Category Archives: Restaurants

My last supper

Before refining home, I thought a nice meal was required, so I dined at the restaurant ‘Asia de Cuba’ in my hotel.I began with a ceviche of citrus-cured salmon, passion fruit leche de tigre with cucumber shipowners salsa (pretentious much?).

My last supper

Before refining home, I thought a nice meal was required, so I dined at the restaurant ‘Asia de Cuba’ in my hotel.I began with a ceviche of citrus-cured salmon, passion fruit leche de tigre with cucumber shipowners salsa (pretentious much?).

The South Bank

I didn’t want to meet my Waterloo but I did have to meet the indomitable Sophie Campbell under the clock in Waterloo station.Today we went for a walk through the South Bank of the Thames from Waterloo to Tower Bridge.We

The South Bank

I didn’t want to meet my Waterloo but I did have to meet the indomitable Sophie Campbell under the clock in Waterloo station.Today we went for a walk through the South Bank of the Thames from Waterloo to Tower Bridge.We

Rothko at Tate Modern

After having seen the play Red last week, what a thrill to unexpectedly be taken to see the work that was the subject of the play at the Tate Modern.In the late 1950s, Rothko was commissioned to paint a series

Rothko at Tate Modern

After having seen the play Red last week, what a thrill to unexpectedly be taken to see the work that was the subject of the play at the Tate Modern.In the late 1950s, Rothko was commissioned to paint a series

Laurent at Hotel Café Royal

A brand new grill restaurant at Hotel Café Royal on London’s Regent Street by internationally renowned chef Laurent Tourondel and with a £5m fit-out designed by Piero Lissoni. Laurent is best known in America where he has restaurants in New

Laurent at Hotel Café Royal

A brand new grill restaurant at Hotel Café Royal on London’s Regent Street by internationally renowned chef Laurent Tourondel and with a £5m fit-out designed by Piero Lissoni. Laurent is best known in America where he has restaurants in New

Food in Barcelona 2

For lunch during my full-day tour, I took the opportunity of trying pintxos (pinchos) a Basque specialty, rather than the popular tapas (leaves my hungry like Japanese food). You fill your own plate from a buffet-style display of various pintxos,

Food in Barcelona 2

For lunch during my full-day tour, I took the opportunity of trying pintxos (pinchos) a Basque specialty, rather than the popular tapas (leaves my hungry like Japanese food). You fill your own plate from a buffet-style display of various pintxos,

“Please, Sir, may I have some more?”

Of course I went back for seconds – to the Greenhouse Restaurant in my hotel on my second and last evening in Barcelona. For appetiser – ‘Oyster Krystal, grapefruit, samphire’.  Thank is pink grapefruit under the samphire dusting. Totally delicious.

“Please, Sir, may I have some more?”

Of course I went back for seconds – to the Greenhouse Restaurant in my hotel on my second and last evening in Barcelona. For appetiser – ‘Oyster Krystal, grapefruit, samphire’.  Thank is pink grapefruit under the samphire dusting. Totally delicious.

Chilling in Chilworth, or wherever

I’m not entirely sure where I am. Siri was very confused and announced that I had reached my destination while I was travelling at 70mph on the M27. It took a further 20 minutes of off-ramps and U-turns to find

Chilling in Chilworth, or wherever

I’m not entirely sure where I am. Siri was very confused and announced that I had reached my destination while I was travelling at 70mph on the M27. It took a further 20 minutes of off-ramps and U-turns to find