The last day of the holidays and our boat was cancelled. We had to leave our hotel by 10am and instead of our boat being at 2pm it had been changed to 9:15pm… we had a lot of time to kill. After a wander around town buying my parents some goodies, we headed in search of food. We decided to go to a restaurant named Dix-Neuf, I don’t know if they have them in the Uk and I have only ever been once for a croissant with a friend but I’ve heard good things. I decided to get a Mozzarella and Sun Blushed Tomato Tart with Gnocchi.
It was gorgeous. The tart was topped with a sweet caramelised onion marmalade which had crisped up during cooking. The sweetness from the tomatoes and onion worked well with the pastry and cheese, but my favourite was the Gnocchi which was amazing. I’ve made it a few times before but never had it professionally made so I was very much looking forward to! It was covered in a gorgeous garlic and herb white sauce but was interrupted by a big pile or rocket….. which was meant to be spinach… which I had to ask for….. I was sick of the site of rocket by the end of the week… But anyway the Gnocchi wasn’t floury, not too dense and soaked up the sauce which was amazing!
Perfect end to the week!
(My boyf at lunch! )
We got our ferry at about 2 in the afternoon and didn’t arrive till 7pm. We couldn’t stay for a whole week which I wanted because I didn’t have enough money so we were there for 5 days instead and I didn’t want to waste any time! We got into jersey, dumped our bags in the hotel, showered and headed to Pizza Express. Yes you might read this like “wow…. pizza express… bit boring…” but they do do some amazing food. Table booked for 9, we met up with some chums and got straight on with our meals.
I ordered a Padana Pizza which is topped with Goats cheese, Mozzarella, spinach, red onions, caramelised onions and garlic oil. It is delicious. The goats cheese is so creamy and crumbles when cutting into the pizza and the texture works so well with the crunchy red onion yet the sharpness of the cheese complements the sweetness from the caramelised onion. It melts in your mouth and is delicious! For dessert, a Chocolate Glory! Which is an ice cream sundae with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and piece of chocolate fudge cake. I probably didn’t need this and yes, it was delicious and I was starving but it wouldn’t have mattered if I hadn’t had it!
I really should have taken a photo of this but today I met up with one of my friends for lunch and was later joined by another chum.
I ordered a Tostada which was like toasted crunchy bread coated in sesame seeds and drizzled with olive oil. It had this gorgeous tomato spread on the bottom layer then topped with spinach and tomatoes. It was delicious, there was 4 large pieces which was lovely! It was filling and the spread was so rich and deep in flavour which was nice because it was also so healthy as well! Was a bit pricey but definitely worth it!