Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Bath, England

Interested in a Music and Markets Tour? We’d love to hear from you!
We’re looking ahead to Spring – Aix en Provence for the Easter Festival.

There’s a tempting shop around the corner that we’ve passed several times, and since we have a bit of time this morning, we stop by for coffee and a look around.11181501 am coffee in intriguing shop around corner I believe that there are individual boutiques combined in the space, everything from an Italian coffee shop and deli to home decor,11181501 beautifully displayed furniture11181501 am many enticing things and unique clothing…yes, lots of temptations indeed!
Another fascinating shopping area in Bath is Margaret’s Buildings, a pedestrian lane between The Crescent and The Circus – 11181501 boutiques on Margarets Buildingsmore intriguing shops peddling tea and produce,11181501 fruits veggies and tea antiques, 11181501 colorful antique shopsclothing and locally crafted leather goods. An easy place to fill a suitcase or two!
On the tour itinerary today is lunch at The Circus11181501 lunch at Circushighly recommended, as you can see!
With an intriguing menu (this unlikely combo of roasted cauliflower, grapes and almonds was fantastic!) 11181501 unlikely but delish comboand a lovely ambiance, it effortlessly lives up to its reputation. We’re seated in the elegant lower level, where the kitchen of this Georgian terraced home was generations ago – the ancient stove has been left in place. 11181502 dining downstairs former kitchen of georgian townhouseOur guide on Sunday said that his favorite crescent is Lansdown, so we drive further uphill (we’re already in the upper town) to check it out – 11181502 lansdown crescent recommendedanother gracious neighborhood of Bath.
Continuing to enjoy this non-rainy day, we pause to take in the sunset 11181502 look from our windowsbefore tonight’s Mozartfest concert, once again in the beautiful Guild Hall. 111815023 back in beautiful guild hallWhen we arrive we find that the scheduled soprano is indisposed, and a tenor will be performing tonight. He is just wonderful – with a program of French love songs,111815023 tenor and we all agree that we prefer this program to the original!
And now for a post-concert snack – at Jamie’s Italian. Yes, that English genius continues to expand his empire, and we feast on some excellent Italian cuisine – a board of salumi, cheese and garnishes, 111815023 then delish light supper at Jamie's Italiana luscious squash risotto, 111815023 squash risotto music paper and mushroomsand a hearty mushroom dish baked in a shallow earthenware dish lined with  “music paper”- thin sheets of Sardinian bread. Another place we can highly recommend!