Well it’s been quite a week! I was very out of touch while I was in jolly ‘ol London, but I took photos of some good eats, and will be posting tonight’s dinner soon I promise. I also must catch you up on some recent developments in the kitchen.
We’ve had a bit of a staff change in La Cucina. My sous-chef, aka, Arthur the cat, has relocated to a kitchen in The Prudential Center; and my food-tester, B, has left due to internal restructuring. You know what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen. With that, there are a few openings in La Cucina, so all interested candidates should contact HR for an application.
So, London. Amazing trip, made some solid new friends, I’ve returned refreshed and ready for a new start. But, before we do that, let’s look back on some of the tasty things I encountered. It was difficult because I would either 1. forget to take a picture of my meal, or 2. was afraid of becoming the weird girl on the trip who took pictures of everything she ate. I barely knew these people, it’s not exactly a normal hobby.
We had two really nice group dinners, a couple lunches, then the rest was sort of whatever we could find in our downtime.
I was able to catch up with my friend Kate who is studying there, we had some good pub food :
And then I dragged my pal V out to the East End, Brick Lane to be exact for some indian food. We had a feast! V’s meal, I forget what it was, but it was super spicy. I got my fave, chicken tikka masala, but wanted to try something else so I went for the mattar paneer, instead of saag (spinach) it has peas. I love peas and I love England because they love peas too.
So, what else.. we had Mexican to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The guac was good, and so was my meal, it was like a big soft chicken taco, but it wasn’t called a taco, or a burrito, it was confused.
I had some really good dessert too…
Then I had some weird italian, the mushroom sauce was too heavy, the chicken was too heavily breaded, and the polenta was fried. yuck.
I’ve saved the best for last, our group farewell dinner was at this phenomenal lebanese restaurant, (there’s about 5 in the same neighborhood with the same name, so I won’t bother with that.) It was a series of mezze plates, and cooked meats, there was so much I couldn’t keep up with the waiters. And I did not heed my professor’s advice and pace myself, and filled up on hummus, falafel, and whatever else was on the table. I kept asking “what is this?” The response: “Try it, it’s good.” So I cannot explain what I ate either. I’m not so good at this food blog thing am I?