We are all creatures of habit but, as my blogging buddies will tell you, it can become a little frustrating; we want our blogs to show a diverse range of cuisine and that means we can’t always order our fall back favourites. However, sometimes the classics are the best and often this means good old-fashioned French cooking. The Palm Court Brasserie is a Covent Garden stalwart which is open from midday to midnight seven days week.
When dining en-Francaise I like to start with a glass of champagne…
….who am I kidding, I always like to start with a glass of champagne!!
The interior of the brasserie replicates an elegant French cafe.
Complete with art-nouveau design, bistro chairs, vintage posters and…
….a large bronze champagne bucket.
Mr S chose a French onion soup, warm, comforting and thick with cheese.
Smoked salmon…ok I know I’m boring but I didn’t I say the classics were always the best?
We couldn’t resist a third starter and we shared a pan of prawns with a buttery sauce and touch of chilli heat.
I chose one of my favourites, a Nicoise Salad, to transport me out of Covent Garden and into the sunny Cote d’Azur. Well ok not quite… it was a lovely salad, despite a slight overload of raw onion.
Mr S veered away from our French theme but went for another classic, the British Roast.
And he soon went to work on his piled up plate.
And not quite done ready for one more classic?
The traditional trio of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream!
What’s your favourite classic dish? Let me know in the comment form below.
Disclosure: Our meal was complimentary as the result of a competition win with Squaremeal
39 King Street