Last month I visited London, England, for the first time. Sunny skies and temperatures of 80F for an entire week sure didn’t match with my expectation that it was going to be a grey, drizzly place. I got to act very tourist-y and saw this:
And some folks participating in a little friendly competition:
But what I really loved was the FOOD!
A new taste: Rabbit! Yup, I did. I’m not a huge meat eater and thought it tasted like lamb, I guess. It was the husband’s dish, eaten at The White Horse Pub at Parson’s Green. However, he loved it!
Another favorite – I don’t know how they did it, but it’s some kind of flash-fried baby spinach with a sweet yogurt sauce. From Bombay Brasserie.
Turkish food I could probably eat all day every day. Ordering the “healthy meal” at Sofra (Mayfair) brought out about a dozen little plates with all my old friends – creamy hummus, fresh fava beans in yogurt, little meatballs. OK, I’m seriously starving now! Imagine this sitting in an open-air restaurant, live music from the cobblestone streets just below. Yup, a great night in a city I can’t wait to explore again.
Not pictured were a couple good curries, remnants of a fish and chips platter and the strawberries and cream washed down with a Pimm’s Cup atop Henman Hill. I know I have some London area Twitter followers. I hope they find this and send suggestions for good eats on future trips!