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Chocolate Bars Before Bros (Mast Brothers, London)

My cousin and I like to go on food adventures, they are better than normal adventures. When we found out that Mast Brothers, one of the founders of the bean to bar chocolate movement was opening a factory/shop/cafe/cool space in Shoreditch, London (naturally) we knew we had to pay it a visit. Making our way through the hipster capital of London, we came across the super clean and minimalist temple to chocolate.

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Falling Down The Rabbit Hole (Rabbit, Kings Road, London)

I’m very fortunate that my family gets on really well with my sister in laws family. A couple of weekend’s ago, I was invited to celebrate my sister-in-law’s Dad’s 60th birthday, which was lovely to celebrate with a big family. Having visited the Rolling Stones exhibit at Saatchi Gallery, where we wandered through all the glitzy costumes, drool worthy guitars and a 3D performance of the Stones at Hyde Park, we worked up quite the appetite. Gary had picked an absolute gem for his birthday meal…

Rabbit, Kings Road, London is focusing on all the good things in life, Seasonal British, Wild & Foraged produce to deliver some darn tasty food, just check out the menu below…

Rabbit Menu, Kings Road

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Edible Souvenirs From Paris (The Chocolate Variety)

There is only so many plastic Effiel Towers one person can have in their life. Which means on my recent trip to Paris to see my lovely friend I by-passed the tacky souvenirs and went for much more fun and memorable treats to bring home from my trip.  I picked up a bar of chocolate for each day I was away and at various points in our exploring. Which I think you would agree is a much more fun way to remember your trip than flashing plastic.

Parisian Chocolate Selection

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The Sweet Life (Café Royal Hotel, Dessert Bar, London)

My cousin is particularly good in agreeing to join me on my mad brain foodie adventures. Normally I will pitch it to my cousin and straight away I will get the answer, ‘Yes, when?’ When I saw that there was a dessert bar coming to London where a range of desserts and delights were on offer, I knew we had our next cousin trip planned.

The Café at Café Royal is home to the first dessert restaurant in London, created by Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Barber. The dessert restaurant features a selection of themed tasting experiences. The menus, including ‘Sarah in Wonderland’ and ‘Childhood Memories’ inspired by her childhood memories, and her grandfather, a previous Head Chef at Café Royal.

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Mon Petit Chou (Choux De Creme with Craquelin Topping and Toblerone Creme Patisserie)

There is a super cute term of affection in French, ‘Mon Petit Chou’ which literally means my small cabbage or more a term for sweetheart. On my recent trip to Paris, I tried my first Choux de Creme (choux buns filled with delicious custards, cracked surface and flouncy tops) at Popelini. From the first sight, I knew I wanted to have a go at making my very own little treats on my return from my foodie adventures. I thought that the phrase ‘mon petit chou’ sums up the craggy surface of these buns looking like the leaves of a savoy cabbage with a sweetheart centres.

Popelini in Paris (more…)

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