Flour & Grape: simply pasta and wine

Flour & Grape: simply pasta and wine

Eat, London
Here is a question that never gets old, 'what are you doing for your birthday?' Well, this year, it's just some pasta and wine. Flour & Grape In the recent years, it seems South East London has gotten hip. Artisan restaurants, eateries and bars are popping up everywhere. Here, Chef Nick Crsipini, who previously owned Antico and worked under top Theo Randall of Park Lane, came to Bermondsey. Last week, they were doing a soft launch with 50% discount, so naturally we checked it out. Instead of going to Oxo Tower, we celebrated my birthday here. I loved the decor immediately, although Mr only thought it as 'ok'. The menu was simple and straight forward. There're only three sections: pre-past, pasta, and post-past, all carefully curated. Of course, let's not forget…
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Backpacking through Europe Part 9: Munich

Backpacking through Europe Part 9: Munich

Backpacking through Europe, Other, Travel
An Authentic Bavarian Experience Dusk of Munich A bit like London, in the evening, Munich comes to life. Little Oktoberfest We didn't plan it, but by chance we came to Munich during their spring festival. So what is this spring festival? Well, think Oktoberfest, then shrink it. This looks odd. There were not that many people there. It turned out, there were a lot of people, and they all gathered at the beer tents. I always had the impression that German people are always very serious. After all, Germany is the country that produces world class technology and architecture. Surely, to produce products to such a high level, you would need a stiff upper lip. Yet, at the festival, everyone we met were very nice and relaxed, recommending us food…
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Mid-autumn: a night of classic Chinese performing arts

Mid-autumn: a night of classic Chinese performing arts

Art, London, Travel
Today marks the The Mid-Autumn Festival, which is a very special occasion in China, with its importance being just behind the Chinese New Year. During this period, people celebrate with their families, eat moon cakes, and appreciate the full moon at night. on 27th September, in the name of Mid-Autumn Festival, the UK Han Culture Association  and UK China Performing Arts (UKCPA) collaborated with several London based Chinese artists,  and brought authentic oriental culture onto stage at London Hippodrome. Hippodrome was first opened in 1900, initially used for circus performances and variety shows, and later on became a popular spot for comedies, musicals, jazz shows and burlesque shows. This time, Chinese performance art came onto this stage. What an interesting combination! Classic Oriental culture meets Western glam! Drum Solo The night started…
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