The Marché St Germain. It has an Apple store, a Marks and Spencer and an arcade. But it's not Covent Garden. Oh no, there's none of your stick riding Yodas here. Or tedious shouters with flamesticks shoved facewards, gurning for a jaded mob of tourist cretins. This is left-bank Paris and they're too civilised for that crap.
A brief post with information about Monday’s #Sport and Leisure #History seminar at the #IHR with Beth Gaskell giving a paper on the #military and #mdia in the #19thC
The only way this meal could have been improved was if the restaurant was at the end of my street rather than being on the wrong side of the tracks.
A fun part of the production has been assembling props - a 40s Woodbine astray, an old-fashioned bottle of scotch, a cigarette case and a whiff of 40s in the costume of the characters. And the cast - Anna Rogers, Matt Griffin and Ruari Johnson - have been extraordinarily successful at bringing Musset's characters to life in a faux-Fitzrovian setting.
Where Kho went wrong Khoai goes right - keep it simple on service and dish up the good stuff.
With a chef like this Koh deserves to be a success whatever shenanigans the front of house team were getting up to.
A brief post flagging up the forthcoming seminar at the Institute of Historical Research on Sport and Leisure History to be given by Dr Melanie Bassett of the University of Portsmouth who will be talking about the role of sport in the training and recreation of workers in the Royal Dockyard in Portsmouth.
I'd go back to Matthew's Kitchen - for Crouch End on a Friday evening it was very peaceful with a perfect atmosphere for a bright summer's evening.
Part of the fun of staging a period piece is assembling (and drinking) the props! A short post on my new theatre production for the Crouch End Festival.