Well, not crime exactly, but definitely returning to the scene! A couple of nights ago we booked a table at Bellapais Monastry for a meal. Graham & I were married there nearly three years ago and we wanted to take Cooper along to show him where Mummy & Daddy tied the knot.
You will be impressed when you see the bread that is served at the table with chilli studded olive oil and olives. Like many of the retaurants and cafes here, they have their own bakery on the premises. The bread here is just divine.
The menu was very meat based, although there were a few pasta dishes suitable for vegetarians. Graham and I decided to combine a couple of starters instead. I had Grilled Halloumi or Hellim as it is called in this Turkish part of Cyprus, Mushrooms in Breadcrumbs Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Salad. Graham had the same, but substituted the Hellim I was having for spring rolls. There were also dishes of vegetables and potato wedges on the table for us to share. We took Cooper's dinner with us. He had a mixture of vegetables whizzed up with a little cream cheese and a piece of the village bread. As you can see from the photos, he was desperate to wash it down with some of my mother-in-law's wine. It was the most enjoyable meal and lovely to be back in such beautiful surroundings. We skipped dessert as Cooper was getting tired, but stopped for scoops of ice cream to eat on our way home.
I am cringing at adding a photo of me, post-pregnancy, but it is only fair if I am including photos of the rest of the family. *grimace*