April 15, 2010

Just a short list of places I’ve eaten at recently.

Mimosa(Cardiff) – Review here

TAS(London) – Really good Turkish Restaurant. Makes me embarrassed I’ve ever been to a kebab takeaway !

Galileos Locanda(London) – Fair Italian, The Carpaccio was tasteless but the swordfish linguine was excellent (as was the lasagna so I’m informed)

Mezzaluna(Bath) – fantastic Italian restaurant with delicious food, very friendly management and the best olives I’ve ever tasted !

Green Park Brasserie(Bath) – Slightly posh and more of a wine bar than a restaurant. Fantastic steaks. We ate a bit early as a cool jazz quartet turned up as we were finishing our desert and we had to leave to finish our pub crawl !

Brasserie Gerard(Bath) – A bit french in its approach (slightly arrogant !) but pleasant. We had the chateaubriand which was great for a huge fillet steak although the béarnaise sauce was a bit sour.

Springs Cafe(Bath) – This is the (very good) cafe at the thermae spa. The ceasar salad was excellent but as everyone is in cotton bathrobes and slippers it can feel like being in a cult !


Mimosa – Cardiff Bay

April 15, 2010

My Fiance and I popped into the bay for food before the TEDx Cardiff event and ended up eating in Mimosa.

Slightly Posh but pleasant venue. We had:

The Seafood Platter (Mackerel Pate, Anchovies, Cockles & Laverbread) – Very nice but a huge portion to start, three separate ramekins overflowing with food and a couple of huge slices of toasted granary bread. Lovely though !

Welsh Black Beef Burger – A huge fist-sized lump of herbed beef and onion with bacon and cheese in a home made bun with gigantic chips. I loved the burger but not the chips as I prefer american type fries.

Chicken, Perl wen and Cranberry Burger – A huge pile of succulent chicken breasts with creamy Perl Wen cheese and plenty of jammy cranberry sauce in a home made bun. with gigantic chips. Fantasic.

Washed down with a gin & tonic, pint of SA and a bottle of Prosecco.

The bill was about £60 (including the Tip)

Would recommend (but beware the size of the portions !)

New Category for the blog, My Good Food Guide.

As a lover of Good food and drink I thought I’d drop some notes on the food I cook or eat as it may be of interest.

I eat out fairly regularly and do enjoy good food.

See how this goes !

TEDx Cardiff

April 15, 2010

I attended the TEDx Cardiff event at the Welsh Millenium Centre last night.

Wow. Outstanding. Fabulous etc.

If you dont know what TED is, go to www.ted.com TEDx events are independantly run events based on TED.

8 Presentations, 2 live Music acts, 4 TED archive videos. All for Free (well, a small donation of £3 or more)

If you get a chance to attend one, drop everything and go. These Ideas worth spreading are life changing !