The Easter long weekend has thrown me off! Here I am, a day late, sorry. ð I hope you had some delicious chocolate. Somehow my Easter egg consumption this year was only the mini eggs on some Ottolenghi cakes my mother-in-law made. The cakes were delicious.
WEEK 4 ending Sunday 1st April 2018
- If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know the most dramatic thing I ate this week was a white chocolate duck at Duck & Waffle. It rested on biscuit crumbs and was melted with hot salted caramel sauce to reveal chocolate brownie chunks, a mint white chocolate mousse and a chocolate cremeaux. I was surprised to find salted caramel paired with mint chocolate, but both helped to balance the large quantity of white chocolate. It was all perfectly harmonious together. I may or may not have scraped the remaining salted caramel out of the jug with a spoon…
- On Monday after my chocolate tour I scooted up to Camden Market and had a vegan lentil curry pie by The Young Vegans. The pastry was crispy and the filling hearty and lightly spiced, served with mash, rocket and gravy. Perfect vegan comfort food.
- We tried so many fabulous breakfast dishes on the breakfast food trends tour I led on Tuesday. A definitely highlight was the savoury porridge at 26 Grains with spinach, sriracha, avocado and an egg. There was some bite to the oatmeal and it felt thoroughly nourishing.
- Also on the tour we picked up a bag of Tomato Salsa-flavoured Avocado Chips at Selfridges by Temole Foods. The first ingredient on the list is actually avocado! They tasted like a slightly healthier and less corn-intense corn chip.
- Eat By Chloe, a plant-based fast food restaurant, arrived in London this winter from the US. It’s famous for its founder fallout, but also for the burger which my food friends and I weren’t especially impressed by. Nor were the tofu and chips or mac’n’cheese worth returning for unless you’re specifically looking for plant-based food. The taco salad, however, I’d definitely go back for. It was thankfully a decent portion for a pricey £9.95. The spicy seitan was really flavourful and the quinoa, beans and avocado made it properly filling.
This week I’m down to judge four sessions of bean-to-bar chocolate for the Academy of Chocolate, and guide two Mayfair tours. It shall be an even more chocolatey week than usual!