Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews

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Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and views on food, with you.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Death Sentence

Death Sentence

China has sentenced the former head of its food and drugs agency to death for corruption, as the government sought to contain a wave of scandals over health safety.

Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of the State Food and Drug Administration, was convicted on charges of taking bribes and dereliction of duty.

The sentence reflects the importance that China's leaders are giving to the issues of corruption and food safety, as they grapple with a series of safety breaches involving toxins in food and other products.

Lucky for the management of some of our supermarkets, and food companies (recently tainted by food scandals) that they are not based in China!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Dangers of Curry

The Dangers of Curry

News that a ban has been imposed on British Airways staff microwaving their own food following, the explosion of a curry at 35,000 feet should cause a sigh or two of relief amongst those passengers of a nervous disposition.

The blast caused around £20,000 of damage to an aircraft.

However, for those of you who enjoy good food this story confirms what I have said many times before.

The food on BA is not particularly good, if it were then the staff would not take their own meals on board (note I have discussed this many times with BA staff, and they agree).

Would they?

Monday, May 21, 2007

Restaurant Capri

Restaurant Capri (Stockholm)

Eva and I dined at Capri, our favourite Italian restaurant in Stockholm the other evening.

One slight disappointment being that their signature dish "Pollo Diavola" is no longer on the menu.

I opted instead for a veal cutlet, which was excellent.

One word of caution, the English menu states that they serve T bone steak; this is in fact a mistranslation, the steak is entrecote.

That aside, we had an excellent evening.

It would be really good though if the "Pollo Diavola" were to make a comeback.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Customer Service

Customer Service

My compliments to the staff of La Habana in Stockholm, who went out of their way to look after Eva and myself last night.

Our choice of wine was not available, therefore one of the bar staff was seen "legging it" down the street to a nearby Italian restaurant to procure a bottle from them.

Now that's service!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

BA Fish Tart

BA Fish Tart

Yesterday BA attempted to serve me with a salmon and dill tart for tea, on their London-Stockholm flight.

I took one sniff of it, and declined.

Fish should not smell of fish. A very poor offering for an in flight meal.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Hangover Cure

Hangover Cure

Ease your way out of your hangover, and into your day, with this simple but effective hangover cure:

Marmalade on generously buttered toast.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Quick Slim Lunch

The Quick Slim Lunch

Those of you who want to lose a few pounds, but still need something to eat at lunchtime, should try this simple recipe.

Ingredients

-4 medium tomatoes
-a handful of fresh parsley
-3 cloves of garlic
-a drizzle of olive oil
-1 slice of wholemeal bread

Method

Toast the bread, and blitz the rest of the ingredients in a blender.

Spoon the blitzed mix onto the toast.

Eat.

It is tasty, non fattening, filling and good for you (detoxing and improving your body's defence mechanism to infenctions).