Sea scallop, oyster, seaweed and watercress

Clockwise: Carrot puree with pickled celery and basil; Mushroom broth with buffalo curd and water mint; lemon sole with smoked marrow and roasted bone sauce

Dessert: Macerated strawberries with Butter milk custard and Strawberry meringue

Silk trench coat, Calvin Klein. Trousers, Topman. Grey t-shirt, Gmarket. Bag, JHYoo. Shoes, Topshop.

Let me just go collect a few more scrap metal bits to sell so I can once again afford to take some more shots inside Roganic to show you. Or, just book and go, actually. I don’t think I’m confident enough to explain what the dishes are anyway, that’s usually Sophie‘s job and I’m the pizza-belly photographer that nods fiercely pretending to know what a hake is. (‘Yes, this hake is so delicious, can one grow it in the garden?‘) The funny thing is, I didn’t near expect Roganic to be this good despite all the gushing, although when I arrived at the address the low-key grey-pistachio exterior with frosted windows did throw me off a bit. When I plan to spend £60+ for a lunch I expect at least a carpet of some variant of red, and servants, bowing. But then again yours truly is cheap-azz that cry over a £6 burger. I went for the 6 course option, only because it’s a no-choice tasting menu which means the 3 course option would’ve been like having glorified finger food for lunch and the 10 course option would’ve been having LOTS AND LOTS of finger food for lunch. If you’re a foodie feel free to leave that dijon mustard-smear in my comment box now. Said glorified finger-food was beautifully presented on surfaces with contrasting or complimenting textures, and served with the most adequate tempo; every course had such harmony within itself – by the time we were on dessert my palate had been active like an LED dance floor. The only time I’ve had that kind of party in my mouth was when I first tried peanut butter and Oreos after watching Parent Trap in 1998…. YUM. Before the company put two and two together and forever ruined adolescent excitement of of food-experimentation, that is.

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  1. You look amazing as always.

  2. I don’t feel refined enough to critique fine dining, just like you’ve described! I love food, but all I know is yum or yuck.. whether or not the techniques were of Fat Duck level or comparable to Momofuku I would have no idea! But yummy food and pretty presentation? Count me in.

  3. your photography and life experiences continue to inspire me. absolutely stunning!

    xx

    H
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  4. love the boxy look!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  5. love your photography and the way you define your experiences. oh! and i love your hair that way too.

  6. Look so delicious. Btw, did you watch olympics?

  7. Your photos are always so lovely

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    xx

  8. I love the way your look seems to be ever-evolving, and I’m glad to be along for the ride!

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  9. Savory captures of the dishes, and such a classy outfit on you!

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  10. i love your blog and each post!

  11. ayy_ayy

    yeah, i tried to mix the peanut butter with oreo after watching that movie. haha.

    hmm. fine dining. never try it before honestly.

  12. ahahaha peanut butter oreos! I totally was all over that after watching parent trap. L-lo used to be so adorable…
    You are such a fun writer. By looks of that first dish, it looks like it would taste as amazing as it looks. I hear yo cries at $10+ burgers; i’m crying with ya ;p
    Xoxoo
    Diana

  13. Lily Faolain

    Love the B&W photo!

  14. Great post. And with what kind of programm do you edit your photos? :)

  15. Mmmmh looks tasty and pretty!
    //

  16. I love your outfit in this post!!! That`s really also my style!
    Shini, I have to say, that I`m following you for months now, and I love the way you are making photos! I don`t like so many pics from professionel photographer, but you have soul and moods in your pics and your work and I enjoy them everytime!!!!
    Yuna

  17. I really like your bag ! and this food looks really interesting, wish to try something like that one day !

  18. I love that bag! The food photography is stunning, makes me resent home cooking haha

  19. Those look so delicious! Love what you’re wearing as well. xx

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  20. Yummy! sounds delicious!

  21. Love your look!

    xx.

  22. Looks delicious, but there is no way that scallop was served in legal proportion to the size of the plate. Absolutely no way!

    Not sure how Roganic would feel about being compared in perfect melodious harmony to peanut butter and Oreos, but hey, the body knows what the body likes. ;)

    In all honesty, though, this food looks incredible. When it comes to my own meals, I’m a major advocate of quality over quantity; I like when I can taste its freshness. And a little ambiance never hurt, either.

  23. The food looks so beautiful and so tiny! I would feel like a giant eating normal people size food…

  24. love your pictures :D so pretty !

  25. Haha, I sometimes nod along hearing names that I “might” have heard of before simply not to look completely ignorant about proper food names, especially the veggies that some possess latin-esque names that taste great but hard to pronounce.
    And wow, can’t believe those trousers are from TOPMAN, they fit so well on a girl’s form, I seriously think these can compete with Haider’s Capri trousers!

    xx Nathan

    P.S. Today was soooo fun! Happy your stall was so popular, made selling really fun and easy for me-

  26. I love this post. Always the greatest stuff is coming from your blog dear

    Best Regards

    glafki

  27. Wow this place looks amaze! Love this outfit too – the watch & shoes, a great masculine-yet-feminine outfit :)

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  28. Lovely photographies!

    Théa Unknown
    http://theaisunknown.blogspot.fr/

  29. Delicious article!

    Théa Unknown
    http://theaisunknown.blogspot.fr/

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