The best Baileys Hot Chocolate ever at the Continental Market

The BFM was approached by John from Lutterworth to try his superb Baileys hot chocolate.He has been at Belfast Christmas Market for 10 years in a row, he has been there every year since 2004!! He made me a large caramel Baileys Hot Chocolate with cream and a sprinkling of chocolate powder. His secret is he puts hot chocolate in first,then the flavour and Baileys before the steamed milk and the cream. His stall is Little Italia Coffee House. All his coffee is whole Italian beans which are ground when ordered.

Belfast has been voted no 2 best Christmas Markets after Manchester, as voted for christmasmarkets.com users. Please keep this up!!!!

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The World Meat Burger Bar

The BFM was at the Continental Market today and had to try a burger. Not just any burger but a luxury double decker, kangaroo and wild boar with onions served in a lovely freshly baked burger bun made by the patisserie and served by big Paddy.

Aaron is the boss and I had a wee chat with him. He and his wife are based in Preston. They get their meat from around the world and its all processed in Preston. They only do markets,speciality shows and Christmas Markets and no retail.
You can buy frozen burgers or thawed burgers which would need to be cooked straight away.

http://www.meatsoftheworld.com

The weekend trade has been hit by health and safety as there is a maximum number of people allowed in,hence queues everywhere. Best time to come is during the week!!!! Hope we don’t get any other distractions.

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Newest light in Belfast the Lantern

The BFM just had to go and try this little jewel of a restaurant. It was called Rhubarb and Arun (chef) and Vijay (front of house) partnered up and bought it and it now shines as the Lantern, a BYO European restaurant.

58 Wellington Place
Belfast
BT1 6GF
United Kingdom
http://www.thelanternbelfast.uk
028 9032 8844

They close Sunday and Monday. It is a quaint 42 seater intimate place and I was very much looking forward to eating the food. The menu offered was the Christmas lunch and dinner and great value.

Before my main course came out I was served an amouse bouche of toast and vegetable broth. Then came chicken breast on the bone (cooked to perfection) with champ and pepper sauce, also some carrot and parsnip,all for £10.95
I had there signature sweet which was Lemon posset which was absolutely amazing £4.95.

Arun is the chef,Vijay front of house and both are partners. The
corkage is £2.50 for bottles of wine or spirits and 40p for cans/bottles beers/alcopops, which I found reasonable. It allows you to bring what ever drink you want and it keeps the price down. Please do support this wonderful regenerated Gastro venue.

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The Magical Platters Christmas Show

Mr and Mrs BFM were invited to the Cabaret Supper Club, one of four restaurants owned by Eamon McCusker, the others being Cheeky Cherub. AM:PM and Teatro, to watch The Magical Platters Christmas Show. They are a four piece Motown group made up of 3 guys and a gal.

38-44 Upper Arthur Street
Belfast
BT1 4GH
028 9024 9009
http://www.ampmbelfast.com

The atmosphere was great even though it was 2/3 full. We got great seats at the very front. They sang some amazing Platters songs and other hits like The Great Pretender, It Takes Two Baby and Unchanged Melody.

Before and during the show we were offered trays of sharing platters which were Southern fried chicken,chicken kebabs, arancini (rice and cheese balls fried),chips, sliders and fried pork belly.

It was a great night and a great venue.

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Diwali at Tamarind

The BFM and family along with other friends got together at Tamarind Indian Restaurant

54-56 Stranmillis Road
Belfast
BT9 5AD
United Kingdom
+44 28 9066 8080

It was £15 per adult for starters, mains and dessert.For starters we had chicken pakoras, chicken tikka and veggie samosa, with poppadoms and chutneys. For mains there were two chicken dishes, a lamb dish and a veggie dish. Also salad, nan and rice. It was all buffet style and delicious. Followed by kheer which is rice pudding. We only had to pay for drinks.

Diwali is the Hindu ceremony of Festival of Lights and our new year. We started with a prayer ceremony by our Priest. Then the food and sparklers outside for the kids. Then there was singing,dancing and performances by the kids before we took the kids home!!!

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