Journal

Bread Making, July 2017

5th July 2017

First time making my own sourdough.

Birthday presents from E5 Bakehouse are not a bad thing. Now trying to learn from the French master of sourdough, with strict instructions to score it in the right place, heat the oven to the firing heat  and prepare the steaming water….oh the pressure!

Pressure over and quite pleased with the final result. Will fight over the crust later.

Bread Sour dough Sofia Franc SALT

Six Portland Road, June 2017

22nd June 2017

Enjoying a perfect working lunch at Six Portland Road, kicking off with crisp, melba toast and a light, creamy fromage blanc, lemon and chive dip. Simply delicious.

A west London find to remember, much like The Brackenbury, this is another small and perfectly formed local, where tables are set snug side by side with white paper table cloths, hang-your-own-coat pegs and a menu that offers simple, classic food that you want to come back for.

 

Six Portland Road, June 2017

Ladies of Restaurants at Our/London Vodka Distillery

10th May 2017

Great to support Ladies of Restaurants as part of their panel – In Conversation with… on the subject of ‘guilt.’ Oh how we all feel it at some point in our day, and so refreshing to bring it to the fore with a group of incredibly talented woman.

Hosted by Brogan Driscoll, Senior Lifestyle Editor for the Huffington Post, I joined Chantelle Nicholson, Group Operations Director at Marcus Wareing Restaurants and Maxine Thompson, founder of Polka Pants.

We discussed the importance of being able to say no, make and take time for ourselves without feeling guilty and surround ourselves with people who give us positive support.

With many thanks to Our/London Vodka for providing a great space and vodka and Crumble Food for delicious bites to keep us going through the night.

Looking forward to many more events, pop ups and dinners from this driven London collective.

Sofia Franc, LADIES OF RESTAURANTS AT OUR/LONDON VODKA DISTILLERY