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So Japanese – London Soho

Just a quick post on the run to say that So Japanese in Soho has long been and remains my favorite spot for unpretentious, walk-in, excellent value sushi, sashimi & co.

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 SO Restaurant
3-4 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LS
Tel: 020 7292 0767

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Sunday night tapas at Goya Pimlico – London Foodie Update (Part 2)

Even though London is considered to be a very lively and happening city, there were several times that I struggled finding a place to dine on a Sunday evening. Many restaurants are either closed completely or only open for lunch.

It was two weekends ago when my husband and I found ourselves craving tapas at 9:30 pm after having seen an amazing flamenco show in Sadlers Wells theatre. We knew it was a long shot but Continue reading Sunday night tapas at Goya Pimlico – London Foodie Update (Part 2)

Sweervy’s Messy Affairs

I have to admit, as much as I enjoy cooking for my other half, family and friends, I am way too lazy to cook for myself alone. With the dearest being away for the WE and after having spend the day outdoors, I inevitably find myself hungry at dinnertime and no desire whatsoever going out again or ordering any kind of heavy takeout.

A trip to the fridge revealed Continue reading Sweervy’s Messy Affairs

London foodie scene – Peruvian impressions from Lima Fitzrovia (Review)

Recently I was looking for a place in London to have a sophisticated Sunday lunch to celebrate a “semi-special” occasion. I was in the mood for a Michelin starred meal yet wanted an informal relaxed atmosphere. Lima Fitzrovia has been on my “to go” list for ages and as soon as I knew they are offering the “Sunday Long Lunch” set menu at a fixed price, I knew I needed to look no further. Continue reading London foodie scene – Peruvian impressions from Lima Fitzrovia (Review)

No guilt no pleasure at Christmas

The well known fact is that Christmas is a time to indulge. To indulge into all sorts of guilty pleasures – the more the merrier – until the January blues kicks in with all the detoxes, dry Januaries and other kinds of depressing New Years resolutions. But until then, we enjoy stuffing our bellies with hearty filling delicious things (solid and liquid) in company of our beloved family and friends and we do it without any hard feelings.

Therefore, in the spirit of Christmas indulgence, here is a dish I made for dinner today, inspired by Fiona Beckett’s Instagram post. It is ridiculously easy to make and even if you happen to be one of those people who wishes sprouts to become extinct – worry not, you can simply replace them with a veg you enjoy. And here how it’s made:

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Toss your sprouts (or baby potatoes or any other veg of your choice) with sea salt and a bit of olive oil and roast on a baking tray in the oven until tender. Get your Camembert out of the package and put either into its own wooden box or into a little ovenproof dish and using a sharp knife score a large cross in the top of the cheese. You can add some rosemary or other herb to taste if you wish (I left it plain). Roast in the oven together with the sprouts so they are ready at the same time.

Arrange on a wooden board or serving tray with crispy rind bread (baguette, ciabatta or similar) and serve with beetroot & red onion chutney (mine was out of the jar and delicious). You can go with cranberry jam or any sweet component you prefer with cheese.

This can serve as a delicious starter on your Christmas dinner or maybe as a main for vegetarians. Enjoy and let me know what you think about it!

Recommended wine pairing: full bodied creamy Chardonnay from Burgundy, Australia or California to match the weight and creaminess of the cheese. A more adventurous alternative, especially if you are having a sweet chutney or jam with it, would be a sweet red wine.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!