Six by Nico: Childhood

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Six weeks have past, and it’s time for a new menu at Six by Nico! They announced this menu the same night we visited last time, and after such a stellar start I was keen to get back but a little nervous in case it wasn’t quite up to the same standard. Mind you, it’s tricky to judge a restaurant when they’ve changed their menu, although I’m still not sure if I was being overly critical or more lenient given that the entire premise of Six by Nico is to do just that, regularly change their menu. This is their idea, but would it measure up to our previous visit? While the menu hints at what was to come, on …

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Six by Nico: The Chippie

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TL;DR – my tweet from last night: I'm not sure I have the superlatives to describe that meal from @SixbyNico. Suffice to say we've already booked for the next menu! — G 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🤪 (@Gordon) April 11, 2017 Despite the fact the ‘parent’ restaurant (111 by Nico) was a 2 minute walk from my last flat, I only ate there once but it was a fantastic meal. So when I heard about this new venture, and started reading the reviews, I was desperate to try it out. The premise is simple enough, as explained on their website: A NEW RESTAURANT EVERY SIX WEEKS Six by Nico will be home to a series of carefully curated and constantly evolving restaurant concepts. Each …

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Fast Food

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OK, confession time. I have a go to, super quick meal that I eat about once a month. It’s not the healthiest, but it’s not bad for you*, and it can be ready in a few mins (depending on how long your kettle takes to boil). Gosh, I feel quite nervous about this, this is one of my darkest held secrets, and I’m about to share it with the world. Please try not to judge me, or at the very least, don’t be nasty about it. Right, here it goes. Tuna, Smash, and baked beans (with butter/salt to taste). It’s perfect if I’ve had a long shitty day and I can’t even be bothered flinging something in the oven, but …

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Review: Blogging the Rubicon

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Caesar (yes, that one) instigated a war by crossing the river Rubicon, so when I heard that a new venture had opened, and taken its name from this historic act of war, my interest was piqued. Let’s see what Crossing the Rubicon had to offer. They had invited around 40 bloggers, of various shades of disrepute, and as with most new venues we were all keen to try the wares and see just how provoking the menu and approach was. The short answer, never judge a bar by its name (as you wouldn’t a book by its cover), but do judge it by the quality of its food (and beverages). The very short answer, good food and beer are served …

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Cooking of the slow variety

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Having received a slow cooker for my birthday (rock ‘n’ roll!) I’ve been enjoying some tasty dishes, culled from a couple of recipe books aimed at said method of cooking. Meat based dishes are wonderfully tender, and full of flavour, soup based dishes are thick, wholesome and not laced with salt like most canned soups (speaking of which, erk!). Last night was my first shot at using it without a recipe. I had some vegetables left over from other recipes and so decided on soup as a ‘foolproof’ offering. Unless you are this fool, it seems. Where did I go wrong? Here are the ingredients: 1 Onion 1 Leek 2 cloves garlic (crushed) 1 ‘thumb’ of ginger Carrots Potatoes Squash …

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Tastebuds

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For lunch today, whilst the cars drone round the F1 circuit in Bahrain and millions of weary runners plod their way over the finishing line of the London Marathon, I will be having Raisin and Cinnamon bagels, lightly toasted. On said bagels I’ll put some salad cream and some thin slices of chicken. Apparently this is “weird”. So I was wondering, dear reader, if: You think that is, indeed, weird If you eat anything similarly weird In the case of the latter, and I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, a staple lunch during my 6th year at school was a roll with cheese, ham and banana. What? Guess, I’d best not mention the week when I moved down to England …

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