pont st. with zomato

Last week, the lovely team at Zomato invited 20 bloggers to another of their foodie-central events, this time at the restaurant Pont St in Belgravia. When the exciting email I received mentioned a cooking demonstration by the head chef Sophie Michell (she is the youngest female Executive Chef in the UK and started building her career at the age of 15!), amongst great food, drinks and company, I was all in.

We started off with cocktails in the swanky bar of the Belgraves Hotel where the restaurant is situated – I went for the Lavender Mogul which was sweet but fresh and extremely drinkable. It was a good chance to catch up with a few familiar faces from the previous event I attended by Zomato, as well as meet some new ones. It’s always nice to finally talk to the people behind the blogs I read regularly!

After a good bit of chitchatting, we were lead down to the maze-like kitchen downstairs where all the real work happens. Armed with our cameras and smartphones, we gathered around as the chef herself gave us a demo of how she makes fresh butternut squash ravioli, and a brave few tried their hand at it as well! (pictured below: Angie from Silverspoon London, Lucy from Diamondintheashes, Zoe from Love and Limoncello)

That definitely whet our appetites for the dinner to follow! As we took our seats upstairs in the restaurant, we found these adorable and very useful packets with all the twitter handles of everyone at the dinner, the full menu, and wine and cocktail details. All made with love by the amazing Alexandra at Zomato!

It’s safe to say that we were all impressed by the sheer variety and selection of the starters that were offered. We had sharing plates of pork belly, crudités, carpaccio, sliders, oysters, superfood salads – you name it, we had it. You can see more details of the food in the picture of the menu above.

We all chose a main course ahead of the event, and luckily at my end of the table we all took different ones – meaning we could all take turns photographing each other’s dishes. I have to admit, it feels good to be amongst others who patiently take photos of their food before digging in!

Pictured below are Angie’s tuna steak, Zoe’s lemon sole, Aftab’s (from Fresh and Fearless) chicken, and my dish, lobster pasta with bone marrow (not very photogenic unfortunately).

I thoroughly enjoyed my pick – they were generous with the lobster, and the pasta was very al dente which I definitely like.

We had been given so much food for the starter, that we were pretty stuffed by this point. However, we could’t exactly leave without any dessert – of which, again, there was plenty.

Along with individual plates of madeleines with lemon curd, there were also platters of flourless chocolate cake, and salted caramel donuts with mini vanilla milkshakes. I am seriously regretting not trying the donuts as they looked so good, but I was up to my ears with food I could’t manage!

I definitely stayed longer than I intended after the food was done and dusted, enjoying our wines and chatting away – it really is amazing how a love for food brings people together, and makes for such a great evening with people I would’t have met had it not been for this little blog!

I’ve listed below just some of the blogs by the fellow foodies I got a chance to talk to at the event, and hopefully those that I missed I’ll have a chance to see them again soon!

Thank you so much to Zomato for spoiling us rotten, and to Sophie Michell for a lovely evening and all that deliciousness. If you ever need any restaurant ideas or trustworthy reviews, head over to their site or download their app – I genuinely use it and love it.

Fellow Zomato-ers and bloggers:
Zoe :: Love and Limoncello
Angie :: Silverspoon London
Lucy :: Diamondintheashes
Aftab :: Fresh and Fearless
Ella :: The Little Brown Book
Serena :: Into the F World
Angela :: The Awkward Blog
Le Binh :: The Food Connoisseur
Ali :: London Is My Playground
Alexandra :: Where2dowhat

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  • Reply Angie SilverSpoon

    Such a lovely evening and really great to see you and get to talk properly.Lots of love,Angie SilverSpoon London

    October 27, 2014 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Sharlynn Ng

    Oh DAMN. You guys seriously were treated there! Being able to take part in fresh pasta making and all those lovely tasting portions..everything looked so damn yummy and I'm sure everyone had a camera!

    October 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Setarra

    Ahhhh what an ah-mazing opportunity and it only makes senses that you were included in the invite! If only they had Zomato in the US haha. Anywho, on another note, I know I've said this before but I am loving your new hair do! I think it fits you and your personal style perfectly 🙂

    October 27, 2014 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply lebinh

    thanks for the linking my blog! 🙂 nice to meet you!

    October 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply jennie

    Looks and sounds like you all had the best time! <3 xx

    October 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Jane

    looks like an amazing event! love all your posts that are similar to this!

    October 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Lulu

    This looks like so much fun 🙂 and so much good food! Also, your hair looks just gorgeous that length! xx

    October 29, 2014 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Tamsin Lim

    I love the sound of your lobster and bone marrow pasta! Yay, always so fun to see food bloggers trying their hand at cooking – Angie is definitely the most glamorous-looking pasta maker out there! You all look like you had so much fun 🙂 xx

    October 29, 2014 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Georgian

    That looks lovely! I could totally go for a doughnut.

    November 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Marla Rogers

    This looks so unbelievable…I'm so jealous! The drink sounds incredible, I love fancy and pretty drinks hehe. And that lemon sole…ahh! Also it seriously must be so great to have people around you who are all taking food pictures before eating lol. Also I LOVE your hair!!

    November 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm
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