Valentines at The Ivy

Night two of the Valentines weekend happened at the Ivy on West Street, the original Ivy!

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After dismissing that anything could beat the sublime views and outrageous menu at Duck & Waffle, The Ivy swooped in and proved me wrong.

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Strawberry Daiquiri 

I absolutely loved the Art Deco decor inside The Ivy. I felt as if I had been catapulted back to the 20’s and 30’s.

We started off the evening with cocktails at the bar.

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For starters, we both had poached egg with hollandaise. The decadence of the decor even spread into the food. It was by far the richest hollandaise I’ve ever had, I felt guilty even eating it but I’ve never had anything like it.

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My main was a lovely squash & kale risotto. The kale was crispy and dry and incidentally tasted exactly like the ‘crispy seaweed’ that is usually found in Chinese cuisine – which I love. The risotto had the beautiful twist of added gorgonzola which made the dish.

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The “Chicken and Chorizo Hotch Potch” was a lovely hearty meal, packed full of flavour and spice. I felt like I’d been transported to a little tapas bar in Spain.

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We can’t forget the sides! This is something that could easily be made at home and I think I’m going to have to. Blue cheese, avocado and spinach salad – three of my favourite things.

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Valentines Day isn’t Valentines Day without CHOCOLATE! This chocolate parfait was actually so good I started laughing midway through eating it because it really was conjuring up so many happy emotions. Even thinking about it right now is making my mouth water slightly and yes, that is pistachio ice cream on the side *drool*.

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A “Malted Milk and Honeycomb Delice with Caramel and Cocoa” was the last dish of the night. It’s safe to say I went straight into a food coma after this meal. I have to thank my boyfriend for this amazing weekend and dinner out!

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I hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day! Comment below with your favourite dish that you ate this Valentines Day, whether it was pizza with your friends or even a healthy home-cooked meal, I’d love to know 🙂

 

7 Comments

  1. February 17, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    What a wonderful evening! You have a wonderful boyfriend. I am adding this restaurant to my list for when I visit London!

    • TheHungryHedonist.org
      February 17, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      You must do!! Be sure to book in advance as it’s a popular one 🙂 I’d definitely recommend the chocolate parfait if you couldn’t tell already 😉

  2. February 17, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Wow. What’s in the center of that first cocktail? Looks like a lovely meal!

    The 15th is my husband’s birthday so we celebrate Valentines the weekend after. We are eating in. I’m making homemade egg rolls and we will add some Chinese take out! 😉

    • TheHungryHedonist.org
      February 17, 2016 / 4:04 pm

      Awww that sounds like a fun plan! You should blog about the homemade egg rolls I’d be intrigued to see how they’re made 🙂 nothing beats Chinese takeaway (apart from pizza haha). It was a strawberry daiquiri but they served the iced strawberry part and the rum part separately so you could mix it yourself, which is always abit of fun!

      • February 17, 2016 / 9:50 pm

        Gotcha..Yum!

  3. M. L. Kappa
    February 17, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Everything looks d licit us!

    • February 18, 2016 / 12:47 am

      Wow! This looks so delicious!!!

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