Back in December we celebrated Mama Lou's birthday with a surprise trip up to London to wine and dine at Aquashard and then head off to watch Billy Elliot in the evening. A very sophisticated day I know.
After arriving at the Shard we were whizzed up straight away to the 31st floor where we firstly had a couple of (extortionate) drinks before we were seated at our table. We had the choice between the festive menu and the standard a la carte menu but I opted for the festive one! I had the confit duck leg, served with red cabbage marmalade, parnsip cream and spiced duck jus for mains and then the white chocolate yule log for dessert. The duck was so delicious, tender and rich in flavour and I swear I could drink the parsnip cream by the bucket but unfortunately the yule log wasn't quite so yummy.
After mooching around for a couple of hours we grabbed a quick bite to eat at a small, family run pizzeria then rushed into Victoria Palace Theatre. Billy Elliot, as I expected, was amazing. As some of you may know I used to dance at a high level when I was younger and watching all the amazing dancers made me desperately wish that I had continued to dance! Especially with tap dance, ah I just can't get over it. I still don't think it beat Wicked on the goosebump scale but I still recommend!