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Jiro Ono’s concerto — Third movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
In the third movement, sea eel, Kanpyō  and egg comprise a traditional finale.
There are dynamics in the way the sushi is served, just like music. You’re consuming Jiro’s philosophy with every bite.
Jiro Ono’s concerto — Third movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
In the third movement, sea eel, Kanpyō  and egg comprise a traditional finale.
There are dynamics in the way the sushi is served, just like music. You’re consuming Jiro’s philosophy with every bite.
Jiro Ono’s concerto — Third movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
In the third movement, sea eel, Kanpyō  and egg comprise a traditional finale.
There are dynamics in the way the sushi is served, just like music. You’re consuming Jiro’s philosophy with every bite.
Jiro Ono’s concerto — Third movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
In the third movement, sea eel, Kanpyō  and egg comprise a traditional finale.
There are dynamics in the way the sushi is served, just like music. You’re consuming Jiro’s philosophy with every bite.
Jiro Ono’s concerto — Third movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
In the third movement, sea eel, Kanpyō  and egg comprise a traditional finale.
There are dynamics in the way the sushi is served, just like music. You’re consuming Jiro’s philosophy with every bite.
Jiro Ono’s concerto — Third movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
In the third movement, sea eel, Kanpyō  and egg comprise a traditional finale.
There are dynamics in the way the sushi is served, just like music. You’re consuming Jiro’s philosophy with every bite.
Jiro Ono’s concerto — Third movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
In the third movement, sea eel, Kanpyō  and egg comprise a traditional finale.
There are dynamics in the way the sushi is served, just like music. You’re consuming Jiro’s philosophy with every bite.

    Jiro Ono’s concerto — Third movement

    Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

    Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]

    In the third movement, sea eel, Kanpyō  and egg comprise a traditional finale.

    There are dynamics in the way the sushi is served, just like music. You’re consuming Jiro’s philosophy with every bite.

    Jiro Ono’s concerto — Second movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
The items in the second movement are fresh catches of the day. Certain items that can only be found seasonally are served. Some of the fish is raw while some is cooked. The second movement is like an improvisation. It’s like a cadenza. 

Jiro Ono’s concerto — Second movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
The items in the second movement are fresh catches of the day. Certain items that can only be found seasonally are served. Some of the fish is raw while some is cooked. The second movement is like an improvisation. It’s like a cadenza. 

Jiro Ono’s concerto — Second movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
The items in the second movement are fresh catches of the day. Certain items that can only be found seasonally are served. Some of the fish is raw while some is cooked. The second movement is like an improvisation. It’s like a cadenza. 

Jiro Ono’s concerto — Second movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
The items in the second movement are fresh catches of the day. Certain items that can only be found seasonally are served. Some of the fish is raw while some is cooked. The second movement is like an improvisation. It’s like a cadenza. 

Jiro Ono’s concerto — Second movement
Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]
The items in the second movement are fresh catches of the day. Certain items that can only be found seasonally are served. Some of the fish is raw while some is cooked. The second movement is like an improvisation. It’s like a cadenza. 

      Jiro Ono’s concerto — Second movement

      Food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto:

      Jiro’s sushi course is like a concerto. The meal is divided into three movements. […]

      The items in the second movement are fresh catches of the day. Certain items that can only be found seasonally are served. Some of the fish is raw while some is cooked. The second movement is like an improvisation. It’s like a cadenza. 

      Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) by David Gelb

      Mouthwatering, and because of that, rather frustrating. I mean, how infuriating to be watching all this fabulous sushi making and not being able to go taste it for real, like, right now. 

      My favourite bits in the documentary are when we get to visit Jiro’s vendors in Tsukiji market, one of the most magical places in the world. 

