2 Days in New York

New York in October. It’s truly chilling. To set the scene: J and I arrived on a busy Wednesday lunchtime on a night flight from sleepy Hawaii – on the last leg of the ‘moon – quite jet lagged and already missing the Alohan spirit we’d become accustomed to. But hey ho. We could deal … Continue reading

Pomodoro Ristorante – THE Last Meal

Pomodoro Ristorante, 12 High Street, Hornsey I don’t often imagine myself on death row – but when I sit in Pomodoro Ristorante, it’s a subject that often crops up. Not because I feel condemned to some hideous fate when I sit in here – no, no, no, nooo… but because the food is SO good I … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Bubbledogs

Bubbledogs, 70 Charlotte Street, London Bubbledogs does champagne and hot dogs and has become one of London’s must-eat-at dining joints since it opened in August. It has a no-bookings policy (except for groups of six or more, apparently…) and has had tonnes of press – so as to be expected, its queues are loooong. My … Continue reading

Friday Photos and a Sexy Salad Dressing

I’m always snapping away at foodie stuff on my phone – with mixed results, but I’m bit better now I have the iPhone 5. Check.me. So I thought, rather than leave the pics clogging up my phone alongside the 2335 photos I already have in my one photo album, that I’d put them on here, … Continue reading

Restaurant review: The Pig and Butcher

The Pig and Butcher, 80 Liverpool Road, Islington, London Julian spotted cool new gastropub The Pig and Butcher one day on his bike ride into work. He liked the look and sound of it, Googled it, read a great review and decided we had to go. Despite its blood-and-guts name being a little rough on … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: The Delaunay Counter

The Delaunay Counter, 55 Aldwych, London The doors of West End super-restaurant The Delaunay burst open at the beginning of the year. All shimmering marble floors, dark wood and low lighting, it looked like the type of place where Don Draper and Roger Sterling would happily while away an evening draining expensive cocktails. The reviews were … Continue reading

Strawberry Salads and Naughty Nieces

Do strawberries really work in salads? And is Toffee Eton Mess a worthwhile dessert? They’re questions that have been bothering me for a while. Fortunately, I got the chance to put both of them to the test, recently – at the after-party (meal) for my niece Orla’s Christening. The bash was held at The Boathouse … Continue reading