At the end of Summer last year (yes I know.. this is so late that it’s pretty much Summer 2018 now, but better late than never!) we headed up North and decided to plan a day trip somewhere to discover some food places outside of London! We’d been tempted to go to the seaside – I have some seriously fond memories of stuffing my face with hot, fresh sugared donuts in Blackpool or Magpie fish and chips (which I understand is currently closed due to a fire! 😦 ) in Whitby, but we eventually decided to go somewhere new (and somewhere that had plenty of indoorsy things to do should the great British weather decide to fail us (it predictably did!).
When you think of Mexican food, pancakes is probably one of the last things that springs to mind, but if you’re looking for some of the best brunch pancakes I’ve had for a long time then head to Corazón in Soho.
Bottomless chocolate brunch – were more beautiful words ever spoken!?
Okay before you get too excited, like most ‘bottomless brunches’, it is the drinks (and not the food!) that’s bottomless – can you imagine having bottomless chocolate!? That said, their drinks do include an array of the most heavenly hot chocolates in every flavour you could dream of. And for a very reasonable £20, you can get two dishes, a side and unlimited amounts of their delightful hot chocolate creations, plus teas, coffees and other soft drinks.. or for an extra £15 you can get bottomless prosecco too – though unsurprisingly I opted for the former option – there’s only so much liquid I can drink in two hours and you can bet every millilitre of it was going to be chocolate-based!
“In Italy, food is king.”
It is in our household too.. I knew there was a reason Italian was my favourite cuisine 😉 Wolf is a neighbourhood restaurant in Stoke Newington that celebrates authentic Italian food – and the Italian way of eating. Using the finest local and speciality Italian ingredients, they create seasonal, regional dishes that hail from all corners of the country. As well as good food, they offer an all-Italian wine list, cocktails made with home-infused spirits and freshly ground Italian coffee.
A question I get asked all too frequently is ‘what’s your favourite place to eat in London’ and I’m afraid I simply just can’t answer that! There are SO many incredible places to eat in London to suit all preferences and depending on my mood I can be craving anything from a giant pizza, an ice cream sundae bigger than my head or the most incredible hummus and falafel salad from Chickpea.
I’d been dreaming about these dulche de leche pancakes forever. I’m usually sold on the sight of fluffy pancakes alone, let alone when they’re drowned in a dreamy dulche de leche sauce. Even the word dulche de leche sounds incredible doesn’t it!? For those of you who don’t know what it is (what planet are you from!?) it’s like a creamier, more indulgent version of caramel, and it is divine! I’d seen them across social media and they were every bit as good as they look – if not better. Four thick, fluffy ricotta pancakes piled up high and topped with lashings of dulche de leche, sliced banana and a sprinkling of icing sugar – look at the shine on that sauce!