On Sunday last weekend me and my boyfriend went to Notting Hill in London to meet my friend from uni for lunch. We went to a Mexican restaurant which has recently opened called Peyotito and tried four of their dishes; Tostada De Atun, Tacos De Barbacoa, Enchilada De Pollo and Papas Con Chorizo. Each of these were from their weekend brunch menu.
Click on the images below to see more information about each dish.
The Tostada De Atun arrived first – bite-sized pieces of toasted tortilla with yellowfin tuna. The tostada’s were carefully placed on little beds of salsa macha which is a thick, Mexican salsa which tastes sweet and delicious! To me, the intricate presentation of this dish reflected the delicacy of the yellowfin tuna, finely sliced and carefully laid in the centre of each tostada. Yes, they were as yummy as they look!
My personal favourite however, were the Tacos De Barbacoa. The meat was succulent and and full of flavour – my mouth is watering even thinking about it now! Papas Con Chorizo on the other hand was a more spicy dish which came with salsa verde. I am not usually good with spice, however, this sauce wasn’t overpowering and added extra flavour to the potato, tortilla and poached egg – creating a small explosion of tastiness in your mouth. YUM!
Enchilada De Pollo was described on the menu as ‘chicken enchiladas with green mole and traditional garnish’. After Googling what green mole was, we found out it is a sauce made using pumpkin seeds and green serrano chili pepper. It was really tasty and came with three enchiladas – enough for each of us.
Our waiter recommended four dishes to share which was enough food for lunch but I think we could have shared one more, especially if we had gone for dinner.
Across the road from Peyotito is a very cute shop/cafe called Biscuiteers.
Inside, you can purchase hand-made biscuits, cakes and chocolates. I have to say, they are a bit on the expensive side with a box of 9 biscuits costing £35. As a result, I bought a single ‘Day of the Dead’ chocolate biscuit (£3.50) as a taster. For some reason, I was expecting the icing to be softer and thicker like cake icing but it was more like the shiny, hard icing on party ring biscuits. Having said that, I love the designs and I think that they would make a really nice, unique gift.
If you don’t live near London and/or want to order something from the Biscuiteers, you can do so on their website. To see their entire collection of gifts click here and for information regarding delivery, click here. I was surprised that they offer next day delivery if you order before 1pm!
Next we went to Ottolenghi in Notting Hill. Here they sell an array of food, cakes and pastries to eat in, take away or if you’re feeling really lazy, they’ll send it by taxi! We bought three of their white chocolate cheesecake tarts with a raspberry compote to take away and they were deeelicious! I would really like to go back here and try their food on the daily menu, it looks so healthy and fulfilling. If you would like to try food from Ottolenghi but you aren’t able to travel to London, they also have recipes on their website which you can find by clicking here.
So that was my yummy Sunday! I hope you enjoyed reading.