We arrived in London yesterday.  We are staying in a place that I got at the last minute because the place I rented six months ago had a flood.  A fantastic location, a bit of the old fart feel but it has the essentials and we can unpack.  Last night we had a shabbat dinner with a family that lives in London.  It was absolutely lovely.  So nice on many levels. 

This morning, we got up and had to fill the fridge.  The best place to go on a Saturday morning is Borough Market.  A foodies paradise.  Sandwiches, salads, sweets, drinks, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, breads, coffee, wine, cheese….anything you can think of for consumption.  The market is located at the London Bridge tube stop.  Including a mixture of stores in and around the market.  Open only Thursday – Saturday.  Our next trip will be on a Thursday…less frenetic.  We bought the makings for dinner.  Josh was cooking.

First stop fresh mozzarella and perfectly cured prosciutto.

Let's top that off with either a balsamic glaze or a white balsamic glaze.  Don't forget the basil infused olive oil we bought in Zurich.

Oooh.  Look at all those jars of pickled products.

Artichokes globa
Those artichokes are the size of my head.

Tomatoes are necessary for the mozzarella. 

Can we just taste the curry chicken stew.  By the way, can I buy one of those huge contraptions for the beach house?  Can you imagine paella in that?

We need coffee.  Which one?

I am so thirsty and need a little sweet.  Lemonade and brownies.

Let's not forget the fish.  Please fillet that for us. 

So many stores are serving sangria to go.  Which one should we choose?

Wine is a must for dinner.

Stichelton cheese?  Nah, too stinky.

Dinner is ready.  Fillets of sea trout with thyme, orzo ( from Spoletto ) mixed with roasted golden beets and pan fried zucchini with a splash of balsamic vinegar, caprese salad with prosciutto on the side and sauteed green beans with spring onions.  Pretty damn good for Josh's first meal.  I might get used to this.

Dinner table

Comments (Archived):

  1. Erin Newkirk

    Dinner looks amazing! Josh should guest blog…

    1. Gotham Gal

      That is a great idea. He would love that!

  2. daryn

    betcha glad Josh left camp now ;)also, in case you don’t have a place in ny that carries them, has all sizes of paella pans, stands, and burners. We have a huge one at the family beachhouse and it is really fun!

    1. Gotham Gal

      I am going to check it out. It looks so much fun.

  3. Sunchowder

    Wonderful post again!!! I love that Josh cooked dinner and the journey it took to get there 🙂

  4. Machlowitz

    YUM wow

    1. Gotham Gal

      You figured out the comments!!

  5. CCjudy

    Why would Josh want to be in baseball camp? Think about it -yours is an awesome family J

    1. Gotham Gal

      I am sure he is enjoying the ride but certainly a few friends would be a bigadded value!