B.Log from April 2011

April 2011 B.Log Archive from Foodepedia

  • Namaaste Kitchen: lunch at the Chef’s Table

    Tuesday April 19th, 2011

    For lunch we worked our way through a range of tasting plates that had been specially selected from the Namaaste Kitchen menu. These were all very tasty dishes, bright and full flavoured, giving the taste buds a great work out, I absolutely savoured and enjoyed every mouthful.

  • Bistro du Vin

    Monday April 18th, 2011

    Everybody needs good neighbours, apparently, and given the competition in this part of London, Bistro du Vin certainly has them. The area around Smithfield Market is home to Mark Hix’ Oyster & Chop House and John Terode’s Smiths of Smithfield. If one is in the habit of stone-throwing, St John is but a short one from BdV’s freshly polished threshold. In short, BdV needs to be a seriously good alternative to the well-established locals if it’s to be the first success for the group in London.

  • Donald Russell Meat Pies

    Thursday April 14th, 2011

    After first taste trialling Charlie Bigham’s pies it was a quick wipe of the mouth, a loosening of the belt and then eyes down for Donald Russell’s new range.

  • Bear decapitated in office -ASDA to blame

    Tuesday April 12th, 2011

    We washed ours down with tea, but of course the sommelier would recommend orange squash with added E numbers as the ideal pairing for the dish before running around the office breaking things and then throwing a tantrum and having to go to bed.

  • Cognac Voyeurism

    Tuesday April 12th, 2011

    Girl stands on street corner, back-combing her boyfriend’s quiff; her designer dog artfully peeing against a sleek 4x4 parked outside Shoreditch’s restaurant-bar-club McQueen. It may sound like the story board for an advert, but this is the scene that greets me as I approach McQueen, an unlikely venue for a Voyer Cognac Masterclass

  • Flavours from Piacenza

    Tuesday April 5th, 2011

    ‘Aperitifs as 7.00pm – Dinner at 7.30pm’, the invitation from the Consorzio Piacenza Alimenttare and Confindustria Piacenza said. So not wishing to be a rude guest, and being quite ready for an aperitif we arrived at the Italian Cultural Institute in Belgrave Square soon after 7.00pm.

  • Ultra-glam Searcy's launch at One New Change

    Monday April 4th, 2011

    It was 5pm on a Tuesday and the perfect time for some champagne. Well champagne and canapés at the glamorous new Searcy's Champagne Bar launch, that is. And that's exactly where Qin Xie was on the 29th of March.

  • Pimm’s Launch the Summer Party

    Saturday April 2nd, 2011

    Launching their Summer Party, the people at Pimm’s took over parts of Lambeth Palace and the Secret Garden within the Palace’s walls, dressing the place with garlands of coloured lights and bunting. I have to say that it was a bit quirky, well quite a lot quirky actually.