Category Archives: Food

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London UK

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Rustic Sourdough Bread and Unsalted English Farmhouse Butter Meat Fruit (c.1500) – Mandarin, chicken liver & foie gras parfait, grilled bread Nettle Porridge (c.1660) – Frog’s legs, girolles, garlic & fennel Powdered Duck Breast (c.1670) – … Continue reading

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Bea’s of Bloomsbury, London UK

Bea’s of Bloomsbury Earl Grey Supreme Strawberries and Cream Cupcake Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam Brownie Bite, Walnut Brownie Bite, Blondie Bite, Strawberry Meringue, Vanilla Marshmallow PB&J Slice Carrot Bread Jammie Cookie Cupcake Red Velvet Cupcake Following a proper … Continue reading

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The Jugged Hare, London UK

The Jugged Hare Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2004, West Sussex England Irish Soda Bread with Butter Whipped Pig with Toast Salt Cod Brandade Cakes Cloanakilty Irish Black Pudding Croquettes with Guinness Sauce / Wild Boar Head Croquettes with Apple Caramel Roast … Continue reading

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Duck & Waffle, London UK

Duck & Waffle Caffe Musetti Coffee Duck and Waffle – Crispy Confit with Belgian Waffle, Fried Duck Egg Spicy Ox Cheek Donut – Apricot Jam, Smoked Paprika, Sugar Wild Cornish Pollock Meatballs – Lobster Cream, Parmesan Torrejas – Maple Caramel … Continue reading

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Kitchen Table, London UK

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs John Dory – Salted and Smoked, Zest of Lemon, Radishes, Peppercorn Girolles – Crispy Sourdough, Pickled Garlic Flower Buds, Wild Garlic Emulsion, House Cured Lardo Chicken – Crispy Skin, Rosemary Mascarpone, Bacon Jam Courgette – Flowers, … Continue reading

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La Patisserie des Reves, London UK

La Patisserie des Reves Carrot Cake Tart Taitin Mille-Feuille Already familiar with the work of Chef Philippe Conticini from a 2011 visit to his famous French flagship it was undoubtedly a gluttonous decision to enter London’s recently launched Patisserie des … Continue reading

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Hedone, London UK

Hedone Beet Root Cone – Beet Foam, Smoked Dill Fermented Rye Crisp, Old Winchester Sour Cream Fermented Buckwheat Crisp, Bone Marrow, Sturgeon Caviar Poached Oyster with Apple Foam, Apple Gelee, Violet Umami Flan – Bread Crumbs, Brown Bread Custard Bread … Continue reading

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St. John Bakery, London UK

St. John Bakery Eccles Cake Brownie Custard Doughnut Cranberry Doughnut Discarding more than half of the underwhelming leftovers from Comptoir Gourmand as I progressed down Druid Street it would not be long before I arrived at Archway 72 and with … Continue reading

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Comptoir Gourmand, London UK

Comptoir Gourmand Macaron Samples Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookie Almond Croissant Canele Bakewell Tart – Almond Tart with Raspberry Lamington – Victoria Sponge dipped in chocolate, rolled in coconut Ducking out of The Table with plans to attend The Borough Market … Continue reading

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The Table Cafe, London UK

The Table Corn Fritters and Black Pudding Banoffee Waffle – Banana, Toffee Valrhona Chocolate Pancake with vanilla yogurt and seasonal berries As yet unaffected by jetlag having slept well and started the day with a 12-mile run along the Thames … Continue reading

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Sketch, London UK

Sketch Black Croque – Squid Ink Bread, Mozzarella, Basil Oil, Tomato, Courgette Aged Comte Gougeres with Purple Cabbage Jam Foie Gras Terrine with Rhubarb Jam and Grilled Bread Pierre Gagnaire’s Sauternes – Sauternes Domaine Clos le Comte, Angostura 1824 Rum, … Continue reading

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Cotogna, San Francisco CA

Cotogna Focaccia House Cured Cod Bruschetta with Pole Beans Monterey Bay Squid, Cucumbers, Haricots Verts Grilled Shrimp with Beets and Cucumber Knoll Farm Fig Pizza with Gorgonzola Dolce and Arugula Chino Farm Corn Triangoli Tagliatelle with Devil’s Gulch Rabbit and … Continue reading

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Hooker’s Sweet Treats, San Francisco CA

Hooker’s Sweet Treats Big Easy Bread Pudding with Raisins, Pecans, and Melted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie with Melted Caramel Caramel Bar with Cashew, Dark Chocolate, Smoked Sea Salt, and Buttered Caramel Sweet Cheddar Scone Located just a few … Continue reading

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b. patisserie [2,] San Francisco CA

b.patisserie Blueberry Almond Peach Croissant    Cherry Apricot Kouign Amann Chocolate Kouign Amann Raspberry Bostock Banana Chocolate Croissant Four Barrel Americano Rooted in French technique but possessing a particular flair for innovation with pastries whose basic forms are oft botched … Continue reading

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Fillmore Bakeshop, San Francisco CA

Fillmore Bakeshop Almond Croissant Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding Cinnamon Brioche Swirl Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookie Raspberry and Mocha Macarons Pecan Pie Bar Slotted in the unenviable position of early breakfast on my last half-day in town I’d be lying … Continue reading

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Baker & Banker, San Francisco CA

Baker & Banker Chateau de Malla Sauternes 1999 Bohemian Creamery Capriago & Boho Belle, dried fruit compote, Candied Ginger Bread Stone Fruit Crisp, Brown Sugar Oatmeal Streusel, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Blueberry Bread Pudding, Crème Fraiche Sherbet, Buttermilk Caramel Mr. … Continue reading

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Locanda, San Francisco CA

Locanda Grilled Pizza Bianca Grilled Pizza Bianca with house mortadella and pickled ramps Rigatoni alla Carbonara – Guanciale, Tully Doici Egg, Pecorino, Black Pepper   Pancetta-Wrapped Guinea Hen Leg – White Polenta, Grilled Turnips Flavorosa Pluot Almond Torta – Blueberry … Continue reading

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Kin Khao, San Francisco CA

Kin Khao Thai Iced Tea Thai Iced Coffee Pretty Hot Wings – Man Pla Fish Sauce, Garlic Marinade, Tamarind, Sriracha Glaze Fried Quail with Chili Jam and Sticky Rice Khao Yum Kai Dao – Fried Duck Eggs over Rice, Chili … Continue reading

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Town’s End Restaurant and Bakery, San Francisco CA

Town’s End Restaurant and Bakery Complimentary Pastry Basket – Peach and Banana Nut Muffins, Raisin Scone, Strawberry Jam French Toast Sampler with Egg, Whole Wheat, Raisin Walnut Bread Grilled Polenta Exiting Bonjour Patisserie and turning right it was in the warm … Continue reading

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Bonjour Patisserie, San Francisco CA

Bonjour Patisserie Almond Croissant Bostock Blueberry Financier Canele Chocolate and Coffee Éclair Selected for early morning pastry due to its SoMA location combined with the fact that several of my San Francisco favorites are closed on Monday it was just … Continue reading

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