Tag Archives: Kitchen

Jiro Dreams of Sushi – must-see #foodporn documentary

‘Meet 85 year-old Jiro Ono, widely praised as the world’s greatest sushi chef. His tiny restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, is tucked away in a Tokyo subway station and only seats ten, yet bears 3 Michelin stars and has a month-long reservation waiting list. Jiro runs this culinary gem with a will of iron, deft fingers and […]

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An Italian cookery class with Rosario, chef at Locanda De Gusti

After my recent outstanding meal at Locanda De Gusti, I jumped at the offer to go along to one of Chef Rosario’s evening cookery classes. I love Italian food (especially Rosario’s) and I love cooking so a perfect match! I wasn’t sure what to expect but on arrival there was already a mix of folk […]

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The Plumed Horse Tasting Menu (with wines of course :o)

To summarise, a lovely meal with great company, the surroundings were calming, comfortable and not detracting from the food, the staff were excellent, uber-polished but very open to a bit of banter from the more ‘raucous’ of the group! The food was good – well presented, well cooked and very tasty and apart from the one course that wasn’t to our taste, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. They were also very generous with the wine with each course. At £65 per head & £45pp for the complimenting wines it’s on a par with the other Edinburgh based Michelin starred restaurants. I would definitely go again but would go A la carte and stick with red meats and wine, the carnivore that I am!

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Pasta & Primitivo at La Partenope (Cucina Napoletana, Dalry Road)

On to the mains, my Carbonara was excellent, one of the best I’ve had in a VERY long time, whilst SB’s Pasta Fresca was very nice, it was also very subtle and for a main course portion it could have done with a lift both in seasoning and perhaps texture. On asking for some salt the waiter was entertainingly ‘disgusted’ by our request with that Latin insouciance that I know so well, having dated an Italian Chef myself! (Once added, however it lifted the dish enormously regardless of what he thought!)

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Love Cooking Festival (love James Martin more! :o)

I shall forever smile when I recall this evening it was utterly bonkers and one of the funniest shows I have ever seen including Fringe Festival ones! This was my first freebie since starting my blog a few weeks ago and I’d be fibbing if I said I didn’t feel somewhat smug and a little […]

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