I’ve been in food heaven……

It’s fair to say I have been M.I.A, but I most definitely have not stopped eating!! And I have a selection of food delights to share with you, from limited edition burgers in this beautiful capital to Moroccan delights in Marrakech, it’s all going on in this post! Feast your eyes on these……………

Always a winner

Bill’s has been my hot spot for the past few weeks, it really does cover everything from breakfast to bedtime, I urge you to try the the Bill’s lime and coriander chicken (lunch or dinner), it is kicking some serious flavors, I tend to wash mine down with a raspberry and rosehip Collins! And even better they have just launched their Winter menu!

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Quick bites

Being out and about most days for work, I need quick food that’s good for you. Thankfully I found these two gems – Maple & Fitz in Fitzrovia and Whaam Bhan Mi just behind Piccadilly circus, both equally delicious, good for you and fast, so much so, I find myself scheduling meetings around these funky little eateries.

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Food with a view 

After winning a competition at work I got to take a Friday afternoon off, and spent it taking in the views at Jason Atherton’s City Social. I thought the views were breath taking until the food showed up…. WOW! The cocktails are pretty awesome too they all come with a little keepsake or joke of some description a clever talking point for the table.

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My new favorite Sunday lunch spot 

If you ever find yourself in Surrey you need to seek out The Harrow in Warlingham, the roast dinners are out of this world, and the desserts are like something out of man vs food. Insanely good proper pub grub! You’ll find me here every Sunday!

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Tea for two 

My Step-Mum came to visit and what better way to spend it than to get pedicures in Notting Hill, before jumping on the central line for a spot of window shopping on Oxford Street. This was followed by a stroll down through the wondrous streets of Soho and finished off with a spectacular afternoon tea at one of London’s oldest champagne bars, Kettners. Delectable sandwiches and more sweet treats than you can shake a stick at, truly yummy!

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Moroccan delights 

My first summer holiday in five years saw me jetting off to the enchanting city of Marrakech. We got a true taste of the local food at the famous Fantasia show (it’s a must if you visit Marrakech). Feasting on beautifully marinated chicken, a variety of Tagines whilst getting to know the local tribes was truly an experience I will never forget. Tagines are now fast becoming my favorite dish to make at home, and Jamie Oliver has a great beef recipe HERE that I use.

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Starry eyed over this place 

It must be Ametsa (with Arzak Instruction) – what you see is definitely not what you always get……. this Spanish cuisine plays with your head and taste-buds all at the same time.

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It looks like corn on the cob, but is in actual fact Foie gras, I have no idea how they did it, but it was absolute genious!! This place definitely has the wow factor, and is one for the “Special Occasion” kind of evening.

Shake-Shack Limited Edition…

Of course I have saved the best till last…… I was invited to try Shake Shack’s limited edition “Major Oak” burger which was created by Chef Sat Bains and Shake Shack’s Culinary Director Mark Rosati.

This limited edition burger, named The Major Oak, is made with Shake Shack’s custom-blend Aberdeen Angus beef patty and topped with fresh shallots, a slice of creamy blue Beauvale cheese from Nottinghamshire’s Cropwell Bishop Creamery and a touch of pine from the needles of local coniferous trees. Bains also created a special forest-inspired ketchup made of seasonal “Penny Bun” mushrooms, as well as a smoked mayo with a hint of charcoal from Sherwood Forest’s red oaks.

I have no words for how incredible this burger tasted, and I was giddy with excitement to meet Chef Sat Bains (my grinning face says it all really)!! And if that wasn’t enough, Heston stopped by too!

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Coming next………… I take on come dine with me at home, and will be attempting to serve my friends some fine dining dishes, you’ll get a step by step blow and full recipes to download!

See you on the next one 🙂

 

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