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Tapas, Flamenco, Iphone6 with Three

Seafood Paella at Bar Gansa

Flamenco Dancing Lessons Dancing is something I love but really am pretty useless at. Flamenco Dancing is definitely something that I didn’t think I’d be able to do. It’s looks for graceful and way too fast and complicated. When Three Mobile invited me along to their Spanish themed event to announce the launch of adding Spain to their “Feel at Home” programme, I couldn’t say no learning Flamenco. Our Flamenco… [Read More]

Sunday Selection- Pieminster

Pieminster

Sunday Selection is where I review new products. This week I tried some Pieminster Pies. Pieminster Pies – A review Pieminster sent a selection of pies to try. A couple were the traditional pastry topped pies and the others were more like stews in a pot. The flavours I tried are: Classic Moo and Blue – A British beef steak & long clawson stilton pie Matador A British beef steak, chorizo,… [Read More]

HKK Innovative Chinese New Year Menu

HKK Chinese Trio of Dumplings

To celebrate Chinese New Year in style in London, there are not many places that can present a special menu like HKK has done. They have modernised Chinese cooking techniques from around China and with that created a culinary journey that will delight your all your senses.

Ribs and Chicken Wings The Joint Marylebone

The joint Marylebone BBQ Ribs

Are buffalo wings the new new thing in London? We are seeing more and more Deep South inspired BBQ places springing up all over London. The Joint in Marylebone is one of those. Having started as a pop up in Brixton in 2012 by Warren Dean and Daniel Fiteni, it is now a grown up restaurant in Central London. The place has that industrial chic cool factor with unfinished walls,… [Read More]

Smoked Salmon Mousse and Avocado Sandwich

smoked salmon mousse and avocado sandwich

I am trying to eat more fish and am trying out different healthy recipes. I like smoked salmon and thought that this sandwich recipe with the addition of avocado would be a healthier option. You will get a good dose of healthy oils from this sandwich, with the omega 3 from the Salmon and heart friendly oils from the avocado. I used the Warburtons seeded sandwich thins to make this… [Read More]

L’ETO Caffe launches a dinner menu in Knighstbridge

L'eto Caffe Knightsbridge

L’eto Caffe is a chain that is growing around London. It is one of those new style cafes that serves ala carte lunches and dinners besides the cakes and salads on display. This new branch in Knightsbridge along Brompton Road caters to the shoppers and the locals who  like to linger for a cup of coffee. Their stunningly colourful display of cakes in the window draws the crowds in. Following… [Read More]

Nothing but steak at Chez Boubier Knightsbridge

chez boubier entrecote cafe de paris

Restaurants that just serve one thing is becoming a new trend in London from the Hummus Bros, La Polentaria, Arancini Brothers to Fraq’s Lobster Shack. Chez Boubier Cafe de Paris is probably the grand daddy of them all serving their one dish menu since the 1930′s. This restaurant at the neglected end of Brompton Road is the first branch of Geneva’s Entrecôte Café de Paris which serves just the one… [Read More]

Paddington Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental

Paddington Afternoon Tea The roseberry

The Roseberry Room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge is a beautiful space with high ceilings, furniture beautifully upholstered wiht lime green velvet and accents, with a commanding fireplace and large picture windows overlooking Harvey Nichols and Sloane Street. We were there to sample their new Paddington Afternoon Tea, in celebration of the new Paddington Movie. It looks like London has really been hit by Paddington fever. You might… [Read More]

Mich Turner simple cake decorating tips from Cake School

Mich Turner Cake School Rose Ombre Cake

Mich Turner has been running the Little Venice Cake Company since 1999. Her stunning new book, Mich Turner’s Cake School, Expert tuition from the Master Cake Maker, has just been published. Its full of beautiful pictures of cakes, her favourite cake recipes and some very useful baking tips. Get it for £20.50 from Amazon (free delivery over £25 or Amazon Prime),  £19.99 from Lakeland (you can collect in store or free delivery over… [Read More]

Whisky Tasting and the Hunting (Game) Menu at The Park Tower Knightsbridge

Game menu The Hyde Bar Park Tower Hotel

It’s the time of year for Game Hunting. Chef Pascal is a keen hunter and this time of year he likes to make the full use of the game that he hunts like venison. We had the pleasure of tasting some of the dishes he created on his ” Hunting Menu” at the Hyde Bar in theThe Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel. The Hyde Bar is a lounge… [Read More]

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