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The Rum Kitchen

REVIEW

The Rum Kitchen

I love reviewing restaurants, I love them even more when the word ‘Rum’ is in the name.
but this one in particular has been on my hit-list since last summer!

After indulging in some jerk swordfish and all the other culinary delights of The Rum Kitchen at Feast Festival in Bricklane last year… I’ve been dying to have a long and drunken lunch at their restaurant.

& wow!
it did not disappoint – from the gorgeous waitresses and the kiss and cuddle upon arrival
(she won me over immediately!)
This Jamaican shack of joy is so relaxed, we ended up spending all afternoon there.

We had some banging plantain crisps while we perused the mouth watering menu.
It isn’t a huge menu, but that is not a bad thing – you wont need any more options!
Trust me, you’re going to get something you love here.

To start we ordered two “Lesser of Two Weevils”

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To accompany our mind-blowing mash-up cocktail of red stripe, Jamaican ginger beer shandy spiked with Mount Gay Rum – We opted for the Salt Fish Fritters and sticky jerk ribs.

Now I don’t know if this is the rum talking, but they were some seriously excellent choices by us…

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After quickly downing our cocktails to calm the fire of spicey jerk and chilli dressings, 2 beers please.
& then swiftly followed by our mains

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I definitely won on the mains front :

after originally heading in for the rainbow salad with grilled tuna – which looked stunning at the table next to me.
I then saw the woman behind devouring the crab burger & then there was no question.
The crab burger would be mine…

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Soft Shell Crab Burger, with spicy tamarind sauce, ginger aioli & guava-lime relish.

We also had the Jerk Fried Chicken Thighs with Shoe-string onion rings, homemade slaw and rum jerk bbq ketchup.

Our awesome waitress gave us a tasting session of all the sauces, and well we went for them all…
a girls got to have options.

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With two more beers to follow, we were suitably hiccup-ing our way out of The Rum Kitchen, with very satisfied customers. I’m planning my next visit already!

stmr

Russian Dumplings.

My apologies for my tardy blog post this week!

BUT
I was holding our to review this amazing event I was invited to last night for you all.

The lovely Matt from http://www.bridgeandbeacon.com asked me to come along and take on some Russian inspired food for them

I’m mean
HOW CAN I RESIST?

So after throwing on my red lipstick I headed over to Troxy

After entering from a secret entrance
&being led by some beautiful women with husky Russian accents

I knew I was in for a treat!

we walked through to an amazing ball held by the “Russian Embassador”,

HERE HE IS:

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sponsored by Compare the Market and in honor of their new advert
and introducing Miaya as a secret agent

HERE SHE IS:

so after gauping at Liz Hurley, who hosted the event
(and looked incredible)

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Liz Hurley for Compare The Market Photograph by John Wright
Future Cinema took over the reigns with an amazing live cinema screening of Mission Impossible!
Whilst I drank mountains of champagne – de-light-ful.

I chowed down on some amazing suckling pig, Russian Dumplings & Sauerkraut
which was so so good, really savory, melt in the mouth dumplings.

I love the word Dumplings.

& then a bang on trend man-eat of Chicken Schnitzel Burger!

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Followed by an interim of chatting with some beautiful people
more Champagne & Tom Cruise

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Then Finally,
Some beautiful apple & cinnamon Strudel with Vanilla Whipped Cream!

I got to spend my evening with some lovely people, including Erica, check out her blog
& The icing on the cake – these bad boys:

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which I haven’t taken off since.

I’ll definitely be trying some new Russian inspired recipes this week!

Goulash is back on the menu!

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