Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Lola Rojo Northcote Road. Great sunday lunch with friends

Life moves you along and change always comes. So for my last Sunday lunch in London for the foreseeable future I chose Lola Rojo. This now institution on Northcote Road in Clapham Junction is a great place to experience  great, innovative tapas sitting alongside hearty paellas. http://www.lolarojo.net/

Left: Patatas with romescu, string cut potatoes with a lovely spicy tomato sauce
Centre: Thinly sliced aubergine chips with romescu and blasamic glaze
Right: Buñuelos de Bacalo, Cod fritters with a parsley alioli. Nice and crisp on the outside and creamy and salty cod flavour in the centre

Left: Brava potatoes, lovely little cups of potatoes with spicy chilli foam, would like it to be a lot spicier but they where really creamy
Top left: Croquettes of Chicken with saffron mayonnaise. Light and crispy croquettes.
Right centre: Jamon Iberico....I don´t think it needs anymore explanation  

Apologies for the photo we got very carried away before I could take the photo. Lola Rojos famous Chicken and Chorizo Paella !! Two words Very Tasty!!

I dont eat seafood so this was for the rest of the table, Paella de Marisco. The ones who had it liked it very much, though we all dug into the Chicken and Chorizo one !!

Monday, 30 May 2011

This new advert is very nice

There is something about this advert that touches something deep inside me as a chef. The things that happen when you are in the kitchen and when you are doing a stage. The people you meet and the things that you experience.


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Burger at Cafe Luc

You know what its like when you feel like having a burger and you want something good. So went down to Marylebone High Street to a place called Cafe Luc http://www.cafeluc.com/ Someone told me that they do good burgers. So there I went to try it out.

This is the burger. Sorry for the bad photo did not take my camera with me. 
I have to say this is one very good burger. Great size, the bread was nice and moist and soft. The quality of the meat was superb and in general this was a very very good burger.  Will definitely go back to have another one !

Hand made ice-cream in Camden with liquid nitrogen !!

So when the weather is nice and sunny there is nothing better than a great ice-cream. So off we go to this great little place in Camden Market called Chin-Chin Lab http://www.chinchinlabs.com/.

This place has some swings at the entrance so the first thing you should is get a swing because there is nothing better than having an ice-cream on a swing.

So you walk in and there is this clip board with three flavours and you get to choose topping and sauce. 

This guy then explains to you about the liquid nitrogen which is at -195C and adds the ice-cream base into the kitchen aid. He then adds the liquid nitrogen and beats. 

So great toppings and sauces to be added to the  ice-cream. Went with the hazelnut crunch and for the sauce the sea salt caramel. I thought it would go well with the flavour of the week: Queen of Puddings ¨Raspberry and Cake¨

The finished products !! I have to say that they really hit the spot!!