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Island eating in Grenada: the restaurants

Lambie (conch), BBs Crabback, Grenada

(This is the second part of the Island eating in Grenada post. The first was on the island’s raw ingredients.) Being in Grenada for the Grenada Chocolate Festival meant that there were a lot of chocolate related meals but I also had an opportunity to explore some of the local fare. Rhodes Restaurant at Calabash…

Innis & Gunn dinner in Mark’s Kitchen Library at The Tramshed

Wye Valley asparagus salad with Herefordshire goats curd and land cress, Marks Kitchen Library at The Tramshed

Menu from a food and beer matching dinner with Innis & Gunn in Mark’s Kitchen Library at The Tramshed: De Beauvoir smoke salmon ‘Hix cure’ Innis Until Proven Guilty – Woodford Reserve, Innis & Gunn Original Ale reduction, triple sec, sherbet, orange bitters Beer-fried oysters with holy fff… mayonnaise Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA…

Cuisson London popdown dinner

Slow cooked salmon, horseradish cream, watercress, Cuisson popdown

Menu from a ‘popdown’ from Cuisson London with food by Pedro Passinhas: Cuisson cocktail Cultured butter, sourdough Ratte potatoes, hay, blue cheese, grelot onion Chicken parfait, charred pineapple, walnuts Slow cooked salmon, horseradish cream, watercress Lychee and mango bavarois, strawberry, black olive Popups are no longer trendy. Once the cool word to be brandished by…

Island eating in Grenada: the raw ingredients

Spice stall at St George's market

In the UK, Caribbean food pretty much consists of plantains, jerk chicken, rice and peas and curried goat. That is, if you manage to track down a Caribbean restaurant. Out on the islands however, every nation has its own culinary identity. I went to Grenada, nicknamed Greens amongst the Caribbean islands, for the Grenada Chocolate…

Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea at the Wellington Lounge Review

Pastries, Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea at Wellington Lounge

The InterContinental, 1 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7QY There aren’t many places that I would visit twice. Schedules, preferences and the pursuit of “new” all work against a place as soon as I visit. There’s something about revisiting the same spaces for me that has a closer association with impending boredom than the comfort of the familiar. It’s…