Tuckin’ in at Tayyabs

After inviting Chris and Niamh to sample some legendary Italian (dis)organisation and (un)hospitality followed by death by Powerpoint in Italian (and the odd dribble of olive oil); they very kindly invited me to a foodie chin-wag and nosh at Tayyabs.

The great and the good of food blogging London was there, spread over two tables like a wordy marinade and included hollowlegs, cooking the books, worldfoodieguide (bigger list here) They’d all BYO’d, except for me, who snaffled three bottles of Peroni from the Good Samaritan pub. Josh from Cooking the Book had brought a rose ‘that Waitrose recommends for a medium spiced curry’.

What followed was the classic Indian restaurant who-ordered–what-try-a-bit-of-this-ooh-that’s-nice banter, with the telling of tales and the odd rant (from me). The other diners looked on in bafflement as we all got up to photograph the special leg of lamb the chef had made us. Thus ensuring that the locomotory limb of said ovine had its 15 minutes of posthumous fame.

Then it was back to the pub, where schemes where hatched, but more on that later. Photos on Flickr.

3 Responses to “Tuckin’ in at Tayyabs”

  1. 1 Helen March 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    It was a fantastic night! I’m still not over the fail on that tinda masala but never mind. If you go again, do try it – sometimes it is amazing.

  2. 2 Chris March 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for coming Andrew – and yes, very excited about Phase Two… 🙂

  3. 3 Helen Yuet Ling Pang March 30, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    It was lovely to meet you and chat about meat!

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