Weekly Love: Week 203 + 20% Off Tiki Cocktails at Barsmith
So, Student Eats is out next week! I know I’ve already said this loads but I’m so excited for you all to get your hands on a copy! The team at Ebury have put together some really great stuff for me to do to promote the book so be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages because while I’ll post whatever catch-up I can here in my roundups every fortnight they’ll be the first places I’ll post links to articles I’ve written, interviews I’ve done and radio appearences I’ll be making. Don’t forget to get your hands on a copy!
1. Yesterday I had a fantastic weekend at Cocktails in the City before the rain started – these were my favourites from Aviator at Hush Mayfair. I’ll throw up more of my photos and about the bars that were there on the blog in the next week or two so you can have some more London dining inspo! | 2. After work Gin Mare, mango and black pepper tonics on the roof of The Institution of Engineering with a lovely view back over to Westminster – again, more snaps to follow! | 3. Delicious Kent cherries on sale at Borough Market. | 4. Ruby Violet‘s special herbal Gin Mare and tonic sorbets. | 5. Eating curries and rice with our hands from a banana leaf at Ping Coombes‘ brunch club – you know the drill, more to follow! | 6. Testing out a few future recipes: Cajun salmon, tomato and black bean salsa, coriander and brown rice.
- Latest on my travel wanderlust list: Mexico.
- Actually, how beautiful is St. Tropez when it is all in bloom? And, Villa Ephrusside Rothschild is firmly on my must-visit list – such pretty buildings and such stunning views.
- More in travel: The Everygirl has put together a guide to the Greek Islands.
- Somewhere else that looks lovely in the South East you need to visit: Rye.
- I always love Food 52’s genius recipe recommendations, so I can’t wait to try Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes & Basil – I’m also always one for a good one pot!
- Kristabel has six great recommendations if you’re looking for somewhere to eat in New York.
- Also, here is everything you need to eat over 48 hours in Portland, Oregon.
- The story of the man who tried to return a bag of cubed butternut squash he’d thought was cheese at the grocery store is one of my favourite things on the internet at the moment.
- I want to re-create this ultimate Jewish deli brunch menu.
- The Kitchn has put together a really, really detailed guide to choosing the perfect peach.
- A grief therapist has written a fantastic piece on what you should and should not say to a person who is mourning the loss of a loved one.
The last fortnight for me has been all about tiki cocktails, and I want to share a really fun tiki pop up I was invited to review the other week with you – it is where you want to head after work if you’re in the Clerkenwell/ Barbican area and you’re after some classic tiki action! Barsmith have made over for the summer with hula skirts and bamboo (though they still are serving up their usual menu), and it is also the perfect after work spot as they also do some great tiki style pizzas – I’d recommend the Kauai, covered with chicken, tomato, mozzarella, pineapple, pancetta and fresh coriander – and other bar snacks. Our favourite cocktails where the Zombie (rum, rum and more rum with tropical juices, which was punchy, but still light and refreshing, on the far left), and the frozen cocktails, the classic Strawberry Daquri and Pina Coladas. You can view the full tiki menu we were invited to try here, and if you want to book a table for 6 or more people just email this address, say I sent you and you’ll get 20% off your bill!
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the rest of the weekend? I’ve got some blog stuff to do this morning (from bed, obviously) before I head out on an adventure to Fortnums, and then probably just around the city as long as the weather holds! For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter, which hits your inboxes on the first Sunday of each month packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook reviews, and other updates.