For Martin's birthday weekend, we went on a city break to Cardiff! It was a chilled trip indeed, and typical of us the only thing we had on the agenda was where we were going to stuff our faces.
So first of all, Cardiff is really pretty.
It was a clear and slightly chilly October day when we visited the National Museum of Cardiff opposite Cardiff castle (where I saw this amazing autumnal tree!). Great place for art fans as there was a fondue of both historical and modern pieces; lots of Monet, a cheeky Bacon and there's an amazing Quentin Blake exhibition there at the moment.
Being the unapologetic Millennials that we are, we have discovered a past time to keep Martin entertained while we go to such exhibitions and that is making art history memes on Snapchat. I also left with a new friend from the gift shop, Godfrey the brontosaurus and a T-rex necklace because I'm an adultchild.
Lunch was the most EPIC thing. I had read about Madame Fromage on Pinterest and I knew we just had to go. All my cheese dreams came true. Located in Castle Arcade in the town centre, the quirky cafe serves amazing produce such as cheese, cakes, chutneys etc both on their menu and in their little shop. We ordered the cheese platter to share and we were in ABSOLUTE AWE when we were served about 10 delicious cheeses with bread, chutney and sundried tomatoes.
DEAR LORD. SERIOUSLY. LOOK AT ITTTTTTTT. My fave was the Snowdonia cheddar and if it wasn't for the journey back I would have stocked up and gnawed on a block on the drive home.
After Madame Fromage, we waddled over to Science Cream which is just around the corner. These guys make ice-cream using liquid nitrogen would you believe. So nerdy, so delicious. It's like some Stars In Your Eyes dry-ice door reveal (look it up, kids). This little beauty is banana and peanut butter flavour with salted caramel sauce. It was thick and non-melty and I wish it would never end.
Another place for good eats is Mina where I really enjoy some Lebanese mezze. If you go, get the garlic mushrooms because they blew my god damn mind. Their falafel was also delicious and Martin thoroughly enjoyed his lamb curry.
So we're back in England now feeling pudgy AF, so I'm hitting the gym and the celery hard tomorrow.
Happy Birthday, Marts! x