Just in case you don’t know, The Restaurant Ramble is one of a host of epicurean events taking place all over the country as part of British Food Fortnight (18th September to 3rd October). ‘A modern harvest festival’ British Food Fortnight reminds us to celebrate the diverse and delicious range of food produced locally.
On 28th September, in and around Clerkenwell, Islington, four excellent eateries are serving dishes designed to highlight the prime of Autumn produce. We (hooray!) are starting with an aperitif at the multi-award winning Duke of Cambridge, the only certified organic pub in UK. Then, it’s onwards to The Charles Lamb, the lovely local pub where we’ll enjoy our starters. Our main course, at Clerkenwell Kitchen, which won the Time Out Best Sustainable Restaurant award in 2008, is bound to be brilliant. Dessert will be at super-sophisticated Bistro Bruno Loubet at The Zetter.
As soon as I found out that we had WON, I telephoned MG. The Queen of The Excel Spreadsheet, she usually leaves tweeting @BigRedLondon to me. However, MG is a food-lover and an excellent cook who has been known to bake bread. She also grows some of her own food in her pocket-handkerchief garden. MG will be the perfect dining companion. She is bound to take a camera – she likes to photograph food.