Saturday, 27 August 2011

Poptastic Afternoon

Wednesday saw me spending the afternoon in a kitchen in Hackney with Molly Bakes making pop cakes.
This was my birthday present along with the book from my brother & co..
Due to the recent unrest in London the evening workshop had been postponed to two afternoons. Unbeknown to me this meant that when I arrived I found out that my afternoon was going to be a 1:1 with M.
M launched Molly Bakes a couple of years ago and now provides Selfridges with its cake pops for their bakery.
the concept is simple... cake on a stick covered with chocolate coating!!.... if only... biggest lesson on cake pops is planning as there are a lot of stages to take a ball of cake to the finished product!... with some not always making it to the finish line....

What I loved about M was that she wasnt precious, she answers all questions, shares secrets and tips, and signed my book...I had a fabulous afternoon, not all was perfect, but that just added to the learning!... I now know what to do when the coating refuses to set... hold arm in fridge with said pop cake!... made over 24 pops, tea pots, tea cups, ice creams & donuts, which were a huge hit at work in the office next day!...

Thanks M for a great afternoon, good luck with the wedding and hope to see you at Netil Market soon....
check out M's website here... the book is delicious too..

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Treats from Toulon..

Situated beneath out hotel in Toulon was a small shopping complex, which also housed a Carrefour (France's equivalent of our Tesco)... I couldn't pass the opportunity to pick up a few baking bargains whilst there.
I'm sure if Ryan Airs luggage allowance wasn't so strict I would have purchased much more!

I fell in love with the table decoration aisle!... how could you not love all the bright colours. I picked up some spots & stripes!...my friend K will be fighting me for the lime green ones! Also picked up some fabulous chocolate: Patisserie chocolate from Nestle, Praline, Caramel & Dark and Cote D'or dark with pistachios and Carrafour White with coconut!... yum yum...

also falling into the basket were 3 baking books!... (I can hear my friends groaning that I've managed to bring home 3 books from a weekend away!) especially as they are written in French ( it may take me some time to bake)...
Creme de Marrons plus a box of creme de marrons to assist with the baking!(chesnut spread.. fantastic for autumn)  Loving the mini maron madelines.
Whoopies (it seems the whoppie pie has reached France as well).. loved the Nutella recipe in this book and finally Macarons...
well I couldn't go to France without picking up a Macaron book...fallen in love with the Macaron charlotte... this is on my list to make!

T in Toulon.....

after an eventful Rugby match on the Friday night, a day of calm and relaxation was required for the Saturday... I met friends for breakfast and then headed out for the day on my own to explore. Toulon is predominately a working harbour/port town so Saturday morning was market day.... with cobbled streets lined with fresh fruit, veg , and fish it was a feast for the senses.... escaping from the hustle and bustle I jumped on one of the little Ferry's and headed over to one of the small islands just off Toulon.
The views were stunning, especially looking back at the Naval Port....

berthing in a small marina the ferry has several stops just like the bus!... it was funny seeing islanders using the ferry to hop over to Toulon with their shopping trolleys and then heading back to tranquil island life... as you can see the weather was glorious, warm, blue skies & sunny!....

A meander around the little market, loved the lavender bundles on the flower stall and the martini glasses of macarons. The smell of the mussels and escargots cooking in the market were amazing...
I picked up some fruit, followed by some bread from the local Boulangerie and headed down to the little beach where I sat and whiled away a couple of hours reading my kindle....
An evening dining in the harbour with friends, sampling the local delights...
couldn't come to the South of France without having Moules Marinieres & Pommes frittes...

rounded off a near perfect day!
A delayed flight home the following day was brightened by the company of David Morrissey....its amazing who you see in the South of France!

Sarries in Toulon!..

A couple of weekends ago I headed down to the South of France to watch Saracens play a pre-season "friendly" (I use the term friendly loosely after watching the game!) against Toulon. Flying into Toulon airport (square building in the middle of a field!) and a scenic bus route (bargain at 1.40 euros) I arrived at the hotel lunchtime. Hotel, great location,  also housing the squad was sited adjacent to the RCT Stade Mayol ground and a stones throw from the harbour. Met up with friends before heading off to the game.

Game kicked-off at 6.45 and was amazed to see it practically sold out, and as discovered during the evening the French are very passionate about their rugby!... the whole town comes to a grinding halt for the game.

