Orsini's food is not complicated but it is executed with elegance using delicious ingredients. Next time I'll book and make a full evening of it.
I haven’t got round to my full Estorick post yet, in fact I’d like to go back before I tackle it, so in the meantime my art focus falls on the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park. This is my third art bunfight of the year after the RA’s Summer Exhibition and the Venice Biennale…
A quick post and for once not about food! A quick visit to see the Bram Bogart show at Vigo Gallery is a must if you're around Oxford Circus.
A patient waitress delivers good beer and sandwiches. Recommended. Oh, and dick walloping muppets.
Then up comes Ruscha. Was I rattled by the Ruscha? (There's one for all the Pavement fans out there.)
Francis West's thrilling paintings at Megan Piper are well worth the trip.
In anticipation of the RA's colossal Abstract Expressionism down the road I'd recommend getting along to Vigo to see work which seems to have direct inspiration from some of those artists in its energy and its stripped down rawness.
Øve Arup is a must-see for anyone interested in London history and architecture. It also has a little surprise for those from County Durham.
Being confined to SE1 in many of my waking hours there have at least been two consolations this week. Borough Market of course is the destination of choice for lunch, even if it means having to walk past The London Bridge Experience and its shit-tackularly spectral shoite there and back. The other consolation this week has been…
A couple of weeks ago I went back to the north for a conference in Middlesbrough.* Some academics complain about having to go to conferences but for me, no matter where they take place (even Holloway Road), there’s always something to be learnt by getting out of the conference and having a good wander around. This…