      Breakfast @ Le Train Bleu, Paris, 26 Dec 2012
Operating since 1901, Le Train Bleu (named after the famous Calais-Mediterranée Express train) is a brasserie located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. 
Breakfast is nice but it’s the ceiling that really makes the place + there’s a rather skinny house cat lurking around (kinda fun although probably not really hygienic). 
[photos stolen from various places on the web] Breakfast @ Le Train Bleu, Paris, 26 Dec 2012
Operating since 1901, Le Train Bleu (named after the famous Calais-Mediterranée Express train) is a brasserie located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. 
Breakfast is nice but it’s the ceiling that really makes the place + there’s a rather skinny house cat lurking around (kinda fun although probably not really hygienic). 
[photos stolen from various places on the web] Breakfast @ Le Train Bleu, Paris, 26 Dec 2012
Operating since 1901, Le Train Bleu (named after the famous Calais-Mediterranée Express train) is a brasserie located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. 
Breakfast is nice but it’s the ceiling that really makes the place + there’s a rather skinny house cat lurking around (kinda fun although probably not really hygienic). 
[photos stolen from various places on the web] Breakfast @ Le Train Bleu, Paris, 26 Dec 2012
Operating since 1901, Le Train Bleu (named after the famous Calais-Mediterranée Express train) is a brasserie located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. 
Breakfast is nice but it’s the ceiling that really makes the place + there’s a rather skinny house cat lurking around (kinda fun although probably not really hygienic). 
[photos stolen from various places on the web] Breakfast @ Le Train Bleu, Paris, 26 Dec 2012
Operating since 1901, Le Train Bleu (named after the famous Calais-Mediterranée Express train) is a brasserie located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. 
Breakfast is nice but it’s the ceiling that really makes the place + there’s a rather skinny house cat lurking around (kinda fun although probably not really hygienic). 
[photos stolen from various places on the web]

        Breakfast @ Le Train Bleu, Paris, 26 Dec 2012

        Operating since 1901, Le Train Bleu (named after the famous Calais-Mediterranée Express train) is a brasserie located in the hall of the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris. 

        Breakfast is nice but it’s the ceiling that really makes the place + there’s a rather skinny house cat lurking around (kinda fun although probably not really hygienic). 

        [photos stolen from various places on the web]

        The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement] The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement] The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement] The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement] The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement] The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement] The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement] The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement] The Bull & Last168 Highgate Road London NW5 1QS Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641
Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.
The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).
[photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement]

          The Bull & Last
          168 Highgate Road 
          London NW5 1QS 
          Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 3641

          Had dinner by the fireplace in the upstairs dining room. Great atmosphere&decor (love the gigantic wall mounted animal heads) and sensational food.

          The Scotch eggs are really good but The Fox & Anchor do them even better / Although I haven’t tried it, apparently their beef tartare is excellent / The best roast venison I’ve ever tasted (best served pink) / their funky flavoured ice cream are surprisingly yummy (e.g Ferrero Rocher ice cream and popcorn ice cream are awesome).

          [photos stolen from the web with blatant copyright infringement]

          Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took. Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took. Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took. Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took. Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took. Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took. Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took. Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took. Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012
Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.
Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took.

            Shiretoko, Hokkaido, Japan, 17-20 Oct 2012

            Once you’ve landed in Memanbetsu airport (north east of Hokkaido), take a bus to Abashiri (stops along the way include a prison and an elementary school, pretty much back to back) then the one-car train to Shari and another bus to Utoro. Once in Utoro, choose to stay in the kitch-looking Iruka inn for the seafood dinners, the view over the Sea of Okhotsk, its onsen, and most importantly for Miyuko & Yamamoto, the inn’s fab owners.

            Shiretoko Goko Lakes + brown bear sighting + foxy + Oshinkoshin Waterfall from the top + Miyuko & Yamamoto @ Iruka inn + seafood and ramen + the sea of old socks + Shiretoko Pass and its view of Mount Rausu and disputed Russian Japanese Kunashiri Island + watching the sunset from the top of Oronkoiwa Rock (the rock that is sitting there) + the boat trip we never took.

            Bar Nightjar

            129 City Road
            London EC1V 1JB
            United Kingdom
            Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 4101

            Yet another Lodon speakeasy — they seem to be sprouting up all over town…

            Nightjar is a dark and cosy bar that offers a long long list of old fashioned cocktails, a lot of them whisky-based. 

