So we had a wild day.. Great touring about old Delhi and the amazing historical that are the breadth of this (albeit) super smoggy city., this place has more smog than Mexico City and others put together for sure! I have never experienced anything like it! You seem to kinda get used to it.. Is that bad? Probably.. I think a mis-spent youth is helping! You focus your eyes a leetle more and heck am used to having the odd cough every now and then 😉
Yet lets talk supper.. One thing that needs restating, despite your of our thoughts this place ain’t cheap., not if you eat like we seem to be. When we return to Delhi in less than a week I have lined up some of the eateries we really want to be eating in.. All courtesy of the google gods and our driver/security., I think people are just so paranoid about ‘westerners’ struggling with hygiene etc that they do all they can to make sure you don’t get to experience exactly what you want., I get that.. Sure I understand., yet cmon we are pretty darn hardy , (and the hygiene in the west really needs addressing sometimes right?! .. So looking forward to that..
In the meantime lets talk Mrs Fitz birthday..
First a fantastic cake. A gift from @theclaridges This seemed like one of those chocolate numbers that would kill us! In fact it was delicious! Light yet oh boy oh boy do you know you were eating chocolate!
And then bubbles sent by our good friends at incent INDIA ., if you are ever thinking of coming out this way please do get a hold of them they are the business I swear to you., plus a dozen roses., yeah thanks people.. (Only kidding!).. Mrs Fitz loved them and had a tear or two.. Perhaps three or more to be honest! It’s amazing the hospitality from people you hardly know.. Fantastic! 🙏✌️😊🎯👏
Well Connaught place.. A legacy left by the British., and developed into a very pretty yet Delhi bonkers place., there is loads going on here and to be honest the google gods will tell you far more than I can. What I can tell you is it feels good., safe., welcoming , busy (of course!).. Yet nice.. In that central city way that all major cities seem to do.
So we choose the union coffe house., a legend in these parts since the forties .,
Now this ain’t no normal coffee house, yip they do indeed sell coffee and am sure it’s delightful., we are here to eat..
A nod and a small bit of paper to the door chap gets us a great table overlooking the floor.,
A bottle of Indian wine. We have been waiting to try this for a while. I think they are being a little too honest though! I don’t see labels like this back home!
Check it out. Makes you a little unsure if you want to actually drink it! Water from grape juice? Mad alcohol ? I think we have #lostintranslation things going on here! It’s a bit too literal!
Yet lets look at food., we are still a bit full from lunch with the meat ( or so Mrs Fitz wisely tells me., )(humph!).,
So snacks we go for., all veggies., ‘posh’street food!
I have to admit it’s rather tasty ..
And hey! Am sure that that lamb/goat/sheep was vegetarian or even vegan right? Hehehehe
That food rocked., and did the wine. That’s the problem with these old school places.. They really are pretty cool.. A bit like the reform club lamb chops Father used to take me to eat., yup that place from the bet of around the world in ninety days. I reckon I may done that in ninety months perhaps!! (And have never reformed!) .. Cough cough ahem!
Back to this birthday meal.
Lovely. We played it on the ‘down low’..
Back in the hotel suite now.. Drinking bubbles and eating cake.. It’s a shame to waste either..
I love you Mrs Fitz.. Thanks for over 16 years of sticking by me., ummm I may snore a little tonite.,
Off to Jaipur tomorrow for a new Indian adventure.,
Nite nite 😘