Category Dinner

Taste of London Winter 2014 – Part 1

Taste of London Winter 2014 was another fantastic opportunity to try dishes at restaurants that one would not visit.  There were fewer restaurants serving food at Taste of London Winter 2014 relative to those at Taste of London (from summer 2014).  While Taste of London (summer) is an outdoor event, Taste of London Winter in […]

Ognisko: Polish food in Central London

Ognisko, a Polish Members-only club in South Kensington is open to non-members for for lunch and dinner / drinks all week.    The building in which the restaurant / club is set is beautiful and overlooks a communal garden.  The restaurant was very quiet the evening that we visited for dinner. We ordered most of […]

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, NYC – Rustic Italian fare in a casual setting

It’s often tough to get a reservation at a reasonable time at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria in NoHo, NYC.  On a night that we were looking to have a late dinner, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria had availability and so we went.  The restaurant serves rustic Italian fare in a casual, relaxed atmosphere and […]

Dalcha: Hyderabadi veg biryani and dalcha in London

Dalcha, a restaurant in Parsons Green / Fulham in London, serves Hyderabadi dishes as well as dishes common and popular at Indian restaurants.  The best dishes at Dalcha were, however, the Hyderabadi ones of vegetarian biryani and the dalcha (lamb simmered with yellow dal / lentils). Mango Lassi was thick and creamy with rich mango […]

Dirty Burger Shoreditch: Latest on the burger front in London

Dirty Burger in Bethnal Green / Shoreditch High Street opened just over a couple of weeks ago. We wanted a quick bite to eat and happened to be walking on Shoreditch High Street when we spotted Dirty Burger.  This Dirty Burger in Shoreditch is the fourth location in London. Dirty Burger offers a limited menu […]

Navy NYC: Seafood at its best

Navy in NYC opened in April 2014 when there was precious little on the website.  There’s more about the restaurant (owners / founders -Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein and Chef Camille Becerra) on its website now.  Navy deserves to be among the top seafood restaurants in NYC – it offers excellent choices in a very […]

Ottolenghi Islington, London

We recently went to Ottolenghi in Islington the biggest deli and restaurant of Yotam Ottolenghi.  We loved all vegetarian dishes on the current seasonal menu. The Islington deli / restaurant takes reservation only for dinner.  We got a reservation at 10 PM despite us reserving spots a week ahead.  Clearly the restaurant is very popular, despite […]