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We Visited Meatopia Festival (Lateshift) 2018

September 4, 2018

Marking its sixth annual event in the UK, starting Friday 31 August is the first day of the three day festival Meatopia. “Meatopia is a festival of high quality, ethically sourced meat, all cooked over ethically sourced wood and charcoal by some of the world’s leading top chefs”. Founded in the US by the late great Josh Ozersky and brought to the UK by chef Richard H Turner, Meatopia is…

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Budapest/ Cheap Eats/ Dinner with friends/ Drinkies/ Pub Food

Randomly eating out in Budapest

June 24, 2012

This is what eating  out in Budapest looks like I came to Budapest for a long weekend with some friends that I haven’t seen in a while and I’ll be honest  – food wasn’t really top of the agenda.  As a result, no place we went to was planned for or researched beforehand, it was just a case of doing whatever we were doing and when we got hungry  look around for…

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Drinkies/ Special Ingredients/Products

Chase English Smoked Vodka

April 7, 2012

This was one of my birthday presents from J – Anything that comes with the word “smoked” usually excites my taste-buds – smoked cheese, smoked salmon, smoked chicken  – (once I even found a smoked ale) and well, like most people I love Vodka, especially nice expensive good-enough-to-drink-on-its-own-Vodka.)  J being the amazing boyfriend that he is has obviously picked up on that and found this little gem. A bit of background: Chase…

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Drinkies/ Italian/ Singapore/ Snacks

Tisettanta Lounge, Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore

February 26, 2012

Located in the lobby of  Fort Canning Hotel, Tisettanta Lounge is the centrepiece bar – it’s run by the same guys who who run the Gattopardo restaurant next door – both are Italian themed.   Tisettanta provides hot and cold snacks and also a small selection of cocktails beyond the normal options. We had the breaded and fried mozzarella balls  – filled with anchovies and dressed with pesto.  First time for…

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Drinkies/ Malaysia

Margarita time at Hard Rock Penang

February 23, 2012

Something they do really well  at Hard Rock Penang are the Margaritas. They are oversized and perfectly balanced – serious kick but not too tangy/bitter – J and I both love these – the sweetness, the saltiness, the punchy sourness.  I suspect they use a ready made mix, instead of mixing from scratch but hey, whatever it takes to get it right every time – out here you are not…

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