29 December 2011

Christmas time, no mistletoe but lots of wine at No.35 at The Hempel

I never review wines on my blog, but that doesn’t mean I’m not drinking it.  It’s just like that my knowledge of wine and food, at a base level comprises to the simple maxim of pairing white wine with fish and chicken, and a bottle of red with steak or trusting what’s written of the back of the label.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a dinner hosted at No. 35 restaurant at the Hempel Hotel by Adrian Atkinson, Head of Wine Development at Pernod Ricaud for the launch of the Jacob’s Creek Regional Reserves.

24 December 2011

Eat, Drink, Sleep & Football: Liverpool

Liverpool's Albert Dock
I will always have a soft spot for Liverpool.  My family moved from there to London when I was a toddler, so although I don't have the accent I like to think I'm still a Liverpudlian at heart and love this city.  So, forget the negative stereotypes about Scousers being a bunch of scallies and  a city of WAG wannabees.  If you love live music, great food and football Liverpool is a must visit.

30 November 2011

Seven course taster menu at Les Trois Garçons à la Groupon

“Seven Course Taster Menu for Two People at Celeb-Haunt Les Trois Garçons for £50.80” read the Groupon offer in my inbox at the end of last year.  Bargain. Now, this is an offer that’s worth being spammed with deals for laser hair surgery from back street clinics that I’d never consider venturing in even if you paid me. 

The fact is since redeeming this offer at the beginning of the year, it has been the one and only Groupon offer that I’ve purchased and been able to redeem at a date and time that was convenient, and simply been happy with - I only wish I'd ordered more!

29 November 2011

Cafe East

Café East is located in a leisure park in Surrey Quays.  It’s the sort of place where you’d only choose to dine at, out of convenience rather then a choice, thus very popular with families and groups of youths who’s idea of gourmet dining is a trip to Nandos.  Culinary highlights at the park include Frankie & Benny’s and Pizza Hut – making Café East the shining jewel in this rather lack lustre crown.