All posts tagged: Camden

Music, Poetry and British Grub at The Forge, Camden

Where The Forge, Camden What Camden culture vultures are being encouraged to dine at The Forge. Located just off Camden High Street is the beautifully designed concert venue offering lucky North London visitors top quality classical, jazz, folk and spoken word events – and first-rate British cuisine. Experience The menu is almost split in two. On the left is a choice of sophisticated modern British cuisine for those looking to have a relaxed meal and on the right is a selection of homemade burgers, for those wanting to grab a quick bite before the show. For starter, my friend ordered the cured gravlax seasoned with dill and pepper which was fresh, light and smoky. It was accompanied by a side of indulgent horseradish cream, capers, a lemon wedge and tonnes of lightly toasted doorstep granary bread. I opted for the roasted Portobello mushroom topped with goats cheese and stuffed with thyme, garlic, more mushrooms and served with salad leaves and caramelised onions. Each mouthful was a joy to eat and I even wiped my plate …

Sashimi Pizza at Gilgamesh, Camden

I get excited about food. But it’s only every so often that I get REALLY excited by a dish. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to try the new dishes at Gilgamesh, including a dish that really intrigued me, sashimi pizza. So me and Gabriela made our way to Camden on a hot September evening to try the dishes and for the first time in 8 years in London I walked up the inconspicuous escalator instead of past it for once. Pizza is my favourite food (I’m not ashamed to admit it) and sashimi is also right up there. I’ve had moments where I have been completely addicted to sashimi and I’ll go to great lengths to get hold of it. But I had never heard of sticking the two together before and I wasn’t totally sure whether it would actually work. Gilgamesh is a restaurant renowned for the amazing Pan-Asian cuisine and Executive Chef Ian Pengelley wanted to take it to the next level by combining flavours of the East with a …