Free Giveaway! Win free Foodies Festival tickets this summer 2017 β˜€οΈ

Hello my fellow foodies πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I have some great news to share with you all today! I have been given the amazing oppourtiny to give giveaway 5 FREE pairs of tickets to the London Foodies Festival this summer! The Foodies Festival is held in 2 London locations this summer; Blackheath (7th-9th July 2017) and Alexandra Park (26th-28th August 2017). The tickets will be valid for all 3 days of the festival of your choice.

All you’ll need to do is:

  1. Follow @foodiesfestival on Instagram (let’s give the festival some love)
  2. Follow my Instagram @eatsescapades and this blog (if you haven’t done so yet, let’s share the love)
  3. Comment here (or on my Instagram post) on your favourite restaurant in London (hopefully I’ll have the chance to check it out and write a review!)

The winner will be chosen closer to the dates of the festival.

Go, go, go 😊

EatsEscapades

Deliciously, Gooey Matcha Fondant

It’s been a while since I posted, but I really wanted to share this quaint, new Japanese restaurant in Piccadilly, London that just opened up not long ago; Machiya😍

I was originally drawn to the omurice that was on the menu but sad to say it was sold out when we managed to grab a table after the queue. I’ll be coming here again on Saturday so will be updating this again thenπŸ˜‰

For now, I wanted introduce to you the most delicious and gooey matcha fondant I’ve had to date in London πŸ’“

Just look at that beautiful, delicious, gooey goodness oozing out!

Surprisingly I wasn’t extremely hungry so I had the chicken skewers as a starter. It came with such succulent & juicy chicken pieces paired with flavourful mushroom and peppers.

Overall, I was very happy with this place. Great find πŸ™‚

EatsEscapades

 

Happy Valentines Day! πŸ’“

It’s that time of the year again where love is in the air and anything cheesy and mushy goes. Or you may be anti valentines day; for those of you who use Spotify, you may notice on their homepage that you’re either one of either camps only; in love or broken hearted, lols, for all who aren’t fussed? Apparently it’s too bad, because you can only be one or the other πŸ˜‚ (according to spotify). 

All that aside, since it’s valentines day and I’m a huge sucker for all that commercial lovey dovey stuff πŸ’– today, Dominique Ansel Bakery, London (famous for its cronut originally from the US) is only selling pink coloured desserts! Definitely worth going. 

I unfortunately won’t be able to make it but here’s pictures of when I went last month; for me to reminisce πŸ˜‰ 

-Eats Esacapdes

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All About Chocolate

Clearly coincidental that valentines day is coming up, but I recently stumbled upon one of the mostΒ heavenly hot chocolate shop in London, Shoreditch, Dark Sugars. A shop purely selling hot chocolate? Yep, you read that right. Well, not entirely. The shop is separated into two sections; one section for their chocolate selection and the other section selling hot chocolate on the go.

Now you may be wondering why this hot chocolate place is worth a shout out. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so without further ado, let me dive straight into the pictures:
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Salted caramel hot chocolate with an overflowing mass of shaved white and milk chocolate.
This is an absolute piece of artwork. Just look at the massive bunch of chocolate shavings on top!! I’m literally melting (pun intended).😍

The huge slab of chocolate used for the chocolate shavings. Sometimes, size does matter πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚

Artistic tree trunk effect tables to catch your overflow of chocolate shavings.

Here we have the lovely, exquisitely made selection of chocolates (absolutely beautiful) πŸ’“

Chocolate pearls in their shiny shells 🌟

 I picked up so many pieces 😍

 

Take a stroll on valentines day here and grab a cup of hot chocolate and a couple pieces of chocolate for dessert later in the evening. This should surely melt your partners heart πŸ˜‰β€

 

-Eats Escapades

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New Year; All New Restaurant Review🍴

Can’t believe we’re already in February or 2017!! Time really has flown by…2016 (most would agree) has been a roller coaster year with plenty of surprises. Here’s to a better 2017 🍻

I’ve been busy with my new job (just started in Jan, whoop!) but over the next few days or so I’ll upload everything I’ve eaten, and for most of them I can’t wait to share how tasty they were!

First stop, The Ivy Chelsea Garden. Starting the new year right with some fine dining πŸ‘ΈπŸΈ

Baked halibut fillet with shaved fennel, grapefruit and spinach salad with picked herbs and citrus butter sauce.

The dish was beautifully plated and was delicious. The grapefruit and citrus butter sauce was a delightfully fresh compliment to the halibut.

Koko Coup; A take on the coconut and lychee daiquiri with Havana 3 year rum, Koko Kanu, lychee and agave freshened with grapefruit.

I’d like to draw your attention to the adorable swirl of hearts on the cocktail πŸ˜πŸ’ž

Last but not least, the reason I was attracted to this restaurant is explained thoroughly in the above picture. The beautiful gardenesque seating area makes The Ivy Chelsea a very worth while restaurant to try out. Remember, it’s the Chelsea branch πŸ˜‰

-Eats Esacapdes

Matcha Desserts and Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„

For all who either know me personally or who have read my previous posts will know that I’m an avid fan of matcha flavoured food, especially matcha flavoured desserts (matcha is a lifestyle πŸ‘Έ). This is another post showcasing even more matcha desserts πŸ’“ (perhaps my blog should purely be about matcha flavoured food? Food for thought :P). 

Oh and also, it’s Christmas day! Merry Christmas everyone πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰β€, for all who don’t celebrate Christmas, happy holidays! πŸŽ‰ My family and I will be celebrating Christmas with a little something different this year in terms of dessert (I’m sure you can guess what it is already with the name of this post, hehe). 

Without further ado, let me introduce you to Kova Patisserie, based in Soho, London. They are a patisserie store famous for their mille crepe cake and matcha flavoured patisserie. 

Here’s a close cup of the matcha mille crepe cake:

And a close up of the matcha latte (with a swirl of hearts circling the edge ontop πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š how adorable!): 

This year for Christmas, I bought their matcha roll cake as our dessert for our Christmas meal: 

My fridge was fully stocked up at my parents (super spoilt with food when I’m home πŸ˜‹). I found some fresh berries and was excited to eat them but they were too sour on its own (winter isn’t the season for berries πŸ™) so I thought, why not pair it with the matcha roll; the sour/sweet taste of the berries combined with the sweet/slight bitter matcha taste turned out to be a wonderful combination: 

Mmm, matcha ❀

-Eats Esacapdes