Arriving early at Lille Opera Brasserie, the staff did not turn me away. Instead a seat was given at the bar until the table was ready.
Quoting a friend of mine, “any food tastes better when it’s fried”. But that doesn’t mean that the food isn’t already tasty before being fried.
Chai Paani basically means tea water. It’s a phrase that is used when guests come to your house and you are offering them drinks. Hence the name of this restaurant kind of reflects the influence of the Indian community of Leicester.
Ursprung is hidden away on the lower level of the Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus bookshop. It has a beautiful vertical garden with a fish pond. There is a serenity to this place with the greenery. Ursprung feels like a haven; a world away from the busy street above.
The annual Afternoon Tea this year was at Le Restaurant de Paul. It was to be a French take on the traditional Afternoon Tea.
The historic market town of Skipton has a high street with quaint archways which open out into pockets of shops and a castle at one end of town. Skipton is also home to the well established family chocolatiers, Whitakers, who are famous for the classic mint crisps.
Switzerland and chocolate are two things that are associated with each other. So it was quite surprising when all the places that we had gone to for hot chocolate just gave a cup of milk accompanied on the side with a sachet of hot chocolate to mix yourself.
A cold day and a hot coffee go hand in hand. The Travel Cafe is a wonderful cute cafe. Clean, spacious, exposed lighting, brick walls and the travel theme in the decor makes up the interior. There are wooden tree/log tables which add to the quirkiness.
Sosharu has a sleekness to it. Even from the exterior, there is only a simple sign to indicate the restaurant. It could easily be mistaken as an office building. The inside entrance has the striking orange acer/maple leaf plants.
Cafe Amandine gave a scrumptious French breakfast in Prague. Coffees to start the day off were an Americano and a decaffeinated Espresso. Both came on individual metal trays accompanied with a glass of water, a jug of milk and a surprise treat of a madeleine.
It’s hard to pick a venue for a big gathering and it can be a bit of a gamble when it is a place that has not been to before. The main thing is that you want everything to go smoothly from the service to the quality of the food.
Close to Venice train station is where Osteria Nova is located. To fuel ourselves for our travels, it had to be pasta for a late lunch.