Category Small plates

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 […]

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 […]

28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen Marlylebone, London

28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen offers many wines by the glass, carafe, and bottle and serves French Bistro style food in 3 locations in London – Marylebone, Mayfair, and Fetter Lane.  At the Marylebone location that we went to, we were very happy with the wines we tried and the food, although I felt that […]

Casa Mono in NYC

Casa Mono in NYC is a small Spanish cuisine inspired restaurant  which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary!  Casa Mono is owned by Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Andy Nusser; Chef de cuisine is Anthony Sasso and Sommerlier is Nancy Selzer.  I loved the food at Casa Mono and am glad I went there for lunch. […]

Beauty and Essex, NYC

Beauty & Essex is a huge (300 seater) dining space with an entrance that looks like a pawn shop. Although it opened in NYC in late 2010 it is still very popular with large groups and late night diners.  I have had great food and service there every time I have gone with a large […]

Salt Yard in London

Salt Yard serves modern tapas with Spanish and Italian influenced flavours and produce.  Salt Yard has other (sister) tapas restaurants scattered across central London (Dehesa, Opera Tavern, and the latest Ember Yard) –  I am yet to go to any of these, so cannot say how they are different or better (if at all).  The […]

Maille: Product Review

Note: This is a product review of Maille UK products that I was requested to try.  All views in this post are mine / Not Just Vegetarian‘s The extremely nice people at Maille UK reached out to me to try out their products.   Did you know that Maille have been in the vinegar and […]