Victor Churchill, to me, is an absolute wonderland of charcuterie and meats. I’ve previously written about my work experience there – culminating in meeting Anthony Bourdain! – and how much in awe I am of head chef Romeo Baudouin’s food philosophy. He taught me that within running a business – that is, keeping an eye on being profitable – there is space for good food and good practices. There is so much that goes into every product that he puts up into those glass cabinets, I still don’t know where he gets all the inspiration. So when Google City Experts invited me to canapés and drinks at Victor Churchill, I absolutely could not say no!
The food, of course was amazing. I ate till I was stuffed, and then ate some more. From vol-au-vents with a creamy chicken filling, to house-made sausage rolls with tomato chutney, to roast beef with freshly made Sauce Bearnaise and Duck Fat Potatoes (!) – of which I had three servings I think – my tastebuds were kept tingling and utterly entertained with every bite. I just could not stop. But eating wasn’t the only thing that I got to do!
We also got to have a one-on-one session with one of the butchers – Michael – on how to french a lamb shank. We each got to try it, hands on, after a quick demonstration. It was really fantastic to be back, and Google City Experts really made it an event to remember. I loved the extra touch in organising hands-on experiences, and the impressive demonstration in taking apart a whole lamb! We even got a beautifully wrapped lamb shoulder to take home! You can join Google City Experts too! Just click here to sign up with your Google account.
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