Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Last Sunday a group of us were wondering where to meet up one suggestion was "what about Home House its £30 for a three course lunch with never ending Bucks Fizz". What an incredible suggestion that turned out to be. The food was more than acceptable, the service impeccable and the Bucks Fizz really was never ending and all in the setting of an opulent dining room with the sun streaming through the huge windows. There is one catch....ITS MEMBERS ONLY...I have just left a message for the membership dept.
Home House,20 Portman Square,London W1H 6LW. Tel No 44207 670 2000.
The Falafel stop with no name and no address. If you do happen to find yourself in Shepherds Bush Market with some loose change in fact £3.50, walk up and down until you find this pink hut it is well worth it. I am a bit of a Falafel Fan and this one takes the number 1 slot. The fried aubergines with peanut sauce is actually too mouth watering to describe now where is my purse and keys just popping out for a minute!!!!
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Next stop Villefranche Sur Mere. A tiny port between Nice and Cap Ferret.La Mere Germaine has been a Gourmet Landmark since 1938. Tables are laid out along the path of the port looking out to sea. No wonder after walking back after an afternoon on the beach there were people still sipping on Rose. Perfection.
La Mere Germaine,Quai Courber,Villefranche Sur Mer, Cote D'Azur, South of France. Tel No 003349301739.
How lucky was i to find myself in the South of France for a mini extended break. The sun shone endlessly and a scooter was hired for the perfect mode of transport. One of the pit stops was Vence high up in the hills. As if placed in the main square for me to document a mobile wood burning oven and here we have Socca a typical road side snack. A large pancake made from chick peas, olive oil and water served with no more than salt and pepper.
Thursday, 17 March 2011
One of the great things about doing this blog is....that i am a lot more open and experimental on where i go and eat. Last Saturday night before going to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in the tunnels at Waterloo (just had to mention that as they were so so good) i was starving so we walked round the back streets of Waterloo. I spotted an Italian restaurant and peeked in the window it was packed i now know why. It was delicious. We ate the most delectable spaghetti lobster with fresh chili oil and a green salad tossed at the table. Perfection. I will be going back.
La Barca,80/81 Lower Marsh,London SE1 7AB. 0207 261 9221.
I did it at last....i ate at one of the street restaurants on the Golborne Road....it was worth the wait. My whole sea bass and chips was £6.50 and that included a drink and a pot of aromatic spicy tomato sauce. Excellent. Oh one comment wish they had taken the head off.