Falling for Chiswick

This weekend I solemnly packed away my summer clothes and began to sort through piles of wooly knitwear. I can’t deny that telltale nip in the air any longer – it’s officially fall!

I layered up and went for an afternoon stroll through Chiswick – browsing the shops on the way to lunch. There’s something about the onset of autumn that gives me the urge to nest – and I love the range of design boutiques around Chiswick High Road.

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High Road Auctions have weekly sales at their Chiswick showroom – and the preview days at the weekends make for inspirational bargain hunting grounds. It’s a wonderland of antique furniture and accessories – I had to be dragged away to make our lunch reservation.

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La Trompette has been on my to-do list for practically all of 2013, but I’m only now getting round to giving it a go.  I’m loving everything about this place – the whimsical little side street it’s on, the gregarious hostess whisking my jacket off to the coat room, the bouncy cushioned booth piled with silk pillows, an expertly spiced Bloody Mary so rich and savory I would’ve sworn it had beef stock in it… And that’s all before the food even arrives!

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Tortelloni of suckling pig with secreto, turnips, barbeque dressing and bacon foam

Tortelloni of suckling pig with secreto, turnips, barbeque dressing and bacon foam

Breast and thigh of guinea fowl with Jerusalem artichokes, salsify, figs, trompettes and fresh chestnuts

Breast and thigh of guinea fowl with Jerusalem artichokes, salsify, figs, trompettes and fresh chestnuts

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Banana soufflé with pain d'espices ice cream

Banana soufflé with pain d’espices ice cream

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This place had me feeling positively giddy (read: goofy) by the time coffee came. This was by far one of the best Sunday lunches I’ve had in London – and I’ve had a few!

2 thoughts on “Falling for Chiswick

  1. Anonymous

    Oh Sarah…keep the stories rolling. I so enjoy reading about your adventures, but do have to admit that I am definitely jealous. With all that good food your tasting, how are you not fat? Love you

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  2. godsavethescene Post author

    There is a chubby lady inside me desperately trying to get out! I keep her at bay with (occasional) excericse and lots and lots greens and superfoods when I cook at home. x

    Reply

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