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]

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]

Gift Guide idea: John Lewis hampers

John Lewis Christmas Hampers

When you think of Christmas gifts, a food hamper is one of those things that seems to be an easy gift option. There is always something that someone will like in a hamper. John Lewis this year has introduced a whole variety of hampers. You can choose one of the ones they have preassembled or even make up on of your own by choosing what goes in it. It’s quite… [Read More]

12 Stunning Buche de Noel for Christmas

The Langham Valrhona Buche de Noel

Valrhona Chocolates hosted this beautiful showcase for 12 top Patisserie Chefs to create a Buche de Noel or Chocolate Yule Log for this Christmas. The results were jaw droppingly beautiful and delicious too. All of these limited edition creations are available to purchase from the respective restaurants and hotels. If you want a stunning centrepiece for your Christmas lunch, better hurry and reserve one.   Eric Rousseau – Patisserie Belle Epoque, Islington Carrement… [Read More]

The Bugatti Burger on the Burger Bus Stop at the London Motor Museum

Snoop De Ville at London Motor Museum

London never ceases to surprise me. I have only recently discovered the London Motor Museum in Hayes. This museum houses the largest collection of custom cars in Europe. It’s a result of the grand passion of Elo and his wife who have been customising and collecting cars for many years. Here is a quick run through of a fraction of what the museum has to offer, in case you don’t have… [Read More]

Baking Brioche at Le Pain Quotidien

Spelt and Quinoa Scones

Love the baked goods at Le Pain Quotidien? Great news as the have just started offering baking classes. I went along to try out one of these classes. I do like to bake but I don’t do it that often. I can do a lot of the basic techniques like rubbing in but have not mastered any of the more complicated techniques. As I like to tweak recipes instead of… [Read More]

An Autumnal cake from Cakes By Robin

Cakes by Robin autumnal cake

It’s such a treat to get sent a beautifully decorated cake like this one above. It’s from Cake by Robin who makes these amazing concoctions down in South West London. She is the cake designer behind all of the “send-off” cakes to the losers of each episode of the Great British Bake-Off on the Extra Slice programme. This one had an autumnal theme, decorated with toadstools, acorns and autumn leaves. The… [Read More]

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