Boutique du Pain (Bucharest, Romania) : Review

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Strada Academiei 28-30 Sector 1
Bucharest 010016

V: 8th September 2017      T:  +40 728 443 300  W: www.boutiquedupain.ro

Child Friendly: Yes     Accepts: Cash & Card


This actually was my second visit, as I liked it that much first time I had to go back.

Inside has a very modern French cafe feel, its very bright very clean and has some music on in the background at a perfect level for the customers to hear but still have a normal chat without shouting.

I was very relaxed here, and could have sat in here a lot longer than I did….but I still had a lot of places to see on my trip to Romania so once I was done it was back to sight seeing.

The Food…

Quiche Florentin 17 LEI

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So I am not mr heathy as you may have seen from my blog posts, I tend to eat very unhealthy food but today I wanted to try something light so I opted for this.

Yes its not mega healthy but for me it was, and no before you ask I didn’t take the salad (one thing you will never see me eat)

This was so so so good, the flavour was amazing and I could have easily had another one.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Cappucinno Vienez 12 LEI

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I had this on my first visit here and instantly loved it, so I had to get it again and enjoy it a second time around. Basically its a coffee with sweet cream on top, but this was so so so good.

If your a coffee fan and your visit here, do try this I promise you that you will love it.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

Overall

As I said at the start of this post, this was my second time here, so I will be going back if I ever visit Bucharest again.

Highly recommend.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Brockmans Gin Event (Glasgow, West End)

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Event Location
Oran Mor
Event Date
19th September 2017

Tonights Brand
Brockmans Gin


I got this invite and couldn’t turn it down, as I am still wanting to learn more about different Gin’s since I spent 2016 learning about Rum and Brockmans is one I haven’t tried yet.

Tonights event was being held in the West End of Glasgow, in what used to be an old Parish Church but now inside is a bar, restaurant, night club and holds many different events.

On entering I got the chance to meet with the girl that invited me, and thank her for the invite at this point I was given a little mask and told what table to go to. I walked in to the event room and was hit was amazing colours, and a tall metal structure on part of the floor.

I was then shown to my table which was right next to the main stage, at this point I was thinking “I hope there is no audience participation”….luckly there wasn’t….

I noticed something at every table, there was a big button that had the text on it “Press for Gin”, this was cool as if the table wanted the next round of drinks they just pressed the button and the waiter would come over and give us Gin…..I could do with one of these in my house!!!

Lets start with the food then I will move on to the cocktails.

The Food :

Orange & fennel cured salmon, creme fraiche, black wafer cone

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This was very interesting, I have never had a black wafer cone….to be honest it didn’t taste that much different to others. Overall this was just ok for me, the creme fraiche stood out for me more than the salmon.

Smoked duck breast with Brockmans blackberry gel on egg crepe

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This was my favourite dish of the night, for me the taste was perfect and every mouthful.

Juniper cluster venison, celeriac slaw, potato rosti

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This was a nice dish, I am not a massive fan of venison but the flavours were very flowery and it was perfectly cooked.

Goats cheese mousse with beetroot, coriander & lemon

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This was nice after everything we had, as it was like a cleanser very nice and smooth and fully of flavour.

Brockmans Gin ice cream, meringue & blueberry bubble

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To end the night we got some ice cream, a perfect end to the night.

The Cocktails :

The Perfect Serve
Brockmans Gin, Fever Tree tonic, blueberries, pink grapefruit

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Coastal Collins
Brockmans Gin, fino Sherry, seabucjthorn tea, seaweed infused coastal bitters

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Black & Gold
Brockmans Gin, Drambuie, heather honey, pineapple

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This was my favourite as it was very sweet, and I wish I could have had a few more of these.

Glasgow Calling
Brockmans Gin, sweet vermouth, fino sherry, lemon, bitters, Buckfast

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During the food we were treated to Tony Bowen who sang and played the guitar for us.

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Tony was very good, and played a good variety of songs. He asked everyone to tweet him suggestions, and he managed to get everyones suggestions in throughout the night.

Just before the end of the night, we had another performer that was showing off his aerial skills

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This was very cool to see, the lighting, costume and also Tony playing in the background “Sweet dreams are made of this”  was all a perfect setting and made it that much cooler to watch.

The event tonight was perfect from start to end, I learned about a new Gin and 2 new cocktails with Brockmans Gin that I would love to have again.

I can now say I am slowly starting to enjoy Gin, nearly as much as rum and I look forward to trying more Gin but for now I will enjoy a nice Brockmans Gin.

I would like to say a big thank you for my invite to tonights event, I really enjoyed and enjoyed the gin. 🙂

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Origo Coffee Shop (Bucharest, Romania) : Quick Review

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Strada Lipscani 9
Bucharest 050071
Romania

V: 8th September 2017      T:  +40 757 086 689  W: www.origocoffee.ro

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


On my recent visit to Romania, I wanted to target some restaurants and some other little places to eat and drink.

One of the places I was recommended to visit was a little coffee shop called Origo. I am a big fan of coffee, and when this was recommended to me I added it to my list.

I was told that its a small coffee shop, very very popular so if you take a visit and you cant sit down do wait as you will enjoy it.

On arrival the description was correct, it is a small coffee shop and it was very popular. I managed to get one of the outside tables that was left, so I had a nice view and I was able to enjoy todays nice weather.

Origo does speciality coffee, purchased from farmers that monitor the beans at all the stages of its growing.

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The coffee I ordered was a fruity one, and it came out nicely presented. I can’t remember the exact type of coffee bean, maybe an Ethiopian beach…..if I remember I will update this post.

Overall it was a nice visit, that I enjoyed sitting outside relaxing and having a coffee. Would I say it was the best coffee I have ever had? to be honest it was ok, nothing fantastic but I would like to visit again and maybe sit inside to see how the atmosphere in the actual shop is like.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3.5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 4