Mother’s Day Dinner

Here in UK we celebrated Mother’s day on 6th March 2016. For the dinner, we decided to have some special food accompanied by equally special beverages.Before the meal, I made my wife’s favourite cocktail – the Margarita, with tequilla, triple sec and freshly squeezed lime juice.

A nice cool Margarita
A nice cool Margarita

For the main dish, we have New Zealand lamb chops, served with new potatoes, asparagus and broccoli. Mint sauce goes particularly well with the lamb chops. My wife never used to like lamb, but she definitely likes this now – I know, as she asked for this.

New Zealand lamb chops served with new potatoes, broccoli, asparagus and baby corn
New Zealand lamb chops served with new potatoes, broccoli, asparagus and baby corn

I chose a mature 18 year old Chateau Beaucastel to go with the lamb, as Chateauneuf does pair well with lamb.

Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Beacuastel 1998 - this mature wine does go nicely with lamb
Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Beacuastel 1998 – this mature wine does go nicely with lamb

For dessert, I bought 4 slices of Sainsbury’s Taste the difference Bistro Belgian brownie chocolate tortes. Each slice of Belgian chocolate cheesecake lies on a Belgian chocolate brownie base, and is topped with Belgian chocolate ganache and decorated with nibbed cocoa beans. Truly delicious.

Sainsburys's Taste the difference Belgian chocolate torte
Sainsburys’s Taste the difference Belgian chocolate torte

I have to say that my wife enjoyed the meal. It was a great way to finish off the day.

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