Saturday, February 7, 2015

Smoked egg emulsion

The Guardian has an OTT review of new restaurant, Portland, the latest addition to the foodie corridor of Great Portland Street, W1. The description of the "Game pithivier, black truffle and game sauce" (£19 per person) for 2 people should probably not be read in detail before breakfast.

Although the website makes reference to the "garment area", which is indeed feature of surrounding streets, the business brains behind the venture note proximity to the BBC. It's over the road from Picture, one of the first enterprises to respond to the increased local population of media luvvies. The Television Executive, 27-strong, is based on the 6th floor of Broadcasting House, and, pre-lunch, it's impossible to find a spare seat, as the supplicants gather to touch their hems.

Lower ranks will find cheaper pies a few doors down from Portland, at Greggs, and cheaper drink over the road, at the Horse & Groom. In case the sans-culottes should peer in, Portland boasts a private room.

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