Friday feeling: lunching!

Lunch, Pizza

Prezzo (Euston): The food was nice. The service was pants. 🙃 

Da Paolo Restaurant, London

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A couple of days ago we went to watch War of the Workd in theatre, it was brilliant! 

Whilst there we wanted a niche little place to eat and we happened to stumble across the cute little Italian/Mediterranean place.

It was tiny, gally style with maybe the capacity to sit 30 people (although there was another equally sized room downstairs) and had a real rustic feel to it. The staff were friendly and prompt.

I opted for a duck pasta and Jones chose the special, monkfish risotto. My pasta was delightful, a thick, seemingly homemade pasta with a delicately flavoured creamy sauce which really let the strength of the duck come through. I can’t speak for Gav but there was a clean plate!

With a bottle of Chardonnay our bill came to £60, not bad for two in London.

If your around, pop in!

Ah, good old Carbonara

Cook book, Food, Foodie, italian, Pasta, Pasta: 100 every day recipes

A Friday night fast fix was required last night and so I opted for a spaghetti carbonara.

Gavin happens to love creamy pasta dishes and so I was on to a winner before I even started!

As you would expect from a carbonara it took very little time to prepare and cook. The only slight problem I had was that I added the eggy cream mix whilst the pan was too hot and so the eggs scrambled slightly, regardless of this it was a tasty, creamy, sweet dish.

Easy peasy.

*Taken from the pasta cook book.

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Spicy Italian Crescent Ring: Its a Feast!

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Last night we had a naughty night indeed (well I say that, but half of this is actually still in the fridge so we weren’t all that bad!)

This large gem is a recipe courtesy of our little friend Pintrest     

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Despite its rather awe inspiring appearance this dish is actually very simplistic and requires only a little “building” before popping in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

Its also a dish which could be very easily modified in regards to the filling. On this instance I stayed true to the recipe requirements but in the future I quite fancy the idea of a Mexican version…..oh NOM!

This resulted in being a terribly indulgent meal, meaty, cheesy and lovingly spicy! The only critiques I have is that it was a tad dry, but that’s no real issue as it was an excuse to get out the dips! It was also really rather stodgy and portion restriction was quite seriously required!

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It requires: Puff pastry, mixed continental meats, a light cheese such as Gouda and some hot chillies.

Simply: Cut the pastry sheets in to rectangles, layer as the picture displays, add the ingredients, wrap and cook for 20 – 30 minutes at 180 degrees.