With trys by Andy Saull and Ernst Joubert and Owen Farrell on target Sarries led the 1st half.... the french were never going to take a defeat lying down and the 2nd half was hostile both on and off the pitch!

Things got very feisty in midway through the second half with several scuffles breaking out and yellow cards for both sides... with Toulon driving the pack in the final few minutes and a breakaway try, Toulon were the victors 26-17....

Defeated but not dejected the celebrations back at the hotel were lively with much needed refreshment.... there were some weary boys at breakfast on the Saturday morning...

Monday, 22 August 2011

Ditto....

for any Ghost fans out there, they will know instantly what the title of this blog refers too.... Ghost is in my top 10 films, and never fails to make me cry!... so it was with much trepidation and armed with tissues that I went to see the stage version of this hit film recently.... hoping that it would live up to my expectations of the film, I wasn't disappointed and yes I did cry!.. with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics fame) writing the score & songsand accompanied by a relative unknown cast, (other than the gorgeous Richard Fleeshman) the stage show is unlike anything I have seen before ( and as you all know I may go to the theatre a little!)...the majority of backdrops are set to huge interactive videos & graphics, its very clever how it all mixes together, especially the subway scene....

The lighting and staging is exceptional, it really captures the 'ghost' essence from the film.... all the best bits are there if a little adapted for the stage.... potters wheel, righteous brothers singing unchained melody and the beautiful ending, Richard Fleeshman is amazing.... this is a must for fans of the movie.... you will laugh, you will cry and you will believe!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Pret-a-Portea for 3..

This weekend my sister-in-law celebrates her 40th birthday, as i knew that a trip to Antigua was planned to celebrate I decided to book a treat a couple of weeks ago for the 2 of us and my niece.
We met at Sloane Square and as the weather wasn't great we jumped into a black cab and headed to the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.
this was Libby's first jaunt in a taxi, and she was beside herself when the man in the posh hat opened the door for her at the hotel.
The Berkeley is a lovely hotel, understated and chic. The reception was awash with sunflowers which really brightened up a gloomy day.
I had booked afternoon tea for N & I .. for those not familiar with afternoon tea at the Berkeley it is designed around the current fashion trends for that season. The Pret-a-Portea is held in the Caramel Room.
This seasons menu is modeled on the following:
  • A mouth-watering selection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches.
A collection of cakes and fancies in in the colours of the fashion season and in the style of the world’s finest designers:

  • Tom Ford light pink chiffon summer dress biscuit with rose icing and sparkly silver cuffs
  • Chloe praline clutch topped with gold chocolate beads
  • Victoria Beckham peach coloured sponge cake tote with chocolate crocodile print
  • Marc Jacobs raspberry and lychee cream jumpsuit with over-sized chocolate flower belt
  • Miu Miu vanilla bikini biscuit with navy icing and signature white bow
  • Tory Burch strawberry and rhubarb bavarois dress with flattering gold button detail
  • Stella McCartney citrus print dress of orange and lemon mousse topped with marzipan fruit summer dress of papaya, red currant and blueberry mousse, topped with pate de fruit
  • Jil Sander coloured block dress of crème de menthe and coconut jelly with must-have sparkly sunglasses
  • Roger Vivier black and white chocolate striped ‘belle de Nuit’ high-heeled shoe
Knowing that Libs probably wouldn't eat it... she got special chips, complete with personal jars of ketchup which were a big hit!... along with languishing on a banquet seat for 3 to herself!
we had a lovely afternoon, it was nice to sit, relax, chat and feed our faces with scrumptious goodies!...  a lovely treat for an afternoon....

Friday, 12 August 2011

Culture,Cake & Couture..chapter 1

Some weeks back I was fortunate to meet Fiona Cairns; cake maker of the Royal Wedding cake. During the afternoon she mentioned that the wedding cake would be going on display at Buckingham Palace this summer along with the Wedding dress of the Duchess of Cambridge. As soon as the ticket office opened for bookings a slot was booked for moi for the afternoon of Monday 1st August.
Blessed with glorious sunshine my afternoon started with a stroll up through Grosvenor square and Green park to Buckingham Palace.On arrival you pass through airport security control checks before being handed your complimentary headphones and audio guide. The tour takes you through some stunning rooms, courtyard and staircases as well as the throne room, where the 'official' royal wedding snaps were taken. The tour also takes in a special exhibition (other then the Royal wedding) of  the Royal Faberge collection. This is beautiful and has me hankering to now visit St Petersburg.
The Royal Wedding exhibit is displayed across two rooms, giving ample space for people to view. The dress is housed in a glass cabinet, allowing 360' access around the fixture. With a video and head set audio narrative by Sarah Burton, it gives an insight into the level of detail given to the craftsmanship that went into creating not just the dress, but the veil and shoes.  A stunning piece of couture. With tiara, earrings and replicated bouquet complimenting the display, it truly is magical.
The cake is displayed in the next room and as with the dress it is quite breathtaking. Having already seen in person some of the 'spare' flowers and the design brief I was still blown away by the design and level of detail on each of the tiers. A real work of art. a must for any cake maker to see..... jaw droppingly stunning.

