Sunday, 21 November 2010

Please Find another home recipe of rare roast beef..actually Duchy from the Prince with Parmesan and English Mustard Cauliflower cheese.
Drizzle beef with olive oil adding red wine during cooking time of 40 mins.
When finished cooking put jus on hob and add a spoonful of cranberry sauce.

Cauliflower cheese.
Steam Cauliflower till soft.
Put one pint of milk into saucepan with two tablespoons of plain flour large knob of butter on low heat.
Stir constantly with whisk until thickened. Add 3 heaped tablespoons of Parmesan,2 heaped teaspoons of english Mustard salt and pepper. Pour over cauliflower and put into oven for 15 minutes.

Exhibit C.Steamed Chard and Roast Carrots in Sesame.

Exhibit B. Braised Red Cabbage. Potatoes Roasted in Goose fat and steamed Brocolli.

Waking up to a text from sweet Sammy Soo saying 'come over for a roast ' was music to my ears so after a walk in the park off i went i must say Mr A J cooked a meal that was nothing less than perfection. Here is the evidence. Exhibit A.
Roast Rib of Beef and Roast Chicken .

Pollack with a Crab broth and potato gnocchi and braised leeks.
The Anglesea Arms.See details below.

Now that is proof of good Service.
The Anglesea Arms. See Details Below.

And we got that Christmassy feeling...brought on by the fairy lit mini cheddars. The Anglesea Arms is very close to my heart for many reasons. It was one of the first Gastro Pubs which opened approximately 20 years ago i have been going since then.
It has seen me through many changes but has remained constant with the quality of the food and the warm welcoming owners.
Now run by lovely Jill and Michael always an absolute pleasure to see. The one problem was you could never book so there was always a long wait for a table but that has changed and they take reservations.
The Anglesea Arms.35 Wingate Road,London W6 OUR. Tel No 44208 749 1291.

Winter Fruit Plate.How delicious.
The Dock Kitchen. See Details below.

Grilled Sardines with horseradish and chard.
The Dock Kitchen.See details below.

Brilliant Brill with clams.
The Dock Kitchen. See details below.

When lovely Steve asked me to his birthday lunch at the Dock Kitchen i was happy on two accounts. 1 for being invited and 2 i would have the opportunity to post pictures of the food that i had forgotten to do so last time. So here they are i present to you the Dock Kitchen.
Winter Salad from the Markets of Milan.(We did question this fact but it was true).
The Dock Kitchen.344 Ladroke Grove,London W10 5BU. Tel No 44208 962 1610.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

malaga raisin ice cream...beyond delicious.
Moro Details Below.

Charcoal Grilled Lamb with Pumpkin Pesto.
Moro.Details Below.

To Moro.To Moro.I love You To Moro.
Sorry but could not resist writing that....i love Moro. I love it for the food and for the people and for the wine.
I have to say that this restaurant would be very high up in my top 5.
PS.Thank you for our treat Tamara it was delicious!
Steamed Artichoke Hearts stuffed with cheese, sweet herbs and pistcahios.
Moro. 34/36 Exmouth Market,London EC1R 4SE 44207 833 8336.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Some of the delectable cakes on offer.
Samuel and i settled on the Green Tea and Strawberry cake.
Lanka.Details on Post Below.

Lightly grilled Salmon Salad.
Lanka. Details on Post Below.

I am quite baffled by this little cafe....i have eaten breakfast in there a few times perfectly fried eggs with toasted brioche and delicious coffee but it is always quite quiet. Why???? I dont know because it is one of the most delicious and special places i have come across in a long long time. I am also angry that i did not find out more of the history while i was there. All cakes and breads are made on the premises which also amazes me as the place is so tiny. The staff are like scientists putting the food together and they are passionate about everything they serve even the explanations of the teas that are available. Now i think i have one answer everyone cooking and serving are Japanese hence the incredible attention to detail and the perfection of the presentation.
It was truly a delightful meal.
lanka,71 regents Park Road,London NW1.

After a day at Versailles which i have to say is one of the most beautiful places i have ever visited especially with the trees turning colour it was a visual feast ... i was offered the chance of a cocktail at the George V. Now there are not really the words to describe the beauty and the opulence of this bar but if you had to imagine the most perfect environment to drink in look no further. Here is a picture of my vodka tonic served in monogrammed glass with glass stirrer. Please note nibbles were olives and warm cheese straws only let down macadamia nuts just one nut i cannot understand.
George V Four Seasons.31 Ave George V,Paris 75008 France.