Sunday, 8 August 2010

Joe's Brasserie

It was the most comforting Brasserie in Fulham. Joe's Brasserie is part of Brinkley's Restaurant's chain which is located in Wansworth Bridge Road (Tube : Parson's Green). Opening times everyday for brunch, lunch & dinner plus a bar which opens all day. I would describe the place to be a modern British homemade food. And also a large outside sitting area looking out onto the street.

Inside the restaurant was very spacious and relaxing.

Before & After

As this was for lunch, the meal was light. I had a Deep-Fried Bree (picture above) with cranberry sauce and a garnish of salad. The fried bree was very light and crisp because it didn't feel like oil on my lips and cranberry and fried bree was a very good combination. When you slice a small piece of the cheese, the inside of the bree melted down. For my main, I had the Joe's Burger (photo below), it was something different as it was not the normal BAPs like we normally have for barbecues. The fried onions garnish on top of the burger were very crispy and light, however, I thought the bread underneath was too hard to even slice. However, I really liked the dressing for the salad.

I recommend this Brasserie for causal and business meetings as it is very near to offices and it is a very local area. The waitress was very well mannered and also suggests types of wine to accompany the main dish. I'll will be trying brunch and dinner soon, so will be updating soon again.

x silv x

Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Providores :

The first impression was like S.O.S ( Smith of Smithfield. I will upload another blog about S.O.S when I visit the restaurant again ). The restaurant isn't very large, however, it does look very comfy and fun with the mixture of high tables and chairs in the centre when I first walked in. Lower tables doesn't provide too much space but experience is in the FOOD ! I saw 7 people in 4 seated table! So, I would suggest going in smaller numbers whilst walking-in & if you have reserved a table, you definitely have the advantage on the reservation and requests.

There is a difference with the ground and top floor:
* The ground floor (Tapa Room) is more relaxed and casual, however, I felt like I had to shout when anyone listened (vise versa). It was quite noisy and restricted with your arms as you sit / eat in a compacted small space. Coffee machines, juice mixer and music with alot of people talking would mean you might have to speak louder. I'm glad I could lip read a bit, otherwise, I wouldn't have heard what anything my parents were saying. When it is very busy, it is very busy with out a space for waste, especially walking past anyone.

* Top floor (The Providores) is more like smart casual, more spacial as you have the privilege of space, quietness & more relaxed with the luxury of service.

View of the restaurant:

Other than that! The food was really good and both times, I had brunch. It is between the fusions of wine, breakfast , tapas, which I really liked.

Photo on top-
I had the French toast with banana and apple filling. I thought it was well made as the bread was not soaked too much and the sweetness of the filling balanced out with the crispy bacon on top which was not greasy but light.

Left : Tortilla salad- sweet potato, rocket leaves, yogurt, etc.

Top Left : Bacon Fry-Up. looked very satisfying

Middle of the table : Savoy Muffin (savoury) - Tomato based and a bowl of olives marinated in ginger and another fruity taste to it.

After brunch, we decided to have a desert so our dinner would be lighter. I had a peach rice pudding which wasn't filling at all and I could actually taste the fruit. Cause I'm Chinese, I don't like rice to be too broken down so it was perfect for me (:

Photo below-

* Final Bill *
Plus drinks, and two other desserts, the bill came out to £££ !! Everything inclusive, so for the price of food, it was worth the money paid.

It is a bit more expensive BUT I think it is worth the selection of food that is given and plates were well presented. Though I though The Tapas Room was less spacious than The Providores. The food is still the same but the Tapa room is a 'First come first serve' like service, therefore, the bill comes out to have excluded a cover charge.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Hello... (:

Coming back from surfing in Cornwall, summer never seems to last. Starting in September, my placement year starts, so I've decided to start on a blogg about anything that relates to the Hospitality industry. That could mean anything & everything...!

This summer will be a stress free and of course, FOOD !! I don't think there is any time I wouldn't try anything new.

I am not a professional, however, the hospitality industry has always triggered an interest ever since I can remember, therefore, I'm studying Hospitality Management.


Disclamer- Now that I have graduated and started to work and everything, I would like to say that I'm not yet a professional in my career and I'm looking forward to learning and absorbing more of the industries' knowledge. I love my food and love to try out new recipes too!

I started to write this blog again because I thought there are many foodies out there love food as much as I do.

I do travel quite often, therefore alot of the posts maybe all around the world (:

I'm currently now based in Hong Kong for health reasons. I look forward to all the delicious food that I get to try while I explore where I'm born and as well as travelling around the world.

with love,
Silvy xxx

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