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The Delaunay

9th April 2014

Hello friends.  I’ve been storing this one up for a little while!  

Those of you who are London based will probably have heard me go on about The Delaunay at some point.  It’s a Corbin & King classic – if you haven’t heard of them, they’re the restaurateurs behind The Wolseley. More recently they’ve also opened Brasserie Zédel (W1) and Colbert (in Sloane Square) – both also great.

I love going to The Delaunay.  It’s the perfect place for a special treat meal, without breaking your budget for months to come.  Don’t think ground-breaking morsels of gourmet food, topped with froth and exotic flavour combinations.  Think – comfort food… if you were about town in Vienna circa 1930.  

Delaunay Bar

Things I like about it: The grand entrance and marble floors, the handsome bar, the white linen table cloths, the sharp service, the pastries and mille-feuille peeking out from glass covers, the antique clock, the leather banquettes, the Tarte flambée (see below)

Things I don’t like about it: Not much

One evening a little while back, L and I made our way down Aldwych, and met at the Delaunay bar.  A glass of wine later, we were joined by A and B (who has since gone to New York – we miss you!).  This is what our evening looked like at one of my favourite restaurants…

Delaunay

Delaunay Bread

Delaunay Table

Delaunay Menu

Tarte Flambee

Tarte flambée – the absolute must to order.  A thin, crispy delight – and no, it’s not too big for a starter (promise).

Tabasco

Oysters

Delaunay

Oysters Delaunay

Delaunay Table

Weiners, schnitzel burgers, steak tartare, crispy fish goujons – you’ll find them all on the grand European Café style menu.

Fish Goujons

Steak Tartare

Schnitzel Burger

Final note – when The Delaunay first opened, I had in my head that it was pronounced ‘The De – lane – ey’.  Not sure why.  But O and I had a disagreement about it, resulting in me phoning up to hear them say ‘Hello, The Delaunay’ at which point I said ‘Thank you, that’s all I needed to know’.  So, O was right, and I was wrong.  (Not often I’ll admit to that!)

Spring might be sprung now, but if you need somewhere to pass a rainy evening, you can’t go wrong with cosy glamour at The Delaunay.

The Delaunay

Thames Skyline

                                                          Walking South of the River Thames after dinner

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A Collection

8th July 2013

Is it really already July?  I have spent the last couple of weeks preparing for, dancing at, and recovering from what has been billed as ‘The Best Glastonbury Ever’.

Being a first timer, I obviously agree with this, and plan on returning next year (if at all possible) to see if it can be beaten.

However, I have realised that as a new blogger, I have been dreadfully lacking on the organisation front.  I did not prepare any blogs before I went away, and I have been lucky enough to be doing lots of nice things.  I am therefore very behind (cross voice) and my camera and phone are full of photos that I want to share.

While I get ready to fill everyone in on what I’ve been up to (and mainly what I’ve been eating), I thought I would post a little collection of my favourites bits and bobs from the last year.  I only started writing this blog in April, and it does seem a shame for anything pre-dating it to be lost to the iPhone archive.

I hope you enjoy them!  (And I promise some high quality ‘food porn’ photographs are coming up very soon!)

A perfect latte in the sunshine in South Kensington

A perfect latte in the sunshine in South Kensington

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Mummy’s Easter ‘Nest’ Cake

Amazing wrapping paper from a little card shop on Camden Passage in Angel (name TBD)

Amazing wrapping paper from a little card shop down Camden Passage in Angel (name TBD)

A wine that I REALLY LIKE

A wine that I REALLY LIKE

A cupcake from Waitrose that was dressed up as an ice cream

A cupcake from Waitrose that was dressed up as an ice cream

Pizza from Franco Manca on Northcote Road (it's the best)

Sourdough pizza from Franco Manca on Northcote Road (it’s incredible)

Burrata cheese, tomatoes, bread and ham - also from Franco Manca

Burrata cheese, tomatoes, bread and ham – also from Franco Manca

Real foodie romance - image from Cargo Collective

True foodie romance – image from Cargo Collective

A holiday twist - Brussels sprouts with chorizo, a balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of pine nuts

A holiday twist – Brussels sprouts with chorizo, a balsamic glaze and a sprinkle of pine nuts

She does it again!  Traditional Christmas roulade (plus Snowman)

She does it again! Traditional Christmas roulade (plus Snowman)

Cheecken Noodle Soup

Cheecken Noodle Soup

Pomegranate, Lime & Soda Water Coolers (with a splash of Vodka)

Pomegranate, Lime & Soda Water Coolers (with a splash of Vodka)

Fried egg in a pepper cut-out - my little sister sent me this but I can't remember if it was her or a clever friend who was the creator! (Let me know and I'll update)

Fried egg in a pepper cut-out – my little sister sent me this but I can’t remember if it was her or a clever friend who was the creator! (Let me know and I’ll update)

Quote found here and brought to my attention  by her

Quote is from here and happily brought to my attention by her

Backgammon completes the perfect brunch

Backgammon completes the perfect brunch

A Valentine's Day treat

A Valentine’s Day treat

Goats Cheese and Red Onion Tarts, created at home by A

Goats cheese and red onion tarts, created at home by A

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My ultimate comfort food, keeping warm on the Aga – cauliflower cheese, toast and bacon (what?!)

Tea Party delicacies...

Tea Party delicacies…

O doesn't cook much, but he nails the caesar salad

O doesn’t cook much, but he nails the Caesar salad

Wine, grapes, and a rooftop terrace

Wine, grapes, and a rooftop terrace

Perfect fish and chips from the East Hill in Wandsworth

Perfect fish and chips from the East Hill in Wandsworth

And finally, a card from Joy that made me laugh out loud

And finally, a card from Joy that made me laugh out loud

Back soon (I promise!)