            I’ve been there a couple of times now and tried quite a few of their drinks (all picked at random). One I particularly liked is the Kinloch Special…

            Kinloch Special:

            Cheddar cheese-matured monkey shoulder
            Nightjar Pomelo Jelly
            Fig perfume
            Oolong infusion
            Fresh squeezed lemon 

            [photo (c) Britta Jaschinski]

            Sushi of Shiori144 Drummond StreetLondon NW1 2PA, UKTel: +44 (0)20 7388 9962 
I’ve already blogged once about that sushi joint, but their food is so fucking awesome that it deserves a second post. 
Only nine seats in the house. Husband cooks, Wife serves. Their fish monger are the same peeps that supply restaurants like Nobu so they’re really serious about the quality and the freshness of their fish. 
I love love love this place. 
[I strongly recommend ordering one of the tasting menus — starting at £40 — bearing in mind that you’ll need to order it in advance] Sushi of Shiori144 Drummond StreetLondon NW1 2PA, UKTel: +44 (0)20 7388 9962 
I’ve already blogged once about that sushi joint, but their food is so fucking awesome that it deserves a second post. 
Only nine seats in the house. Husband cooks, Wife serves. Their fish monger are the same peeps that supply restaurants like Nobu so they’re really serious about the quality and the freshness of their fish. 
I love love love this place. 
[I strongly recommend ordering one of the tasting menus — starting at £40 — bearing in mind that you’ll need to order it in advance] Sushi of Shiori144 Drummond StreetLondon NW1 2PA, UKTel: +44 (0)20 7388 9962 
I’ve already blogged once about that sushi joint, but their food is so fucking awesome that it deserves a second post. 
Only nine seats in the house. Husband cooks, Wife serves. Their fish monger are the same peeps that supply restaurants like Nobu so they’re really serious about the quality and the freshness of their fish. 
I love love love this place. 
[I strongly recommend ordering one of the tasting menus — starting at £40 — bearing in mind that you’ll need to order it in advance] Sushi of Shiori144 Drummond StreetLondon NW1 2PA, UKTel: +44 (0)20 7388 9962 
I’ve already blogged once about that sushi joint, but their food is so fucking awesome that it deserves a second post. 
Only nine seats in the house. Husband cooks, Wife serves. Their fish monger are the same peeps that supply restaurants like Nobu so they’re really serious about the quality and the freshness of their fish. 
I love love love this place. 
[I strongly recommend ordering one of the tasting menus — starting at £40 — bearing in mind that you’ll need to order it in advance]

              Sushi of Shiori
              144 Drummond Street
              London NW1 2PA, UK
              Tel: +44 (0)20 7388 9962 

              I’ve already blogged once about that sushi joint, but their food is so fucking awesome that it deserves a second post.

              Only nine seats in the house. Husband cooks, Wife serves. Their fish monger are the same peeps that supply restaurants like Nobu so they’re really serious about the quality and the freshness of their fish. 

              I love love love this place. 

              [I strongly recommend ordering one of the tasting menus — starting at £40 — bearing in mind that you’ll need to order it in advance]

              Noma: Staff Meal

              Nowness:

              What the Band of Chefs at the World’s Best Restaurant Cook for Each Other

              Danish photographer and filmmaker Simon Ladefoged captures a never-before-documented dimension of Noma, revealing what the chefs at the award-winning eatery cook for their own pre-service meal. Famed for artful Nordic dishes involving delicate, laborious work such as preening deep-fried moss and drying wafers of scallop, Copenhagen’s gastronomic mecca re-energizes its chefs with the daily ritual of a boisterous communal staff lunch, held at 5pm before the evening’s guests start pouring in. Granted exclusive access to the Noma kitchens, Ladefoged produced an aesthetic portrait of the 37-strong team, culled from 22 countries, carefully preparing what founder René Redzepi calls their “family meal.” “While filming I was amazed by two things—the number of chefs in the kitchen and the amount of energy they put into their staff lunch,” says the director. “Other restaurants will just grab something for lunch, but this is a really big thing at Noma, which shows a lot about the people who work there, the mentality and the way it’s run.” The family meal varies wildly depending on the nationality of the chef preparing it, ranging from burgers with home-made buns to traditional Israeli dishes or a Danish classic: frikadeller (AKA meatballs).

              About Noma: wiki:

              Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. The name is a portmanteau of the two Danish words “nordisk” (Nordic) and “mad” (food), and the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, it has been ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant