Sunday, 17 April 2011


Went to have dinner with a friend in Sketch. Have been before but only for drinks. Went with an open mind and well wanted to be surprise and a surprise it was !!

Loved the menu with the forks coming out of the centre. Almost poked and eye out hahaha!! Joking

Bread basket, good bread, the focaccia I thought was very good, soft and fluffy. What I really got me going though was the lego bread basket! Ok so I did try to break it apart I assume that they already thought about that as the lego had been super glued together!

Spring! This was the name of the dish and it was a very interesting salad. I was expecting it to be warm but all the components were cold with a lovely pea cream at the base and a soft poached egg. Very refreshing and very spring.

Sorry about this photo I was using my phone and well its just not the same. But to continue its a  roasted saddle of lamb with watercress and a very complex spiced butter with cardamon. In the background we have the gratine dauphinois and  creamed spinach. Something that I spent one year making in a restaurant. Good stuff.

Chocolate cake with caramel and sea salt. One word GREAT!  

Love macaroons, and here you can order them individually or  as many as you would like... had to stop at two as they only had two flavours. Though I have been told that they change them daily.... good excuse to go back!! 

This was probably the only thing that got me while we were having dinner. The art installation in the Gallery was of a collage of scenes from Aliens. Which was a little disturbing until...

You get to the toilets and well these pod are very funny. Especially since they play the sound of a church with the coughing in the background!!  

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Ole Lola Tasca and Chill

Went to a great tapas restaurant in Alonso Martinez had some fun dishes.

Tasca and Chill great concept, good food and good music. Great place to have a party!

Took a couple of tries but we got our bottle of Prado Rey Crianza 2005. Good wine 

Patatas bravas, nice and crispy, though the chef made a mistake in the beginning and filled them with crab bisque instead of brava sauce... was and interesting take on the brava sauce, but when they changed them to the actual ones, they where good too!!

Sorry for the photo but these croquettas where good, one of seafood, one of cheese and one of mushrooms. Nice 

Love hot dogs !! These were basically hot dogs with ketchup and crispy onions !! Good

The most surprising dish of the night broken eggs with chorizo. ghooy and full of flavour. Filling too. really enjoyed this new version.

These were mini pitas with lamb and mint sauce in the toothpaste tubes. Which I found funny, mint sauce in toothpaste tubes funny!! 

Mini burgers of chicken with foie gras and truffle, these where a real crowd pleaser!! Succulent and tasty, though I always say that Truffle oil smells like lighter fluid, but this time it complimented the chicken burger.

I found this really cute, never seen this way of serving tea before and found it very funny kind of like a humpty dumpty thing going on.

Biggest fan of cheesecake so when I see it on the menu must have it !! This is an interesting deconstructed version of the dish, good cream cheese ice-cream and crumble at the bottom.

Torrijas, Spanish version of french toast, basically bread soaked in a mixture of sugar, milk, lemon, orange and cinnamon and then caramelised. Yummy, a little on the heavy side but very good.