Finally - Dining Pics from my World Tour : First Stop - Jiko!!

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Finally - Dining Pics from my World Tour : First Stop - Jiko!!

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I know - I know . . . this should have been done WEEKS ago!! I apologize to you all - and especially to those of you depending on me to report on Victoria and Albert's. I am a lousy person who cares very little for those around me. That I even breathe on my own is remarkable . . .

So - I will start NOW, and get some pics posted along with some food reviews. So . . . dancing banana, lead the way!!

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Our first full day ended with a great meal at Jiko. I was so caught up in the excitement, I didn't get a picture of my Peri Peri Chicken. You'll just have to suffer!!

To begin, we had the cheese plate. If you recall my trip report, this will be a repeated pattern. Cheese is GOOD!!
At Jiko, you get a wonderful assortment of hard and soft, mild and strong cheese along with some accompaniments. Most of them are on the sweet side so the flavors all complement.

Next, we enjoyed the Jiko Salad and the Roasted Beet Salad.

Both of these were quite flavorful. The Jiko Salad was made with some bitter greens, some sliced pear and a light citrus vinaigrette. The Roasted Beet salad with bitter greens was rich with goat cheese and prosciutto. So Good!!

Main courses were the unpictured Peri Peri Chicken. Warm and spicy with a crispy skin. Delicious - So enticing that I forgot to get a picture. silly
Kim had the Maize Crusted Corvina, a flaky and buttery white fish. It was served with a tomato butter sauce. It took an iron will to keep the dish on the table and licked clean. Seriously.

For dessert Kim had a classic - Charmoula Creme Brullee (a soft, sweet fruit) and I had the new menu item, the Drunken Tart with panna cotta. Light cake dipped in wine. What can be bad about that? Why absolutely NOTHING!!

Jiko is a winner - always, every single time. Go there. Eat. Enjoy. Repeat!!

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Great pictures Ollie! The desserts look SOO good! Looking forward to the next pictures so we get to see more cheese! Big smile

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What an amazing meal! This is one of my favourite restaurants - love the beet salad!!

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Very cool! I have not been to Jiko, so this is a treat to see! Thank you! awesome

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Great food pictures!!!! Are you going to post some park pictures too?

I really want to see some "Stoopid Shooes".

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BuffaloBill wrote:
Great food pictures!!!! Are you going to post some park pictures too?

I really want to see some "Stoopid Shooes".

Thanks for the props, BuffaloBill!!
I'll get a couple park pics posted . . ( muchlove Alliteration!) but I am not sure if any Stoopid Shoe shots ( muchlove AGAIN!! ) came out.
You have to be careful when taking pictures of feet. People look at you funny. wink

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Yummy! That looks so delish, I wish I were headed there tonight!

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Jiko looks fantastic! I've had the beet salad before, though it was slightly different, but it was delicious. The fish looks wonderful, and it's what I'm planning on finally trying the next time I dine at Jiko - which is on my list for October - and the desserts look great too!

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Fawn wrote:
Jiko looks fantastic! I've had the beet salad before, though it was slightly different, but it was delicious. The fish looks wonderful, and it's what I'm planning on finally trying the next time I dine at Jiko - which is on my list for October - and the desserts look great too!

That Fish Is Still Being Spoken of in Hushed Tones.

I am not kidding when I say that it was all Kim could do to NOT LICK the plate. I was allowed a meager taste and . . . Who Knew Tomato Butter Sauce (Beurre Blanc is the snooty culinary word) could be so FRIEKING good!!

The creme brullee was great - would recommend that. The Drunken Tart was also good, but more interesting than knock your socks off delicious. I was bummed that the coconut bread pudding was off the menu. sad

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I may have to try that fish at Jiko, I had the braised rib last time and that was great. We an have ADR there in May.

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The cheese and beet salad looks really good. I'm not a fish eater so I would have liked to have seen the chicken dish. But, I'm not gonna to go there. LOL

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I had the peri peri chicken when we went. I will second that it was gone before I could take a picture.

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JoAnn C wrote:
The cheese and beet salad looks really good. I'm not a fish eater so I would have liked to have seen the chicken dish. But, I'm not gonna to go there. LOL

It really was a great meal! And the staff is so great, too. Oh, and the wine list is awesome!

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That Jiko salad looks delicious as does the fish

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Gorgeous! I am now starving, and craving Jiko in the WORST way! Thanks for sharing. I got the shortrib when I was there, so it's neat to see the fish. And I love that drunken cake...what a neat, different dessert.

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mrhub wrote:
I may have to try that fish at Jiko, I had the braised rib last time and that was great. We an have ADR there in May.
I had the rib a year or so ago - so good!