Hello again world!
It's been a while, hasn't it? How have you been? You'll be pleased to know we haven't fallen off the face of the planet or relocated to the Land of Chocolate to chomp on edible dogs, and we are still alive. Yay!
Life has tended to get in the way a little bit over the past few months, but we are aiming to be a bit more frequent with the blog updates from this point on.
Much has happened since our last post. For a start, we've been lucky enough to visit three different countries, and as a result, have enjoyed some very delectable delicacies. So, although we usually just focus on London, we thought it might be nice to revisit our holiday adventures - if only because it's a nice sunny distraction from rain, wind and constant sneezing fits.
Right then. As you'd expect, Morocco (cous cous!) and Belgium (waffles!) were great for tasty, if slightly predictable, cuisine. Sadly, we had very little time to explore Morocco so didn't really get to taste much authentic food. We did, however, manage to grab a few bottles of Moroccan wine before we headed back. Shocking, I know.
Looking Rosè: Vin Du Maroc.
Our daytrip to Brussels was also a lot of fun. Aside from the sightseeing, it was all about the chocolate. And the mussels. And the beer. We'd definitely be up for a return visit.
The culinary highlight of the year (so far), however, has got to be our week-long trip to Marseille. What a city! Marseille is known for being an enticingly exotic mixture of people and cultures, but the same description could be equally be applied to the cuisine.
The portions were always huge, often bigger than the monster portions we enjoyed in the States, and great value for money.
|Mega Salad V Hungry Gareth!|
If you ever find yourself in the centre of Vieux Port, La Cure Gourmande chocolatiers is worth a visit for the sheer selection on offer. The boxes are adorned with some very quaint - and some might say, creepy - packaging, but don't let that put you off. Remember, it's what's inside that counts - and in this case, what's inside is bite-sized pieces of pure chocolate heaven. *Drools*
|Hands off my chocs, creepy kid.|
We were lucky to be based in the heart of the city, in an area jam-packed with great waterside restaurants, so we were never stuck for affordable options. Our hotel also served some incredible food, the most quirky of which seemed to have come direct from Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
|Weapon of (sea) bass destruction|
|Boulliabasse. Bibs at the ready!|
It's been a great year for travelling and tasting delicious food in its natural habitat, but we'll be staying a bit closer to home now until next year. We're just as spoilt for awesome food here in London though, so there'll be plenty to write about in the run-up to Christmas and beyond.