As much as I love unexpected pairings in food drink, I take great comfort when things are paired together because they are cohesive in ingredients or production. For example, Seafood with Samphire, Wild game with foraged berries, and Oak aged bourbon and oak smoked bbq. That's exactly what Hot Box and Wild Turkey 101 have done with their Wild Turkey 101 masterclasses.
You know how you often dismiss a place based on what you think it would be… for example, a pub serving Japanese food or buying choux from a street food seller. Things that you thought that never would be good but turn out to be great. I've only known OLSO as being a music venue so always assumed that the food would be bog standard pub grub. You can imagine how surprised I was when I tried out the new summer menu.
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If you follow me on Instagram (and if you dont.. why not?) you know that I'm obsessed with ice cream. I'm somewhat an ice cream snob... I say somewhat and really mean a total Ice Cream snob. I mean life is too short for the run of the mill ice cream. As wankery, as it sounds, small batch is the best. These alchemists of ice cream really know their craft and use the best ingredients. Most importantly they have a major passion for the creamy stuff and they are all bloody lovely people too!
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I don’t know about you, but this Saturday I had major FOMO. Not just because of the Royal Wedding, but I realised that vie never been to Windsor. While doing my Windsor restraint recon, I saw Yo Sushi was doing a special Royal Wedding Afternoon tea. I’m not embarrassed to admit this, but I really love Yo Sushi, so much, in fact, I chose to ring in the New Year this year at the Southbank Restaurant. Seeing that this Afternoon Tea was only available in Windsor, I did not want to suffer more FOMO.
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Since I was a kid I always romanced the idyllic French dream. I chose to study French in school, I obsessed about French cooking and longed for a baguette and brie life one day.
Makes me sad to say that every time I’ve visited France it’s never lived up to the dream the dream. Nowhere near the levels of the Paris syndrome that people suffer. Despite 10 or so visits I never really ache to go back. When I do get the hankering for escargot and steak tartare, as you do, it never results in a Eurostar booking.
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