"It's not much but it's ours"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Yes, that’s two middle aged men in specially ordered “ DOS HERMANOS” T-shirts. Let’s just call it sad to the power of Dos.

Yes, that’s a special DOS HERMANOS punch created by Nick, Jorge and Lukas at Hawksmoor just for the occasion.

Yes, that some spectacularly meaty prawns and some ribs with a rub of Allspice, fennel and Cayenne which were so good we begged them to bring out some more.

Yes, that’s some of the five or six side dishes that came out. The chips remain the best in London. Oh and there was something that, while I am sure was as well made as it should be was a vile, noxious concoction called “mac & cheese” that only an American could love

Yes, that’s one of two enormous sirloins cooked perfectly and with a thick ribbon of fat around the edge that had been crisped to crunchy goodness.

Yes, that’s a slow roasted leg of lamb from The Ginger Pig which I hacked at to removed all the meat and then served with a thick meaty jus.

Yes, that’s a Chateaubriand which we sliced into nine rare portions which disappeared quicker than a rat up a drainpipe.

Yes, that is one of nine Sundaes which were plopped on the table at the end of the meal. Including, a truly memorable Banana Split topped with ice cream from Marine Ices.

Yes, that’s eight very satisfied people ( well someone had to take the picture ) including two who had come all the way from Cornwall to be part of the DH experience, a couple of far more successful bloggers than us, a woman who sells chocolate for a living, a wine writer, a man who has bought enough books from me over the years to fill The Albert Hall. Oh and HP.

Yes, someone did get their meal bought and paid for. We are men of our word.

And, Yes. It was a great way to celebrate one whole year of Dos Hermanos. We’ve been there, eaten it and, as you can see, even bought the T-Shirt.

And, Yes, I am now officially on the wagon for a month. So, it may be a little bit quiet on here for a while
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, I've eaten excellent quality steak cooked to perfection in London - it's only taken several decades! The lamb melted like butter, the ribs truly memorable and all washed down with copious quantities of a rather good house red. All made better by an eclectic mix of interesting fellow diners and service that was far too accommodating and humane for an eatery in my home town. Thanks for organising such an enjoyable evening, Dos H.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 8:44:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to Hawksmoor tonight - we tried at the weekend but despite being told by two different websites it was open Sunday evening, it, well, wasn't. Rather disappointing to say the least. Anyway looking forward to this evening. Hope you haven't cleared them out of all the good meat.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 9:12:00 am  
Blogger Hermano 2 said...

Have fun and tell Nick that DH said to introduce you to a Chocolate Sazerac


Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:05:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in Cornwall, and back in my kitchen.Thanks to all for a lovely evening.GOOD TIMES!!!!

Take Care xx

Adrian ( and Claire who has gone to bed)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 2:19:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for organizing such a fantastic evening. The lamb was so unbelievably good. And that banana split! And of course, the mac & cheese. But most of all, the company could not be beat!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:22:00 pm  
Blogger Monkey Gland said...

I simply cannot fault the evening.

Good times indeed.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 8:45:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well all I can say is that maybe they were having an off evening. We arrived at 7:30, and despite requesting a nice spacious empty table in the corner we were directed to a cramped spot in the middle of the room, directly either side of about 10 smokers. We didn't have our food order taken till 8pm, and the food finally arrived at 9! This wouldn't be so bad except we saw 5 other tables who arrived after us get served and received their food before us. Their excuse was that the Mac & Cheese we'd ordered takes 20 minutes to cook. So why not tell us this up front? And what were they doing for the remaining 40 minutes?

To be fair to them, they did take some drinks and a dessert off the bill, and when the food finally did arrive it was fantastic. It was - just about - worth the wait. Maybe following the reviews in the Observer and others, it's becoming a victim of it's own success? I hope not.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:50:00 am  
Blogger Hermano 2 said...

Well, I know that Nick pops his head around the corner and reads the blog every now and then, so I am sure he will be interested to read about your problems and, hopefully, will respond


Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:05:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should also point out that everyone I went with said they had a fantastic time and the food was brill. I think I might have just been a bit more aware because I had been raving about the place and wanted it to be perfect.

Nobody ever sat at that nice big table in the corner though...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:59:00 am  
Blogger Cathy said...


I don't know which inspires more envy, the food or the company.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 7:01:00 pm  
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