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Cafe Murano – Italian Winter Supper

Looking for a way to continue my support for the hospitality industry when I realised that many restaurants were offering Cook at Home packages. Being a big fan of Murano & Angela Hartnett this drew our attention to her sister restaurant Cafe Murano and their Italian Winter Supper menu. It was a four course menu …

Blog Update 13/01/2021

Well what a difference seven days can make. It was only a week ago when I said that due to the current national lockdown situation I would once again have to put my blog on hold. But where there’s a will there’s a way. So yes not only have I found a way to return …

Desserts of December

So here we go with the final glorious desserts of the year and despite all what’s happened I’ve still been lucky enough to have enjoyed a fabulous month of absolute delights

Hame by Adam Handling

When we heard the news that our area was moving into Tier 3 which meant that the hospitality industry would have to close down once again I immediately thought about trying to do something special for a Boxing Day treat. As we’d had the pleasure of eating at a couple of Adam Handling’s restaurants in …

My 2020 Lloydie Food and Drink Awards

Well what a year this has been and none more so than for the hospitality industry. COVID-19 has certainly affected us all this year with hospitality being hit the hardest. To the fact that on three occasions pubs & restaurants have had to close their doors for indefinite periods. Yet despite all this I’ve still …

Pain Perdu and Sauternes

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 & …

Muse by Tom Aikens

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 …

Trinity Restaurant

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 & …

Thank You Hornchurch 2

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 …