At the end of April, I made a trip to Barcelona, one of my favourite cities. To say the trip was much anticipated, would be a massive understatement. Albert Adria, younger brother of Fernan, the much lauded proprietor of the foodie Mecca, El Buli, (sadly now closed), opened his latest restaurant, Enigma, in February. I … More Enigma, shrouded in secrecy, restaurant review
Gunpowder has been on my radar for a while and I’ve even found myself outside their door on a couple of occasion, sadly, when it was shut, which is Sunday and between 3-5 on other days. I was excited to try, well, everything on the menu and pleased to be eating with someone who wouldn’t … More Gunpowder, and those lamb chops, restaurant review.
After a false start in May, Georgie, Seetal and I finally made it to The Frog. Only a three minute walk for me, I am admittedly shame faced this was my first visit. If nothing else, with a lot of Scottish voices on the floor and in the kitchen, it would cure any homesickness I … More The Frog E1, restaurant review
When I received an email announcing Diego Grimberg, the head chef at Albert Adria’s much anticipated (I’d waited patiently for over two years for it to open) restaurant, Enigma, was in town for one night only at Zoilo’s, I immediately booked. I was particularly excited as I was heading to Barcelona to eat at Enigma … More Enigma at Zoilo, one night with Diego Grimberg, restaurant review
If you find yourself in Girona, with a hankering for a brilliant cocktail, then make your way immediately to Nykteri’s. On a quiet street in the old town, this little bar is easy to miss, but very much worth a trip. When NN and I visited, we were overwhelmed by the vast cocktail list, featuring … More Nykteris cocktail bar, Girona
Sadly, our waitlist wish of dining at Cellar de can Roca didn’t come true. Our final day in Girona was warm and sunny and, noticeably, windless. So, before jumping on a very lovely high speed train to Barcelona, we made it our mission to experience something Roca – ice cream. Situated on Carrer Santa Clara, just by the Saint Agusti Bridge (the criss cross … More Rocambolesc, ice cream heaven.
I am very lucky in that I’ve worked in a wonderful, friendly industry for many years and from this, have made many great friends and some are particularly lovely. LA is one of these, someone I count as more than an ‘industry friend’. I know whatever happens, she’ll always be in my life. She is … More Bo Drake, winging it in Soho, restaurant review
On Easter Saturday, I enjoyed an eggcellent girl date with Georgie, a friend and fellow food blogger. We chose Temper, the first solo opening from fellow Scot, Neil Rankin. Rankin, originally from Edinburgh (well, no one’s perfect and his cooking more than make up for this ;)) is no stranger to great kitchens, having cooked … More Temper, a meat feast for your sense, restaurant review.
After much researching and availability checking, NN and I decided our blow out meal in Madrid would be lunch at the Michelin starred Punto MX. Run by chef Roberto Ruiz, this is the first Mexican restaurant to be awarded a star. The menu aims to use traditional and modern methods to create authentic yet contemporary … More Pinto MX, Michelin starred Mexican in Madrid, restaurant review
N and I met early on Saturday to see the Hockney exhibition, before it became unbearably busy. It’s excellent, I highly recommend it. We left there at 11.30 and, stepping into the sunshine, decided we’d head to Borough Market and try for a table at El Pastor. If you hadn’t noticed, London is experiencing a … More El Pastor, restaurant review