(NB: THIS WAS POSTED ON MONDAY AND A TECHNICAL ERROR POSTED IT AS A BLOODY PAGE INSTEAD OF A POST, BASICALLY TAKEN ME 10 YEARS TO FIND OUT – SO ENJOY!)
Evening ALL. It’s late (and technically not Monday anymore) and I feel like I haven’t seen my bed in a very long time (which tbf, 16 hours is pretty good going for me), so I’m keeping this week’s review short and sweet (no pun intended) Today’s antics have been so beaut. It’s not often I get to wonder around one of my favourite parts of London, eat a lot of food, drink a lot of cocktails and then spontaneously book tickets to see the show that was awarded ‘The Musical That Blew My Mind’ Mousetrap Award. Already a good review.
First, STEAK AND CO. –
Upon arrival at Covent Garden, I went looking for one thing. One place actually, and Steak & Co wasn’t it. In fact, the place I had originally planned to hunt down and review was in Covent Garden’s Market Building – a really cute square of pubs and restaurants, but unfortunately, the weather did not agree with being half outside. So, Steak & Co it was, and I am so glad we discovered it.
Price Range – not cheap. But probably the best steak I’ve ever had.
First, I went for the Melting Camembert served with crostini and redcurrent jelly. I am a huge fan of camembert, especially on a rainy day, so we couldn’t really go wrong with this one. We also grabbed some Chargrilled Prawns – because obviously, one starter wasn’t enough. Very good if you love a good kick.
For the mains we both decided to go all out on the experience and cook our own fillet steaks using a hotplate. You are given a sizzling steak cooked a little less than preferred, a butter, a seasoning and a sauce. Bob’s your uncle basically. It was such a good laugh being able to cook our own steaks, melt the butter (I went for garlic) season it with your choice of shake (I went for sea salt, which was insanely gooood) and then dip it in the sauce (I went for for mushroom). I’m not just saying it because I cooked it, but the steak really was perfect.
The flavours were insane and the experience as a whole made such a difference. We did actually buy a side of chips each in the fear the steak wouldn’t be enough, but it definitely would have been. I will for sure be recommending Steak & Co and its interactive hot plates.
OUR TRIP TO THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – I must begin by telling you that I am a HUGE musical fan. I should also tell you that I was completely in awe with everything to do with the new West End musical of Roald Dohl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory performed at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane.
First, the music. I loved it. It had a bit of everything. Some musical cast numbers, the tear-jerker, the upbeat modern take (even got a bit of dubstep in there) as well as the classic that we all know and love from the original film of Willy Wonka in 1971 – ‘Pure Imagination’. Also amongst my favs were ‘Juicy!’ and ‘Vidiots’, both in Act 2.
Most memorable scene – 100% will be talking about the Mike TV scene. The effects were literally out of this world for a stage production. The lighting was incredible and so were the very cleverly done oompa-lumpas.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was up there with the best theatre productions I’ve seen. I recently saw Matilda, and although it was one of the best days and the music is my fav, it couldn’t even compare to how amazing Charlie was. The set design was incredible. So incredible, I’ll be chewing people’s ears off about it. Willy Wonka was loveable and funny. The Grandmas and Grandpas gave us a little bit of PG13 humour and little Charlie Bucket, played by Ewan Rutherford, was a talent on top of them all. Although, I did really enjoy Violet played by Psalms-Nissi Myers-Reid.
A must seeeeee. (they also upgraded us to some fancy seats, so that’s always exciting)
I’m officially poor, so probably won’t be reviewing or shopping or baking this week. But I do have a really cute new series coming up each Wednesday for the next 3 weeks, so stay tuned for that.