A colourful idea for a summer salad. This zingy and colourful fennel and orange salad dressed with a Manuka Honey and Mustard Vinaigrette is a really refreshing salad with nice crunchy textures.
Every summer, Iberica takes over a corner of Cabot Square and turns it into a stylish al fresco tapas bar. This year, they are serving a fun menu of Pinchos and Tapas. We got to try this menu the other evening with a few jugs of Cava Sangria and a crazy demonstration of drinking from a Spanish Porron. How to drink wine from a #spanish Porron @ibericarestaurants #ibericalaterraza #instavideo A… [Read More]
One of the pleasures of running this blog is the opportunity to find and learn about great products. Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar Cheese is one that I was introduced to recently. I was invited to the Royal Bath and West Show to join other bloggers in a little Cheese Toastie competition. My recipe, which won, was an Nduja, Pear, Honey and Barbers 1833 Cheddar Cheese Toastie (picture above and… [Read More]
Olive It holds a yearly cookery competition with Westminster Kingsway College culinary students. The finals is a live event where the young chefs cook a 3-course menu incorporating olives Spanish olive oil. A panel of 8 judges determine the ultimate winner while their family and guests cheer them on. This year the winner was Kieran McGarrigle. I had the great fortune of choosing the right table to sit on with his parents… [Read More]
Yauatcha City launched with a fab party at their new Broadgate Circle location. The beautiful people gathered, champagne and cocktails were flowing and trays of delectable dim sum and patisseries were sampled. Yauatcha City has taken over this great space on the first floor of Broadgate Circle. Previously the home of a wine bar. When I worked in Broadgate, it was a very busy after work haunt. This is the… [Read More]
London’s love affair with American Hamburgers is carrying on unabated. This week sees the opening of another cult Californian burger chain, Fatburger in Camden Town. It’s on a side street on the way to Camden Lock, next to a Byron and a diner. As you can see from the image above, they are already all over the world. So how will it fair in the very busy burger restaurant space… [Read More]
My first introduction to Krispy Kreme was in San Francisco in the early days when the Krispy Kreme fan club was at its height in California. My friends there were aghast that I had never tasted one. They were insistent on me trying it so we drove about 30 minutes out of town to the nearest outlet in Daly City to rectify this. A new obsession was born. It was… [Read More]