When you move to a new city, it’s always a scramble to find a new set of critical service providers: dentist, hair salon, and fish monger. Your list may be a little different from mine, but these are things that count for me! After a year in London, to be frank, I haven’t settled on any one of them. Until now, which is happy happy news.
On Saturday, I went to James Knight’s Fishmongers in Notting Hill in search of ingredients for a seafood paella for my dinner party. The service was great, the choices superb. I decided to buy the prawns from Cornwall, over the others from an unspecified south east Asia country. Yes, expensive. $35/pound, but I only bought 10 prawns, so it wasn’t too painful and worth every penny. Mussels and squid were all-British. The clams from France. It was one of the best paella’s I’ve ever made, all down to the fabulous ingredients.
I’m still looking for a brilliant dentist and hair salon. Recommendations happily accepted.