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Upscale restaurant with good vegetarian offerings in London?

Many thanks for the suggestions everyone, I really appreciate it! I think I'm going to try Roussillon...

Dec 06, 2009
shoppergirl78 in U.K./Ireland

Upscale restaurant with good vegetarian offerings in London?

Hello, I'm going to be visiting London this upcoming weekend, and I'm looking for a nice, upscale restaurant with good vegetarian options. I am taking a good friend and her husband out for her birthday, so I'm prepared to spend up to 80 pounds per person for a great meal. She is a vegetarian, so I'd like to eat somewhere that has some great offerings for her - but it doesn't have to be an only vegetarian restaurant. The atmosphere has to be nice, and we'll be sitting around catching up for quite a while, so we don't want to be rushed. Any ethnicity of cuisine would be fine. Anywhere in central London would be fine for a location. Thank you very much for your recommendations!

Dec 01, 2009
shoppergirl78 in U.K./Ireland

Good first modern/gourmet type cookbook

Wow, thank you all so much! I think I'll start with Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything, and perhaps a Barefoot Contessa cookbook or two. But I've also added all of the other suggestions to my list so I will hopefully get them eventually... thanks again to everyone for all of the help, can't wait to start posting about my home culinary adventures!

Mar 20, 2007
shoppergirl78 in Home Cooking

Good first modern/gourmet type cookbook

Hello, newbie here. I'm looking for suggestions for a good first cookbook... something that contains recipes that are easy for a beginner (explains steps and techniques), but with a modern, gourmet slant to it (I have the Joy of Cooking but don't get very inspired by it, a little too old fashioned for me).

I enjoy muddling my way through "gourmet" recipes, but it usually takes me a whole day to prepare something! I'm not well versed in the basics, so I want to learn so that I can put together a good meal on a weeknight with only 30-60 minutes of time to prep and cook.

Thanks for your help!

Mar 19, 2007
shoppergirl78 in Home Cooking