I work as a private concierge so eating out is part of my job (it's a hrad life!). Luckily for me one of my passiosn is dining and especially checking out new places to recommend to my clients and friends.
I eat out at least once a week for business, and maybe 2 times a week for pleasure.
I have so many… Hakkasan is an old favorite, recently I am loving Dehesa and L'Anima. Roast, Ristorante Semplice, Bistrotechque, Wapping Food Project, Nobu Berkeley, Locanda Locatelli are all up there too! I also love the bagels and the bbq on Brick Lane, and the grill at Tas Firin on Bethnal Green Rd. Also the food court at the Sunday Up Market is awesome and has loads of variety.
If it was my last meal i'd go for a tasting menu and have 8 courses, one course for each of my fave things. tricolore salad, Scallops, calamari, risotto, fish ravioli, medium rare beef with yorkies, sea bass, apple crumble with custard! washed down with humble tap water :)
Other than eating…cooking, reading, writing, running, socialising & networking, travel and sleeping!
It depends what mood i'm in…I read a lot and love films.
Henry VIII – he knew how to eat!
UK – Blakes, Cliveden House, random little B&B's in the country.
Abroad – Villa d'Este @ Lake Como