Monday, 23 October 2017

Tasting the #Parmigiano with the #Balsamico before we move on to a wonderful menu of dishes at @boccadilupo with @DialogueAgency @ParmesanUK #Acetobalsamicotradizionaledimodena - over the last few months there have been a wonderful series of events throughout London to showcase the differences in aged Parmigiano (12, 18 and 24 month aged) and in aged Balsamico (12 and 25 year aged!). I believe this, the final event for the year, was also the finest event. More to come soon on the blog - Bocca di Lupo is one of my favourite #Italian restaurants in London and this evening saw us dining on food prepared by a collaboration between #BoccadiLupo Head Chef, Jake Simpson, and 1* Michelin chef, Isa Mazzocchi, from #RistoranteLaPalta in #Piacenza. What can I say? It was, as you'd expect, superb. #toplondonrestaurants #travelblogger #instatbn #writetotravel #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #ttot #tbin #travelblog #bbctravel #secretplaces #lovelondon #londonisopen #londonigers #lookuplondon #luxuryfoodblog #londonblog #tbin #londoneats #instafood #eeeeets #tumblr


Tasting the #Parmigiano with the #Balsamico before we move on to a wonderful menu of dishes at @boccadilupo with @DialogueAgency @ParmesanUK #Acetobalsamicotradizionaledimodena - over the last few months there have been a wonderful series of events throughout London to showcase the differences in aged Parmigiano (12, 18 and 24 month aged) and in aged Balsamico (12 and 25 year aged!). I believe this, the final event for the year, was also the finest event. More to come soon on the blog - Bocca di Lupo is one of my favourite #Italian restaurants in London and this evening saw us dining on food prepared by a collaboration between #BoccadiLupo Head Chef, Jake Simpson, and 1* Michelin chef, Isa Mazzocchi, from #RistoranteLaPalta in #Piacenza. What can I say? It was, as you'd expect, superb. #toplondonrestaurants #travelblogger #instatbn #writetotravel #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #ttot #tbin #travelblog #bbctravel #secretplaces #lovelondon #londonisopen #londonigers #lookuplondon #luxuryfoodblog #londonblog #tbin #londoneats #instafood #eeeeets #tumblr


Sunday, 22 October 2017

The grape harvest at Domaine du Chenoy owned and run by the charismatic Philip Grafe who used to run GrafĂ© Lecocq in #Namur, one of Belgium’s leading wine negociants - who store their wines in the vaults of the Citadel. When he retired at the age of 65, he started his own #vineyard and is helping revive the #Belgian wine business. He has picked a range of grapes which are mildew resistant (mostly from Germany) and now produces some wonderful wines. I'll be publishing more on my tour of the #Wallonia vineyards on #LondonUnattached #WallonieGourmande #travelblogger #instatbn #writetotravel #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #ttot #tbin #travelblog #bbctravel #secretplaces #LoveWine #Vineyards #WinesoftheWorld #winetasting #winetime #winestagram #onthewine #winelover #winelovers #wine #winerylovers


The grape harvest at Domaine du Chenoy owned and run by the charismatic Philip Grafe who used to run GrafĂ© Lecocq in #Namur, one of Belgium’s leading wine negociants - who store their wines in the vaults of the Citadel. When he retired at the age of 65, he started his own #vineyard and is helping revive the #Belgian wine business. He has picked a range of grapes which are mildew resistant (mostly from Germany) and now produces some wonderful wines. I'll be publishing more on my tour of the #Wallonia vineyards on #LondonUnattached #WallonieGourmande #travelblogger #instatbn #writetotravel #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #ttot #tbin #travelblog #bbctravel #secretplaces #LoveWine #Vineyards #WinesoftheWorld #winetasting #winetime #winestagram #onthewine #winelover #winelovers #wine #winerylovers


Saturday, 21 October 2017

It's quite unusual to find an egg on my plate at #breakfast even at @b2hotel. A guilty secret as I don't like them, but I wanted that 'oozing yolk' picture with my avocado mash on toast @bermondseysquarehotel where I was staying the night. So I asked for one, not two eggs, just to make the shot. Then, I discovered that I quite liked the combination anyway - at least the runny yolk part. So I ate at least some of it. I was staying at the hotel to make the most of the #Antiques #Market that runs there every Friday morning. Breakfast was delicious - apart from the avo mash and egg on toast there were some really moreish pastries and a good buffet with #Bermondsey #Honey on offer to go with the toast or yoghurt. More about the hotel and the market to come - it's worth staying just for the breakfast - which makes me suspect the all day dining is pretty good too! #toplondonrestaurants #travelblogger #instatbn #writetotravel #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #ttot #tbin #travelblog #bbctravel #secretplaces #lovelondon #londonisopen #londonigers #lookuplondon #luxuryfoodblog #londonblog #tbin #londoneats #instafood #eeeeets #Bermondseysquarehotel


It's quite unusual to find an egg on my plate at #breakfast even at @b2hotel. A guilty secret as I don't like them, but I wanted that 'oozing yolk' picture with my avocado mash on toast @bermondseysquarehotel where I was staying the night. So I asked for one, not two eggs, just to make the shot. Then, I discovered that I quite liked the combination anyway - at least the runny yolk part. So I ate at least some of it. I was staying at the hotel to make the most of the #Antiques #Market that runs there every Friday morning. Breakfast was delicious - apart from the avo mash and egg on toast there were some really moreish pastries and a good buffet with #Bermondsey #Honey on offer to go with the toast or yoghurt. More about the hotel and the market to come - it's worth staying just for the breakfast - which makes me suspect the all day dining is pretty good too! #toplondonrestaurants #travelblogger #instatbn #writetotravel #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #ttot #tbin #travelblog #bbctravel #secretplaces #lovelondon #londonisopen #londonigers #lookuplondon #luxuryfoodblog #londonblog #tbin #londoneats #instafood #eeeeets #Bermondseysquarehotel


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

When you are on a spa trip to a hotel like @therunnymede, you should be careful what you drink - isn't that right? Well, so we did - non alcoholic elderflower presse with mint (mojito without the hangover) and #Skinnyprosecco which has just 67 calories per glass. Delicious too - it does that by cutting out most of the sugar - and the result is a drier drink which I prefer. The perfect pre-dinner aperitifs at the lock, where we enjoyed a three-course meal after a day of pampering and indulgence. I might just have had another glass of wine or two...maybe! My room had a stunning view of the Thames - and I was only sad that the hot-tug (a hot tub on a boat) was out of action - I'd rather fancy a trip up the Thames in a private hot tub with a glass of champagne on hand! #travelblogger #instatbn #writetotravel #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #ttot #tbin #travelblog #bbctravel #secretplaces


When you are on a spa trip to a hotel like @therunnymede, you should be careful what you drink - isn't that right? Well, so we did - non alcoholic elderflower presse with mint (mojito without the hangover) and #Skinnyprosecco which has just 67 calories per glass. Delicious too - it does that by cutting out most of the sugar - and the result is a drier drink which I prefer. The perfect pre-dinner aperitifs at the lock, where we enjoyed a three-course meal after a day of pampering and indulgence. I might just have had another glass of wine or two...maybe! My room had a stunning view of the Thames - and I was only sad that the hot-tug (a hot tub on a boat) was out of action - I'd rather fancy a trip up the Thames in a private hot tub with a glass of champagne on hand! #travelblogger #instatbn #writetotravel #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #guardiantravelsnaps #ttot #tbin #travelblog #bbctravel #secretplaces