Q & Eats With Alina

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Q & Eats is shaping up nicely, and it has given me the chance to hang out with a blogging fave of mine, Alina from fairy tale pretty picture, a Cosmo Award winning blog. Some shopping happened, with a tux being purchased I’ll show you when I wear it. We were going somewhere else in Soho but the wait was long so we hopped a couple of streets over and went to The Banana Tree instead.

Busy, bustling and full of amazing Indochinese smells wafting across the room it was just right for a chilly evening.

We got seated fairly quickly, and the menu is great, loads of feel good dishes and even a selection for my new found veganism. I chose the Blackened Monks vegetables with my guest going for the Blackened Chilli Pork, a them seemed there.

My noodles were warming, the veggies crisp and crunchy, and the sesame crackers perfect. The sweetcorn balls were perfect mouthfuls, and the tofu, well that is always a mark of a place as it is so easy to make it bland, et this was spicy and bursting with flavour.

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With a total bill including drinks under £25 it really is a cheap central London eat that you can walk out of the door and feel satisfied with.

I then took her off to my fave tea room in Soho, which has the best cakes in London I think, Maison Bertaux.

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Alina also reviewed it for us . . .

 

Dining at the Banana Tree was divine. Not only was the company great but the food was delicious!

After a few loud exclamations from Ross (I’m very proud of her, what can I say) about me being the winner of Best Interior Blog at the Cosmo Blog Awards 2015, which in turn caused a few heads to turn, I blushingly ordered the Blackened Chilli Pork, slices in soy and chilli garlic accompanied with egg fried rice.


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The food was cooked to perfection.  The sauce was great and didn’t overpower the meat at all, and the meat itself wasn’t too spicy either – which is perfect for a Russia gal like me who’s not keen on killing off my taste buds 😉

Overall, there’s nothing not to like about Banana Tree, it’s social, friendly and has lovely food.

For desert, Ross and I decided to go for a bit of cake and tea. So, we walked towards the cutest little home-made cake shop and I ended up choosing a fruity, creamy piece that was soft, fluffy and mouth-wateringly tasty.  I’m definitely going back there… and while I’m there maybe I’ll ask for some baking advice too!

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Thanks Ross for such a lovely evening 🙂

 

So on with the questions

Fave Designer – Burberry

Neoprene, Neo Right, or Neo Wrong – Wrong

Heels or Flats – Heels

Dress to impress or casual – Smart Casual

Print Or Plain – Plain

Best Thing you bought – Ripped Jeans From Urban Outfitters

Can a t-shirt save the world – Hell Yeah

One idea to change the world – Keep Calm And Kill Zombies

Saying you live by – Eat, Drink, And Be Merry

Top tip for home design – Always be yourself, personality makes the interior

What are the current trends – Dark Lux, contemporary, All Modern, White, and Wintery

One item you would love to have I your home – Piano Forte

Do you do your own decorating – Yes

You are a former blog award judge, should we get you on TV judging things – If here was a TV Bloggers Awards

Was it weird to be on the other side and win your Cosmo Award – God Yes

Which is your greater achievement, winning a Cosmo, or getting an FW nomination – Clearly the FW Nom

You cheerlead, will you create an FW cheer – Yeah (Holding you to this, I want a video of your team doing it)

Who is the greatest person in cheerleading, the NFL women, Kirstin Dunst or the one and only Sue Sylvester – Sue

Who do you want to win Strictly – Don’t Watch

Mayo or Ketchup – Mayo

Song that always gets you dancing – I’ll be there for you (the Friends theme)

Should scrappy doo be tasered – Yes, god how I hate him

Best breakfast – Croissants, warmed

Fave muppet – Kermit

Who would be your celeb parents – Jennifer Aniston & Matt Damon

Fave poem – Ozymandis by Percy Shelly, *which was then recited word perfect

Mayor for  a day what do you do – Steal cyclists wheels if they go through lights

What book should FW followers read – Game Of Thrones boxset

One piece of advice for the reader – Try and bring positivity into every day things

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Fashion & Life Online Magazine, Lover of Indy Labels & Retailers, You Spend A lot Of Time In Clothes, Love Them, . . . . Also I'm A Boy

2 comments

  1. They were indeed VERY loud exclamations of ‘BUT…. YOU’RE FAMOUS” with people looking over their shoulders 😛 😛

    Thanks again for a great meal and interview 🙂
    Alina x

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