I have recently just turned 20 and what better way to celebrate than a free 3-course meal at a “fancy” restaurant, with your other half?
What I Had To Eat:
For a few years now I’ve swapped my usual mountains of carbs and sugary snacks to a healthy diet consisting of fruit, veg and dairy-free products. Though I’m not vegan or even vegetarian, most of my weekly meals are both meat and dairy free. Since changing my diet I’ve actually grown to dislike meat (with the exception of chicken – though only off the bone) and I’ve never really liked cheese, anyway. I’ve swapped my milk, butter and chocolate to vegan options and now reach for vegetarian options when going out for food. Luckily, Ego Restaurants even have a vegan menu. Take a look at what options I chose for my birthday meal:
Starters: Mediterranean Vegetable Soup (Vegetarian)
The soup was literally amazing – not too thick and not too watery. It was so tasty I would’ve been over the moon with a huge bowl of it for my main. It came with some warm crusty bread and butter, which Tyler managed to pinch half of for his paté.
Soup menu description: Soup of the day served with fresh bread.
Main: Mediterranean Vegetable Pizza (Vegan)
What was on the pizza? Courgette, roasted peppers, aubergine & red onion, with caramelised onions & finished with rocket.
I did ask for the courgette and aubergine to be left off the pizza – I don’t mind it, I just didn’t fancy it. The pizza came with vegan cheese and herbs and spices and it was honestly the best pizza I’ve ever had. I ended up saving a few slices which I had for dinner the next day.
Pudding: Sticky Toffee Pudding
Without a doubt, this was the best sticky toffee pudding I’ve ever had in my life. I love this dessert so much anyway and since having the shop-bought microwave version all my life, I’ve been hidden from the true taste of a good sticky toffee pudding. The description stated it may include “dates” and I’m not a fan but, if it hasn’t of said, you honestly wouldn’t think there was any in the pudding. It came warm with vanilla ice cream (which was a nice change from custard) and was drizzled with toffee sauce.
Dessert menu description: Steamed sponge date pudding, toffee sauce & vanilla ice cream.
The only thing I’d say was that the meal was lovely but even with the 3, free courses, it cost just over £40.00. Without them, it’d have been around £75.00-£80.00 which isn’t too bad considering the place we were at. Call me cheap but for general meals out, £80.00 is not a price I’m willing to pay.
Here’s a link to sign up to Ego Club Members to get your birthday discount. Enjoy!