It can be so tough going on dates when you have young children. Besides getting a babysitter, you have to deal with the fatigue that comes with the evening. So sometimes Husband takes the day off and we have a day date. And this is what we did this week. After a lazy morning, we went to see the Han Solo film and then went to Cau to try out their new summertime menu.
We're very lucky to have a huge array of wonderful restaurants in Kingston, and Cau is especially nice as it's right on the river. As it was a sunny day, we sat outside, and of course we drank cocktails. One of my favourite cocktails ever is the Passionfruit Mojito, which they happen to serve at Cau. It is so delicious and refreshing that I can never just have one. Thankfully we ate lots of yummy food, so I wasn't stumbling home.
I started lunch with a shrimp starter, while Husband had the empanada. Both were wonderful. If you didn't know, Cau serves Buenos Aires cuisine. The food is elegant but exotic; comfortable but new. Husband had the bacon cheeseburger. Nothing revolutionary, but he loved it. My main was the reuben sandwich (it's something I rarely resist on any menu), and it did not disappoint. Salt beef is just wonderful. That is all.
We were full by the time it came to dessert, but we were feeling greedy. Husband had the flan while I had the churros. Again, we could not find any fault. Both were delicious. Although I probably shouldn't have had that second mojito. I was feeling so sleepy. Luckily Husband was there so he picked up the kids from school while I had a little rest on the sofa. Such a great way to end a date.
If you've never been to Cau, they have restaurants throughout the UK. The weekday lunch menu is such a great deal. You get two courses for £11.50 or three courses for £16. And if you can get yourself to Kingston, you also get a great view.
We were invited to try out the new summer menu for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.