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……
“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
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!
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
Restaurant Review – 4th July 2017 Restaurant: AVISTA Restaurant Address: 39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP Telephone: +44 (0)20 7596 3399 Website: http://www.avistarestaurant.com It is always lovely to be treated to dinner, especially when it is by my daughter. She picked the restaurant following a diligent amount of research and sourcing a Groupon voucher… Continue reading AVISTA Restaurant – Gorgeous in Grosvenor Square
I don’t care what age you are, it is always magical and very exciting when you get a double-yolked egg…. As it happens this was the third double-yolker out of the same box of six eggs. There must be something in the air in Northern Ireland to create such clever and industrious hens!
Well…. What a start to the Evening Standard’s London Food Month!!! Chef Dave Cousin at the Straight + Narrow in Limehouse has gone back in time for his inspired Childhood Memories Menu available during this June in London’s Food Month. Time proven classics – Crackling Skins, Prawn Cocktail, Chicken Kiev and Jelly & Ice Cream… Continue reading Childhood Memories @ the Straight + Narrow, Limehouse, E14
When I think of comfort food, it’s hard to get past a big plate of these slow-cooked, sticky Chinese Spare Ribs. They are a family favourite and I hope you’ll enjoy them too. This is the simplest of recipes (three ingredients) and although it will take you three, yes THREE, hours to make them, your… Continue reading Sticky Chinese Spare Ribs
Now, suitably refreshed, we headed out for dinner – to Chinatown. Chinatown in Bangkok? Who’d have thought it? But Bangkok has a thriving Chinese population and when you hit Chinatown proper, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Hong Kong (absent the skyscrapers). Wandering around the streets they are teeming with little restaurants cooking… Continue reading Bangkok Street Food Tour Part 2