Sorry for the lack of posts! I’m now in London for another week or so.
Last week it was my birthday and I celebrated with some of my family at St John Bread & Wine. It was delicious! I took some photos so expect them up soon.
Today I’m off to Borough to have lunch with a work friend I haven’t seen for more than 5 years! We used to work in a cafe together and I’d cook him yummy breakfasts with smoked salmon and eggs (he’s Swedish!) and he’d make me some very delicious coffee, although I didn’t appreciate it at the time, good coffee is one of my relatively new foodie-loves.
Our favourite thing to do was hide the freshest raspberry friands as soon as they’d arrive in the cafe. I hope our old boss isn’t reading this! They were made by Bloomspoon and were very moreish so we absolutely couldn’t help it. I’m sure you completely understand.
On Friday night we made a last minute decision to go and see the brilliant play 39 steps at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus. We quickly dined at Zilli Fish in Soho and almost missed the show! But it was worth it for the steamed mussels with lime, ginger and coconut and the halibut with roasted vegetable couscous.
Plus, Aldo Zilli was there and I got to tell him the meal was wonderful. So that was pretty cool. No photos though, I’m afraid.
Yesterday I saw the film Julie & Julia and loved it! Those two women are amazing and their husbands were absolute dolls – so lovely and supportive. I thought Meryl Streep was fabulous in the role of Julia Child and all the French food made me so hungry for top quality produce that I couldn’t eat the cinema popcorn.
Next month we’re in Toulouse in the South of France so I look forward to sharing some delicious French recipes with you then.
OK I think you’re all up to date now. More posts coming soon!