Mondomulia

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Breddos Tacos at Trip Space

I blogged about Breddos Tacos last year (see post here), during their residency at Slider Bar in Soho. A few months ago they moved east and found a new home at Trip Space in Haggerston, where they serve their Mexican / American inspired dishes for dinner and brunch from Wednesdays to Sundays.

The brunch menu is a new addition to their offer and it features dishes like classic American pancakes, Huevos Rancheros and fried chicken. I think it sounds amazing and I'm really keen in trying it soon. Have a look at the photos on What Katie Does and I bet you will want to try it too!

Breddos Tacos at Trip Space
Breddos Tacos at Trip Space

I was invited in May to try Breddos Tacos for dinner and I've delayed blogging about my experience for so long because I was hoping to go back for the brunch and combine all my photos in one post. Unfortunately with… Continue reading →

Brazilian Supperclub with Dhruv Baker and Tilda

This is the summer to celebrate all things Brazil and, even though England and Italy are out of the World Cup, there's no reason to stop me from joining the celebrations!

Last week I was invited by Tilda to a Brazilian Supperclub cooked by 2010 MasterChef winner Dhruv Baker with Hot and Chilli blogger Rosana McPhee. The dinner was hosted at the beautiful Islington home of Luiz Hara, aka The London Foodie.

Brazilian Supperclub with Dhruv Baker and Tilda
Brazilian Supperclub with Dhruv Baker and Tilda
Brazilian Supperclub with Dhruv Baker and Tilda

It was a balmy summer evening, so before dinner I chatted with the other guests in the garden, drinking Brazil's signature cocktail Caipirinha and eating canapés: bolinho de arroz (rice fritters), coração de galinha,(chicken heart bbq sticks), empadinha (mini pies with palm heart filling) and pao de queijo (baked Brazilian cheese bread).

I was too squeamish to try the chicken hearts, but I loved all the other canapés, especially the cheese bread which was piping hot… Continue reading →

Tuscan Cookery with Tuscany Now

Last month I attended my first ever cooking class, a Tuscan Cookery workshop for food bloggers organised by Tuscany Now and hosted at the Open Kitchen in Hoxton.

Chef Anna Bini was our teacher for the evening.

Anna has got 60 years of experience in Tuscan cuisine, she manages three restaurants in Paris (Casa Bini) and runs cooking classes in both France and Italy. She is charismatic, strong, smart, funny and it was an absolute pleasure to meet her. She reminded me so much of my grandmother: the way she talks to anyone despite not speaking English, sharing her knowledge and experience. I also have a soft spot for Tuscan accent, so it was lovely to hear her speak! :)

We started the evening with a Tuscan aperitivo of red and white wine, cured ham and salami, pecorino cheese and taralli crackers.

After the aperitivo, we moved upstairs… Continue reading →