Archive for the ‘food’ Category
Last night I went out for a fabulous meal and it made me realise just how well I’ve eaten in the last couple of months. Some of the highlights have been:
A home cooked Bengali meal in London – lots of ‘mystery’ foods, but all delicious.
A Moroccan lunch at Souk, followed by ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s in Leicester Square.
A mixed cheese and meats platter at Ultra Comida in Narberth. This was really spectacular deli food, with a range of home-made breads (that came with free refills), 4 or 5 cheeses and half a dozen cold meats, all in generous portions that we didn’t finish, and some salad. Narberth isn’t exactly on the beaten track, but if you do happen to be nearby, it’s a really nice little town to visit with lots of cool shops and great places to eat.
Real fish and chips.
A full English breakfast cooked by the inimitable Marc Lloyd.
A delicious cream tea in one of the most picture-postcard villages I’ve ever seen, Somerleyton.
I’m sure there were many others that I’ve forgotten.
But last night’s dinner was one of the best I’ve eaten in America. A real meat eater’s paradise, Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian steakhouse. You can have one course (salad bar) or two (salad and meat) at a flat rate. Drinks and desserts are extra. The salad bar is the most upmarket I’ve ever seen. Prosciutto ham, a whole parmesan cheese to dig out of, mozzarella balls, asparagus, and all sorts of other delicious things. But the meat is what this restaurant is all about. They serve 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken, all of which are brought hot to the table and carved onto your plate. They just keep coming round for as long as you can keep eating. Which, it turns out, is quite a long time. The side dishes are good too – the best polenta I’ve ever eaten, fried banans, beans and rice, mashed potato… Twenty-four hours later, I’m still full.