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This is a diary of everything I hear about in London for those who like their food and drink… JULY 2012 Mon 30 Jul Polpo (Smithfield) Opening Russell Norman’s empire expands east with Polpo Smithfield Ww: polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho AUGUST 2012 03 Aug We Feast London (03rd-05th Aug) Share a table with London’s top […]
Polpo (Smithfield) 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London Russell Norman’s Bàcaro Empire Expands East East Londoners rejoice! With two popular Polpo venues in the West End, Russell Norman has now opened a third, but this time next to Smithfield meat market. Speaking to him after the lunchtime rush on opening day he confirmed this wasn’t a […]
July 30, 2012 at 07:11PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/Ntu9CIic_c/ This was a little photo experiment by yours truly. Taken on an unmodified iPhone4 using the Camera+ app, I was trying to emphasise the ‘Polpo’ logo but still showcase the fried seafood of the ‘Fritto misto’. The positioning of the little fish is not an accident. I […]
July 30, 2012 at 02:23PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/NtOAy2Cc6w/ This is the “Octopus & Potato Salad” (taken with a macro lens mounted on an iPhone4). The potatoes are very melt in the mouth soft and the octopus has great minimal bite. Polpo (Smithfield) Ad: 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6DR Ww: http://www.polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho
July 30, 2012 at 02:09PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/NtMa5tic6I/ This is the inside of an “Arancini” ball (rice ball) from the Cicheti (small snacks) section of the menu. Presented as a neat skewered pair, they’re full of hot melted cheese. Polpo (Smithfield) Ad: 2-3 Cowcross Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 6DR Ww: http://www.polpo.co.uk Tw: @PolpoSoho
July 30, 2012 at 02:02PM via Instagram http://instagr.am/p/NtLmXYic53/ This is the “Mackerel Tartare, Horseradish & Carta Di Musica”. Fortunately for anyone on a date, it doesn’t have a strong mackerel taste! The chunks of fish have a surprisingly solid bite and are excellently complemented with the white horseradish sauce to give the dish a great […]