Les Deux Salons is a rather nice brasserie just off Trafalgar Square. It does a range of mostly French-style dishes. Their onglet steaks are pretty good, chunky instead of thin, and served with rather good chips. The ice-cream was a puzzle, though. The initials IDS were on the accompanying wafer. Surely not in honour of […]
The “champagne” is vintage cava, which is actually better than the cheaper champagnes, and quite a good deal better than prosecco. But it must be vintage cava. I usually buy it when it’s reduced to about £7 for a 75cl bottle. The ‘caviar’ is Onuga, a created name designed to call to mind Beluga and […]
The Olive Grove at Cambridge never disappoints for its excellent food and service. This time I had Kotosoupa – velvet chicken soup with vegetables & lemon, then Arni Filleto – skewered lamb neck-fillet served with potato wedges, pitta bread & Mediterranean salad, with a dip of yoghurt & cucumber on the side. I drank a […]
It was my first time at De Luca Cucina, an Italian restaurant in Cambridge’s Regent Street. I tried a new dish, chorizo arancini stuffed with fontina cheese served with a cucumber yoghurt. It was deliciously good. I followed it with oven baked fillet of salmon with a pistachio & honey crust served with mange tout […]
The pork pie was Melton Mowbray, and other protein included ham, cheese and a boiled egg. The salad included iceberg lettuce, pomodoro tomatoes, green olives and new potatoes. Some light mayonnaise went on the lettuce, with mango chutney for the pork pie, and mustard for the ham. Very nice it was, too.
Staying last weekend in the Meridian Fisherman’s Grove hotel in the Seychelles I ate Sunday lunch in the beachside bar, ordering the croque monsieur. It looked rather heavy in carbohydrates with lots of bread and chips. I improved it by leaving behind 4 of the 6 pieces of bread and eating only a handful of […]