I got a call last week from my favourite person asking if I was free for dinner. I was not, but for her, I absolutely was. Mum had just finished a networking event in the City and so somewhere nearby was the obvious choice for us both. Barbecoa fitted the bill perfectly.
Back in December Michael & I adhered to tradition and spent a full Sunday shopping for Christmas presents in Selfridges. We all know that such hard work requires fuel. Of the filling kind. Thus we popped in to Crocker’s Folly for a proper British Sunday roast, plus some extras.
Zelman Meats is the latest opening from Moscow-based restaurant group Goodman, which owns steakhouses all over London (and is where I recently took Michael for his birthday), as well as the steak and king crab concept Beast and the beloved Burger & Lobster chain.
A short while ago the lovely folk at Bocconcino got in touch and asked if myself and a few other bloggers would like to pop in for a review. Gladly, was obviously my answer.
A few weeks ago I attended my first ever supper club. But it wasn’t just any supper club – this was Luiz Hara, aka the highly regarded author of the award-winning blog The London Foodie’s, supper club.
So I have something rather exciting to share with you all. Enter Take Eat Easy. A new food-tech start-up that’s giving a whole new meaning to the word ‘takeaway’.
The Delaunay is a very elegant establishment. Brought to us by Corby & King, the duo behind The Wolseley, the similarities in style & standards are hard to miss. The dining room is the epitome of ‘traditional glamour’ and 50’s-style luxury.
Last week I was lucky enough to have dinner with two lovely ladies, Honey and Lauren, at the recently opened fancy French restaurant Jean Jacques in Soho. A lover of Paris and all things French (especially zee accent, ohhhh zat accent), I was excited to check out this new haunt.
After a long & hard day of moving house, Part 1, there was no way that Michael & I were cooking ourselves supper. Thankfully, Wright Brothers in Spitalfields were able to squeeze us in for a last-minute reservation.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Bookatable are offering some pretty awesome ‘star deals’ at the moment. Lots of really great restaurants are taking part, allowing us to have a special meal without breaking the bank.
As mentioned in my review of On the Bab, Michael & I took my mum & step-dad Ollie out for a celebratory birthday dinner at Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack a few Friday’s back.
With Michael away in New York, I managed to convince my stepdad to share mum and let me keep her in London the night before her birthday, provided that she was on the first train home the following morning.
If you have good attention to detail or, like me, have hungry eyes, then you might have felt short-changed when reaching the end of my last New York post and not being told more of the earlier promised ‘incredible tapas dinner’. Well, fear not, as this is one foodie filled post!
My first day in New York was an epic one. It was great to be reunited with Michael, and to meet all of his work friends for the first time.
Last week I was fortunate to receive an invite from Square Meal to attend a wine tasting dinner at Portland restaurant in association with Loire Valley Wines. Street Vin’s Ruth Spivey and the Square Meal team paired up to host the evening, which was a huge success, drinkathon & feast.