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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ambika

Take It!

... Take Another Little Pizza, My Heart, Now Baybeh! If you happen to stop by Story Deli in Shoreditch, beware- you're in for a really special treat. We had the pumpkin goat cheese pizza with olives and peppers, and the roasted aubergine one as well. Warm, beautiful ambiance, sweet people and mouthwatering food- the kind you want to keep tasting well after your belly is full.






Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Better Tate Than Never



Even after a late wake up, I got to stroll around the River Thames and into the Tate Modern. Funny enough, I only know like 6 people that are in London right now, and I happened to run into one very lovely one at the Gerhard Richter exhibit (which was amazing). I left the museum, where I pretty much spent the day, in one of those hazes where your reality becomes an array of fancy illusions, and everything, including nearby construction sites begins to feel like a heavy wonder. Being surrounded by unfamiliar setting certainly aids the sensation. Such a euphoria had to be followed up with a satisfying dinner, which was definitely had at Amalfi with my dear hostess where we ate yummy goat brie crostinis, a spicy sausage pizza and a pumpkin-pancetta risotto. For dessert, a decadent cheesecake with cardamom crust, pistachios and a strawberry glaze drizzled for some fruity flavor. Yam-yammm....






Monday, December 26, 2011

Shoreditch





Happy Boxing Day!
Lucky for us, Albion was the only place open today- not a bad option...





Sunday, December 25, 2011

Broadway Market

Let's get ingredients for dinnertime... Across London Fields and into Broadway Market we go.








Dinner with Motek





-Sweet potato latkes with chive-lemon sour cream
-Spinach salad with avocado-parmesan-chive and lemon dressing
-Fennel and eggplant torte
-Sauteed shrimp in garlic-tomato-butter sauce
-Garlic string beans
-Chocolate soufflés
-The best pesto and hummus you've ever had from the market above


Let's Go Away For A While

Just off to London for a bit with my dear Motek. Upon arrival we roamed around Hackney where I had a great welcome coffee and toast snack with goat curd and honey. We went to the Hackney Fields farms where we hung out with some donkeys and some hogs. The kiddies enjoying the animals were a little too adorable. I'll be that ignorant chick and say that British accents on kids makes them immediately irresistible (i.e. "Look what I did to my dad!!!!" *look over at little kid's father and see some sort of pink princess accessory hanging from his bum). I guess accents in general do that, really... We walked all the way to Leila's Shop in Shoreditch where Motek picked up some cute glasses for Christmas. There's a great store nearby with a great collection of coats, check it out if you're in the area- it's called RG and it's at 40 Kingsland Road. We stopped by the Geoffrye Museum to scope out some old British interior decor...

So long for now!






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