When we were planning our Valentine's Day dinner menu Paul decided that he wanted Indian food. I suspect it is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think 'Valentine's Day' nonetheless it was what he wanted so it was what he got.
Of course, because we are who we are nothing was easy about this. Dinner involved 4 hours of errands which took us downtown, into Hamilton (with a wander on Locke Street and visit to Chuck's Burger Bar for lunch), and a longer than normal stop at the grocery store. Is it any wonder we had a two hour nap in the afternoon?
Because of that late lunch . .. . what the heck - here it is:
If you like burgers and amazing fries AND you happen to be in the Hamilton area, I'd suggest stopping by Chucks. It was recently rated one of the top 10 burgers in Canada - with good reason.
Anyways . . .yummy burger, full bellies, nap - yes, dinner was late! LOL
We started with a suitably coloured martini:
Pomegranate and Blood Orange . . . YUM
The appetizers we had purchased from Samosa Queen in Hamilton:
(hmmm - apparently my area of focus was on the tulips and not the food. LOL) Chicken samosa, sweet potato pakora and their famous tamarind chutney.
For the main course we had chicken tikka, saffron rice pilaf, and a curried vegetable stew (which we made months ago and I just had to pull from the freezer - yeah).
There was nothing Indian about dessert!!!
Paul cleaned up and afterwards we sat in the family room and enjoyed a chocolate raspberry heart shaped from MollyCake and some wonderful vin santo.
All in all, a wonderful day!