Le Metro, Halifax

Last Sunday I went back to Le Metro (http://www.lemetropolitain.co.uk/lemetro/ ) and I have to say, I’m pretty sure that if they serve food in heaven, this is what it will be like!!

Again I went for Sunday lunch, they have a great offer where if two of you get Sunday lunch then you get a free bottle of vino, this makes me very happy! This time I had the roast beef, I really wanted the ham again but alas, I do love beef so I can’t say it upset me as such, and I wasn’t disappointed at all! I took a picture but because my Blackberry has an awful camera I won’t put it on here, it won’t do the amazing food justice. I can honestly say, I have NEVER tasted roast potatoes as amazing in my life, they are so moist in the middle and crispy on the outside, two on your plate is not enough, I could eat a plateful. I also realise I have put amazing twice above but just thinking about these potatoes makes me lost for words!

The beef was an absolute winner too, I usually like my meat well done but I didn’t think to say this to the waiter this time, however, when it came it wasn’t like you’d expect, it was actually cooked with just a nice hint of pink and it melted in my mouth! Who needs ham when you have beef like this?! I had to give my Yorkshire Pudding away to my friend, to quote her ‘you cannot leave that, it’s sacrilege, give me it here they’re gorgeous’, but what ya gonna do when you can have eggs?!

We both had apple and berry crumble for dessert and again, as expected, fantastic food. I have to say I’m quite upset I didn’t go today, they have vanilla milk and cookies on the menu for dessert….maybe next time!

I urge you all to try this restaurant, the service is impeccable, the staff can’t so enough for you and simply put, if you don’t visit them, you are missing out on truly wonderful food.


Let’s go back in time…

Back to last Sunday when an extremely tired Nicola didn’t crawl out of her pit until 11.16am! We’d had friends round, well I say friends, my boyfriend and mum’s friend and her boyfriend haha! Mum’s getting married next year and it was a good opportunity for everyone to get to know each other before we stayed in the same hotel for a week! But as with any gathering when alcohol and a Wii are present, madness ensued! It took a fair few drinks to get everyone up but eventually there was no stopping…..wait for it…..the men!!!

I have no words!

I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard in ages! My mum’s fiance didn’t even need a remote at one point and got down with his bad self to Katy Perry’s Firework several times on Just Dance 2! My boyfriend gave in and joined him in a Viva Las Vegas number and at one point I had to fight for Yorkshire by giving it some to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary (I won, OBVIOUSLY!) I am the undisputed champion to this particular number, even the window cleaner has witnessed my moves, by accident of course.

Anyway I digress. I eventually crawled out of bed to get ready to meet my friend for lunch in Halifax, but after 3 ignored text messages I took the hint, and hit Frankie and Bennys with the boyf! I had the most amazing pizza that I HAVE to try make at home, a Caesar Salad Pizza. Now, I can fair hear you all gag, but it was amazing, the dressing made it the tastiest pizza ever and I pretty much needed wheeling out of the restaurant. Obviously, as per, I took pictures.

Frankie and Bennys is one of my fave places to eat out!

To start, I had large mushrooms stuffed with cheese, garlic and breadcrumbs, drizzled with a balsamic reduction and some rocket for good measure haha the rocket hid the mushrooms but I promise they were under there somewhere…..

Starter. It doesn't look much but it was amazing, and so filling.

Stuffed mushrooms must be the easiest thing to recreate yet, I find I rarely do. This may be in large because I can’t especially cook, I can bake like a trooper but cook, not so much. I once made mushrooms stuffed with Philadelphia Cream Cheese, garlic and chopped bacon on a bed of rice. I’ll be honest with you, it looked a bit like crap but you should really try it, it was UH-MAY-ZING!

Now for the main event, I kid you not, this was one of the nicest pizzas ever, and I should mention that these 2 courses were part of a deal, 2 courses for £9.95, bargain!

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

I should probably apologise for the quality of most of my pictures, I have an oldish Blackberry Curve, everything comes out kinda grey but, you get the idea! I had to remove the tomatoes because I can’t eat seeds in things but seriously, salad dressing on pizza is genius! I thought when Britney Spears told Tina and Brittany on Glee that Ranch Dressing on pizza was good she was just been a bit eccentric but, I beg you all, TRY IT!

God love  www.frankieandbennys.com and they’re amazing chefs!

That’s all for now, but I’ll be back with some pics of my Halloween cupcakes and my first attempt at making seedless raspberry jam!

Ciao for now xoxo