Entries by nicky batchelor

Spatchcock Harissa Chicken Kebabs

Ingredients 1 whole chicken around 1.8kg 3 cloves of garlic finely grated 1 shallot finely grated juice and grated zest of 1/2 a lemon 3 dessert spoons greek yogurt 2 teaspoons harrisa paste Salt and pepper Drizzle of olive oil Instructions To Spatchcock the chicken, turn the chicken over so the breast is facing down. […]

Jols Restaurant Review Merthyr Tydfil

I’ve been a fan of Jamie, the man behind the Jol’s brand and restaurant for a few years after sampling most of his streatfood plates he’s dished up since I first stumbled on him about 3 years ago. I’ve also known about his first restaurant venture in Merthyr since it opened about 18 months ago […]

Asador 44 Lunch Menu Review Cardiff

So after trying the eagerly awaited opening of Asador 44 for my birthday back in April for the evening menu and having our first taste of Old Cow, the revered Rubia Gallega aka Gallician Blond we have been meaning to come back to compare against the lunch time menu. Thankfully the lunchtime menu offer features […]

Zuma Restaurant Review Rome

So it was our final night in Rome and it was only by chance we found this place because it was recommended to us by a guy in Bocci when I was buying a shirt on the way past after our cocktails in the Stravinskij Bar. Instead of heading back to the Vatican for our […]

New summer menu launch at Chapel 1877

I was kindly asked to attend the new summer menu launch at Chapel 1877 this week on Churchil Way in Cardiff. I’d been twice previously for food but on both occassions for the Christmas dinner menu with work two years in a row but I’d not actually dinned from the main menu. I do remember […]

Moroccan Sausage and Potato Salad

Although it is spiced with Middle Eastern spices this wouldn’t be a typical Middle Eastern dish due to the use of pork that is widely forbidden for consumption due to religious reasons but I found the flavours work well myself. This makes an easy lunch for work or would work really well as a side […]