Thursday, April 18, 2013

Travel Snaps - London - restaurants, museums

Dinner at Tom Aikens, London (a few hours ago)

Brings new meanings to the word petit four
Foie gras mousse with pea soup

Beetroot mousse with beetroot jelly

Amuse bouche - Cepe meringue with crispy chicken skin


Egg and bacon

Baked scallop, yeasted potatoes, osso buco, toasted bread soup

Beef short rib, crispy shallot, beef tendons, tongue
Turbot, Everleigh Farm asparagus, sorrel emulsion, pine oil

Monkfish, Iberico ham, piquillo pepper puree, confit squid

Piglet Belly, braised & roasted, baked aubergine, smoked apple

Pistachio parfait, pistachio cake, pistachio praline

Wild Strawberries, poasched fraise des bois, caramelised meringue, aerated sorbet

Milk, reduced milk ice cream, frozen milk, honey jelly, milk crisps

Rhubarb fresh yogurt, vanilla oil, rhubarb parfait

Lunch at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction in Halkin Hotel

Violet macarons, Cookies macarons & Raspberry macarons

Ametsa - Moon Rocks

Lunch at Rorganic - sister restaurant of L'Enclume in the lake district.  (2 year pop-up at 19 Blandford St, London 

Squid ink tapioca waffle with wild garlic emulsion
Lincolnshire poacher cheese waffle with hay emulsion & pickled shallots

Unpastuerized milk in a paco jet = butter

Burnt mushroom cake, with garlic parsley puree drops 

Purple sprouting broccoli, buttermilk powder custard, barley & fennel

Reg's duck, candy beets, deepfried duck sweetbreads & mustard 

Sweet cheese ice-cream, pear, pine and malt
Natural History Museum - Dinosaurs

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A celebration of colors - London RHS Orchid Show

RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Orchid Show in London

Travel Snaps - Paris

“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” 
― Virgil Kraft

L'HOTEL LE RESTAURANT Squid Coconut & lime sauce Sauted, carott
Alpilles strawberry - lemon grass
French pie style
Macarons - Arnaud Larher, Paris

Boulevard Raspail Sunday Market
Boulevard Raspail Sunday Market
Huitrerie Regis, Paris
Les Marquis de Ladurée, Tuileries Gardens,  Chocolate Boutique
Saint Germain Les Halles Stall

Real chocolate fountain!! Michel Cluizel - 201 rue St Honoré
75001 Paris
Ferdi - best burger in Paris, superb mix of tapas  (recommended by Uncle Brad)
A sun-lit Parisian alleyway 

Green coffee beans of Kopi Luwac
waiting to be bought and roast in a Malongo coffee house 
A real coffee one stop shop - green beans, automatic roaster and barista.
Malongo in 50 rue Saint André Des Arts, Paris