Thursday, 26 April 2012

Great Sign.

A selection of flavours on a wonderful sign at the Farmers Market Los Angeles.


A Selection of Tacos including chicken mole with rice and beans. Loteria.


Chefs at work. Loteria.
I really do not think I have eaten truly authentic mexican Food until I ate at Loteria. I stood at the bar for 30 minutes watching every plate come out before i made a decision. It was overwhelming. This stall started in the Farmers Market and now they have another restaurant in town. Loteria.6333 West Third Street,CA90036.

Light My Fire.

This store in the Farmers Market in Los Angeles only sold hot sauce. Wowsa. Light My Fire. 6333 3rd Street,Los Angeles.CA 90036.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Fresh Lemonade in a Jar.Brilliant.
Hot Dog,relish and coleslaw. Pappy and Harriets. Pioneer Town. CA92277.

Pappy and Harriets.

This is Pappy and Harriets in Pioneer Town.A historic watering hole, gig venue and restaurant. I could have stayed all day just watching the long tables of people swigging jugs of beer and eating hot dogs. Pappy and Harriets.Pioneer Town.CA92277.

Boiled Eggs.

Boiled Eggs and Fruit. Breakfast at 29 Palms Inn. 29 Palms Inn,29 Palms,CA92277.

The Restaurant and Bar.

Here is the restaurant and Bar at 29 Palms Inn. 29 Palms Inn. 29 Palms.CA92277.

Oatmeal in the Desert.

I have just been to a hotel/motel on the outskirts of Joshua Tree National Park called 29 Palms Inn in California. It was truly one of the most fantastic places I have ever been too. Adobe rooms in the middle of the desert with a surrounding landscape that is hard to take in as it is so different to what we are used to. If pushed I would say comparable to the moon. This Oatmeal was part of the inclusive breakfast. Most of the ingredients served were from their extensive garden. Not easy to cultivate in such harsh conditions. Thank you 29 Palms for an experience of a life time. 29 Palms Inn.29 Palms.CA92277.

Grapefruit Brulee.

I loved the presentation of this and how it took me back to the 80's. Grapefruit under the grill with a little bit of sugar on top. A great start to the day.

Hot Corn.

I actually ate this dish in Cafe Havana in New York and tried to replicate it. It worked like a treat. Boil Some corn on the cobs. Sprinkle with Cayenne Pepper or Chili Powder. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with fresh lime.

An Avocado Shake Down.

This was delicious why had i never thought of it before? Avocado,coconut and banana smoothie. Pranamar,Santa Teresa,Costa Rica.

The Sauce.

A Blue Cheese and Cream sauce for the Filet Mignon. We all ate in silence.I wonder why...we were speechless. After removing the beef James added a touch of red wine, pouring cream, blue cheese and lots of black pepper. Soma.Santa Teresa.Costa Rica.

James Kelly at Soma.

James Kelly at Soma is worth going to Costa Rica from anywhere for. His cooking is out of this world. His Passion for food is a joy to witness and how gifted am i to be his friend and eat in his kitchen at home which is a rarity as he is always cooking for clients. This beautiful piece of filet mignon is being seared in a pan the sauce will follow.

back At Olam.

Cocoa and Almond Smoothie. Olam.Santa Theresa,Costa Rica.
Freshly caught lobster lasagne. Playa Des Artistes.Montezuma,Costa Rica.

My Number 1

Blessed to be back at Playa Des Artistes in Montezuma Costa Rica on a tiny beach in the sunshine. A mediterranean menu which changes everyday in a setting that i will not even begin to describe. Fish pate with home baked sourdough toast. Playa Des Artistes. Montezuma,Costa Rica.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Carolines Magnificent Pasta Salad.

Pasta Salad is something i would never choose it reminds me of a bad cold buffet but this one has changed my mind. Whole Wheat Penne, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, Rocket, A Huge amount of Fresh Basil. Dressing of olive oil, red wine vinegar and fresh crushed garlic. Please try it at home.
A hot cup of Fresh coffee a coconut Cookie and a gluten free chocolate Cake. Just because I had to write about them? Olam.Costa Rica.
Root vegetable salad with a honey dressing. Olam.Santa Teresa.Costa Rica.

When In Costa Rica.

Please try and visit Olam. It is a healthy restaurant open within Nautilus Hotel. They bake and make everything in front of you and its a great find. Open for breakfast and lunch only. Here we have Tabouleh with a yoghurt dressing as chosen by my beautiful friend Caroline. Olam.Santa Teresa. Costa Rica.
Chorizo with Potatoes. Barrafina.

A Perfect Steak.

A rib eye steak cooked to perfection with grilled peppers and cheese. Barrafina.
Clams with Garlic. Barrafina.

Tuna Tartare.

After an hour and a half in the queue we sat down to an array of outstanding tapas dishes. Once you were sitting the standing seemed like a distant memory. Tuna Tartare with Avocado. Barrafina.54 Frith Street,London W1D 4SL. No Reservations.