This sweet wine and dessert was just the perfect way to end a truly fabulous tasting menu lunch at Core by Clare Smyth. The dessert was a Mont Blanc Pain Perdu that was absolutely amazing. The pairing by sommelier Gareth was a fantastic Chateau de Rayne Vigneau 2005 Sauternes with it’s flavours of saffron & apricot matched the dessert perfectly

This was a fantastic dining experience that will be remembered for quite a while. A visit to a Tom Aikens restaurant had been on our list for a time now so therefore when we read about his latest venture it really appealed to us and we couldn’t wait to go. This all came to fore on a delightful wednesday lunchtime. We arrived at hyde park corner and made the short walk to the restaurant which is in a fabulous corner setting of a mews. We were given a friendly welcome on arrival and were shown into the ground floor area which has a small lounge area plus availability for five people to sit at the chef’s kitchen counter.

A visit to Trinity Restaurant had been a long time coming so therefore I’m now delighted to say that after today I can finally cross it of my list. I’m also delighted to say that the expectations I had before were not only met but surpassed in every department as the food , wine & service was excellent. I’d seen chef Adam Byatt on the television many times and had become a big fan. Then with hearing amazing feedback from friends I have in the hospitality industry only enhanced our decision to visit his restaurant. So on a chilli sunny saturday we headed from essex to south west london.

So as it’s time to head out of another lockdown and into Tier 2 I’d like to say Thank You once again to my hometown of Hornchurch. To all those that have been allowed to stay open one way or another you’ve been a real credit. To those who haven’t I’m sure the people of Hornchurch won’t forget you as we all need to do as much for our community as possible.

This month’s desserts are from my hometown of Hornchurch where just before lockdown I enjoyed a delight from Greenwoods Kitchen. The rest come from my favourite patisserie Le Moulin who once again kept me going and there is even a special celebration cake that we absolutely loved.

If your on the lookout for fantastic Neapolitan style pizzas using the finest produce then look no further. This is Ped’s Pizza a small pizza business who deliver to the Havering area every Thursday , Friday & Saturday evening. Upon hearing great things recently we thought it was about time we tried them for ourselves and let me tell you right now the result was amazing. In fact they were so good we can’t wait to order again. They have a very small menu with a choice of three pizzas , a cheesy garlic bread & a weekly special.

Blackberry and Coteaux

Our amazing lunch at Caractere was about to finish in style as a fabulous dessert was about to be paired with a fantastic sweet wine. The Blackberry Mille Feuille with diplomat cream & milk ice cream was absolutely delicious. It was to be paired by sommelier Romeo with a Coteaux du Layon a fantastic french sweet wine that was bursting with flavours of honey , quince & candied fruits.

Here we go again then with another amazing selection of desserts that I had the pleasure to indulge myself in.

I hope you like what you see 🤪

It was a real pleasure to continue my support for local restaurants in my hometown of Hornchurch with a first time visit to the newly refurbished Greenwoods Kitchen. The place is now run by brothers Gary & John who should be very pleased with the outcome. We decided to go on sunday for a early lunch and couldn’t have been more pleased as the food was fabulous and was matched by excellent friendly service. When we arrived we were given a nice friendly welcome before being seated at our table.