What I Ate Today And Why

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  • Welcome to the pleasuredome. Or, the Gran Parrilla del Plata, to give it its actual name

    Welcome to the pleasuredome. Or, the Gran Parrilla del Plata, to give it its actual name

  • They weren't going to run out of Malbec any time soon. That lady looks relieved

    They weren't going to run out of Malbec any time soon. That lady looks relieved

  • The grilled provolone meets a noble death

    The grilled provolone meets a noble death

  • For some reason, there was salad involved

    For some reason, there was salad involved

  • Dulce...de....leche....even saying it is rather lascivious

    Dulce...de....leche....even saying it is rather lascivious

  • A brisk walk round the Caminito should melt off the calories....

    A brisk walk round the Caminito should melt off the calories....

  • Or perhaps I could try some tango...

    Or perhaps I could try some tango...

Lunch: Gran Parilla Del Plata, Buenos Aires

While I’m on a South American theme, I have to share the luscious lunch I had while I was in Buenos Aires recently. I’d never been to Argentina before, and on this evidence, I’m going to have to come back and spend a lot longer…

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  • Saúde! As they appear to say in Brazil

    Saúde! As they appear to say in Brazil

  • cheese balls, prawns and chicken croquettes. A classier version of a beige buffet

    cheese balls, prawns and chicken croquettes. A classier version of a beige buffet

  • Some rather blurry - but very tasty - chicken on a skewer!

    Some rather blurry - but very tasty - chicken on a skewer!

  • Mmmm...what a lovely slab of steak!

    Mmmm...what a lovely slab of steak!

  • Feijoada, rice, and all the other stuff.

    Feijoada, rice, and all the other stuff.

Dinner: Cabana, Islington

The chance arose to meet up with two people I’d gone on a work trip to Brazil with; G works for a children’s charity called ABC Trust (Action for Brazil’s Children), which works with a number of projects across the country to help underprivileged kids,…

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  • Unfold to read of the delights within...

    Unfold to read of the delights within...

  • Is it wrong to order EVERYTHING on the menu?!

    Is it wrong to order EVERYTHING on the menu?!

  • Cosy. Comforting. Welcoming

    Cosy. Comforting. Welcoming

  • This lighting flatters EVERYONE!

    This lighting flatters EVERYONE!

  • Crispy squid and THAT chipotle mayo

    Crispy squid and THAT chipotle mayo

  • The buttermilk fried chicken I'd always been wanting to meet

    The buttermilk fried chicken I'd always been wanting to meet

  • Truffled mac and cheese: there just wasn't enough

    Truffled mac and cheese: there just wasn't enough

  • A load of amazing cobbler(s)

    A load of amazing cobbler(s)

  • Knob...Larceny....titter..

    Knob...Larceny....titter..

Dinner: Jackson+Rye

Jackson+Rye was suggested as the venue for a long overdue get-together with my friends J, L and A – mainly because I really wanted to try it, and also because it’s quite near where J works, in Soho. It used to be Satsuma, a really…

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