I am in London
and not making new recipes, I will try to keep you entertained through my backlog of recipes and photos. Hope you find that in some way satisfying :)
The hero of my photos is a
lamb pastrami sandwich
. The meat is from Dickson's Farm Stand in Chelsea Market. I would best describe the meat as in between proscuitto and roast with a lovely melt in your mouth texture that balances well with the crisp lettuce that I got in my
On the subject of London, I realised something this morning as I went about planning my day and getting around doing it. I do not really vacation in London... I simply live in the city whenever I come here. The first time I was here a couple of years ago, I did vacation. Since then, I seem to just breathe it all in and spend my days here not much different from how I do in New York, sans the cooking but eating a lot out! Funny! And, entirely enjoyable... :) It feels just right.
Also since I decided to not lug the camera around and not obsessively tweet and Instagram everything I do, I have had a much more real experience of the city. Truth be told, I am really taking to this self-weaning!
So, with that, I'll leave you with a few notes on noshing around the city...
- delightfully fresh pasta. It helps that it is by the wharf and benefits from the
! I am still hoping to wake up early enough to make a visit here and to the
. Perhaps, I should just not sleep and do both Saturday night... Hmmmm!!!
in Barbican - Lunched here with
and it was quite a delightful meal in such a casual and unpretentious setting! Last time we lunched it was Ramsey's
with an entirely different vibe but as throughly delicious an experience.
- I have to say, I love the name. You simply get what it says, burgers and lobsters! :) A good space, nicely done food and quick service, once seated. I do recommend a reservation but if not, the bar is fun and the wines are good!
in Islington - Ummmm.... I am going break away from the mold here and just say that I am not a fan! Lunch is a set fare of pre-made salads and mains. Everything tasted good but I could not say that it was better than a few other places I have had similar lunch concepts like
out in Long Acre.
More notes in my next post... Meanwhile,
have a spectacular weekend
!! I am looking forward to Sunday Roast and a spot of afternoon tea! :)