Lunch at Al Arez with the lovely Steffi from Ginger and Bread
I know I say this a lot but since I started my blog I have meet so many lovely fellow bloggers. When the very talented Steffi from Ginger and Bread reached out to meet up I was really excited. Steffi bakes wonderful cakes and breads as well as food and she has meet Nigel Slater himself! If you didn’t see the meeting on the BBC you can find it on their iPlayer or on the website!
As foodies we had to have a foodie destination and decided on Edgeware Road, Middle Eastern territory in London. Edgware road is long and filled with Middle Eastern food shops and restaurants. We walked along the road and stopped when we felt like it and walked around the food shops seeing what we actually knew what it was.
After a while we came across a long market. I am not sure what the name of the road was but there was a lot of goods for sale and quite a few food stalls.
Proud stall owners selling the most amazing looking watermelons.
All of the shops have the most wonderful looking baklava
After quite a lot of walking and talking it was time for lunch. We have a similar attitude to food and settled on a Lebanese restaurant called Al Arez. It was the hottest day on record in the UK and we got a table outside in a nice breeze . With our foodie outlook on life we decided to go for a few dishes to share, this was no time for food envy!
After some deliberation we settled on a fattoush salad. It was fresh and lovely, my picture didn’t do it justice.
The second dish is one of my favourite dishes, chicken shawarma, puree chickepea and tahini with slices of chicken shawarma.
The last dish was a dish we just couldn’t resists, stuffed baby aubergines, the dish was as tasty as beautiful.
It was such a lovely afternoon. I found out more about Steffi and we had so much to talk about and in common we agreed that we have to do it again and soon!