Out and about in Nottingham with my two good friends Kevin and Maz. Plan A was a drift through down consuming enough IPA for me to forget about my head cold and finish off at The Navigation Nottingham’s gourmet burger bar. The beer part worked well though a bit of ducking and diving was . . . → Read More: A tale of two drinks
I now have my first pop-up restaurant under my belt and getting ready for the next. It’s on June 8th at the No84 Café and Eatery in Gravesend if you are interested.
I had a huge sense of achievement after the first. It was a sell-out. I managed to feed 32 people who all . . . → Read More: Popping Up
I know my readers must be waiting with bated breath to learn how our return to O Comercial went, my other motivation for writing this post is that I like the restaurant which has new young team who are trying, and I think are well on the path of succeeding, in offering . . . → Read More: O Yummy O Comercial
I’m currently taking a much needed and dare I say deserved break in Porto with my lovely partner Julie, it’s a kind of joint Christmas and Birthday present to us both as Julie turns 27 (again) on Friday.
Being me this has to involve a few gastronomic delights. I am not going to give you . . . → Read More: Two Dinners in Porto
Our close friends Sandra and Jim live a short drive from the lovely little village of Petit Pressigny notable for the beautiful river Aigronne and a Michelin starred restaurant La Promenade run by Jacky Dallais a well-known chef/restauranter in the Touraine were such skills are rightly revered. Julie and I have been in a permanent . . . → Read More: Diner a Petit Pressigny
Julie and I hopped along to the Mange Grenouille restaurant last week for a late works Christmas outing. Julie provides invaluable assistance and advice throughout the year and even though she is my partner I thought we should have a works outing. A further incentive is I can put the cost down against tax, but . . . → Read More: Hopping Along to the le Mange Grenouille
My eldest son, Aiden, was 21 recently. 21 is of course a significant birthday in the UK but here in France it is just another birthday, worth celebrating but not special. Aiden is currently a student in Tours and was away on his birthday taking a short break with his girlfriend Axelle who’s birthday falls . . . → Read More: 21 years at La Deuvaliere
Had lunch recently at the Gerbe D’Or in Loches, a lovely little restaurant just off the Place du Ble in the centre of Loches. Its only been open about 3 or 4 years but has acquired a reputation for good dining at reasonable prices, in fact booking for lunch is normally necessary.
However despite the . . . → Read More: Gerbe D’Or