Carluccio’s

Moments like this are precious. We are pretty much a ‘snap-happy’ family with Freya. I am not looking forward to the day where she will find me rather annoying and look away when she spots my camera. (Please love my camera, pretty please)Candlelight dinner with daddyHere’s some breadstick for you, mummy! She is obsessed with them and pretends to share them with me.

Freya and mummy

Little family

It’s a feat trying to get her to look … and when she does ..

and another

.. the picture is slightly blurry! Oh well 🙂 We really enjoy taking her out for meals as she is such a joy at mealtimes because she truly LOVES the highchair and people. She turns into a super sociable bubba, staring at strangers, waving at them, enjoying her snacks and a pouch of baby food. Thank goodness, as we do love eating out and I cannot imagine that happening if she is very difficult.

It was our first time in Carluccio’s Nottingham. Ambience was great and it was not very packed considering we went on a Saturday evening.  Service was lovely, they even offered Freya breadsticks.

To start, I had Sardine Carpione. Grilled sardines topped with a mix of pine nuts, carrots, onions, raisins and bay leaves in a sweet and sour marinade on a bed of rocket. They excluded the nuts mix for me as little one is allergic to nuts.

Sardine Carpione at Carluccios

As much as I love rocket and fish in general, I struggled with this dish. Lots of fine bones everywhere and it was quite tough to just swallow them. Definitely not a dish to opt for when you are out on a first date or something.

Mains: Pasta Ala Puttanesca. Pasta with a spicy sauce of tomatoes, olives, capers and anchovy.

Pasta Alla Puttanesca

Al dente. Check! You can’t really go wrong with a simple dish like this especially since I am a huge fan of olives and anchovies. It was not very memorable though, delicious but not superb.

We did not feel like desserts and opted for coffees instead. Coffee and cuddles for daddy!

Cuppa time

Pretty challenging to capture the both of them as Freya is such a wriggly worm planning and trying to execute her escape.

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Outtake 2

Daddy cuddles

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