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Friday, 23 May 2014

Wedding and Mini-moon Eats

So this post has been a long time coming. But last month Rich and I waltzed down the aisle surrounded by friends and family, it was a beautiful day then sun really was working for us.  We headed to my home city of Bath and then on to London for a mini-moon, so from our wedding day we basically ate solidly for 5 days. This post will mainly be photos of highlights of our eats, all of which were excellent I don't think we ate anything I didn't love, which is quite an achievement. London has far too many distracting food delights and I am glad I don't live there it would be too dangerous. We were staying around South Kensington and we didn't stray much from that apart from a trip to Soho, the Viking exhibit at the British Museum and Westminster. So without further ado here is a little photoblog of some of what we ate and a few from the day itself.
breakfast at the salon (which was G Hair Artist Thanks Sam!)

vanilla panna cotta, spiced cherries and spiced shortbread
cutting the cake/macaron tower (thanks Absolutely Cakes)
Dress perfection thanks to Vintage inspired designer Alexandra King (genius)
First breakfast of married life, Coombe Lodge treating us well

super marbling rib eye from Hudson's Steakhouse

refreshing mango, berries and granola thanks to Villa Magdala
breakfast bacon and waffles
Villa Magdala do the best hotel breakfast I've ever had
addictive cheese and wine from The Sampler, you must go for the wine vending machines
Keiko Sushi, no frills, amazing value and tasty
this temaki was huge
potato hash with chorizo sausages and feta from The Breakfast Club in Soho
American style breakfast from The Breakfast Club
beautiful cocktail menu at The Ampersand hotel
Ampersand Cocktails
Caxton Grill for dinner by Masterchef The Professionals finalist Adam Handling

warm freshly made bread with heavenly chicken butter
lamb with aubergine puree at Caxton Grill
palate cleanser of apple and cucumber with gin and ginger gels (at Caxton Grill)
a work of art in the form of a chocolate fondant with hazelnut praline (at Caxton Grill)

I will take a moment from the photos to urge you strongly to have dinner or lunch at the Caxton Grill, Adam has designed a beautiful menu and the food was some of the best I have ever eaten. The restaurant itself had a really relaxed and calm vibe but the service was extremely attentive, plus we had a wonderful bottle of Carmenere which really topped off the evening. Go, if only for the chicken butter alone, it was like spreading the lightest chicken mousse on bread, basically angels dancing on your tongue level of good. You know when people tell you not to fill up on bread, I say in this case, go for broke. 
brunch ciabatta of scrambled egg and crispy pancetta thanks to Fernandez and Wells
chorizo and manchego grill with home made piccalilli (great charcuterie)
Banana pancake stack from The Diner
Corn dawgs
Hawaiian classic Loco Moco
Crispy wings
our last drink of the mini-moon

Thanks to all these wonderful places and our families who made our day and our week so wonderful, you are all lovely and we really appreciate it.

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