Wednesday, 29 April 2015

London Date Night - The Book of Mormon & Mint Leaf

All of the advice from other newlyweds was to book up lots of exciting things post the honeymoon to ensure the wedding blues do not kick in. With the help of some generous good friends who bought us theater tickets as our wedding gift we did just that.

As a little pre-Christmas and post-Honeymoon treat we headed to Mint Leaf, Haymarket. To start we tried the Chili and Basil Marinated Tandoori Tiger Prawns with a tasty chili and mango relish as well as the Tandoori Lamb Chops. The starters were very impressive and delicious indeed. They were well presented and hot, as well as different to a standard curry house offering.

The mains weren't quite as spectacular, which was a shame but still good. I had the Steamed Sea Bass and I felt it was a tiny bit bland, it could have done with some stronger flavors. The husband, however, went for the Tariwala Chicken that was absolutely delicious. I kept dipping by naan bread into the sauce causing him to give me the evil eye! We had a plain Naan, some cucumber and mint Raita and also lentils as sides and all in all we were quite full and satisfied with our choices.

The cocktails here also very good and rather a specialty. I am partial to a Porn Star Martini and Mint Leaf do know how to deliver a good one.

Next up was the best part of our evening, strolling literally around the corner to the Prince of Wales Theatre to see the highly acclaimed Book of Mormon. This is written by the creators of South Park so you can already imagine it will have a shock value. Essentially the story follows some young Mormon's on their Latter Day Saints Mission to Africa. It is absolutely stomach muscle enhancing hilarious! However, I have to admit, at the beginning I was so shocked I didn't know whether to laugh or be horrified. Once the audience started to relax and joined in the hilarity I was able to let myself go and laugh like a hyena.

The boy loved it, it is definitely one of his favorite shows and ideally suited to men! He still plays the songs once in a while from YouTube giggling to himself!

If you need a London laugh then treat yourself to tickets for this, I can't imagine anyone could fail to be picked up and come out smiling.