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Friday, 22 February 2013

Trip to Senspa October 2012

So I have just remembered that I took photographs for a planned post four months ago and completely forgot to write it!  What a fool I am.

In October of last year me and a Bestie decided to treat ourselves to a evening pamper session at the divine Senspa in the New Forest.  I would love to be very zen and say that the reason we chose senspa was because of the rave reviews about the facilities, but the real reason was the three course meal included in our stay ;)

I am lucky enough to have visited Senspa twice before and I can honestly say that it is an amazing place that does leave me feeling very serene for at least a week.  Working 7 days a week does take it's toll and sometimes I do fear that I am going to become over-whelmed with balancing work, social and family dramas.  In October last year I was reaching my peek and decided to take a whole afternoon off from work and family and just enjoy being pampered, it was heaven!

The entire spa is Thai inspired and the food decor is amazing.  It wouldn't have really been practical to take my camera into the spa areas, so will do a bit of promoting of the facilities via their website ;)

The restaurant is gorgeous and the table is laid out in a beautiful fusion of fine dining and bistro

Like an old married couple my Besite and I decided to pretty much share every course!  For starters she had mini spring rolls with a dipping sauce, divine.

They even managed to make pretty little flowers from carrot!

My starter was deep friend crab meat in a crisp batter.  I was very paranoid there would be the dreaded coriander lurking somewhere among the greenery, luckily I spotted it before ingesting.

Slow braised belly pork for main course was just as succulent and juicy as it looks here.  The sauce tasted like a blend of soy and fish sauce, glorious!

The two of us both decided that sorbet was not a true pudding as it contains virtually no calories!  To this end we decided that my Bestie would order the mango sorbet, whilst I got the calorific alternative and then we'd share ;)

I had only recently had my first creme brulee and was hooked.  When I saw that Senspa offered a lemon grass version I was sold!

Terribly I have already been contemplating my next spa, hopefully this year will see me being able to take some time off of work at some point to make the dream a reality ;)

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