Vin Santo and Chocolate

This was a fantastic way to end a stunning meal at Helene Darroze at the Connaught. The dessert we finished with was a fabulous Chocolate with Buttermilk , Tarragon & Lemon. So what would manager Mirko pair with this. As it turned out his selection was perfect as this sweet , nutty , candied fruit & caramalized Castell Di Monsanto Italian Vin Santo was an absolute match made in heaven.

Vin Santo


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It was good to be back at one of our favourite restaurants on saturday when we made our Magnificent 7th visit to Cornerstone. I’m also glad to say the standard of food and service that we felt was raised to the next level on our last visit was easily held in place this time as well. Of course on this occasion our visit like everywhere else would be a little bit different than usual but I’m happy to say this felt about as normal as it could be. We arrived on saturday in the trendy and even more popular area now of Hackney Wick and were given the usual friendly welcome. Our hands were sanitised before being shown to our table.

To say this dining experience was one of the most amazing ever would be an understatement as we were treated like royalty during our recent visit to Helene Darroze at the Connaught Hotel. If going back to this restaurant wasn’t amazing enough then what is about to follow just blew us away. Once we heard that the restaurant was reopening we couldn’t wait to make a reservation. Especially after enjoying our last visit in November where we had the honour of being the first people to be seated in the new Armagnac Room.

Well what can I say as in the Month of August I had the pleasure of enjoying a mammoth amount of mouthwatering desserts. So pour yourself a cup of tea then sit back and feast your eyes on this amazing selection. Don’t lose count as there’s 20 of them 🤪

When I was looking for somewhere special to celebrate my birthday I didn’t have to think that hard about it. The reason is that whenever you visit the Five Fields you are always guaranteed an excellent dining experience with amazing food , wine and service. Well after our visit on saturday I think it’s safe to say the standard has risen even higher. After a nice stroll along the Kings Road we turned into Blacklands Terrace as this where you will find the restaurant. On entering we were greeted by Lourdes who delightfully welcomed us back before escorting us to our table. This was in the far right corner giving you a nice view of the whole restaurant.

We continued our support for the hospitality industry on Thursday evening with a return to one of our favourite places the Artichoke restaurant in the delightful town of Amersham. It’s always a pleasure to visit here as the food and service is usually to a very high standard.

We were so pleased to have finally been able to visit the Greyhound Beaconsfield last night. This was due to the fact that this is where we were heading the day COVID-19 struck. I am also delighted to tell you that it was definitely worth the wait as this turned out to be a truly fantastic evening. We arrived at the pub which is set on Windsor End road and were given a friendly welcome by Margriet and the team. We decided to have a drink first which was in fact a complimentary glass of english sparkling wine brought to us by Daniel who with great delight personally welcomed us to the pub and also decided to stay and have a nice chat.

This was our first visit to the Swan and I must say if I was ever in the area again I would not hesitate popping in again. We were staying nearby by and so looking for nice places to eat in the area. When we read about the fact they serve American style food I have to say this really appealed. So on the Tuesday morning we made contact and a table was booked for that evening. The pub is set at the beginning of the high street on the left as you turn off the A355. When we arrived we found there was a friendly local welcome waiting for us.

It was great to be back at the Tandoori Lounge today to continue our support not only for the hospitality industry but also local businesses in my hometown of Hornchurch. We managed to support them during lockdown by ordering takeaways but were really missing not being able to dine in the restaurant itself. We entered on Sunday and straight away there is a hand sanitizer on the table directly in front of you. The staff were wearing face shields and there was plenty of space between each table. So all precautions were taken care off