The tour within the palace ends as you enter the garden.............. on a very warm day in London a much needed drink was required..... what better than a latte and ice-cream from the palace tea shop!....

followed by an amble through the garden to the exit......

couture,cake & culture chapter 2

The 2nd chapter of my afternoon/evening in London, involved a beautiful stroll through St James Park, followed by a quick bite to eat before embarking on an evening in the cultural Coliseum in London.
After leaving the Palace I had some time to kill before meeting up with my friend C, so I took a stroll through the park heading up towards Trafalgar Square.
 The views from St James park are lovely, either looking onto the Palace or up towards Horseguards parade which is back dropped by the London Eye... my favourite space in the park is the the birdkeepers cottage, which is delightful.... the pelicans are quite cute too!....
with time still on my side, a little rest and a couple of chapters from the kindle and I was revived for part 3!

culture,couture & cake.. chapter 3

complete with burger & beer!.... after meeting up with C, we had a little time before our evening at the Coliseum....
I introduced her to the delights of Byrons Burgers which are the best burgers in London... each site is styled to compliment its surrounding district... this one had the glitz & glamour of theatre land.... complete with screen star lights... the burger was delish as was the Brooklyn beer ( not quite culture & couture, but very scrummy!)
fed & watered we strolled to the Coliseum to be entertained in beautiful surroundings by Ildivo. Singing some of their classics and showcasing some of their new songs from their new album, they were spectacular ( if only the drunk couple in the 2nd half behind us had behaved it would have been perfect!... however to compensate we do now have 2 tickets for an evening at the ballet later this year!)

This was a real treat for C & I and we were blown away by the beautiful surroundings, show and the rooftop views over London... a lovely evening..
Here are some of my favs from the evening...
Come What May (theme from Moulin Rouge)
Mama.... which always makes me cry..
and finally Somewhere... the perfect end to a lovely day...

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Vintage Birthday treats......

Last Sunday saw me & bruv age another year!.... due to the efficiency of my team it was the first year I didn't have to work the whole weekend posting the financial half year results.... so a day in the sunshine was
planned.
The birthday fairy was very kind and granted me lots of wonderful things;including artisan du chocolate salted caramel goodies, cath kidston treats for the kitchen, cupcake makes & books and a box of pierre herme macarons.

With the day to myself and the sun shining I headed upto London to browse the Vintage fair on the southbank.


The stalls were fantastic, and the atmosphere and styling created a real trip down memory lane.

I loved all the vintage cases. I spent a couple of hours just walking around before heading along the southbank towards London Bridge, where I diverted off at Borough Market for a spot of lunch in Roast.

Roast has been on my wish list for a while and I can say it lived up to my expectations and more..... absolutely divine. Sited above the market it has fabulous views across the city and the market. Sundays special is obviously a Roast dinner, but weekdays and Saturdays offer a varied menu, showcasing the finest and best ingredients available.

Roast dinner was a real treat for me, as its something I cook the least as its too much faffing for 1, so Roast beef with all the trimmings was a fabulous birthday treat, followed by raspberry & pear crumble with
custard.... mmmm i'm salivating typing this just from the memory!
A lovely day was rounded off with an evening spent with Brother & Co having fun.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

A week of birthday treats!

Ooops my week of birthday treats has kept me from blogging! hence the lack of any posts....this one being posted via iPhone on the tube!
Hopefully I will catch you up with my the last couple of weeks, which will include;
Guerilla burgers with "Bestie", Vintage fair on Southbank, Roast restaurant at Borough Market, Buckingham Palace, London Coliseum, Byron burgers, Ghost musical & Afternoon tea at The Berkeley!
As well as some lovely presents! including a few London treats from Pierre Herme & Cath Kitson over the weekend.




