B.Log from March 2010

March 2010 B.Log Archive from Foodepedia

  • Findus Chicken Curry Crispy Pancakes Are Back On The Menu!

    Thursday March 25th, 2010

    As a kid, we would all tuck into foods that, perhaps, we don’t really indulge in as adults anymore.  Sometimes it’s because we outgrow them and other times it’s because they were discontinued and we forgot about them.  Well fear not my friends because one of the nation’s favourites is soon to be back in Supermarkets

  • Mestizo celebrates its fifth anniversary

    Thursday March 25th, 2010

    Vivid yellow RouteMaster bus? Check. Eight-foot inflatable beer bottle? Check. Lycra-clad Amazon on stilts? Check. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the fifth anniversary celebrations at Mestizo, a very popular Mexican restaurant in Hampstead Road.

  • Discover the Origin!

    Thursday March 25th, 2010

    The Discover the Origin campaign has hit London. The purpose of the campaign is to promote five European products: Parma ham (PDO), Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (PDO), Burgundy wines (AOC), Port and Douro Valley wines (DOC).  These protective markings have a dual purpose, to protect the regional producers against imitations and to enable you, the consumer to be sure you are getting exactly what you are looking for.

  • Bar Pepito Launches in Kings Cross

    Thursday March 25th, 2010

    This little sister bar to Camino in The Regent Quarter, just off Pentonville Road, is unique. A tiny bar, just across Regent Quarter’s Varnisher’s Yard central Courtyard from Camino, it has big character. It is quite simply, unique, attractive and fun, and I was very taken with it.

  • Tapas Fantasticas

    Thursday March 25th, 2010

    For the uninitiated, this festival, now in its third year, seeks to replicate a similar event that takes place in the Rioja region of Spain each year, where locals and visitors walk from one restaurant/tapas bar to another purchasing one dish and a glass of Rioja wine to complement it, at each. This sounds like a great thing to do on a summer’s afternoon and evening. One for the Diary I think.

  • Gobble Gobble, the bloggers make a noise about Marco Pierre White talking turkey

    Monday March 22nd, 2010

    So Marco Pierre White is to be a brand ambassador for Bernard Mathews Turkeys and the sound of bloggers and sanctimonious columnists having hissy fits is deafening. You’d have thought they would have exhausted their anger when MPW started advertising stock cubes, but no there is still plenty of bile to spare. Honestly you’d have thought he’d been caught eating Panda, not simply earning a few quid for himself

  • Living the Dolce Vita in Islington

    Saturday March 13th, 2010

    There’s still time to get to Islington and check out this year’s Dolce Vita, the Italian Festival in London.You can spend all day wandering the stands and the demos and if you buy ‘a little book of indulgences’ you get ten tickets for ‘limited edition’ experiences such as a comparative wine tasting, an olive oil tasting and a goodie bag from Seeds of Italy. It costs £10 on top of the entrance ticket and is a good

  • Gail's Hot Cross Buns - apparently delicious

    Friday March 12th, 2010

    You leave the office for half an hour and when you come back you're told there's been a delivery of Gail's Hot Cross buns in your absence. You ask where they are and everyone stares resolutely at their screens while discreetly brushing crumbs off their keyboard. Is this a sackable offence? It should be.

  • Brunello at The Baglioni Hotel blows us away

    Thursday March 11th, 2010

    Last night we had a meal that is only available for three days more. Pino Lavarra, executive chef of the two Michelin starred Rossellini’s restaurant at Palazzo Sasso in Ravello on the Amalfi coast, is at Brunello at The Baglioni Hotel as part of a year long exchange of chefs.

  • My Dining Room is now open to the public

    Wednesday March 10th, 2010

    Recently opened following a refurbishment and a change of name, from 'The Farm', My Dining Room is the latest gastro pub to open in fulham.  Together with other media types I was invited along, following its recent launch, to sample some of the dishes from their menu andI was favourably impressed with what I tasted.