Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Round Up 1

It's been a busy week in Leeds ... I guess that's the excuse for the pauses between entries!

We have been doing a lot of eating ... revisited the excellent dahl makhni at Shabab - but also discovered the very tasty fried paratha ... probably time for a decent review!

At Red Chilli we ventured into new territory, with the chicken with peanuts and peas. I don't even like peas, but it was great! We were a bit disappointed by the prawn crackers though ...

Sunday's sunshine saw us having a roast lunch at the Adelphi - the roast beef was over cooked for me, but frankly, with horseradish, gravy and Yorkshire pudding (not to mention the pint of Budvar) no one was complaining. Their burgers also look good - probably time to try one of them out on a Tuesday night while waiting for the pub quiz!

Washed down the roast with a coffee at The Restaurant in City Square - it was lovely coffee and an almost continental experience - looks like we'll have to fit in a meal there too!

We also sampled Oddbins new own-label white and red. OK - they're only £3.99 a bottle but still not really much chop. The red is pretty tasteless. I guess the white would go OK at a BBQ (if we fit any more of those in!)

It was the inaugural Headingley farmers' market on Saturday morning. It will be running on the second Saturday of the month in the Rose Garden (outside the Arc), on North Lane. The market opened at 9, we got there at 11 - and while the market was packed with people most of the produce had sold out! Personally, I'm really pleased it was so well supported - and I hope I can get out of bed early enough to make the most of the next one!

Bar 88 on Eastgate has closed its doors 'until further notice' - for renovations. We'll have to wait and see what happens, especially given the development uncertainty of that part of town!

On the blogging front, you've got a week or so left to get your entries in for the Combinations event. This month, hosted by Andrew at SpittoonExtra and featuring roast pheasant. Particularly exciting for us, as the Leeds farmers' market is on Sunday morning - that's Sunday dinner planned!!!

And finally ... random blog of the week ... well, with my penchant for baking ... take a look and you can imagine how much of Tartelette I've already tagged!!
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Blogger Andrew said...

Thanks for the note on the Oddbins duo - I have noticed their forceful promotion in every Oddbins I have happened to come across. Nearly, nearly brought one of each but the label just says it all really...

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Blogger Alex said...

Andrew - in my Oddbins they were offering a tasting - although then I felt obliged to buy! The girl didn't seem to know a lot about wine either which I thought was a bit unfortunate (she really struggled with 'viognier'). Drank the white last night - with a curry (sort of says it all) - still unimpressed. For an extra pound or two I'll be opting for something else in future!

Helene - I'm sure you'll see some of your baking on here at some point in the future (though the photos won't be quite so good!).

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