Chinese Takeaway Chow-down
Another big meal
My brother and sister-in-law flew in from Calgary for a visit. It was short. It was sweet. It was time well spent eating and then when we were full – we just ate some more. There was the Chinese takeaway that had to be polished off and our favourite Greek and Malaysian restaurants that deserved a visit. Then there was tea and copious amounts of cake that just had to be consumed. Between mouthfuls of fabulous food there was non-stop chatter. We talked about everything and anything until the next course arrived.
Thinking back – the amount of food around that weekend was a little outrageous. Every moment revolved around breaking bread with each other but at the end of the day – isn’t this what it’s all about?
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Us on the tour
If you’re going into wine country than the only way to start off the weekend is by visiting wineries. Courtesy of a winemaker flatmate – we were given the insider scoop on what would be the best tour to book in the region. The tour started off with silly questions such as what kind of wine do you like…hmm, is ALL somehow the wrong answer? Well I hope not as that’s what the 5 of us chimed in with. We like red…we like white…we like New Zealand wine and so on. Turns out we were a van full of girls that were not picky about the wine we drink – BIG SURPRISE!
All afternoon, we drove from winery to winery and sampled the best the region had to offer. At each winery we started out with whites and finished with reds. In between all the drinking we stopped for a delicious lunch at Elephant Hill. I followed that up with chocolate snacks after tasting #3 (what’s a girl to do…they were looking at me from the counter screaming “mmm…chocolate!”) and then finished off the day with a little wine and cheese while basking in the autumn sunlight. It was a great first day in Napier. I was surrounded by good company, nice food, and great wine – what more could I ask for.
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