When you're looking to explore the rest of the world, you've got to get into your head that you will experience more other cultures and ways of life. While in the Caribbean, there is a very relaxed pace of life, when you head to more urban areas, you've got to make peace with the fact that they won't be much in the way of scuba diving, or even a very leisurely approach! Somewhere like London is a place that we all have to visit, but if you're not keen on the speed of life there, you could go to London for the abundance of tourist attractions, shows, and culture, but, possibly most importantly, the food! What is there for you to sample?
The Traditional British Delicacy
We can't mention Britain in any way without talking about fish and chips. An absolutely traditional part of the British way of life, fish and chips is comforting, sumptuous, and is a great meal to have if you're on the go. If you're used to your mother's chicken, rice, and pea, you should view fish and chips as the comfort food equivalent in Britain. But it doesn't stop there; you could go for the traditional afternoon tea in one of the many teahouses, as well as sample the Sunday roast that's on offer in, pretty much, every pub! Put simply, it's a meat like pork, chicken, beef or lamb, with piles of vegetables and gravy, a meat juice that goes with pretty much everything, including chips!
The British love their curries! And in London, you are spoilt for choice, but it's worth checking out Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen, an Indian restaurant in Canary Wharf that provides a diverse range of Indian meals to suit every taste. From paneer, a traditional Indian cheese, to chicken, and any meat you want goes well with a spicy curry. You can't turn a corner in Britain without running into an Indian restaurant of sorts. And, to further complicate things, the word “curry” is actually Indian for “gravy!” But don't confuse it with the aforementioned gravy that you have with Sunday lunch!
A Taste Of Home
And if you're looking for a taste of the Caribbean, in London, there are so many traditional Caribbean restaurants, and even the more popular names in the UK, like Turtle Bay, provides that authentic Caribbean approach to cooking. 30 years ago, you wouldn't have been able to find many Caribbean restaurants, but now they are pretty much everywhere. If you head to Brixton, you can find so many quaint little Caribbean places, as well as larger restaurants that will serve traditional chicken, rice and peas, as well as jerk variations on your favorite meat.
We could go on all day about the types of foods you can get in London, but if you want to try something new, fish and chips is the perfect place to start, but if you are looking to keep it a bit closer to home, there's always something around to cater for all tastes. That's the great thing about food in London, it has everything for everyone!
So if you saw my previous Easter tablescape post, here is how I switched it up for some of our other visitors over the Easter weekend... cause life's to short to do the same table twice right?
Using the same floral arrangement's, and many of the same accessories and tableware. But I switched in a different table cloth and now we have a very different feel all together. I changed the location from the front patio of the house, to the back terrace for a more intimate feel.
And instead of using my pink occasional cushions, iv accessorised with green/ blue cushions.
I hope this gives you some ideas for Easter entertaining and also for how to mix it up without too much hassle if you are entertaining multiple party's
Wishing you all a fabulous Easter
More Easter Inspiration here and here
We celebrated Easter Sunday last year with an alfresco dinner in the Garden. The weather was so lovely despite Easter being 2 week earlier than usual, so we decided to make the most of it and enjoy our outdoor areas
If you have read my blog for a while, you'll know I love celebrating Easter, and last year was no exception. I like to decorate the house and create a beautiful tablescape for the celebrations. Its just so much fun and seeing a creative vision come to life gives me so much pleasure.
I set the table up at the front of the house which is actually my favourite area to entertain guests. When dinner is finished we can retire to the back terrace and enjoy totally new views of the house.
Surprise, surprise I went for a pink theme once again... I literally can't help myself, but it is my favourite colour. However, I do think it looks different to last years table, which is all that matters right?
I lined Square pink vases down the centre of the table and Filled them with various shades of white and Pink roses and Ranunculas (one of my favourite flowers). I also used a rose pink table cloth to make the look extra pretty and feminine. I wanted to grey shutters to add a contract to the pink, so I accentuated with a lilac/ grey colour plate.
Is there anything more enchanting than candles flickering in the warm evening as the sun comes down?
I hope my post gives you some Easter inspiration this year!
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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