After a leisurely day filled with reading, looking at some wonderful photographs at the mac and a having a gentle walk in the park (maybe gentle was a bad idea though, as pretty soon me and my companion were very almost freezing, but in it's favour it did work us up a grand old appetite!), we decided to head back over to the north side of Birmingham to visit Lichfield.
After another gentle walk and weighing up the various options we decided to try a place which we hadn't been into before but looked popular and welcoming called Joe Delucci's Steak and Pasta House on Bird Street, it's a New York/Italian styled restaurant with mainly pasta and steak as its focus (though enough options of both to give plenty of choice). We managed to bag ourselves a cosy table and had a wonderful meal (sorry no photo's as i completely forgot to grab the camera before leaving the house, always frustrating). I fell in love with my starter which i have to confess to never having heard of before but now that i look them up on the net they are everywhere. I had arancini filled with mozzarella and prosciutto and they were delicious. Apparently these deep fried beauties are popular in Sicily and arancini means little orange in Italian. I get the feeling that it would be a good recipe to play with and try different fillings, i like the look of this one from Gino D'Acampo with a lovely arrabiata sauce.
The rest of the meal was good, especially the tangy lime cheesecake with a citrus sorbet on the side, delicious and palate cleansing. Will definitely have to try a recreation of this one at home!