Apart from the models parading in their competition costumes, there was always plenty to watch on the stage and beyond. Dancers, acrobats, Maori Poi groups, there was always something going on. As many of these models and dancers were wearing very little, it could become very engrossing.
LBI started out as an Italian food warehouse, started serving coffees, then light meals, added in a small specialist retail shopping area, expanded to a full blown restaurant but still retaining a small retail shopping area. We have been there a few times in the past, mostly for coffee, and it has always been quite good.
To save my beloved from making lunch or dinner when we got back from WOW, I suggested a late lunch at LBI, and we got there about 2:45.
I had the best pasta I've ever tasted. It was simple but absolutely delicious. A dish of Rigatoni alla papalina, with tomato, prosciutto, basil and cream. My beloved had Pappardelle fatte in casa al sugo di capriolo, freshly made pappardelle egg pasta with venison ragù. I'm not exaggerating, the subtle melding of the tomato, basil and cream was exquisite, leaving a long and lingering aftertaste. Seeing I was going to be driving immediately afterwards, we just stuck to water, but I think a nice robust red would have gone down nicely.
|My beloved in her MX5|
Although the WOW costumes were great, I prefer something simpler, like this.
|Simple, but perfect|