I certainly wasn’t let down in any way during my week in Madeira as the desserts were absolutely delicious. So here are just a few that I had the pleasure of trying 🤪

Just back from a fabulous weeks stay in Madeira where I enjoyed a fantastic Foodie experience. Whenever I’m on holiday I will always try to find restaurants that serve not only great local cuisine but are also popular with the locals themselves. On this occasion I was lucky enough to find three amazing restaurants that served excellent Portuguese food that was so good we visited each one on two occasions. We were also lucky as these restaurants were just a short walk from the Pestana Promenade Hotel where I was staying.

While I was dining at Restaurante PVP: Pão, Vinho e Petiscos in Madeira I enjoyed this amazing Cadao Douro 2017 Portuguese red wine. This wine had a lovely ruby red colour with flavours Red & Black fruits and a hint of vanilla. It was also very smooth on the palate and would accompany a variety of meat & pasta dishes perfectly. This definitely a wine I would highly recommend trying.

#PortugueseWine #CadaoDouro

Are you ready to feast your eyes on some amazing desserts. Well you don’t have to wait any longer because hear come some absolute delights from the month of August.

ENJOY 😜

Strawberry , Sorrel , Pistachio at Da Terra

Pistachio Kulfi at Tandoori Lounge

The Macaron = Raspberry , Almond , Mint & Peach Sorbet at The Oxford Blue Pub

Spiced Rice Pudding Creme Brûlée with Greengage Sorbet at Oklava

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Summer Berries at Blacklock Shoreditch

Blackberry , Beetroot , Liquorice & Corn Flower at Kitchen Table (Bubbledogs)

Banana Soufflé with Passionfruit Sorbet & Lime Caramel at Haywards Restaurant

What’s that I hear you say. You would like to see one more. OK then hear it is 😜

Blackcurrant Souffle with Homemade Jam & Blackcurrant Leaf Ice Cream. at The Oxford Blue Pub

Well that’s it another fabulous month of glorious Desserts comes to an end. See you next month for more delights and hopefully some nice ones from Madeira 🤪

This was certainly a fantastic week of amazing food and great hospitality which included some of the best Turkish food , an absolute banging Sunday Roast , a Michelin Star night that I won’t forget in a hurry and finally finishing with a fantastic lunch with my great friends.

This was truly a memorable dining experience and one that I won’t forget for a long time. The restaurant itself is set on Charlotte Street in the very popular area of Fitzrovia. We entered Bubbledogs and received a very friendly welcome. We was asked to wait in this area and enjoy a pre dinner drink until the restaurant was ready and would then come and collect us. We were then escorted through the curtains at the back and into Kitchen Table where you will find twenty comfortable stools placed around the open kitchen. Our seats were in a prime position where we could see at close hand a lot of the cooking preparation.

We decided to pop in for a pre dinner drink at Kerridge’s Bar and enjoyed two fantastic cocktails which are unique creations by their own staff. This is a great place for a drink as the staff are very friendly so even if you were like us on this occasion not staying to eat in the restaurant I would recommend popping in for a cocktail or two.

The Loghouse

Woodford Reserve Bourbon , Strawberry Jam , Egg White , Maple Syrup & Lemon Juice

The Avocado Cooler

Tanqueray Gin , Avocado , Agave Syrup , Ginger Beer & Lime Juice

#Cocktails

In the past we’d enjoyed two great visits to Blacklock in Soho so therefore when I heard that they were opening a branch in Shoreditch which is on the right side of London for me I couldn’t wait to give it a try. Unfortunately it’s been a bit longer than I thought before I could finally visit. So on a sunny August bank holiday I at last booked a table and off we went. Set in the heart of Shoreditch on Rivington Street and only a twelve minute walk from Liverpool Street station is where you’ll find Blacklock. As soon as you enter there is a great buzz about the place and the aromas from the kitchen makes you just want to sit down and get started.

Oklava

A fantastic return to Oklava where we got to enjoy more of the amazing Modern Turkish dishes inspired by Chef Selin Kiazim. This is a great restaurant and should definitely be put on high on your Foodie list.

#TurkishFood LondonFood