September 2010 archive

The bill wasn’t petit at Petit Bill’s Bistro but…..

Did you know Petit Bill is a Newfie? Petit Bill’s Bistro is not run of the mill, The guys in the kitchen are not without skill. the owners are friendly and the food’s above par The service attentive, so, all’s good thus far But it’s a bit of a downer when you get the bill Every now and …

Continue reading

I know it’s Twisted but please buy it now before it’s too late!

Cadbury's Twisted Chocolate Bar

Look, it’s not very often that I appeal to my readers for help but this one is near and dear to my heart! Let me start off by admitting that I have always had a weakness for chocolate. Growing up in the UK, I also have a bias towards Cadbury confections. Not that I am …

Continue reading

After 7 years Mandarin Restaurant had a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression!

A little Panderin’ at the Mandarin It had been seven years since we last went to Mandarin, You see, the treatment we got was not exactly pandering! In the end, we were glad that we gave it a chance Especially since we had family in from France! The motto here is, if your service is …

Continue reading

The Un-Chef practices what he preaches!

Mandarin Mousse

If you have been following our blog for a while, you will know that we are in the process of having our cookbook published, or rather, our Un-Cookbook! It’s called the Un-Cookbook because, when I cook, I don’t really follow traditional recipes but rather use them the way an author would start with an outline …

Continue reading

If you can go to Mango, you really should!

Forgotten Fish (the name that is!

Quango, Mango, Van Gogh!? In Kingston this summer, we searched for a Quango, For we knew little else would ever rhyme with Mango Where Asian cuisine was superb and the service was great… Not a single precious morsel was left on the plate! If this were a painting, I’d judge it a Van Gogh 😉 …

Continue reading

Seasons Harvest Buffet at Turningstone is a bit of a gamble!

Turningstone, Syracuse

[ad#Google Adsense Banner468x60] Season’s Harvest Buffet is  simply Just Okay When you’re at Turningstone to gamble, Your Hunger may be ample Alas, the Harvest Buffet is not great! Though it looks good on the plate! Not so bad if you just want to sample 😉 Since Syracuse is the closest reasonably-sized city to the Canadian border and …

Continue reading

Our guardian angel was mia at Gabriel Pizza in Gloucester

Steak sandwich

[ad#Google Adsense Banner468x60] Where was OUR guardian angel at Gabriel’s? This Friday our choice was Gabriel’s in Shoppers City East, Where pizza’s the mainstay but service is more famine than feast! The pizza was good, but rest was quite poor, And You’d best not be too hungry when you walk through that door… If we …

Continue reading

Bonomo Ristorante in Burnham on Sea – Molto Buono!

Shrimp Pasta

On a recent trip to the UK, we found ourselves in the unassuming little seaside town of Burnham on Sea in Somerset. One of its biggest claims to fame is that it has the smallest pier! It was the same day that we had stopped at a motorway services en route from Gatwick airport for …

Continue reading