Wednesday, 1 August 2012
A Weekend in Cornwall
After our wonderful trip to Rome we were lucky enough to have also planned a weekend in Cornwall soon after, centered around seeing Blink 182 play the Eden Project on Sunday night. With such a flying visit we tried to pack in as much as possible in a short time - and a trip to Fowey was something I made sure we fitted in along with a day at the Eden Project.
We ate at The Boathouse, an Italian restaurant right by the water, a beautifully fresh prawn linguine for me and a vegetarian pizza made in a wood fired oven for the Mr. We had a stroll around the town, and made a note to come back again for at least a week.
The Eden Project was the next day, last time we went about 3 years ago they had a so so canteen area and a little organic cafe which was good - the food has improved vastly since then. It is now called 'The Eden Bakery' which is actually the Town Mill Bakery under another name. The bakery is laid out with long benches and there is a counter at the top. You choose what you want, choose a drink and pay at the till. We ate a mid morning pastry there (pain au raisin), a fantastic lunch for £6 each (mine was salmon, new potatoes, salad, raita and bread) and then came back again for coffee and afternoon cakes (carrot and beetroot and banana muffin).
The food was fantastic, there was also a little shop upstairs selling ice cream made on site but we couldn't fit anymore food in. In the Rainforest Biome there is also a little stand where they sell Baobab Smoothies, a tropical fruit grown in the biome, which tastes a bit like mango and pineapple.
The Eden Project has always been somewhere different to go and I'm really glad the food now matches up to the atmosphere.
Oh and Blink 182 were AMAZING!