Thursday, May 17, 2012

London (mon-thur)

A bad week of training and the double whammy of little to no sleep.  That said I did get the opportunity to dine at two fabulous restaurants. 

The River Cafe:
The River Café is a restaurant in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London, England, specialising in Italian cuisine. It is owned and run by chef Ruth Rogers and until early 2010, Rose Gray.
Located on the north bank of the Thames in Hammersmithin the former Duckhams oil storage facility modified by architect Lord Rogers, the husband of Ruth Rogers (Lady Rogers). Opened in 1987 as the employee café of the architectural partnership, there is a garden with views of the River Thames.
he River Café is also notable for the number of successful chefs that have trained in its kitchens. These include Sam and Sam Clark of Moro, Ed Baines of Randall & Aubin, April Bloomfield of the Spotted Pig (in New York) and celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tobie Puttock.

Amaya, Knightsbridge
Amaya Restaurant is the Indian grill restaurant created by the owners of the renowned Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy.

Amaya focuses uniquely on sophisticated Indian grills, seasoned with subtle complex marinades using time honoured Indian grilling methods. These are prepared in full view in a theatrical restaurant show kitchen

So as I said aside from a couple long walks back from the River Cafe and from the dinner we had on Wednesday night.   Cool place along the Thames next to all of the rowing clubs.   On the way home we walked past Craven Cottage which is tucked in right in a residential neighborhood.   

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