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May 11, 2011

COOKING FISH

Even though today I have to go to the doctor again, tonight I am making a fancy dinner from the Mark Hix seasonal cookbook. Of course ignoring all the seasons and changing all the recipes because neither of us like offal. What is very interesting though is there are many examples throughout the book of different cuts or “fish offal” I never knew about – like cod have tongues you can eat! Who knew!!?? [Its not really the tongue but a cut from near there.] You can also eat their cheeks!

Between you and me I thought Mark Hix was a bit of a prick – not because I ever met him but because he charges £1.50 for a little bowl of twiglets as bar snacks if you just have cocktails and no food. [His restaurant Hix is just down the road from my office.] Now I suspect he is just frugal. He knows how to knock the goodness out of every piece of a fish. See here for example. I never tried those recipes so cant say anything but they don’t look too hard.

He also makes a good environmental point about fish – if you are gonna eat it, dont throw half of it away.

Also, when you go buying his book don’t say to the shop keeper “He isnt a really good looking bloke is he?” because it will turn out the shop keeper is his mate. As happened to me. Ooops.

February 17, 2010

LE COMPLETE CHAMPIGNON



Secret Location, Paris

February 16, 2010

LE TROQUET


Baked eggs and truffle

Agneaux de lait des Pyrenées [milk fed lamb], jus de chorizo


Soupe de chocolat “mango ananas” mango pineapple] et sa madeleine

Le Troquet, 21 rue François-Bonvin 75015
Tel: 01 45 66 89 00

February 15, 2010

LE BELISAIRE


Velouté d’oseille [sorrel soup], bonbon de Fois gras, petit croutons


Pavé de Lieu jaune [Place] ca vapeur d’algues choucroute [seaweed choucroute], beurre blanc au champagne


Clafoutis Poires [pear]

Le Bélisaire 2, rue Marmontel 75015 Paris
Tel: 01-48-28-62-24

November 9, 2009

THE STAR

Cheese plate with British Cheeses

The Star 47 Chester Road London N19 5DF

Tel: +44 (0)207 263 9067

April 17, 2009

HOTEL DU NORD


Velouté de chataigne served like a cappucino


Lamb and dauphinoise potatoes

L’Hôtel du Nord Canal St Martin 102, quai de Jemmapes 75010 Paris

Tel : +33 (0)1 40 40 78 78

CHEZ MICHEL


Haddock with mint and cucumber salad


Confit of quail with sweet and sour cabbage


Lasagne of chevre, artichoke and pesto


Fish Pie with Parmesan


Veal kidney in stew


Pot Au Feu – there isn’t a translation other than it is a traditional stew from Brittany. Literally it means Fire Pot.


Panna cotta with apple cider glaze and a layer of apples at the bottom with a madeleine


Paris Brest. Dusted choux pastry with AMAZING praline and walnuts.

To note: we didn’t have it but the cheese plate going round looked and smelled incredible.

Chez Michel’s serves food from Bretagne/Brittany.

Chez Michel 10 Rue de Belzunce 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 44 53 06 20

December 15, 2008

THE BULL AND LAST


Duck egg and beetroot salad

The Bull And Last 168 Highgate Road, London NW5 1QS
Tel: +44 (0)20 726 73641

December 2, 2008

KROPF

YERRR, originally uploaded by Lektrogirl.

Best salad in the Northern Hemisphere.


Bratwurst, onion gravy and roesti

Kropf, In Gassen 16, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: 044 221 18 05

October 19, 2008

CAFE MOZART

Poached eggs, baked beans, bacon, sausage, mushroom & tomato. A full English breakfast


Chicken Schnitzel, egg & anchovies.

Café Mozart 17 Swains Lane, London, N6 6QX
Tel: +44 (0)20 8348 1384

October 9, 2008

BOHEME KITCHEN AND BAR

Fish finger sandwich


Macaroni Cheese with spinach


Black cod and perfectly braised baby fennel


Roast pumpkin & beetroot salad

Boheme Kitchen and Bar 19 – 21 Old Compton Street London W1D 5JJ
Tel +44 (0)20 7734 5656

June 24, 2008

THE STAR


Steak with Bubble and Squeak


Salmon Fish Cakes

This was back in 2008 when service was still from the bar. Now in 2010 The Star has full table service.

The Star 47 Chester Road London N19 5DF
Tel: +44 (0)207 263 9067

February 17, 2008

LORD PALMERSTON


Crab Fennel and Watercress


Smoked Duck Breast with Sauerkraut and Capers


Pink Sparkling Jansz, Tasmania

Not that far from Hampstead Heath, or Highgate Cemetery.

Lord Palmerston 33 Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, London, NW5 1HU
Tel: +44 (0)20 7485 1578

August 3, 2007

JULIE'S RESTAURANT AND BAR


French 75 [cocktail of choice!] outside before moving in for dinner


Spinach, braised fennel, truffle and egg. AWESOME.


Crab, artichoke and beans


Lamb, grapefruit and honey

JULIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR 135 PORTLAND ROAD W11 4LW, LONDON
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7229 8331

April 10, 2007

ELBE 76


Beef carpaccio


Pork belly and polenta


Lamb and orange


Wine and home made chocolate

Not only a restaurant but concerts and films. They even do an EARLY BIRD BRUNCH on Sundays for €14,50 or take the Prosecco Refill option for €22,00

ELBE 76 Bismarckstrasse 60 20259 Hamburg
Tel: +49 [for hamburg?] 40 02 35

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