Probably the cuisine I love the most when I go to a restaurant is Indian, partly because I am hopeless at cooking with spices myself, partly because my husband is Indian, and partly because Indian food in London is just incredible (often tastier than food I’ve eaten in India)! One of my recent discoveries is Talli Joe, an Indian bar and restaurant located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of London’s West End.
Last month I had the fantastic opportunity to cook and dine in the company of Michel Roux Jr. at the beautiful Cactus Kitchens school in Clapham. If you are passionate about cooking and want to learn how to do it alongside one of Britain’s top chefs, this experience is for you.
Michel Roux Jr. is owner of two-starred Michelin Le Gavroche, an iconic French restaurant in Mayfair opened in 1967 by Albert and Michel Roux (father and uncle of Michel Jr). French haute cuisine has been part of the… Continue reading
Last week was Chocolate Week and, as part of the celebrations, French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat launched an exclusive gastronomic experience at The Balcon. Housed in Sofitel Hotel St James, Le Balcon is a French brasserie in the centre of historical London, just a few minutes walk from St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace.
I was kindly invited to taste and review the luxury three-course menu and, I must say, it was the highlight of my week!
Now, I love hotels. Even more, I love 5-star hotels. I love Art Deco architecture. I love chocolate. And I love… Continue reading