Saturday, May 24, 2008

Best of 2007

Here are my best for 2007 (London)

Best Italian Restaurant : Enoteca Turi

Best Indian : Bombay Palace

Best Indian (Modern) : Benares

Best Chinese : Hunan

Best Japanese : Nobu , Park Lane

Best French : Gordon Ramsey , Royal Hospital Road

Best Spanish : Cambio de Tercio

Best Tapas : Fino & Barfina

Best Fish/Seafood : J Sheekey

Best Gastro Pub : Anchor & Hope

Best Wine Bar : El Vino , Fleet Street

Best Brasserie : Le Caprice

Best Value Wine List : Andrew Edmunds

Most over rated : The Wolsey , River Cafe and Sketch

Best Butcher : Lidgate , Holland Park

Best Baker : Baker & Spice , Chelsea

Best Fishmonger : The Chelsea Fishmonger (Rex Glodsmith),Chelsea Green

Best Cheese Shop : La Fromagerie

Best Wine Merchants : Berry Brothers & Rudd , St James's

Best Fruit & Veg : Andreas Georghiou , Turnham Green Terrace

The Joy of English Asparagus

The Asparagus is in season and the warmish late April and May seems to have produced a bumper crop.

Steam them and eat cover with some quality butter (from France) or steam and then grill - serve with simply grilled tuna or some of the outstanding salmon trout that is around at the moment.

Champions League Final 2008

Very stressful to watch.

We were too cautious in the first 40 minutes but after scoring just before half time we totally controlled the game during normal time and extra time. In fact we were the team most likely to score from the 45th minute onwards.

Then came the penalty shoot out ! This is a lottery no one to blame !

It was not to be.