Can I be your guide to Islington's best food?

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 03 Sep, 2017

Lifestyle edit: #MyBestMealIslington - Essex Road - Welcome to Salut

My quest to find nice places  to eat and provide you, my lovely readers, with an inside guide to the most foodie London borough ever - Islington - continues  (I know, I'm a tiny tad bias).
So let me help you experience Islington like a Islingtonian and introduce you to Salut a modern European restaurant  situated in Essex Road, also #MyBestMealIslington September monthly feature.

Salut  was opened in 2016 by brothers Martin and Christoph Lange who grew up in Germany ( Christoph has worked at kitchens all over Europe including Norway’s Maaemo and Denmark’s Noma - now relocated to Copenhagen ), with Martin’s girlfriend, making the most of local meat producers, sustainably sourced fish and organic vegetables all mixed with incredible passion.

‘Salut’ is the French for ‘hi’, or otherwise ‘cheers!’ in other parts of Europe and the name fits perfectly this special little place. A great bonus here is the open kitchen which means you can see the magic as it happens.

The food is wonderful and the prices are fairly aligned to some other Islington semi-posh establishments (someone might called them pricey ) with the portions on the small side but completely worth it.
The quality and presentation of the dishes is superb, the service great and the atmosphere intimate &  friendly ( it has around 30 seatings).

My Super Favourite dishes  ( Menu ):
  • Pan Fried Scallops, Pig’s Trotter & Green Apple Declination (starter)
  • 48 Hours Braised Pork Belly, Turnip, Cherry Kaffir Lime Leaf Sauce (main)
  • 100 % Chocolate, Served With Hot Sauce (dessert)
  • Selection of 5 Affined Cheeses, Condiments and Dried Fruits Bread (dessert) - Brillat – Savarin, Sauvaget, Fior di pecure, Comte Vieux, Bleu Brebis Basque - what can I say, I LOVE Cheese!!!)

Salut is definitely   #MyBestMealIslington - Essex Road- September  and a  #mustgoto: have you tried it? Non?
What are you waiting for???!

Try it and let me know what you think :-)

Laura xxx

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Wednesday : 6pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 3 pm and 6pm - 11pm
Sunday : 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm


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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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