Spanish Tortilla Bites recipe by celebrity chef Donal Skehan

As some of you may know, I do love good tapas! We had some amazing tapas in Barcelona a few years back and we also love to go to Iberica and Barrafina here in London. The only tapas I’ve made myself at home are various frittatas so when I was sent three recipes by Irish food writer and cook and presenter of “Kitchen Hero”, Donal Skehan, I just had to share my favourite one with you: Spanish Tortilla Bites with Rocket Salad Ingredients for 4 servings: • 1 tbsp. olive oil • 1 onion, finely sliced • 3 rooster potatoes, peeled…

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Italian wine tasting and dinner at Osteria

Last Thursday my husband and I attended a wine tasting and four-course dinner at Osteria in the Barbican Centre. We’ve been a couple of times now for lunch so it was a real treat to go for dinner. When we arrived we had the opportunity to try some wine before dinner from two of the wine producers there that night. We started with some prosecco from Le Contesse, which is a vineyard in Treviso. The winery gets its name from the fact that the house was once owned by Countess Tiepolo of Venice, or Contesse in Italian. We just love…

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Lazio inspired cuisine from Latium

On Saturday my husband and I enjoyed lunch at Latium, an Italian restaurant in London’s Mayfair. If you’re regular readers, you’ll know that we often have Italian food for lunch on Saturdays because my husband is Italian and well, Italian food is pretty delicious. On its website, Latium describes itself as ‘fine dining Italian’, which I must admit put me off somewhat. Not because I don’t enjoy fine dining restaurants but rather because often ‘fine dining’ and ‘pretentious’ can sometimes be synonymous. I’m pleased to say that there was nothing pretentious at all about Latium. It’s true that it feels…

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Fine dining Thai at Patara Hampstead

My husband and I love Thai food. In fact, I could eat it pretty much every day – I just love the sweet, salty and sour flavours and the way their food is always so beautifully presented. I was invited to the launch of Patara in Hampstead last month but unfortunately couldn’t make it as I was attending an awards ceremony so I decided we’d go for dinner instead. We’ve been going to their Maddox Street branch for years but I was really excited to hear that Patara had opened in Hampstead as it’s much closer to where we live.…

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Summer in London – how to make the most of it

I’m delighted to share with you all that I’m the new London correspondent for Culture with Travel and my first post is all about how to make the most of summer in London. Let’s face it… summer in the UK is tempremental to say the least – it is so true that you can actually experience four seasons in one day! But when it is good, it’s very good! In my post I offer tips on al fresco dining options, where to find rooftop bars, beautiful parks to picnic in and more. And if you’re visiting London, check out my post on…

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