Back in Belfast

Well fellow foodies
Back from the mainland and chilling at home watching Die Hard 4!!
Just made a divine Mediterranean Cous Cous salad with smoked salmon and honey roasted ham,slaw and houmous.
So have to plan where to go out and eat next.
Will share some recent restaurant visits in the coming days and weeks.
Remember the BFM likes to share the food love!!!

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Coffee time in Coventry

After a hectic Boxing Day visiting family in the Midlands,me n the BFM family (wife and two kiddies) had a beautiful coffee in the Kahawa Cafe. Kahawa is Swahili for coffee and the coffee tasted as exotic as the name.I had a wonderful cappuccino with amaretto flavoured shot and my wife had a caramel hot chocolate. We had delicious caramelised biscuits,a croissant and waffles with syrup,mmmmm.

The proprietor and his lovely wife served us and sat with us and really made us feel at home.It was quiet as it was early and Kahawa is in the “estate agents row” of Coventry, which were all closed!!! The coffee shop was extremely busy (I was reliably informed) by Bally the proprietor.
The Kahawa is a breath of fresh air in the busy market of coffee shops in Coventry and definitely has the legs to challenge the big boys!!!

The BFM spreads the food love!!

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Christmas Dinner A la Yorkshire style

Good evening
Hope you all made it thro the day.The BFM wants to share the Christmas food love.
For brekky it was poached eggs,bacon on a large crouton

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For starters we had prawn cocktail and cheesy Portabellow mushroom on a bed of salad

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For the piece de resistance it was a four bird roast (chicken,turkey,duck and goose) with pigs in blankets,stuffing, honey roasted parsnips and carrots,mash spuds, goose fat roasties, mixed nut n bacon sprouts,cranberry sauce and gravy

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To finish mince pies,Christmas pudding and cheese n biscuits

Now for some zzzzzz’ssss

Christmas lunch at the Bureau

The BFM decided to “do Christmas lunch” at the Bureau in Jordanstown with a couple of mates, about a week or two ago.
We all had Fish cake starters and good old turkey and ham. I must say we thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas fayre and as all three of us will be cooking our respective family Christmas dinners,it’s given us a lot of inspiration.The food was simple yet delicious with a different twist ie the carrots and parsnips were mashed which I had not come across before,so will be doing that. Also the portion size was fantastic,did not overfill us.I will definitely be taking a leaf out of the Bureaus book!!!! So get down to the Bureau.
http://www.bureaubythelough.com

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The Barking Dog lunch

Hi I wanted to share with you a little spot of lunch I had recently at the Barking Dog. I went for 5 Italian Tapas (£12). They were delicious and well worth it, all washed down with a pint of cold water,mmmmmm

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From the crevettes clockwise I had
Crevettes, Aioli (gf)
Black Pudding Fritters, Apple Sauce
Kilkeel Crab, Chive, Crème Fraiche, Toasted Sourdough
Honey & Mustard Chipolatas (gf) Mushroom Arancini, Aioli (v)

Thoroughly recommended
BFM