Month: March 2007

Pub grub

Standard pub fare at the Mitre included fish cakes with salad for me. It came with a creamy tartare sauce. The service was excellent, with the food arriving within five minutes of it being ordered. We had a bottle of Wolf...

Lindeman’s Tollana

From Victoria in Australia, this Semillon Chardonnay mix from 2005 went very well with smoked salmon and subsequently steamed vegetables and lean sausages. It’s quite astonishing how difficult it is to find seriously lean sausages in British supermarkets, but with effort,...

Cider then bed

Even before checking, I could tell this was seriously strong stuff. Clocking in at 7.5%, this ‘Special Reserve’ Crone’s cider is high-value and organic, if you’re into that sort of thing. I drank it at the Salisbury Arms, near the train...

Cincinnati Supper Club

Cincinnati Supper Club: First dinner Originally uploaded by dynamist. Within a couple of days of arriving in Cincinnati, I felt the urge to start a structured but informal group whose members would take turns hosting an evening meal once a month....

Cocktail city 2

The Snug is a beautiful little bar near the Fitzwilliam Museum, with very traditional decoration and an excellent cocktail list. It’s been non-smoking since inception, apart from the outdoor tables, but you get the impression non-smokers just don’t mind (particularly in...

Return to Jindalle

The Jindalle in Panton Street is very close to Piccadilly and Leicester Square, and well placed for an evening which includes movies or theatre. The style is Korean, but there are other oriental dishes on offer. Each table features a recessed...

Gimme Lean burritos

I like experimenting with fakery in the kitchen. By that I mean that any product which is supposed to mimic meat, dairy, or wheat-loaded ingredients will probably get a spin from me, providing it is not horrendously expensive. My latest experiment...

Cocktail city 1

As with various other human necessities such as eating, clothing and communication, drinking has become something of an art form. It’s always magnificent fun to watch cocktail waiters throwing bottles and shakers around with the skill of circus performers. I thought...