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.
For one of Michael’s birthday presents I wanted to give him an experience. When I then heard of London in the Sky, and realised that it was taking place in September, it was as if the Gods of Fate had spoken to me. It was perfect.
On Michael’s actual birthday, I treated him to a meal fit for a man. Steak & chips, obviously. Goodman is often proclaimed to be the best steakhouse in London, so we thought we'd see for ourselves.
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.
When the lovely folks over at Zomato invited me to be a #PizzaGod for the evening, it was as if all my dreams had come true. It was an absolute honour to help choose Pizza Pilgrim's October's Pizza of the Month.
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.
For my final day in the glorious city of New York, I planned to have a wonderfully relaxing day filled with slow wandering, a spot of shopping, and some healthy munching, before meeting Michael for drinks at The Peninsula rooftop bar and dinner at my all-time favourite NYC restaurant.
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!
I am incredibly lucky to have friends living all over the world. Not because I am ultra cool, but because I attended The Danish Summer School from the ages of 9-16 every summer for 3 weeks, where only kids of Danish heritage, living outside of Denmark, can attend.
Post delicious brunch in Central Park, Michael and I worked off our food comas with a spot of retail therapy. We walked through the park to the start of 5th Avenue, taking in all of the tall, glossy buildings and heaving intersections.
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.
I took Michael to Yauatcha for his birthday dinner two years ago and, since he hasn’t stopped raving about it since, I thought it would be an excellent place to take him for a surprise goodbye meal before he headed off to New York for 5 weeks.
Since starting blogging I have met some really lovely people, two of which are Kam and Angie. After emailing to-and-fro about a venue worthy of our first group date, we settled on Flesh & Buns, a Japanese Izakaya bar & restaurant, which focuses on serving simple dishes that can be enjoyed whilst drinking.
To round up my birthday celebrations, Michael took me for dinner at Galvin la Chapelle, a Michelin-starred restaurant housed in a seriously stunning former Victorian chapel.
For the past 3 years my ‘family’ birthday night has meant drinks at Oscar Bar & Restaurant in the Charlotte Street Hotel, followed by dinner at Roka, which, if you are a regular reader, you will know is my favourite restaurant in the whole wide world, and is just a few metres walk away.
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.