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CHILTERN FIREHOUSE
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London's burning. Not literally, obviously-no one wants to return to the bad old days of 1666-but at Chiltern Firehouse, cool-cat hotelier Andre Balazs's new venture. In its restaurant's first two months, the impossibility of getting a reservation was matched only by the lack of coherent information on its website. Well, at least it gave you the adress.
 Go through the gate, past the doorman and through the enchanted garden-which is going to be heaven on summer nights-and a Brazilian Asthon Kutcher-lookalike greeter laconically opens the door. Inside, an army of jacketed managers and staff is racing around. 'It's all flames and beards here,' says manager David, ex-Scott's, nodding towards the openkitchen as he seats us. And yes, there are flames leaping, and lots of bearded cooks, and headchef Nuno Mendes-lured from his Shoreditch hidey-hole Viajante by Mr Balazs-is sweet and smiling at the stove despite the madness and mayhem. 
But you still wouldn't call Firehouse macho. Not with these all-girl tables, Persian rugs on slate-tile floors and people queuing three deep at the bar for a Quick One Before Dinner. The menu is smallish but well  balanced: stake tartare or grilled octopus to start, perhaps followed by roast chicken or slow-roasted short rib. Some of it-the beef fillet with chimichurri, for instance-is great, even though portions, for the money are a little stringy.
 But hey-who said this was about the food? The scene at the Firehouse is indisputably the hottest in London. An old ladder shed has been turned into a very desirable coctail bar, and a Narnia-like secret door at the back of the deco-y loos opens onto a smokers'terrace, which is seriously cool (especially if you smoke).





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TOMATOKEFTEDES-FRIED SANTORINI BALLS

INGREDIENTS:
-3 TOMATOES
-1 ONION
-FLOUR
-WET AND SQUEEZED BREAD
- SPEARMINT
-OLIVE OIL
-SALT/PEPPER

PROCESSING:
-PEEL OFF THE TOMATOES AND CUT IN SMALL PIECES
-STRAIN/FLITRATE THEM   FORN30-60MIN IN ORDER TO BE MORE SOLID
-CUT THE  ONION TO LITTLE PIECES
-WE POOR ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND ADD FLOUR INSIDE UNTIL IT BECOMES MUSH/PUREE-NOT VERY SOLID

ON A PAN WITH VERY HOT OLIVE OIL WE PLACE THE TOMATO BALLS AND COOK THEM BOTH SIDES TILL THEY BECOME REDISH.

ENJOY!

Yours,
Angela






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EASY RECIPE! SOUFFLE AU CHOCOLAT BY ANGELIKI

SOUFFLE AU CHOCOLAT!

INGREDIENTS;
-3 EGGS
1/2 GLASS OF SUGAR
-1 GLASS OF FLOUR
-1 BAKING POWDER
-300GR BITTER CHOCOLATE
-1/2 BAR OF BUTTER


PROCESSING;
1. MIX EGGS WITH SUGAR
2.  ADD THE FLOUR AND BAKING POWDER
3. MELT THE CHOCOLATE AND BUTTER IN THE POT
4. PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER

PRE HEAT OVEN AT 250 CELCIUS DEGREES.

IDEALLY, SERVE WITH A SCOOP OF VANILLA ICE CREAM!

ENJOY,
YOURS,
ANGELIKI