Solo lunch at Patty & Bun

Last Friday I had a very early meeting out of town, and I was back in London by 11.30AM. Having been up since 5.30 AM, I was slightly hungry, starving. After a brief Twitter consultation, I decided to head down to Patty & Bun for a solo lunch treat. Well,…


Feast London @ Tobacco Dock

It has been the talk of Twitter town in the past 5 days. Feast London, four days of foodie heaven.  A selection of London’s most exciting new food ventures and street food heroes in the beautiful setting of Tobacco Dock in Wapping. Here a few images of my Sunday afternoon…


Santa Maria, the real deal

Being Italian, I am asked all the time to recommend Italian restaurants in London. I always struggle. It’s really hard to find good quality Italian food in the Big Smoke; to the point that when I eat out, I don’t go to Italian restaurants (apart from Trullo, but head-chef Tim…


A steamy love affair

Interesting news on different fronts of my life made this last week pretty busy. Some travels and quite a few planned and unplanned commitments ;). Hence the slower pace of my blog posts. Just before the confusion of the past days, I was invited to be part of a pretty…


Good friends and a plan B, that’s all you need!

I have profusely expressed my disappointment with the viral walk-in policy of many recently opened restaurants, but I must admit,  booking comes with a few cons as well. Sometimes Often you find yourself waiting for weeks or even months in order to get a table at that talk-of-the-town restaurant. Given…


The Orange Buffalo, the best wings in town

Last week, after a crazy morning running around, K from NuffnangX and I met for a really spicy lunch in Brick Lane. And before you wonder, it wasn’t to sample Indian specialties, but The Orange Buffalo‘s hot wings. Huge, crispy, freshly fried chicken wings, tossed in deliciously spicy hand-made orange…


Ode to Bone Daddies

Last Thursday, after a morning of pretty useless meetings, I was feeling a little blue, and I needed  a good cheer up. When I am in a bad mood, my three antidotes are either a long chat with my best friend, a Bikram yoga class, or a little foodie adventure….


Bikram Highbury and Islington review

Lately, in my quest for a healthier me, I have been experimenting with Bikram yoga and guilt-free desserts. Health and desserts, probably not words that should be in the same sentence .   I have tested a newly opened Bikram  yoga studio in North London, Bikram Highbury and Islington. The name is slightly misleading….

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Guilt-free Papaya Mousse

Recently – when not eating out 😉 – I have been playing around with a few healthy recipes. This is a guilt-free dessert I have made an evening last week; Papaya mousse. A delicious and virtually fat-free pudding, incredibly easy to make! What you need to make 2: 250g fat-free…


Oink! Shabby chic dining in the New Forest

I  am what you call a city girl. I love London. I like the idea of tottering out of my apartment in the morning, half-awake, to find a mean cappuccino within a 50 meter radius. I want need a choice of at least 5 or 6 good great restaurants at stiletto-walking distance from my sofa. But  sometimes…


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