I was woken up today with a jolt, wondering what on earth the loud noise was. It was rain! It was like a Monsoon but only very briefly. So the weather prognosis did not seem good. However, it turned in to the most glorious day.
I have not been in to Le Pain Q for a while so I ventured in today and selected a skinny latte and a granola parfait. Taken in to the office and eaten at the desk as usual.
Natural yogurt, granola and fresh fruit. Lovely fruit selection on top. I went in here for lunch. For those who don’t know it, this is Tate Modern, an art gallery with a fabulous restaurant on the 6th floor. I was taken here for lunch by a work colleague, Kevin, who I got to know as we used to sit next to each other. He is leaving so we went out for lunch. We were so lucky as we had a table by the window. Look at that amazing view! I always think this view of the Millennium Bridge looks like one of those architect’s models. So it is worth going here for the view alone. As a huge big bonus, the food is amazing too.
This was a delicious crab patty, with rye toast and quail’s eggs. This fish and chips was perfect. The batter was so light it was almost like tempura.This dessert was extraordinary! Bitter chocolate and raspberry tart with pistachio crumble. The flan base was crunchy and light, the chocolate deep and intense and the raspberries sweet and juicy.
One of the best desserts I have ever had. Kevin’s dessert was good too. The Port jelly was wonderful. I really did not want to go back to work. It was such a lovely day I could easily have sat beside the river and enjoyed the sunshine but no such luck.
There was no need for supper after that lot so I had a smoothie, made with an orange, apricots, banana, cacao and almond butter and coconut water.
Not a diet friendly day but an amazing foodie day – thank you Kevin.