Monday, 31 May 2010

Eggs Benedict - Entropy at Leicester 2 of 3

The second instalment of this trio was devoured in a quaint little restaurant in Leicester. Entropy is outside the hustle and bustle of Leicester city centre and in my opinion Leicester is crying out for more restaurants like this one. The head chef worked at The Fat Duck and also The Vineyard at Stockcross so without contemplation it was obvious this was going to be a corker.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Eggs Benedict - The Almanack at Leicester 1 of 3

Eggs Benedict is one of my all time favourite, comfort giving, wonderfully satisfying indulgences. Because of this and as I am sure many other people love this ultimate unbeatable combination, I am going to compare 3 restaurants interpretations of this classic.

The Almanack in Leicester is a relatively new opened establishment. I went soon after it opened and I think at this time they may have been cutting some corners to ease themselves in. Or maybe they are just lazy. Either way, I've not been back to try anything else because of the poor effort in the Eggs Benedict department.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Gateau à la Crème

This classic French dessert sounds so impressive but it's so easy to make and I didn’t have a food processor with a dough hook either! I used my cheap hand mixer and it did the job perfectly. Raymond Blanc made this recently on the television and I was determined to give it a go. Don’t be put off by the bountiful amounts of butter and the gargantuan number of eggs. It’s a treat and so worth the effort.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Camellia at Carnaby Street

You know the drill. Shopping all day, buying little treats and you get to the stage where only a cup of tea can hit the right spot. I say cup of tea but I don't mean of the PG variety.
Particularly when paying for my tea while out and especially so in London I expect more than a pyramid shaped tea bag for my money.