We had a BIG food day yesterday. How big? Well I gained 4lbs between Friday and Saturday morning. But focusing on a more positive angle, we ate big but more importantly, we ate well. Lunch was at the Ledbury, a michelin two star restaurant that is considered by many to be London’s best restaurant. Kabuki and I are huge fans of the food here and have been coming for years. It is truly “inspirational” food; several steps above “excellent”. There’s no reprieve for the wicked so for dinner we were out again for some fine dining. We went to Medlar, a highly reviewed french restaurant in Chelsea, where we met up with Diege and Charlie as well.
Medlar was really good too and for a restaurant in Chelsea with good reviews to be reasonably priced is a shocker. Finally, i’ll leave with you a few photos of my meal at the Ledbury:
Who doesn’t love a little Egg Nog around Christmas time? It gets one into the Christmas cheer, it makes one slow down and relax, and – to be fair – helps explain why Santa Claus got so fat. Well apparently Santa doesn’t buy his Egg Nog in the UK. Ya can’t find the stuff except for a brief reminder at Starbucks where they have a revolting coffee and Egg Nog combo. For fucks sake what’s wrong with this country? Well I guess I’m going to head off to the store to buy some brandy and rum so we can make our own (no recipes for the non-alcoholic type you can buy in any US supermarket … not to mention i could use a stiff drink right now).
No Egg Nog?!? It just doesn’t make sense.
Happy independence day America! Living in the old mother country they didn’t give us the day off on the 4th but we got people together on the 5th and had a BBQ to celebrate.
If anyone is in Amsterdam and wanting a tasty steak the place to head is Toro Dorado. You can skip the “Kobe-like” steaks on the first page (that are priced like real Kobe steaks, aka €80+) and just order the plain steaks on page two (~ €40). Yum! I wish I’d know of this place sooner.
If what you’re craving is Foie Gras then head on over to cafe ROUX staged in the Grand Amsterdam hotel. I’ve been there three times now and while the surrounding food is good it’s the Foie Gras that brings me back. Apparently — I just did a google search — they also have a Michelin star. Well there you go. Voila.