|The glorious Meat Fruit|
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
|Pizza heading into the oven at Saporitalia|
Sunday, 27 May 2012
|Standing rib eye of veal, farro, artichokes, hazelnut agresto|
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Wild asparagus isn't really something you come across in UK food markets, although it's more common on the Continent. When I lived in Brussels (thankfully briefly), wild asparagus would crop up in the early part of Spring. Mr B once cooked a gloriously memorable dish with the thin asparagus spears, fresh morels, bacon and new potatoes with inspiration taken from the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor cookbook. Actually, the local neighbourhood markets were the best thing about living in Brussels.
Monday, 7 May 2012
When you're on a good thing, stick to it, right? Well, the team behind Meatwagon and MEATliquor don't seem to agree. At the freshly opened MEATmarket, their second bricks and mortar offering, it's almost the opposite of the MEATliquor experience. Sure the burgers are the same quality, but it's in other areas that things are different, and, well, better. The new venue is light and airy instead of dark and dingy (not that that is a bad thing, mind), the queue potential is lower, plus they sell milkshakes. Joy! Obviously the goal was not to replicate the original success because the two spots aim give you different experiences. MEATliquor is the kind of place you want to sink into and sample as many cocktails as your liver allows, whereas MEATmarket is a drive-by kinda joint and the set up reflects that ease. Don't get confused though. This food isn't fast like McDonald's. It's more like Ronald on steroids.