Things are finally starting to shape up around here. A little greenery here and a picture there. It is finally starting to feel like home.
Also we visited the pumpkin patch. By pumpkin patch I mean the closest grocery store that had the saddest looking pumpkins, but hey it’s a pumpkin none the less!
Saturday night we feasted so, so well. A three course meal at Gordon Ramsey’s London House was given to us as a wedding present and it was one delicious present. We got all fancied up and headed over for our reservation then proceeded to order things we weren’t quite sure what they were. All great choices though.
For starters: Duck carpaccio, crispy shallot, plum puree and kale for me.
Crab tortellini, black radish and shellfish broth for Ben.
The main: Pan-roasted hake, cauliflower, brown shrimp, and cucumber for me.
Cumbrian beef fillet, braised cheek stuffed potato gnocchi, parsnip and cumin puree for Ben.
And let us not forget about dessert: Chocolate tart, Jerusalem artichoke ice cream and salted caramel for me.
And vanilla yogurt, apple jelly and cinnamon dusted doughnuts for Ben.
Also in between all these courses we consumed approximately a loaf of bread each. Quite possibly the best bread I have ever had. The type of bread that even though you are beyond full you keep going.
This morning we headed to church and then it was off to Camden Market to carry on the whole “market after church” tradition we have going on here.
Ben and I split directions when we got there to divide and conquer the food options and may have exchanged the text “I WANT ALL THE FOOD. ALL. THE. FOODS.” Any type of food you could imagine lived here. Yes, that means the Mac Factory, and Indian, and Jerk, Moroccan, churros, and cronuts. As I have said before, I am team free samples. Sample here, sample there. I went for the Chia Food stall and grabbed a chicken and halloumi flatbread with tomato quinoa, toasted seeds, spinach, avocado, and red cabbage and apple slaw. I could eat one of these every day.
When I found Ben I quickly noticed he had a harder time deciding just one thing to eat. Holy meat. An Argentine Steak Ciabatta AND a “Dirty Dog” (that had to come with gloves in order to eat).
After shopping around in the market for a bit we decided it was only proper to end our market excursion with ice cream. Not just any old ice cream but nitro ice cream from Chin Chin Labs. I don’t honestly know the technical difference but I do know my taste buds were very happy. We went with the pumpkin cheesecake ice cream topped with biscuit (cookie) crumbs and a pumpkin puree that literally tasted better than any cheesecake I have had. Divine I tell you. Next time I’ll go for the brownwhich which is two brownies baked into cookies with a scoop of ice cream in between.
I swear we do more than eat here.
Here’s a little sneak peak at next weekend!