An evening at Le Boudin Blanc

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 17 Jul, 2017

My Best Meal London - Mayfair

The Alchemist ( moi  ) goes About Town to find places to eat for both business and pleasure for you lovelies readers [I know I'm being totally selfless here  ;-)....], and this month I bring to you  Le Boudin Blanc ,   "A Bit of Paris in Mayfair"  as the New York Times calls it.

In line with french tradition, seasonal produce are at the heart of the menu, sourced directly from local producers either in England, France or the rest of Europe. This is French classics cuisine/repertoire at its best but with a modern touch sprinkled here and there. I have eaten here several times, for lunch, dinner , after drinks  etc... and  I loved it each and every time ( and the extremely generous portions).

Le Boudin Blanc is located a short walking distance from Green Park tube station and the main road but as soon as you venture in  you are transported in charming and picturesque alleyways - an oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, where leisurely business lunches are  de riguer  here together with some people watching ( literally speaking if you seat outside on the pavement).
Eating al fresco and watching the world go by with nice food and wine is one of the best past-times - try it on a day off during the week - priceless.

The staff welcoming is warm and the service excellent with perfect timing both for serving/clearing and giving enough attention to the diners but not to much to feel intrusive. 

I have tried many dishes and loved them all but I'm particularly fond of  dans Les Entrées of  Escargots de Bourgogne persillés (s nails with garlic and parsley butter) and  Moules marinières à la crème ( mussels with white wine, shallots, parsley and cream); dans Les Poissons   I love  Sole de Douvres grille, beurre Maître d'hôtel ( grilled Dover sole).

Sorry, I can't really choose amongst the meats, Je les adore tous:  you must however try the Côte de beau grille et son os à moelle, jus et beurre Maître d’hôtel (grilled rib of veal, roasted marrow bone, shallots, lemon and parsley butter) - super yummy -  and Confit de joues de porch, Jésus de Morteau, poi trine de porch fumée et cassoulet de haricots coco (confit of pork cheeks, smoked sausage, pork belly cooked in a jar with tomatoes coco beans ) - very filling and conforting.

Booking online is easy, simple and efficient and the menu is in French and in English so no need to feel intimidated.
So if you can't go to Paris for a short trip but love anything french, why don't you try it?

Le menu est un délice et le personnel très charmant et accueillant, on y va?

The People Alchemist Blog

By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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