As a congratulatory gesture for winning a medal at the Olympics, Fortnum & Mason were generous enough to offer Marcus a complimentary dining experience – afternoon tea for four, or dinner for four.* We often go for afternoon tea, and it’s no secret that I love it, but we hardly ever go for dinner at fine dining restaurants and we thought it would be a lovely way to catch up with my parents, who we rarely see. My parents don’t have a sweet tooth either so I thought dinner would suit them far more, and sure enough when we told them they were delighted 🙂
Refined dishes and American-style comfort food are not phrases you’d usually ever see together. The latter usually means mountains of oily, stodgy food with very little thought going into style or presentation. Not at Dirty Bones. Somehow they manage both. Good, warming comfort food presented immaculately with all of the flavour and comfort you’re looking for but without the need to sleep it off in a grease induced food coma for the rest of the day!
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited down to Roast restaurant to review some of their dishes for my blog. Of course I was excited – who doesn’t love a good roast dinner!? It’s one of my all-time favourite meals and I have so many fond childhood memories of roast dinners – to this day they still bring back such a wonderful sense of childhood nostalgia. We’d always have it in the evening and I remember looking forward to it all day, with the delicious smells coming from the kitchen all afternoon and my dad joking that it was the only meal he could cook.
Date: Saturday 16 September
Location: Tribeca Studios, 17 The Mall, London W5 2PJ
Time: 9am – 4.30pm
Last Friday I was invited down to Topgolf to try out their new menu. This was my second visit to Topgolf, and this time it was all about food! I absolutely loved the experience the first time round – it’s such an awesome concept and I had so much fun (you can read more about my experience here) so I couldn’t wait to go back for a second time and see what new dishes they had to offer 🙂
I’m surprised by how many messages I got asking for food requests from New York citizens and foreigners alike – I’m sorry I can’t reply to everyone individually but hopefully this blog post helps!
Although we were only in New York for 5 days and there were many places we didn’t make it to I think we still probably managed to eat what the average couple would’ve got through in a month 😛 So I’ll do my best to list some of my favourites including a few absolute must-visits if you’re only there for a few days!