Last Saturday I had a kid free couple of days. Quite a rarity. The Mr fed the brood in Mcdonalds and I went off to Blog camp, had a great time, with great friends learnt a lot, sloshed around full of coffee and wrote several to do lists.
After such a productive day, we ventured to the mailbox for a little girls night. A couple of cocktails… As chosen by the delightful Gavin…..Selfie hilarity, pepper yumminess, And THE best pasta I’ve had for a long time.
We eat out often with the kids, but this was quite an experience to eat. A whole meal. Enjoy a whole conversation, no rushing, no food on my sleeve from having to lean over and cut everything up ….Hayley could just about manage. Ha!
The Zizzi at The Mailbox in Birmingham has a fantastic view across the canal, A great atmosphere. We were made very welcome, the new Autumn Menu came highly recommended we were not disappointed.
We ordered a few dishes and shared them, the Classic Caprina Pizza, the Classic Pulled Pork Rosmarino Pizza, the Warm Duck & Pomegranate Salad and the Wild Boar Ragu Pappardelle…stunning. All very beautiful in colour, light imaginative flavours. Not ordinarily a squash fan, the roasted squash through a few of the dishes was a different texture and worked really well.
Washed down with a delicious winter berry burst non alcoholic cocktail (desie driver) ….. I could still get into the girls night spirit…with no actual spirit.
We ended the night with a sorbet or 2, the popping pomegranate was brilliant fun! With shot of prosecco in the cutest little urn, some popping candy to sprinkle on he top it was delicious…and good fun at the table.
So, in the run up to Christmas, drop the girls a group facebook message, make some time to get together, get down to Zizzi’s and enjoy some time together. Just the girls. Giggle, enjoy good food, a pretty cocktail and each other’s company. Not rushed over a coffee in a soft play gauntlet. Some real quality girl time.
We were gifted our meal for the purpose of a review, but all opinions, giggles and 2nd helpings and experiences were my own.
Thank you to Zizzi’s at The Mailbox to Gavin, and all the staff that made our night so enjoyable.