I’ve just drunk a bottle of red wine (well, in truth, two bottles, well actually three – but they’re only little) on my British Airways flight to Dubai – The front of the bottle informed me that it was a “Specially Selected” Tempranillo Syrah in which: A complex and expressive bouquet combines ripe red fruit… Continue reading Wine Critics
It is always a good test of a kitchen to see how it performs when the Head Chef decides it’s time for a holiday. Where better to do this than at one of our favourite restaurants the Straight + Narrow in Limehouse – and so we did! Putting our trust in Chefs Jack and Drew… Continue reading When The Chef’s Away……
Source: Hyttefadet Pub & Bar – A Danish Delight
“Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen” so the song goes and we were lucky enough to find a true example of this in a charming little restaurant called Hyttefadets Pub on Nyhavn (the street with all of the coloured houses on the Nyhavn canal). Wandering around the City on a damp day, we had worked up an appetite… Continue reading Hyttefadet Pub & Bar – A Danish Delight
I wrote a review about One Canada Square in 2015 where I attributed a dining experience to a poor night in the kitchen. Since then we have had many excellent meals at One Canada Square – until a couple of evenings ago when it came to a crashing halt. I find it difficult to write… Continue reading One Canada Square – a falling icon?
Source: Chef Profile: ARTURO GRANATO Executive Chef, Avista Restaurant, Grosvenor Square, London.
Welcome to the second of my unsung Chef Profiles and allow me to introduce to you ARTURO GRANATO, Executive Chef at AVISTA Restaurant in the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair. I was taken to AVISTA for dinner by my daughter as a Father’s Day present and enjoyed a lovely Tasting menu – delicious food, elegantly presented. I… Continue reading Chef Profile: ARTURO GRANATO Executive Chef, Avista Restaurant, Grosvenor Square, London.
It’s always fun cooking with my great-niece Reya – although only having seven tender years behind her, this young lady knows what she wants from the kitchen! So this time it was Beef Burgers for dinner. First the INGREDIENTS: 900gms (2lbs) of Minced Beef – pick a mince with a 15% fat content! 1 Onion… Continue reading Cooking with Kids – It’s Burger Time!
Source: A Rave: WATERMELON and CUCUMBER from Straight + Narrow Restaurant, Limehouse, London
I find myself writing again about the Straight + Narrow restaurant in Limehouse… well, it is on my way home from the train station and it is all too easy to siddle in with my pathetic excuse “I’m too tired to cook myself”! Rather than a complete review of my meal, I just had to… Continue reading A Rave: WATERMELON and CUCUMBER from Straight + Narrow Restaurant, Limehouse, London