Date Nights are super important. Especially when you’re in London, everyone’s always so busy and you can get caught up in making so many plans you almost won’t have time for each other when those plans start to clash!
Alex and I always try to set aside a day in the week and one at the weekend. Last friday was our set date night and we decided we needed a night of food, drink and dance – We both love a wiggle (Well more hip hop/street but hey let’s not get hung up on terms eh…)
I booked a table at Las Iguanas, Spitalfields Market for 6.30pm – I know, a little early but we thought we’d get there, have a couple drinks in happy hour and then get to eat early too so when out and about in Shoreditch later that evening our food wouldn’t be jiggling inside.
We were told we could choose where we’d like to sit and we chose a table outside on the balcony, lovely little spot – we even felt like we had our own privacy which is nice. We were given menus and left to decide.
We ordered a couple cocktails each (It was happy hour after all which meant 241 cocktails so we might as well make the most of it!) and our mains. Alex the Tortas with shredded steak (no tomato or onion – haha ohhh the fussiness :P) and me the Hot Guyanese Pepperpot.
The mains came out pretty quickly, they actually came out before our drinks. But the waitress went off to find out where our beverages were after noticing straight away when she delivered our mains.
Alex’s Tortas with shredded steak, jalapeno and cheese:
The steak was nice and tender, and as the sandwich was on brioche it was nice a soft, almost melt in your mouth!
The BBQ dip had a slight spiciness to it which we liked of course, being chilli and heat lovers!
I loved the plantain – cooked perfectly! Not too much and full of flavour.
Our first drinks were the Mango Collins (Absolut Mango vodka, triple sec, orange & mango juices, topped with lemonade) and The Chivalrous Hombre (Chivas Regal & ginger syrup stirred with pineapple juice & drops of chocolate bitters). They were both really nice. The gingery one perhaps more awkward to drink with all the crushed ice, but Alex loves them that way!
We finished our mains, and the waitress came over to clear our table. We asked to see the dessert menu and also ordered another couple drinks whilst still in happy hour. By this time it had started getting busier!
We did have to wait a while for drinks, but with happy hour coming to a close this was understandable. We ordered our desserts and these came out before the cocktails – We had one dish of 3 churros with salted caramel dip and one Affogato Cubano – An ice cream scoop in an espresso, with a dipping churro on the side. I say we shared but I had one churro and a tiny bit 😛
The salted caramel dip was very sweet but utterly delicious!
Our second set of cocktails, the Iguana Cosmo (Absolut Berri Açaí vodka, triple sec & pomegranate juice with a squeeze of lime & a dash of grenadine) and Crema Chido (a blend of Mexican liqueurs. Xta, with honey & aniseed flavours, shaken with Kahlua, cream & almond syrup):
We then asked for the bill and a couple shots of rum for before we left.
From Las Iguanas we headed towards shoreditch high street and went exploring. We found a lovely brazilian bar called Floripa where we had a delicious ginger cocktail sat outside before going off to explore again. We eneded up at B@1 drinking and dancing until 1am – I have to say due to B@1 being very reasonably priced for London, the tequila did make an appearance 🙂
We do love a good dance and it’s so fun being out with Alex, we have such a laugh but had never been out just the two of us before – definitely the first of many now 🙂
It was a fab end to the week and start to the weekend, I loved my friday night. What an amazing date night!
I hope you all started your weekends well too!