Friday, 31 July 2015

Podium Restaurant and Bar, Hilton Park Lane

Podium Restaurant and Bar, Hilton Park Lane
Rating 5 out of 5

Visited this restaurant on Thursday night – it was relatively busy. The premises are lovely and the staff were absolutely fantastic. I was very impressed by the service (something generally lacking in London restaurants!). Our waitress was a lovely lady called Lidia who was an absolute delight – attentive but not intrusive! The cook is sensational – very innovative and inspiring.. The dinner was excellent with some lovely touches by the Chef – the Lemon dessert is a must. He has created various items on the plate with different textures and they are all lemony and fresh. The view of Park Lane from the restaurant was lovely. Very enjoyable and relaxing evening.

Lemon Crumble with elderflower sorbet

Monday, 27 July 2015

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake

2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
2 eggs
50 g butter
1 tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract or essence

1. Preheat Oven at 175 C
2. Cream butter and sugar

3. Mix in the eggs one at a time

4. Add in the vanilla essence/extract

5. Beat in flour slowly

6. Mix in the baking powder

7. Add in diced strawberries and mix
8. Bake for ~45 min  - check by inserting a toothpick


Saturday, 25 July 2015

Balans Westfield

Balans Westfield
Rating 4 out of 5

We went there for brunch today. The service was excellent. Food was good (I had the masala omelette) but a little over priced for the portions
All in all would recommend it for a quick brunch while shopping