12 Mar 2010


AS SOON as I received an e-mail entitled ‘we’re coming’, I was only too pleased to prep a foodsy itinerary for Jonathan, author of refreshingly quirky but savvy, ‘Wine Splodge’ and his partner, Marina (the ‘Style Scanner’).
Marina being a designer, whose client roll-call includes Pete Doherty, I assumed their main pull from Glasgow would be towards London’s fashion week rather than its gastronomy. But they proved to have a fervour for flavour when breaking from the catwalk. We took in a hotchpotch of Marylebone’s eateries and drinkeries, then stumbled on to Farringdon. For their third and final act, they headed to Soho’s ‘Coach & Horses’ (try the Sambrook), emerging amazingly fresh the following day to celebrate the international day of Mozzarella di Bufala Campania - a sort of curdsy Eurovision broadcast across 25 cities...
Marina generously gifted me a magnetic business card, a set of her dazzling line in cufflinks, and the crack cocaine of Scottish confectionary, ‘tablet’, which I promptly scoffed.
See Jonathan’s post on the day at: A Date with Douglas Blyde