The Open Market

I like the open market on London Road in Brighton. There's a lady there selling these delicious-looking flatbreads and we've wanted to try them for ages but whenever we're on London Road it's to go to Fatto a Mano. Not this weekend though!

Will I ever tire of watching people make food? I doubt it! She also had this big bucket of dough she was breaking pieces off when she ran out. Who doesn't love a good dough?


And I made friends with this little fellow. I think the owners were annoyed because I stayed petting him for a little too long. He was so soft, though!


Charlotte's Birthday at The Set's Chef's Table

Charlotte has wanted to go to The Set for ages, and they do this thing they call Chef's Table, where they configure a 10 course meal to your tastes then you sit at the pass and watch them cook it. So, for her birthday, we did just that. Naturally, I brought my camera and photographed a load of it whilst drinking too many cocktails.


Wax seal crew!

Doughnut, Yarg, Onion

Baby Aubergine, Pomegranate

Tempura Kou Sai Tai, Black Sesame

Asparagus, Chive, Wild Garlic

64°C Egg, Sea Kale, Seaweed

Roasted Cauliflower, Sultana, Vadouvan

Goat's Curd Ravioli, Peas, Ground Ivy

King Trumpet, Quail Egg, Artichoke

Under their heat lamps, food looks almost angelic

White Peach, Matcha

Strawberry, Basil, Black Pepper


It was an amazing evening. When a restaurant makes food so good that even someone as irritatingly fussy as me has an enjoyable and completely stress-free meal, that's something very special. And, most importantly, Charlotte loved it, too. If you enjoy food, visit Brighton and do this.


Gail's!

I don't like bakeries where they don't bake on-site. It just seems like cheating to me. If you walk into a "bakery" and you can't smell bread baking, I don't know where you are but, to me, you're not in a bakery. I want to see white uniforms all covered in dough and flour and piles of treats that you know are fresh.

That's what I get with Gail's: piles of fresh stuff, some of which I've never heard of, that makes me want to buy everything. And you know it'll all be gone before they close, and tomorrow it'll all be fresh again.

I made myself hungry.


Saturday

I think I'm almost done sulking. We walked into town to get some Poutine from Befries and I took some photos. Shock, right?

Sea was so nice and calm today. Love when it's like that.

Found the king of the bins.

Watched these waves crashing a bit. Something about it was very satisfying.

They were doing something with a digger on the beach. Didn't know what. Still don't know what.


Then, the poutine. Been looking forward to this all week, and intrigued by the concept since the Worth it episode, and it did not disappoint. I was a bit apprehensive about cheese curds but they're just like a chewy mozzarella with more flavour so I'm completely into it. We had 3 - regular, topped with kimchi, and topped with stuffing. I love stuffing.

It was super filling, and I don't think I need to eat ever again. Probably will though.


Sunday

Started out with a duvet cuddle with a cat who's about to rip my hand off.

Went to Fatto a Mano for Tabitha's 5 ½ birthday (it's a thing!)

Walked the dog on a new route and saw this lovely house.

It finally stopped raining so did a bit of flying (just) before it got too dark.

Ate some excessively sweet cake (conceived by a 5 ½ year-old) consisting of chocolate brownie, vanilla sponge, meringue, butter cream and shards of chocolate (kid loves Bake Off).

And got a nice sunrise on the way to work the following morning.