The best things I ate last week 23.11.15

1. This stunning crab and caviar starter at The Ritz restaurant, showing that it’s not just the dining room that is easy on the eye. The whole experience made for a lunch most memorable.

The Ritz crab

2. Flat iron waffles with chocolate sauce and marshmallows at a party hosted by The Table Café on Southwark Street to show off their new menu. I’m yet to meet a waffle that I haven’t got on famously with.

The Table Cafe waffles

3. Little langoustine tart canapés at the unveiling of the Burberry Christmas tree at Claridge’s. With a glamorous crowd, flowing champagne and a tree made out of shiny umbrellas in one of the finest hotels in London, it was quite a party. Christmas is here!

Claridge's christmas tree

4. Blueberry pancakes at Lima Floral who have started serving a daily breakfast. These were made using potato which is unusual and it gave them even more of a comfort factor – something much needed during this biting weather.

Lima Floral pancakes

5. Za’tar fried chicken with a chilli honey glaze at The Good Egg. I don’t go to Stoke Newington much but if this new Jewish/Middle Eastern inspired cafe cum restaurant is anything to go by – I’m moving there.

The Good Egg fried chicken

6. Lapsang souchong chocolate cake, rich tea ice cream and malt butterscotch sauce at Pidgin. This cute little restaurant in Hackney offers only a four course weekly-changing tasting menu and it finished with this cake of chocolatey dreams.

Pidgin lapsang souchong cake

7. Alan Yau’s take on a carbonara at his new place in Mayfair called Park Chinois. It’s a looker of a restaurant which has to be seen to be believed. The food ain’t bad either. This is the Park Carbonara; Inaniwa udon, sea urchin, 65 degree organic egg and pancetta. Read my review of Park Chinois here.

Park Chinois carbonara

This post is dedicated to Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias, chef and co-owner of Casamia in Bristol. He was one of the genuinely nicest chefs I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

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