All posts tagged: sandwiches

Throwback Thursday – Katz’s Deli, New York

This week’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ post is about Katz’s Deli in New York City’s Lower East Side, which I visited a year or so ago on a business trip. My old boss used to live in New York and raved about their pastrami sandwiches, so we just had to see what all the fuss was about. You may or may not know that this venue is where the infamous scene from ‘When Harry Met Sally’ was filmed. You know, this one… Upon googling that image, I came across a lot of ‘copycat’ photos, so it would appear it’s quite a trend to give this a go when you visit. I missed out there, clearly 😉 But there is so much more to this place than being the set of a famous movie. The deli has a long history. It was originally established in 1888 by the Iceland Brothers, before the name was changed to ‘Iceland & Katz’ after the arrival of Willy Katz in 1903. In 1910, Willy’s cousin, Benny, joined him and they bought out …

Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea at 108 Pantry

Did you know that this week is Afternoon Tea Week? I’ve been to quite a few Afternoon Teas across the UK now (mostly in London), many of which I’ve written about on here, but I still have a fairly extensive list of places I’d love to visit. At the weekend, I was invited to Afternoon Tea at 108 Pantry within The Marylebone Hotel. And I was particularly looking forward to the fact that they offer a ‘gluten-free’ option, which I’ve never come across before. I’m not intolerant to gluten but I was interested to see how the products would compare to the ‘classic’ versions and be able to report back to you on here. I wrote my first gluten-free related post on here last week and it got a pretty good response, so there’s obviously a lot of interest in the subject. New research by Udi’s Gluten Free (which I was given today) has found that the top struggle of those who are gluten-intolerant is ‘eating out in a restaurant’. The recent introduction of the EU’s Food …

Gourmet Sandwiches & Salads at Aline Restaurant, Mayfair

Last week, I was invited to dinner at a new restaurant called Aline in Mayfair by PocketHighStreet, and it was without a doubt, the most food I’ve ever eaten in one sitting (and I grew up in Cyprus!) I thought I was going to explode on the way home, but it was an incredibly satisfied feeling. As many of you may know, I love a sandwich (I seem to have written quite a few sandwich related posts recently!) so when PocketHighStreet told me that Aline specialises in ‘gourmet sandwiches,’ I couldn’t have been more excited.  When myself and some fellow food bloggers visited the restaurant, it hadn’t even opened its doors yet, so we really were getting the VIP treatment. As soon as I walked in, I loved the style and decor. Modern but rustic and traditional.     We were told that we would be trying a ‘tasting menu’ of the salads, sandwiches and desserts on offer at Aline. What we didn’t quite realise was that many of the courses would be the full …

Afternoon Tea at Bettys, Harrogate

As you may have read in this previous blog post, I recently spent the weekend up in North Yorkshire where my mum lives, and where I grew up as a child.  On my last day, before begrudgingly catching the train back down to London, we decided to go for Afternoon Tea at Bettys Tearoom in Harrogate. I had taken my mum to Afternoon Tea at Harrods last year as a Mother’s Day treat and we enjoyed it so much – I think it’s a lovely way for mums and daughters to have cake and a catch-up! Apparently Afternoon Tea was first invented by The Langham Hotel in London and they are marking the 150th anniversary this year.     Bettys is highly regarded across the globe and at weekends, you will often find a queue around the corner of the building, with tourists from all over the world paying a visit. It was founded by Frederick Belmont, a Swiss baker and confectioner who came to England in search of opportunities to develop his craft skills. …