Birthdays are a fantastic excuse to indulge all day (as if I need any excuse)! I started my birthday with a delicious breakfast at Rosewood London, in their fabulous Mirror room, with some of my favourite bloggers, Aftab and Angie.
We sipped on some delicious coffees, whilst we peered through the menu, trying to decide what to have for breakfast. My coffee was delicious with beautiful coffee art. There had been a slight glitch to start with whereby mine and Aftab’s coffee’s had been mixed up, but that was swiftly sorted.
Now truffle is my weakness at the moment. I love it on pasta, chips, cheese on toast…you name it. When I saw that they had truffled baked eggs for breakfast as a choice, I was won over.
It was just perfect. The best baked eggs I have had. Served in an earthy pan and just oozing with deliciousness. I want to go back for this so if anyone wants to join me let me know!
Aftab opted for the Acai bowl, which is quite rare to find on breakfast menus, and he absolutely loved it. It was probably a wise start to the day as we were set for major indulging (cocktails) for the rest of the day! The Acai bowl had blueberries, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, granola, goji berries and bee pollen.
Over breakfast Angie told us all about her recent trip to Kenya and Zanzibar, a topic close to my heart since I was born and brought up in Kenya. She went on safari in both the Masai Mara and Samburu, as well as stayed at the iconic Giraffe Manor. You have to go read all about all her experiences on her blog, SilverSpoon London.
The Giraffe Manor is one of the most unique hotels in the world, whereby you have endangered resident Giraffes wandering around, peeking their heads through the massie windows whilst you have breakfast, or wanting to be petted or kissed whilst you have afternoon tea. I had afternoon tea there last December, when I was last in Kenya and you can read about it here and you can read about Angie’s experience here.
When we finished breakfast, the heavens had opened and rather than braving the rain, Aftab and I took refuge in the gorgeous Scarfes bar.
I obviously had a Mojito, which was made extremely well. Aftab had wanted a pornstar martini, but they didn’t have them at this bar. Instead he went for one recommended by the bartender, who assured him it was just as nice as a pornstar martini, and it was!
It was the perfect way to start my birthday off and I am so grateful to have such lovely blogger friends to have spent it with.