Category Small plates

Alder: Innovative pub food in NYC

Alder is Chef Wylie Dufresne’s latest restaurant in NYC (in the East Village), although it’s almost a year old now.  Many bloggers and critics seem to love the casual, innovative and modern take on public house food (pub food) created by Chef Wylie Dufresne and Executive Chef Jon Bignelli.   Alder certainly has a casual […]

Kopapa: Fusion food in Covent Garden, London

Kopapa is an all-day restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between.  Kopapa has 4 Kiwi owners – Peter Gordon, Michael McGrath, Adam Wills and Brandon Allen.  Peter Gordon has a very unique perspective on fusion food (who is to say that herbs from one part of the world cannot be mixed into […]

Scandinavian Kitchen in London

When you think of Scandinavian cuisine, how often do you think vegetarian?  I associate Scandinavian food with seafood and desserts.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a wide range of vegetarian salads and sandwiches when I stopped by Scandi(navian) Kitchen in Marylebone / Fitzrovia for lunch. ScandiKitchen sells groceries and freshly made gourmet Nordic food […]

Many vegetarian options at L’Apicio

L’ Apicio is an Italian inspired restaurant that opened in 2012 in the East Village.  L’Apicio is brought to NYC from the same team that runs della’nima, L’Artusi, and Anfora.  The team includes Chef Gabe Thomson, Beverage Director Joe Campanale (L’Apicio has a huge collection of wines stacked from floor to almost 11 or 12 feet […]

Tapas at Casa Brindisa in South Kensington, London

Brindisa Tapas is no new comer to the tapas scene in London.  Long before the Brindisa Tapas Kitchens started serving tapas in 2004, Brindisa Kitchens were selling some of the best food and spices from Spain in whole sale and in retail.  We love the food at Casa Brindisa (South Kensington) where we have been […]

First Timer at the Great British Beer Festival 2013 in London

The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) 2013 is happening in London from August 13 – 17, 2013.  I had a great time when I went there a couple of days ago.  The GBBF, the flagship event of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), offers a huge selection (over 800) of real ales (cask conditioned beer), […]

Late night Lebanese dinner at Ranoush Juice in High Street Kensington

Jetlagged on having arrived from NYC, we were looking for a late night restaurant (past midnight on a Friday night) in the Kensington area.  We tried Kensington Wine room which was listed on the Urbanspoon list of late night dining options.  When we called Kensington Wine Rooms, however, they were no longer serving dinner. The host […]