Porridge glorious porridge

Le Pain Quotidien do the BEST porridge, this is my favourite breakfast right now: Porridge with Stewed Fruits. Perfect on a snowy morning with a Cappucino.

Le Pain Quotidien Porridge with Stewed Fruits breakfast

 

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Johnnie Cupcakes

Andrew and I discovered the best high street cupcakes ever yesterday: Johnnie Cupcakes. We chose Lemon Drizzle, Red Velvet, Raspberry Ripple and Carrot Cake. They were all absolutely gorgeous, and completely over loaded with frosting – not that that is a bad thing! I know where I’m getting my birthday cake from…

Johnnie Cupcakes: Lemon Drizzle, Red Velvet, Raspberry Ripple and Carrot Cake

 

Jimmy’s Supper Club at Annex East

Last night (1 August 2012) I was kindly invited to the launch of The Pop Spot app at the start of The Pop Spot Summer Festival at Jimmy’s Supper Club, which was being held at Annex East in Stratford (home of the Summer Olympic Games).

While there, I had my first experience of up-and-coming Jimmy Garcia’s Jimmy’s Supper Club.  Jimmy sources local ingredients, where he can, to create a Best of British feel to his menus. Right now Jimmy is serving up Olympic themed dishes, named and inspired by the previous hosts of The Games: Beijing ’08, Athens ’04, Sydney ’00 etc. At last night’s event canapes were the order of the night,  the gorgeous little tasters we tried included:

Mushroom brioche, with a carrot & beetroot salad

mushroom brioche with crisp salad canape

Quails egg with asparagus & basil, in a crunchy tart

Quails egg with asparagus & basil, in a crunchy tart, canape

Smoked duck with a savory muffin and cranberries

Smoked duck with a savory muffin and cranberries

Feta cheese and mixed tomatoes on crispy brown bread

Feta cheese and mixed tomatoes on crispy brown bread canape

The mini dishes were just little bites of heaven – I could of eaten the quails egg tart all night! I will definitely try to pop back to Annex East before Jimmy is off somewhere else – this is a pop up not to be missed.

To find out more about Jimmy’s Supper Club events at Annex East, and to book yourself in for a meal, visit: www.notjustaticket.com/annex-east

To find out more about the new Pop Spot app, which will keep you up to date with fantastic pop ups in your area, visit: wwww.wearepopup.com/thepopspot