On Monday, after a horrible day at work I called my Grandma for a moan, and she gave me a good bit of advice (she usually does). She said: “Go brush your hair, put something nice on and go out for dinner.”
So I did. Mr B and I took a stroll into Moseley Village to the well known and much raved about Italian, Ponti di Legno.
It’s a BYO, so we stopped off for a bottle of red at the off licence on the way, then followed the delicious garlicky smells to the front door. For a Monday night, the place was full to the brim, but we got a little table by the window and stuck our noses in the menu.
Enticed by the garlic smells, we went for this to start us off.
For starter, I went for chilli mussels. They were delicious, and had come from the Birmingham Fish Markets that morning. I’m not going to lie though, I always feel weird having seafood when I live in landlocked Birmingham.
Mr B went for roasted veg, which was an unusual choice for him but he’d just come back from a weekend from the boys so was obviously detoxing!
In between courses, Mr B filled me in on his adventures in Croatia. Then our mains arrived in a flurry of hot plates, spaghetti and peppercorn grinders.
Spaghetti is my go-to dish of choice, for eating, for cooking, for entertaining…it’s just perfect for me. And if i’m feeling a bit sad, I always make sure it’s got plenty of chilli in it to perk me up.
I went for one with king prawns, scallops, chilli and rocket. Plenty of fish is hiding under there, promise!
Mr B had seafood spaghetti.
With each twirl and slurp, my mood improved.
The food was very good and the waiters friendly. The decor is simple, but generally everyone in there is in good mood – obviously, they are eating spaghetti – so the atmosphere is good.
Sadly, I stuffed myself with too much bread and couldn’t finish my huge plate of pasta, but luckily they don’t mind giving out doggy bags!
If you’d like to try out Ponti di Legno, i’d recommend you book a table in advance.