Thursday, 9 February 2012

Not So Much SOHO but more SOWOW!

http://chocchick.blogspot.co.uk/A trip to SOHO can only mean one thing, cant it?  Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more! Can I interest you in some nice photos or perhaps you'd like to see the real thing?  Well, shock horror, I'm sorry to disappoint but Cake is the new Sex!  Agent Provocateur and Anne Summers give up the bondage, throw away your handcuffs and start baking cakes otherwise your days on the High Street might be numbered!  

Cake, chocolate, pizza and bread in all their foodie glory have taken Wardour Street by storm.  Apparently, if you're suffering from alcoholism, depression or perhaps been made redundant then starting a baking business or just making a cupcake will set you on the road to recovery. Having only an hour to explore Wardour Street here are just some of the gems that I will be returning to in the not too distant future. 
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Only £25! Go on she's worth it!


Of course chocolate is top of the agenda and Paul Young's corner shop was enchanting and filled from top to bottom with delicious chocolate, including some amazing Valentine's Day gifts.  Staff are friendly and fun and nothing, was too much trouble. Several packets of chocolate brownie were whisked away and I'll be reviewing his Sea Salted Caramel Pecan Brownie soon. 


http://chocchick.blogspot.co.uk/You can pick up some handmade artisan bread from Gail's just across the road if you fancy.  Tempting, soft delicate flakey pastries sit wantonly in the window.  Gail's has been around for a long time and I can remember meeting Gail when she first started making her bread for contract caterers and we all thought she was way ahead of her time.  Well I think it's the same Gail.  Unfortunately, I didn't have time to stop and ask but I'll be going back to try some of their delights!  If you're lucky to live in Battersea or Notting Hill you can pop into Gail's for breakfast and enjoy a crusty roll and a full English!

Of course I couldn't walk down Wardour Street without calling into Princi to see how things had changed since I was there a year ago. Well, I'm happy to report that things have improved on what was already a great place to eat. The restaurant was packed and I was whipped into a frenzy by the sheer volume of food and standard of the offerings. 

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There were a number of small changes such as new marketing and the new table layout that allowed more lucky people to enjoy their delicacies. 

As there was nowhere to sit we picked up three pizzas including, Spinach Crescenza and Potato Speck. To finish with a sugar rush we went for Linzer Torte and Chocolate Doughnuts that ooze chocolate sauce all over your chin as they slowly burst! Londoners, you don't know how lucky you are, blessed with all these exciting foods. Total bill £21.30 for three.

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Staff are amazing as they cope with the flood of customers. While you wait to be served enjoy a chomp on some free samples atop the counter.  

Thank god I don't work in this street!