Monday, October 13, 2008

london eats

In the midst of worldwide financial panic we (who were in London for a few days) turned to food.First for a post-Eurostar lunch to Leon for a quick and healthily delicious (or is that deliciously healthy?) lunch before visiting the Tate Modern...I had the chicken tagine with swede and pumpkin from their ever-changing seasonal menu...

Then here for dinner, to St. John for the best roasted marrow bones with parsley salad this girl could ask for in a rather clinical atmosphere though. We all agreed we'd go back, if just for the marrow bones...

Also here (above), for a lunch at Moro, first introduced to me via the gift of an excellent Moro cookbook by a very lovely tea blogger. We ordered tapas before power window-shopping and shop visits with my friend Ann, (piquillo peppers with egg and anchovies, and other assorted goodies...)

And on my last night to my favorite new gastro-wine bar in the whole wide world, biased or no, Vinoteca for an incredible meal of shared appetizers (wild mushrooms on toast, 5 spice rabbit and pork rillettes, sweet & sour aubergine, to an (unshared entree) perfectly roasted pork chop with jerusalem artichokes, purple broccoli with apple chutney...

13 comments:

heidi said...

Gorgeous Leon cover. And the food... yum yum yum!

ana dane said...

damn, what did you get at moro? was it as good as the cookbook looks?

now i'm hungry.

Stephanie said...

Suddenly, my cereal tastes flat and insipid.

Bring on the marrow bones!

lotta said...

wow, its just about lunchtime here, and I am starving... So I would do anything for one of those meals. Thanks as always for sharing.

High Desert Diva said...

Mmmmm...two hours till lunch

Damn...

limonana said...

wow! sounds like bliss! i've always wanted to go to Moro!

lazysundae said...

aaaaaahh!!! i'm so happy and jealous you went to st. johns! the thought of roasted marrows is making my mouth water.

nichole said...

I was gearing up to get some yogurt and granola, and sadly, that is just not going to cut it!

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

i'm salivating after reading all that you described.

and they say the British are not known for their food!!!

great post.

Tartelette said...

Wow! Such great food and great places!

Mrs.French said...

goodness...I have missed you! So happy we are both back...the leftovers I had for dinner just seem so darn sad next to this...I must go bury my head in shame...xo

Krissy said...

This is most def. my kind of vacation! I'm loving all your photos :) Welcome back!

amy said...

i miss london SO much now! one of my favorite places is a small joint called S&M (for sausage and mash, not anything else!!) it was the best!

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