Lunch at Porto Italiano Easter Monday

A wet bank holiday Monday, as a treat before Jake heads back to uni decided to head to Bowness and have lunch at Porto Italiano.
It is a really gem in the heart of Bowness, at lunchtimes and early evenings do a special 2 courses for £13.95 or 3 for £17.95. They offer a seasonal menu and have started doing more sandwiches and light bites.
I had salmon and dill fishcake with a caper mayonnaise followed by wild mushroom risotto. To finish, ginger Parkin with rhubarb and ice cream and of course a Farrers espresso to finish off with.
If you’re ever in Bowness, pop in and try it out for yourself 🙂

Grange Sunday 25th March

Having had a friend to stay and a heavy night at Hawkshead beer festival, after dropping said friend at station wanted to do something with the afternoon.
So drove to Grange for a walk along the prom!! We were the youngest by about 30 years!! Someone said you age a year every 20 mins you are in Grange!!
Had a nice walk along the prom to the cafe (one of my customers) to get an ice cream which he treated us to! Had English lakes blackcurrant nom nom.
Then more strolling to Hazelmere bakery for a pot of tea and one of their legendary vanilla slices! Did feel slightly food giddy after consumption but so worth it!