Sunday, 27 February 2011

Miniature Chocolate Brownies with Sultanas. I should metion that next to Cocomayas Artisan Bakery is a truly beautiful jewel of a chocolate shop filled with treasures edible and inedible.
Cocomaya,12 Connaught Street,London W2 2AF.

The problem with Cocomaya is that it is on my route into town so it takes an awful lot of willpower to drive past without stopping.
Here is Saturdays picnic en route to the fantastic John Stezaker exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese sandwiches in their speciality bread. I was very excited by the black seeded cress.
Cocomaya.12 Connaught Street,London W2 2AF.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Mint Tea and a selection of cakes at La Mosquee.
See details on post below.

A detail of the surroundings at La Mosquee.
See post below for details.

Its a wonderful thing when someone shows you so many new things in a city that you have frequented over so many years and thought you knew everything. On Saturday i was introduced to La Mosquee a piece of Marrakesh in the 5th arrondissement. A restaurant, tea house, hamman bath.
We sat and drank sweet mint tea whilst tiny sparrows flew above us the incredible thing about that was we were inside sheltering from the rain.
La Mosquee.39 Rue Geoffroy St-Hilaire,75005 Paris. France.

I am never one to really fall into the Valentine trap but on seeing this sumptuous array of biscuits at the Rose Bakery how can you resist. Happy Happy Valentines to every one of my followers and fellow bloggers.
The Rose Bakery. 46 Rue Des Martyrs,Paris 75009.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

And the second revisited eatery. Lantana my saving grace round the corner from my office. A jewel amongst the likes of chicken cottage, nandos, eat and Pret a Manger. here we have a very naughty breakfast of French Toast made from brioche, stewed berries and ricotta.
Lantana.13 Charlotte Place,London W1T 1SN.

Petit Fours.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Sea Bass Toast Garlic kale and San Jorge.

Braised Salmon Skin and Fried Aubergine.

On Wednesday i was invited to a spectacular dinner party the chef was Nuno Mendes of Viajante.
I could not even begin to tell you the ingredients of this outstanding dishes and unfortunately could not photograph every dish without upsetting the guest sitting next to me there were 8 of them.... here is a small selection. Thank you to the wonderful hosts for a truly exceptional night.
here we have a Thai Explosion.

Oh Max what can i say a perfect Beef Wellington. Cooked to complete perfection served with a red wine jus. A dish that seems to be forgotten but after eating yours i am bringing it back....Recipe Please ???

Cod with Chorizo and Potatoes.
The Anglesea Arms. See Blog Below for Details.

I had to make a decision tonight. Do i blog places that i have already written about? The answer i came to is yes. Eateries that are constantly good and never falter absolutely deserve multiple mentions. The Anglesea Arms is one of those. Jill and Michael run this gastro pub with such love and Passion you can feel it as soon as you walk through the doors. Its always packed proof is in the pudding and theirs are always delicious. Grilled Mackeral with Watercress and Pappardelle.
The Anglesea Arms,35 Wingate Road,London W6 0AR. tel No 0871 223 8000.