I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and musings on food with you.
Friday, November 08, 2019
Monday, October 07, 2019
I bought this lovely saddle of Sussex lamb from my good chum Derek Stott of D and D Family Butchers, which he kindly boned and rolled for me.
Simply roasted with some rosemary spuds, it was tender, succulent and delicious.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Monday, September 09, 2019
☎️ 01273 748448
Eva and I only just heard about Chamuyo (slang meaning to "sweet talk" someone) last week (it has been open for almost a year), and went there for the first time on Friday night.
Chamuyo is a lively, busy cheerful restaurant. As the autumn sets in I would recommend you ask for a table away from the door (which was open to keep the staff cool).
The menu has an excellent selection of Argentinian steaks and meats including, rib-eye, fillet, chicken etc.
The service is friendly, professional and efficient.
Eva started with the chorizo Spanish Red Chorizo cooked in Malbec wine, with caramelised red onions. This was piquant and flavoursome, it was an excellent starter.
She then opted for the sirloin steak, a tender chargrilled succulent piece of meat that was full of flavour. I would note that the accompanying chimichurri sauce was a tad oily for our taste.
I started with Morcilla (black pudding), a plump succulent pudding that had been braised not fried. It was lovely.
I then had the 350 gram rib-eyce steak. This was exceptionally flavoursome, with just the right amount of fat. It cut like butter!
My only criticism of the rib-eye, was that it was served on a wooden platter (a pet hate of mine); this means any juices either dribble off the side or are soaked up by the wood.
The bill, which included, service, wine and several sambucas (health and safety prevent them flaming them) came to £117.
We will most assuredly be going again, but next time I will ask for my steak to be served on a plate ;).
Friday, September 06, 2019
Italian Chef loses it on English daytime show when they try to change traditional bolognese 😂 pic.twitter.com/fYAb2YRgvQ— Learn Sicilian (@learnsicilian) January 25, 2019
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
In a most unusual set of circumstances, the weather conspired to be splendid for the August Bank Holiday.
I therefore bought a fine selection of meats (including some splendid wild boar sausages) from my good chum Derek Stott of D and D Family Butchers.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Jamie Oliver has blamed snobbery for the failure of Jamie’s Italian. Apparently, the restaurants would have survived if they were posher. But it’s Oliver’s own snobbery that’s been his undoing: his school dinners and sugar taxes have made him many enemies.https://t.co/wHn0ICMzSJ— spiked (@spikedonline) August 21, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Monday, August 05, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
English’s of Brighton
29-31 East Street
☎️ 01273 328645
Eva and I have been going to English's for many years, and have always had a great time there. Last night was no different!
English's serves a great selection of fish and seafood.
As per their site:
"English’s of Brighton is the oldest seafood restaurant in Brighton, and you’ll find us in the heart of the Lanes, nestled amongst its famous winding streets. The Leigh-Jones family have been here since 1945, and we’ve seen some familiar faces come and go. Pop in and take a look at our hall of fame and you’ll find signed photographs of Charlie Chaplin, Lily Savage and Judy Dench, amongst others - or ask our staff about the ghostly gentlemen in an oversized top hat that can sometimes be seen walking through our kitchens.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional plate of seafood, or in the mood to sample our contemporary twist on classic dishes, our expert staff will make sure you order the right meal for you, with a wine to match perfectly. We offer a unique dining experience, and can accommodate parties of all sizes, from an intimate table for two to a restaurant wedding reception. In warmer weather there is no better place to dine than on our covered and heated terrace. Enjoy plates of fresh seafood, fine wines and warm sunshine, and watch the world go by with live jazz or opera playing regularly. Or take a seat at our stunning marble-topped oyster bar, where you can join us for a platter of oysters or a decadent three-course meal."
The menu has an excellent selection of seafood, fish, steaks and chops.
As per usual we were very warmly welcomed, the service from all the members of staff was (as ever) very friendly, personal, efficient and professional. We were even presented with a couple of glasses of champagne, on the house, when we sat down.
Eva started with the potted shrimp served with bread, dill, crème fraiche, nutmeg and cayenne. It was moist, flavoursome and lovely way to start the meal.
She then opted for the lemon sole fillets which came with parmesan potato puree, spinach, bacon and mushroom cream. The dish was delicately flavoured, no one element overpowering the others, and was thoroughly enjoyed by her.
I started with half a lobster thermidor, which came in a light mustard sauce. Bloody marvellous, next time I might have a whole one!
I then had the 10oz Sussex pork chop on the bone with chips and peas. It was great, the chop was tender, succulent and flavoursome.
The bill, which included, service, Bollinger and several flaming sambucas came to £219.
We love English's, and will most assuredly be going again!