Monday 13 August 2012

Buon Appetito at Alghero!

Tearing into Alghero's deep fried grana padano cheese and eggs balls

This post is less of a restaurant review, more of a public service announcement…

Alghero is an authentic Italian restaurant in Poole, a short drive from the beautiful sandy beaches and an even shorter walk from the house I grew up in. Ever since my family discovered the gastronomic delights hidden inside this eatery’s modest exterior, it’s become our first port of call when wanting to celebrate special occasions or impress friends. We know that Jelena’s warm and friendly service will make us feel welcome from the moment we arrive, and that Luigi’s skilful cooking will excite our senses and ensure that when we finally head home it will be with satisfied stomachs. 

I’ve previously waxed lyrical about their Sardinian seafood stew and showcased their grilled seabass with crushed potatoes on Day #78 of #Project366. But I felt it was my duty to share one of Dorset’s best-kept secrets with my fellow food lovers, and demonstrate the wide array of delicious dishes on offer…

#Project 366 – week 30

As part of my blogging goals for 2012 I’ve challenged myself to capture a food-related photograph every day for a year. You can look back on the past 7 months on my #Project366 Pinterest board, and see how the last week in July looked for me here…

#204 - Illy coffee creme

Day #204After feeling like we’ve been stuck in a monsoon for so long I’m conscious that I mustn’t complain when the sun finally decides to shine! On this Sunday it was so hot that my Illy coffee creme began to melt as soon as it was served to me

Saturday 11 August 2012

Sensational fiesta at the Flavours of Spain supperclub brunch

Flan with coconut and caramel sauce

Anyone who's read this blog before will know what a fan I am of Brockley Market - the most fun you can (legally) have in a carpark. No visit to this chilled-out foodie haven is complete for me without a stroll past the Flavours of Spain stall to check out the tapas treats on offer.

I'm always stunned by the rush of rosemary that smacks your senses as soon as you bite into their herb-crusted Manchego cheese, and their piquant cooking chorizo is so addictive that it dominated week 22 of #Project366.

Friday 10 August 2012

#Project 366 – week 29

I’ve been trying to fill my plate with bright and colourful foods during the past few weeks whilst the weather has been distinctly un-summery, as these photos from mid-July demonstrate!

#197 - serrano ham and egg cup at Flavours of Spain brunch

Day #197 – Ham and eggs like you’ve never tasted it before…brunch cup muffin with Serrano ham and fried egg at the Flavours of Spain supperclub (full review coming shortly!)

Sunday 5 August 2012

#Project366 – week 28

A draining week both physically and mentally, which began with me running round London’s landmarks as part of The British 10k and ended with me dashing round the South West for an action-packed day of work visits. See where I sought sustenance...

#190 - Flapjack for Special Effect at the British 10k

Day #190Special Effect is an incredible charity dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. I was proud to run as part of their British 10k team (dressed as Princess Peach from Super Mario!) and celebrated my 56 minute race time by tucking in to a deliciously rich flapjack kindly donated by Sainsbury’s in Witney