It’s that time of the week again people!  It’s time to get your party on and for some WIAW action.


This week I’m going to do a little rewind to last Tuesday where I was totally spoilt and wined and dined by the boyfriend at The Priory.   The restaurant is actually part of the The Bath Priory Hotel where at the healm is Executive Head Chef Micheal Caines who has been awarded 2 Michelin Stars.  I’ve been lucky to go to fine dining restaurants before as a treat, but nothing compares to the feast that I was about to eat.


We were first escorted to a huge table over looking the hotel gardens and looked over the lunch menu.  There were 4 menus that you could choose from and since we there for lunch that’s the menu that we stuck to, although the Master Chef menu was also really tempting.  There was a lovely selection of food for each course, but before we got a chance to select our dishes we were presented with a little appetizer, compliments of the chef.  The waiter that served us did recall in detail everything that was served to us, but all I remember is the olives and the creamy goat’s cheese spread, which tasted amazing.  The bread stick thingys, although I’m sure they have a much fancier name were really delicious too.


For my starter I ordered the Butternut Squash Agnolotti with hazelnut beurre noisette and parmesan foam.  Again the waiter reiterated the description of the dish from the menu, which I thought was a nice touch.  In fact the waiters were so attentive always asking if we were enjoying our food and if we needed anything.  It really was an amazing dining experience.  And the food…it looked so pretty that I was too scared to eat it, but it was out of this world!

Before the main we had an amuse bouche that came in a cute espresso cup-I forgot to take a pic! It contained chives, celeriac, truffle oil and was very creamy.


My main read something like this: “ Jerusalem artichoke risotto with Parmesean shavings and artichoke veloute.”  It was perfectly portioned and the risotto was super creamy and not stodgy at all.  I was in love! 🙂

We didn’t plan to have dessert, but whilst we were there we thought “what the heck?!” and went for it.  We had to wait 10 minutes for mine to cook so we decided to take a stroll around the gardens whilst the magic was happening in the kitchen.





 DSCF1670The grounds were really pretty and had that English country garden appeal to them.  But, dessert was calling so we had to go back inside.  To be honest I don’t think there was any rush as the waiting staff seemed to want to tend to your ever need.  I got the feeling that we could have walked for hours before dessert and they wouldn’t have minded.


Dessert was extra special: Hot blackcurrant soufflé with yoghurt and vanilla sorbet and a blackcurrant coulis.  I also had a sneaky taste of Alfie’s too which was a dark chocolate mousse with pistachios and pistachio ice cream.  Both were just gorgeous!

IMG_0713  Holy yum!

This perfect meal was preceded by the most perfect bouquet of roses waiting for me at the hotel…


… and the perfect setting in Priory Park…


The perfect setting to get engaged!


The day was just totally beautiful and romantic.  I’m one very lucky lady and so so happy!!!

It really was the PERFECT day.

What has been your perfect day? 

What is your most memorable restaurant meal?

What is the best thing that you ate today?



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39 responses to “WIAW: My PERFECT day

  1. OMG!! My jaw dropped at the end!! You kept us in suspense!!

    Congratulations!! It sounds like the perfect meal for such a special romantic occasion xxx

  2. Congrats! You know I had a feeling when you posted the pic of those roses last week, so chuffed for you!!! xxxxx

  3. Katy Aubrey

    Aw congrats!! Sounds like an amazing day!! xx

  4. Bronagh

    Congratulations! That’s such fantastic news, and so lovely to be wined and dined at such a special place for the special occasion!

  5. Ahhh! That is SOO exciting!! Congrats!! 🙂

  6. Ahh, I am so happy for you!

    I love how you just casually dropped that little bombshell in there right at the end.

    I am too speechless to answer the questions…all I want to do is offer a big, squeezy *hug* and dance around the room like a ten-year old girl 😉


  7. Congrats Jemma!! That’s so great 🙂 Looks like such a beautiful day, you are definitely one lucky duck!

  8. beautyinthebalance

    WOWWWW Jemma that is SO exciting! Great news! Congratulations!

  9. Congrats Jemma! That is very exciting news 🙂

  10. kabochafashionista

    AAAAHHH SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! *hugs!!* huge congratulations girly! I was so shocked at the end haha!! And now I know why you’ve been tweeting so much happiness all week! Gosh how ever did you manage to keep that quiet for so long?! 🙂

  11. Oh my goodness, congratulations Jemma!!! This is amazing, it really does look like a perfect day 🙂

  12. Ahhh, congratulations!! What a perfect lead-up to such a happy event 🙂

  13. oh my goodness what a super day and my what amazing food, you look so happy togeather. haven’t have many memorable retsurant expereinces but it was probably pizza express for my last birthday where as I am in recovery from an ed was memorable because I was eating pizza and desert and feeling okay with it and happy because I was amongst friends.

  14. YAAAY CONGRATS Jemma!! That is the best news ever!! You guys are the cutest couple, and I am SO happy for you!! 😀

  15. What a beautiful setting and what a cute couple!

  16. woooo congratulations!!! I did think those roses last week were for something special but I wondered if it was an anniversary or something. Hooray! 🙂

  17. Wow – huge congratulations to you both!
    It looks like it was a gorgeous hotel and I perfect meal.

  18. Huuuuuge congratulations!!
    Alfie’s a lucky guy 😀

  19. OH MY GOSH!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! That’s so amazing!!! You both look lovely and SO happy 🙂

  20. CONGRATULATIONS! Holy cow, how did you manage to save that bombshell for the end? You’re getting married! *squeeee*

    It sounds like the perfect day, I’m so happy for you.

  21. Congratulations! A total bombshell at the end there, but I liked it! 😉 Good thing you’ve been to a lot of weddings lately, I bet its giving you some ideas!

  22. AHHHH congratulations!! My cute-o-meter just exploded 😀
    Definitely the best WIAW ever!

  23. awesome pics! u look pretty! 🙂

  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Everything just looks so perfect!!! xxx

  25. Oh wow congratulations!!! What a beautiful setting for such a wonderful occasion 🙂
    Everything looks perfect, your meal, the gardens, the hotel…
    I’m so happy for you! 🙂 This is definitely the best WIAW ever!

  26. Errign

    CONGRATULATIONS! That’s awesome & delicious eats to go with? Definitely perfect!

  27. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I love a good wedding 🙂

    That food looks totally amazing. I’ve never been anywhere where the food looks that sophisticated but I’ve had some wonderful food at the Crab & Lobster at Asenby, Thirsk and also the Wensleydale Heifer in the Yorkshire Dales.

    My most perfect day was my wedding day. It was wonderful, as I am sure yours will be.

    Best thing I ate today was a really ripe, juicy comice pear 🙂

  28. Congratulations!!!! I thought I spotted a new engagement ring on your finger the other day 🙂 So exciting xxx

  29. CONGRATS!!!!!! So so happy for you! You guys are a beautiful couple!!!

  30. Awww, congratulations!! 😀

    I noticed your engagement ring in that photo when you posted about the wedding you went to, but as no-one else commented on it I assumed I’d missed the news a while ago!!!

    How exciting! 🙂

  31. Congratulations! Such exciting news, very happy for you. x

  32. Tesni

    Congratulations!!! 🙂

  33. Congratulations!! Such a sweet story. What a perfect location!

  34. Oh, wow – congrats! My best restaurant experience (though it wasn’t the fanciest or longest experience, the best restaurant, or even a whole meal!) was a dessert date that I went on with a really sweet boy in high school. First of all, dessert is the way to my heart. But even though the flourless chocolate cake was delicious, getting to spend the time with such an awesome, sweet person (who I had *such* a crush on) was even better. 🙂

    I wish you two a life full of happiness!

  35. EEEEE! As I was reading down-down-down your post, I began to feel in my heart “I bet this ends in engagement” & yay! Congratulations! Sounds like an absolutely perfect setting & during a brilliantly perfect day, how could it have been any better? You must be over the moon. Congratulations, again.

  36. Ahhhhhh congratulations, girl!!! God bless you both on this fun and beautiful journey, and if you need any tips let me know!! I’m just learning my way through the planning too, but IF I can help, just give me a heads up 😀

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