The heat is definitely on in London and I know a pretty cool spot where you can chill out whilst catching some sunshine kisses.
Remember how I raved about the Levantine pop-up Ceru
? Well, they’re back with a powwow boom, setting up shop at the London Riviera
in More London. They’re staying until end of October, so best trot along the south bank and bag yourselves a lounge bed with awesome views of the London skyline by Tower Bridge.
Celebrating Chef Tom Kime
‘s healthy and sustainable food ethics, Ceru’s menu is just as delicious and even more colourful as ever.
They’ve invited a bunch of us social media foodies to feast on Ceru’s favourites as well as the new offerings.
My personal favourite and serious highlight of the night was a roasted cauliflower dish topped with pomegranate, walnuts, pomegranate and a hint of vinaigrette. The play on texture is just mind-blowing and the flavour play was surprising; the earthy walnut lifted the flavours of the cauliflower whilst the juicy pomegranate seeds added a nice, sweet, acidic touch. I am in love with the simplicity and complexity of this dish.
There was also a new honey roasted carrot dish topped with superseeds and creme fraiche dollops. It seemed like one of those sides you can’t get enough of when you have a nice roast for dinner, but it can definitely stand out as a main course, too.
The dips are still as good as I remember, the spicy red pepper dip still frontlining for my tastebuds.
The roast shawarma spiced lamb shoulder surprised me this time, because it was even better than the last time I had it. The meat was just so juicy and tender! The pomegranate seeds somehow made it taste and seem light, too.
Calamari: still a favourite, ideally with beer
Courgette and mussell fritters: an interesting twist
Honeycomb ice cream topped with baklava flavours: the only type of baklava I’ve ever enjoyed.
Ciroc provided us with quite a lot of cocktails. By the time the third concoction arrived, we were getting a bit merry!
I totally recommend visiting this summer oasis in the city. Can’t always guarantee the weather (this is Engerland, after all), but there’s good food, good booze, amazing views and a great lineup of events you just can’t miss out on.
Ceru at London Riviera
Queen’s Walk, More London, London SE1
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