Saturday, 23 July 2016

Budapest

Back from Budapest, Paris of the East, where schmaltz serves as butter, caviar and foie gras are casually spread on wonder bread, sandwiches are szendvics and plum jam dumplings (gombotz) are embedded in rich cream cakes. 

Its a little bit rock, a little beet glam and a little bit rough around the edges. All in all, a success


Sour cherry lemonade @ Ruszwurm cafe 
Sour cherries @ Budapest's great market hall
Kürtőskalács, Hungarian spit cake

Sandwiches @ Szimpla Kert farmers market
Afternoon tea on Herend porcelain @ The Four Seasons
Open faced sandwiches at Duran. casual glam with a dollop of caviar 
The metro
Dobos, Esterhazy & Tortes & plum gombotz plum tortes @ Szamos 
The plum dumpling torte, up close

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A taste of Greece

Athens. A view from the Plaka

Fried shrimp, Piraeus harbour

Piraeus

Piraeus. A chapel on the harbour

Taverna Margaro, Piraeus

Athens' central market

Diporto

Diporto lunch & a cool retsina

To Idikon, Piraues

To Idikon breakfast: Fava, cheese, olives & retsina

Fava

The Plaka

Koulouri

Koulourakia legend

Central Athens

Klimatraia 'grapevine' taverna, Athens

Stani

And the famous loukoumades

Thessaloniki market. A spice & herb shop

Lunch by Anestis Babatzimopoulos. Babatzim winery

Babatzimopoulos salad

Crema

Agios Antonios Women's Agricultural cooperative

Tuesday, 28 July 2015