A LITTLE VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

Tempus fugit gains truism as time passes us by, and I have been guilty of not writing for quite some time. There are myriad reasons, but then it's always easy to find excuses. I apologise - I have none.

Recently Valda and I took two weeks and a coupe of days to visit our daughter, Maxine in the UK, and have a week in Israel. This was a culinary adventure that helped re-balance our perceptions and expectations.

Our first meal was at Momo, and was great.

Dessert table

Dessert table

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Elegant Moroccan food in the heart of London, great service and reasonably priced ! http://momoresto.com/restaurant/london/momo/restaurant/

Next stop, Dominiqe Ansell for breakfast !

Cronut -the real deal !

Cronut -the real deal !

Perfect Little Egg Sandwich (VG) £ 5.00 £ 6.00 Steamed farm fresh eggs, herbs and Gruyère cheese, served on a mini brioche bun

Perfect Little Egg Sandwich (VG) £ 5.00 £ 6.00 Steamed farm fresh eggs, herbs and Gruyère cheese, served on a mini brioche bun

Food, service and ambience all top notch  http://dominiqueansellondon.com/

We spent the day around the markets - so many pictures to choose from !

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What cheese would you like on your burger ? 

What cheese would you like on your burger ? 

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Nitro Ice Cream !  

Nitro Ice Cream !

 

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Dinner ended up at an American restaurant called Dirty Bones at Carnaby Street.

DEEP FRIED MAC BALLS 6.5 With Dirty Bones sweet chilli sauce

DEEP FRIED MAC BALLS 6.5 With Dirty Bones sweet chilli sauce

BEEF SHORT RIB 16 Tender beef short rib with a salted caramel & burnt onion BBQ sauce, crispy shallots and spring onions

BEEF SHORT RIB 16 Tender beef short rib with a salted caramel & burnt onion BBQ sauce, crispy shallots and spring onions

Great meal - top quality food - reasonably priced.

http://dirty-bones.com/food

No visit to London would be complete without Borough Market   http://boroughmarket.org.uk/

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The duck breasts are enormous, these were smoked and succulent.

The duck breasts are enormous, these were smoked and succulent.

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Largest oyster I have seen - twice my handwidth !  

Largest oyster I have seen - twice my handwidth !

 

Lunch at Social Tapas. We had eaten at Social on Pollen previously, so there was a certain expectation.

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The food was well plated, but there was about as much love as a MacDonald's Cheeseburger. Fine winelist. Very expensive for a poor experience. Sorry Jason Atherton, this one was a fail for us.  http://www.socialwineandtapas.com/

 

And so ended our few days in London. Off to Maidenhead to see Maxine and prepare for our dinner at The Fat Duck.