July 2008

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The Devonshire @ Chiswick

Posted by Yannis Lionis on 31 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Restaurants

After a long walk by the river in the beautiful weather, dinner al fresco at a pub outdoor area seemed just the thing to do. And as we chanced by Gordon Ramsay’s stab at a gastropub (which we were meaning to visit), that seemed like a good place for it.

It’s the first visit to one of Gordon Ramsay’s establishments, and food did not disappoint. Both starters (salmon and beetroot salad with ricotta) were well balanced without being too much. The sausage and mash main was very satisfying, definitely one of the best I’ve had, while the sole fillet with vegetables was tasty and light. The terrace was lovely and quiet, and the indoor dining area (more like a restaurant than a pub) looked very cosy for colder evenings. The only thing that left something to be desired was the service, as we had to ask for our food menus and for our bill twice.

But overall it was definitely an enjoyable visit with very good food, and at a very reasonable price. Worth a visit.

New topic

Posted by Yannis Lionis on 30 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Restaurants

After I visit a restaurant (which I perhaps do too often) I always feel like sharing my impressions… So from now on you’ll have to suffer a ‘Restaurants’ category. Or feel free to skip it! ;-)

25 words

Posted by Yannis Lionis on 22 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Internet

Some of my colleagues have had a stab at the 25 Words of Work/Life Wisdom project. After compulsively counting them all to see if they’re indeed 25 words long, I can’t help but remember how many of this type of wisdom imparting sayings I’ve read on school-desks and schoolbooks. Maybe we had it right at 15. Anyway, here’s my attempt:

Having the luxury to forget what’s important and worry about what’s fleeting, is bliss in disguise. Remembering every now and then, is wisdom in humility.