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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Poptastic Afternoon

Wednesday saw me spending the afternoon in a kitchen in Hackney with Molly Bakes making pop cakes.
This was my birthday present along with the book from my brother & co..
Due to the recent unrest in London the evening workshop had been postponed to two afternoons. Unbeknown to me this meant that when I arrived I found out that my afternoon was going to be a 1:1 with M.
M launched Molly Bakes a couple of years ago and now provides Selfridges with its cake pops for their bakery.
the concept is simple... cake on a stick covered with chocolate coating!!.... if only... biggest lesson on cake pops is planning as there are a lot of stages to take a ball of cake to the finished product!... with some not always making it to the finish line....

What I loved about M was that she wasnt precious, she answers all questions, shares secrets and tips, and signed my book...I had a fabulous afternoon, not all was perfect, but that just added to the learning!... I now know what to do when the coating refuses to set... hold arm in fridge with said pop cake!... made over 24 pops, tea pots, tea cups, ice creams & donuts, which were a huge hit at work in the office next day!...

Thanks M for a great afternoon, good luck with the wedding and hope to see you at Netil Market soon....
check out M's website here... the book is delicious too..

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Treats from Toulon..

Situated beneath out hotel in Toulon was a small shopping complex, which also housed a Carrefour (France's equivalent of our Tesco)... I couldn't pass the opportunity to pick up a few baking bargains whilst there.
I'm sure if Ryan Airs luggage allowance wasn't so strict I would have purchased much more!

I fell in love with the table decoration aisle!... how could you not love all the bright colours. I picked up some spots & stripes!...my friend K will be fighting me for the lime green ones! Also picked up some fabulous chocolate: Patisserie chocolate from Nestle, Praline, Caramel & Dark and Cote D'or dark with pistachios and Carrafour White with coconut!... yum yum...

also falling into the basket were 3 baking books!... (I can hear my friends groaning that I've managed to bring home 3 books from a weekend away!) especially as they are written in French ( it may take me some time to bake)...
Creme de Marrons plus a box of creme de marrons to assist with the baking!(chesnut spread.. fantastic for autumn)  Loving the mini maron madelines.
Whoopies (it seems the whoppie pie has reached France as well).. loved the Nutella recipe in this book and finally Macarons...
well I couldn't go to France without picking up a Macaron book...fallen in love with the Macaron charlotte... this is on my list to make!

T in Toulon.....

after an eventful Rugby match on the Friday night, a day of calm and relaxation was required for the Saturday... I met friends for breakfast and then headed out for the day on my own to explore. Toulon is predominately a working harbour/port town so Saturday morning was market day.... with cobbled streets lined with fresh fruit, veg , and fish it was a feast for the senses.... escaping from the hustle and bustle I jumped on one of the little Ferry's and headed over to one of the small islands just off Toulon.
The views were stunning, especially looking back at the Naval Port....

berthing in a small marina the ferry has several stops just like the bus!... it was funny seeing islanders using the ferry to hop over to Toulon with their shopping trolleys and then heading back to tranquil island life... as you can see the weather was glorious, warm, blue skies & sunny!....

A meander around the little market, loved the lavender bundles on the flower stall and the martini glasses of macarons. The smell of the mussels and escargots cooking in the market were amazing...
I picked up some fruit, followed by some bread from the local Boulangerie and headed down to the little beach where I sat and whiled away a couple of hours reading my kindle....
An evening dining in the harbour with friends, sampling the local delights...
couldn't come to the South of France without having Moules Marinieres & Pommes frittes...

rounded off a near perfect day!
A delayed flight home the following day was brightened by the company of David Morrissey....its amazing who you see in the South of France!

Sarries in Toulon!..

A couple of weekends ago I headed down to the South of France to watch Saracens play a pre-season "friendly" (I use the term friendly loosely after watching the game!) against Toulon. Flying into Toulon airport (square building in the middle of a field!) and a scenic bus route (bargain at 1.40 euros) I arrived at the hotel lunchtime. Hotel, great location,  also housing the squad was sited adjacent to the RCT Stade Mayol ground and a stones throw from the harbour. Met up with friends before heading off to the game.

Game kicked-off at 6.45 and was amazed to see it practically sold out, and as discovered during the evening the French are very passionate about their rugby!... the whole town comes to a grinding halt for the game.

