Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008 Lunch Menu

Scotch Wild Smoked Salmon , Cornish Crab Meat and Quail Eggs - Lemon Juice , Chives , Black Pepper & Seggiano New Harvest Olive Oil

Roast Coppas Bronze Free Range Organic Turkey , Roast Gloucester Old Spot Chippolatas , Roast Parsnips ,Carrots and Potatoes. Sauted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta. Stuffing - Gloucester Old Spot Minced Pork , Chestnuts , Shallots , Pine Nuts , Veal Stock ,Port & White Wine. Home Made Cranberry Sauce

Colston Basset Stilton with Oval Alberts

Home Made Christmas Pudding with Double Jersey Cream and Brandy Butter .

1996 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blanc Le Mesnil

2004 Mersault 1er Cru Le Poruzot Dessus Domaine Remi Jobard

1998 Chateau Leoville Barton

Delamain Reserve de La Famille Grand Champagne Cognac

Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona (1998)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Best of 2008

Here are my best for 2008 (London)

Best Italian Restaurant : L'Anima

Best Indian : Bombay Palace

Best Indian (Modern) : Benares

Best Chinese : Hunan

Best Japanese : Nobu , Park Lane

Best French : The Square and Pied a Terre

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 and Allens of Mayfair

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