Ember Yard Revisited: where tapas are still fantastic

Oh, Ember Yard. I seriously love you. My friends and I may have found our favourite group dinner spot in Soho. The new seasonal menu and a very special visitor was reason enough for another rendezvous. We managed to try a few new things. The padron peppers (£4.5) were pretty good while-you-wait…

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Ember Yard: where good food brings all the girls to the… uh, yard (and damn right, it’s better)

Ember Yard is the fourth restaurant under the Salt Yard Group’s umbrella of Spanish-Italian tapas joints. We used to frequent Salt Yard back in the day when our office was just a stone’s throw away from Noho (and Soho), and now Opera Tavern since moving to Covent Garden. I’ve yet to visit Dehesa, though. My friend…

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The best ravioli in the world: Taverna Trilussa Trastevere, Rome

Trastevere is a quaint little area in Rome, south of the Vatican. It’s known for its cobbled streets and ancient houses and also for its many pubs and restaurants. There’s a lot of North American schools here so it houses a few expats as well. Lovely as the area is,…

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Dehesa (Kingly Court): where you should refuel after a shopping trip

I’m a fan of the Salt Yard Group and their umbrella of restaurants because all their ventures are reliable for good food.  Although my favourite is Ember Yard, Dehesa holds a soft spot for me as it has been a go-to for me and my friends post-shopping along Carnaby/Regent/Oxford Street. Truth…

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The Shore Currently: Thoughts from the sickbed with Ryan Gosling

I just got back to work after feeling crummy of sickness. I hate being ill. Not only because I tend to go on a seemingly “I want my mommy, I’m useless, my life is ending” hormonal type of brat fit, but also because I hate being unproductive. I’ve been in…

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