I was heading to Holborn because a week ago I got an exciting email from About Time Magazine who had hand picked 25 bloggers to watch in 2015. I was delighted that I was one of them and despite the heat, looking forward to joining another 24 foodies for an evening of fun and food was too much to resist.
The evening was being hosted at Café Rouge in Holborn, who were launching a new food and cocktail menu.
Now don't laugh as the new menu was quite ironical given the temperature, we were trying out their new sharing plates for Christmas! Yes you heard me right Christmas (in July!).
I'm pleased to share that there was no turkey, brussel sprouts or all the trimmings in sight; instead delicious sharing platters.
Charcuterie, olives, rocket with feta cheese has to be one of my favourites, so this dish was always going to be a winner.
Smoked salmon is an interesting option for a Christmas menu, for me it screamed Summer. It was lovely and refreshing.
The highlight out of these four dishes had to be baked Camembert cheese, such a naughty treat but delicious.
Pigs in blankets are always a Christmas treat that I look forward too and these were an eagerly welcomed. Personally I would have enjoyed the sausages with honey and mustard, but delicious all the same.
Waldorf salad is not something that I would naturally choose in a restaurant but this was a nice change. There is something yummy about gooey cheese and apple.
Despite the phenomenal heat I had a lovely evening munching away whilst chatting to other bloggers who share my passion for food.
Thank you About Time Magazine and Café Rouge for inviting me. I look forward to seeing what makes the final cut for your Christmas Menu.
Give Café Rouge some foodie inspiration, what would be on your perfect Christmas feast?