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Rita’s

28 Sep

A visit to my sister in East London offered us the opportunity to try somewhere new to eat tonight and after a bit of Googling (and discovering the amazing phrase ‘Mareditch’ made in an effort to bring spread some of the hipster vibe from Shoreditch to Mare St) we settled on Rita’s.

I began with a Palmero (Tequila, Campari and grapefruit soda) which was refreshing, bitter and tasty. The perfect drink to cleanse my palate and whet my appetite for the food.

 

Rita's cocktail menu

Rita’s cocktail menu

 

The Palermo

The Palmero

 

To eat I chose steak which came with horseradish sauce and a green salsa. The entire plate was delicious with the salsa and horseradish both brimming with fresh flavours and accompanying the perfectly cooked steak well.

The steak main course

The steak main course

As a side dish we shared green chili macaroni and cheese which was a combination that really worked with the chili adding a mild heat and fresh flavour to cut through the rich cheese sauce.

For desert we shared Dulce De Leche beignets and foie gras. The Foie Gras was shaved onto the hot beignet and melted in and its saltiness paired well with the sweet desert, when you could taste it, and although we all enjoyed it we agreed it needed more to really work.

All in all we loved the food and drink and if you’re looking for something a bit different amongst the great Turkish restaurants and the abundance of chicken shops then Rita is somewhere to head for.

 

 

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RARE Bar and Grill

1 May

Whilst in New York I’m having some medical treatment that’s painful and exhausting so in the importance of pain relief and protein for healing brunch today was at Rare Bar & Grill.

The meal began with an old-fashioned ( which I admit in a moment of feeling sorry for myself I chose mainly for the cherry) and continued with a steak, chive mashed potato and mushroom sauce.

The food and drink were great and the cutlery ridiculous- it was just the cure I needed to set me up for the rest of the day.

 

 

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