With trys by Andy Saull and Ernst Joubert and Owen Farrell on target Sarries led the 1st half.... the french were never going to take a defeat lying down and the 2nd half was hostile both on and off the pitch!

Things got very feisty in midway through the second half with several scuffles breaking out and yellow cards for both sides... with Toulon driving the pack in the final few minutes and a breakaway try, Toulon were the victors 26-17....

Defeated but not dejected the celebrations back at the hotel were lively with much needed refreshment.... there were some weary boys at breakfast on the Saturday morning...

Monday, 22 August 2011

Ditto....

for any Ghost fans out there, they will know instantly what the title of this blog refers too.... Ghost is in my top 10 films, and never fails to make me cry!... so it was with much trepidation and armed with tissues that I went to see the stage version of this hit film recently.... hoping that it would live up to my expectations of the film, I wasn't disappointed and yes I did cry!.. with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics fame) writing the score & songsand accompanied by a relative unknown cast, (other than the gorgeous Richard Fleeshman) the stage show is unlike anything I have seen before ( and as you all know I may go to the theatre a little!)...the majority of backdrops are set to huge interactive videos & graphics, its very clever how it all mixes together, especially the subway scene....

The lighting and staging is exceptional, it really captures the 'ghost' essence from the film.... all the best bits are there if a little adapted for the stage.... potters wheel, righteous brothers singing unchained melody and the beautiful ending, Richard Fleeshman is amazing.... this is a must for fans of the movie.... you will laugh, you will cry and you will believe!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Pret-a-Portea for 3..

This weekend my sister-in-law celebrates her 40th birthday, as i knew that a trip to Antigua was planned to celebrate I decided to book a treat a couple of weeks ago for the 2 of us and my niece.
We met at Sloane Square and as the weather wasn't great we jumped into a black cab and headed to the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.
this was Libby's first jaunt in a taxi, and she was beside herself when the man in the posh hat opened the door for her at the hotel.
The Berkeley is a lovely hotel, understated and chic. The reception was awash with sunflowers which really brightened up a gloomy day.
I had booked afternoon tea for N & I .. for those not familiar with afternoon tea at the Berkeley it is designed around the current fashion trends for that season. The Pret-a-Portea is held in the Caramel Room.
This seasons menu is modeled on the following:
  • A mouth-watering selection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches.
A collection of cakes and fancies in in the colours of the fashion season and in the style of the world’s finest designers:

  • Tom Ford light pink chiffon summer dress biscuit with rose icing and sparkly silver cuffs
  • Chloe praline clutch topped with gold chocolate beads
  • Victoria Beckham peach coloured sponge cake tote with chocolate crocodile print
  • Marc Jacobs raspberry and lychee cream jumpsuit with over-sized chocolate flower belt
  • Miu Miu vanilla bikini biscuit with navy icing and signature white bow
  • Tory Burch strawberry and rhubarb bavarois dress with flattering gold button detail
  • Stella McCartney citrus print dress of orange and lemon mousse topped with marzipan fruit summer dress of papaya, red currant and blueberry mousse, topped with pate de fruit
  • Jil Sander coloured block dress of crème de menthe and coconut jelly with must-have sparkly sunglasses
  • Roger Vivier black and white chocolate striped ‘belle de Nuit’ high-heeled shoe
Knowing that Libs probably wouldn't eat it... she got special chips, complete with personal jars of ketchup which were a big hit!... along with languishing on a banquet seat for 3 to herself!
we had a lovely afternoon, it was nice to sit, relax, chat and feed our faces with scrumptious goodies!...  a lovely treat for an afternoon....

Friday, 12 August 2011

Culture,Cake & Couture..chapter 1

Some weeks back I was fortunate to meet Fiona Cairns; cake maker of the Royal Wedding cake. During the afternoon she mentioned that the wedding cake would be going on display at Buckingham Palace this summer along with the Wedding dress of the Duchess of Cambridge. As soon as the ticket office opened for bookings a slot was booked for moi for the afternoon of Monday 1st August.
Blessed with glorious sunshine my afternoon started with a stroll up through Grosvenor square and Green park to Buckingham Palace.On arrival you pass through airport security control checks before being handed your complimentary headphones and audio guide. The tour takes you through some stunning rooms, courtyard and staircases as well as the throne room, where the 'official' royal wedding snaps were taken. The tour also takes in a special exhibition (other then the Royal wedding) of  the Royal Faberge collection. This is beautiful and has me hankering to now visit St Petersburg.
The Royal Wedding exhibit is displayed across two rooms, giving ample space for people to view. The dress is housed in a glass cabinet, allowing 360' access around the fixture. With a video and head set audio narrative by Sarah Burton, it gives an insight into the level of detail given to the craftsmanship that went into creating not just the dress, but the veil and shoes.  A stunning piece of couture. With tiara, earrings and replicated bouquet complimenting the display, it truly is magical.
The cake is displayed in the next room and as with the dress it is quite breathtaking. Having already seen in person some of the 'spare' flowers and the design brief I was still blown away by the design and level of detail on each of the tiers. A real work of art. a must for any cake maker to see..... jaw droppingly stunning.

