Monthly Archives: October 2010

Minako at the met @ The Hilton Metropole


Minako at the met, flying high on the 23rd floor at the top of the Hilton metropole, has had a re-birth and has just relaunched with a glamorous design and a new head chef.  

Minako, Formerly Nippon Tuk, is certainly not your average hotel restaurant, providing guests with an elegant, yet funky watering hole and spectacular views across the capital.   The new chef, Malaysia’s Tian Low, has created a varied Asian fusion menu, which includes Thai curries, sushi, Dim Sum, and noodle dishes.

The staff was exceptionally friendly and the food good, in particular, the Sushi and the trout (pictured below and above), but it was the Thai inspired cocktails coupled with an incredible view of London, that really made this venue worth a visit.

Minako took me by surprise, definitely worth heading to the bar for a snack and a signature Thai bellini.


Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate Bar launches tomorrow


It’s amazing, totally wierd, wrong, yet so right!  What am I talking about? …Marmite chocolate of course!

I often find milk chocolate a bit too sweet, until a bar of Unilever’s Marmite Chocolate arrived on my desk last week.   On sale from tomorrow, the 100g bar has been dubbed the ‘definitive sweet and savoury sensation’.   Created for the 2010 gift range ahead of the Christmas shopping season, it really is a must have for Marmite lovers around the world, and another love it or hate it product.

As I described on Twitter a few days ago ‘it was chocolatey at first, but then a salty marmity yeasty flavour shone through…verdict on Marmite chocolate: very peculiar, but wonderfully addictive.  I LOVE it!

I just can’t wait for them to bring out a dark chocolate version – not only would that be delicious to eat on it’s own, but I can also imagine it being rather tasty melted into sauces for savoury dishes…mmmmmnnnn

The Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate Bar by Marmite is available from tomorrow in stores nationwide, including BHS, Debenhams, Harrods, Menkind, Robert Dyas & Selfridges and online at the Marmite Shop (RRSP £3.00).