumn menu to get us back to our favourite Italian pit stop. 

First up, we opted for the romantic option of a sharing starter, the NEW Dough Balls Doppio, everyones favourite dough balls served with a trio of delicious dips, pesto, n'duja and garlic butter, naturally. 

Here's a close up, just in case you are just excited about this as I was;

Or as impatient to try them as James was;

We both had a firm favourite, the n'duja spicy sausage dip!

Next for the main attraction.
I opted for the Leggera Superfood Salad, a combination of some of the most nutritious superfoods, all excellently mixed together for you health goddesses out there. I loved the pine nuts and avocado, and for under 300 calories you don't need to feel the least bit guilty about having a meal out!

James' chose, as always, the Calabrese or 'spiciest pizza on the menu'. He keeps going back for more, and after a try I know why. The wonderfully fiery mouthful is like a fiesta for your taste buds, a real must for any spice fans!

To finish we both picked from the Dolcetti menu, the selection of mini deserts with a coffee. James went for the chocaholic option, Double Chocolate Espresso Torta, all I can say is WOW. Beautifully indulgent, but not too rich as it is served in a mini serving! I chose the Caffe Reale, baby figs served with mascarpone and drizzled with a cinnamon & white wine syrup, and I'm salivating just thinking about it!

Comfortably full, we headed home in the chilly Oxford autumn weather, looking forward to our next date night to Pizza Express to sample some new dishes & maybe enjoy some old favourites!

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