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

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Last night saw the latest of the bi-monthly events that have become known as Dine with Dos Hermanos, this time at Casa Brindisa, the Kensington branch of the superb restaurant group and importer of Spanish food to the U.K.

Executive Chef, Jose Pizarro and his colleagues constructed quite a menu for us and over the evening plate after plate of astonishing food was brought to each table until the thirty seven of us in attendance could barely consider attempting another bite.

Everybody seemed to have their own favourite dish, but for me the standouts were croquettes made with olive oil and studded with Jamon Iberico, the Pulpo a la Gallega and the pan fried sea bass with some of the best Morcilla de Burgos I have ever tried.

For others the Iberico pork fillet was the star and for DH’s sister visiting from Sheffield, the appearance of Jamon Iberico from Extremadura was enough to make her end seventeen years of non meat eating. Quite a feat.

Alongside all of the food Casa Brindisa Manager, Victor Calvente had persuaded wine supplier Cillar De Silos to donate enough wine to fill a swimming pool which they themselves kindly supplemented with a stunning Manzanilla Sherry when we arrived and an even better Patcharan when the meal was done.

Dos Hermanos being the blog that keeps on giving, these events don’t only involve eating and drinking, but also a prize draw and I would like to truly thank the following for supplying some incredible prizes

The Rare Tea Company
Stanley House Hotel
Hi-Life Dining Club
Crock Pot
Betty’s of Harrogate

And, of course, Jay Rayner who, as well as stuffing his face brought along two copies of his book The Man Who Ate The World to give away in a set with my own humble effort.

Finally, as if all this was not enough, everybody left with a bag stuffed with foodie goodies including

Silver Spoon Jam Sugar
Tropical Wholefoods
Tracklements Chutney
Green & Blacks Chocolate
Ketel One Vodka
Jacksons of Picadilly

And even more items from the incredibly generous people at Brindisa

Not bad for £40 a head. So thanks to all who came and thanks to all who made it happen.

The next event will be a “Best of British” supper on 24th August at The Bull & Last. So, if you want to come along, please join our Facebook where we will make an announcement shortly

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Blogger William Leigh said...

Who's that handsome fucker next to that beardy?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 5:10:00 pm  
Blogger Kavey said...

Had a lovely evening, really nice.
And a special thanks to the staff who, when I explained that I don't drink dry sherry or wine, bought me some sweet sherry during first half and then the PX after.

Really lovely food, really lovely people, very nice evening, excellent organised and hosted.


Tuesday, June 09, 2009 5:51:00 pm  
Blogger Andy K said...


As I rapidly approach middle age, it takes something special to drag me from my rocking chair and slippers on a Monday night, and yesterday was a fantastic event! It must have taken some organisation...

The food, booze and company was awesome. Many thanks.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 8:58:00 pm  
Anonymous Ben said...

A cracking night. Thanks again Simon.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Chris said...

Who said God does not have a sense of humour-DH's sister is a vegetarian!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:36:00 pm  
Anonymous Krista said...

Disappointed to have to miss another one of these. Sounds like it was a least I got to live vicariously through the photos.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5:23:00 pm  
Anonymous Francisco said...

H2 your soul and heart are clearly in Spain.I see you buying a small property there-after all you can write all your books there too! The USA is not for you hombre-you belong in Espana.

Friday, June 12, 2009 9:46:00 am  
Blogger Douglas Blyde said...

What fun! And generous looking prizes. Incidentally, I've been trying to buy Eat My Globe from Amazon for weeks now - delay, delay, delay! Frustrating. I think I'll buy a copy from closer to home...

Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:15:00 am  
Blogger Hollow Legs said...

Gutted I missed it - the food looks great and it sounds like you all had a grat time.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:40:00 pm  
Anonymous nezbrun said...

Crikey how did I miss this on my own back yard? I do like Casa Brindisa, a gem amongst a sea of tourist mediocrity around South Ken station. A shame they didn't do the Montenebro and Honey on your tasting menu, an awesome concoction when washed down with a pint of cold fino.

Cheers Howard (South Ken - it'll be nice when they finish it)

Monday, June 29, 2009 2:41:00 pm  

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