The tour within the palace ends as you enter the garden.............. on a very warm day in London a much needed drink was required..... what better than a latte and ice-cream from the palace tea shop!....

followed by an amble through the garden to the exit......

couture,cake & culture chapter 2

The 2nd chapter of my afternoon/evening in London, involved a beautiful stroll through St James Park, followed by a quick bite to eat before embarking on an evening in the cultural Coliseum in London.
After leaving the Palace I had some time to kill before meeting up with my friend C, so I took a stroll through the park heading up towards Trafalgar Square.
 The views from St James park are lovely, either looking onto the Palace or up towards Horseguards parade which is back dropped by the London Eye... my favourite space in the park is the the birdkeepers cottage, which is delightful.... the pelicans are quite cute too!....
with time still on my side, a little rest and a couple of chapters from the kindle and I was revived for part 3!

culture,couture & cake.. chapter 3

complete with burger & beer!.... after meeting up with C, we had a little time before our evening at the Coliseum....
I introduced her to the delights of Byrons Burgers which are the best burgers in London... each site is styled to compliment its surrounding district... this one had the glitz & glamour of theatre land.... complete with screen star lights... the burger was delish as was the Brooklyn beer ( not quite culture & couture, but very scrummy!)
fed & watered we strolled to the Coliseum to be entertained in beautiful surroundings by Ildivo. Singing some of their classics and showcasing some of their new songs from their new album, they were spectacular ( if only the drunk couple in the 2nd half behind us had behaved it would have been perfect!... however to compensate we do now have 2 tickets for an evening at the ballet later this year!)

This was a real treat for C & I and we were blown away by the beautiful surroundings, show and the rooftop views over London... a lovely evening..
Here are some of my favs from the evening...
Come What May (theme from Moulin Rouge)
Mama.... which always makes me cry..
and finally Somewhere... the perfect end to a lovely day...

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Vintage Birthday treats......

Last Sunday saw me & bruv age another year!.... due to the efficiency of my team it was the first year I didn't have to work the whole weekend posting the financial half year results.... so a day in the sunshine was
planned.
The birthday fairy was very kind and granted me lots of wonderful things;including artisan du chocolate salted caramel goodies, cath kidston treats for the kitchen, cupcake makes & books and a box of pierre herme macarons.

With the day to myself and the sun shining I headed upto London to browse the Vintage fair on the southbank.


The stalls were fantastic, and the atmosphere and styling created a real trip down memory lane.

I loved all the vintage cases. I spent a couple of hours just walking around before heading along the southbank towards London Bridge, where I diverted off at Borough Market for a spot of lunch in Roast.

Roast has been on my wish list for a while and I can say it lived up to my expectations and more..... absolutely divine. Sited above the market it has fabulous views across the city and the market. Sundays special is obviously a Roast dinner, but weekdays and Saturdays offer a varied menu, showcasing the finest and best ingredients available.

Roast dinner was a real treat for me, as its something I cook the least as its too much faffing for 1, so Roast beef with all the trimmings was a fabulous birthday treat, followed by raspberry & pear crumble with
custard.... mmmm i'm salivating typing this just from the memory!
A lovely day was rounded off with an evening spent with Brother & Co having fun.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

A week of birthday treats!

Ooops my week of birthday treats has kept me from blogging! hence the lack of any posts....this one being posted via iPhone on the tube!
Hopefully I will catch you up with my the last couple of weeks, which will include;
Guerilla burgers with "Bestie", Vintage fair on Southbank, Roast restaurant at Borough Market, Buckingham Palace, London Coliseum, Byron burgers, Ghost musical & Afternoon tea at The Berkeley!
As well as some lovely presents! including a few London treats from Pierre Herme & Cath Kitson over the weekend.




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