The last month has flown by and here we are beginning of April, nothing seems to be slowing down and everything is picking up! This is of course great news for Taste Mauritius churning out more suppers, classes and recipes as we go..

But in between all this there’s got to me some relaxing time, gorging on good food which If I’m not in the kitchen you can usually find me doing this as a favourite hobby of mine.. So here are my round up of places I’ve eaten out that have stuck in my mind with maybe some of my own food dashed in there too!

Sapore Vero – Based in Beckenham, a little jem of a place, has a small intimate feel to it, even on a Wednesday evening it was fully booked and buzzing. People still coming in to buy their takeaway pizzas and others dined on some quality simple and delicious food. Service was attentive, helpful as we ordered starters to share.

Bruschetta was executed well, quality of ingredients stood out and the chargrilled aubergine and courgettes were lapped up. I was excited to try the pizzas, we ordered pretty much one each, you can  probably share but depends how hungry or greedy you are.

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We shared the pizzas around so everyone got a taste, the Calabrese with spicy nduja sausage had me sweating, but was fabulous, great thin crust, no skimping on toppings and a pleasure to devour. The calzone was huge, it overtipped the plate, filled with vegetables and cheese ozzing out of the centre, was the best I have had in a while. No dessert, was stuffed. A must visit especially if local.

Brixton Diner Pop Up- The Pickled Fork boys do a mean beef brisket bap. Enough said now go! They only run their pop up on Coldharbour Lane for a few more dates, pre booking is essential as these get snapped up quick.

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This menu is fab for £20 only you get amazing buffalo chicken wings (no grease) with great accompanying sauces my fave was the blue cheese (could of nicked this when no one was looking) I tried to keep this on our side of the table as much as I could! The main dish was slow cooked beef brisket no holding  back here, piled into the baps with a cheddar crisp and fried, corn on the cob was utterly buttery! And enough to kill you off it the clotted cream goo with banana, peanut butter cream and a side sugar headache.

Great times, great food, awesome chefs, South London big thumbs up!

Tommi’s Burger Joint– Newly opened on the King’s Road, we got to go to an evening of burgers to sample and meet the man himself! The burger outlet by restaurateur Tomas ‘Tommi’ Tomasson himself is full of life and what a character. Was a great night, located on the fashionable King’s Road, full of fries, sauces and mini sliders to tease our tastebuds. I’l be coming back for more. Patties are made with top quality chunky mince, served in a soft bun with red onion and salad while fries are skinny. The King’s Road restaurant adds a special Icelandic beer, Viking, to the drinks menu alongside a selection of wine and regular beers, and home-made milkshakes created with Icelandic ice-cream.

Asma Khan’s Darjeeeling Express Pop Up in Soho– This lady is one of my lovely food friends, she started her supperclub from her home in London serving amazing Calcutta street food taking guests on a culinary journey of food to tickle your palette.

She now has been holed up for 8 weeks at The Sun & 13 Cantons pub in Soho, only there for a few weeks more check out her Twitter for more details, do book and go!  Make sure you try the Prawn Malikar, Black Chickpeas with Puri plus her platter of starters, great value for amazing food!

We had our recent pop up in Tooting Market last weekend, for 60 people, what an experience! Here are some photos taken by guest @The Cutlery Chronicles of the evening..

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Lastly here are some food recipes I’ve been cooking up at home… from delicious Tandoori chicken (recipe coming soon) to my previous blog post on Coconut Cookies, Diana Henry’s Coconut & Chicken Soup and more!

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Till next time!

Selina xx