Gratin Dauphinois is a wonderful French classic that accompanies meat dishes like a rack of lamb beautifully. It is my ‘go to’ dish when I want to prepare something special and decadent for dinner guests. It originates from the mountainous Dauphiné region around Grenoble in France. It was first mentioned in the 18th century as a dish served by Charles-Henri and duke of Clermont-Tonnerre at an official dinner. Its elegant name does not suggest that it is made from the simple ingredients that are put together to form the most delicious and rich dish which is prepared with little effort.
Baltic is conveniently located just outside Southwark tube station – just a stones throw away from the Old Vic Theatre, nearby the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern. It is the perfect place to combine a little bit of culture with the tastes of Eastern European cuisine. Having recently read an article on Polish London in Time Out Magazine which mentioned Baltic and with a recommendation by my husband I was intrigued and curious to sample some traditional Eastern European dishes.
Bhuti is a beautiful urban eco wellbeing escape in South West London. Located just a 3 minute walk from the River Thames in green and leafy Richmond, it is the perfect place to find some inner peace and relaxation. Bhuti offers yoga, pilates, meditation, workshops, beauty & relaxation therapies as well as delicious vegan food throughout the day from their organic vegan kitchen with indoor and outdoor seating. A combination of relaxing sounds, earthy hues and the smell of aromatic oils immediately brings a sense of calm the moment you walk in.