FRANCE- Croissant and Espresso

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I have a confession to make World Cup Dinners fans.

Today’s dinner is for France, but weas are off to the theatre tonight for a bit of non-World Cup culture, we’re going to Le Bistro Beaumartin  on  Hope Street for some French fare!

However, in order to keep on track, I had a ‘World Cup Breakfast’ of Espresso and Croissants instead!

The coffee is from a local roaster- Dear Green, worth trying to pick some up if you get the chance, the croissants were from the bakers, but there’s a good recipe I make with my breadmaker on Panasonic’s site

France have surprised plenty of people at the World Cup so far, having come into the tournament with very low expectations, they have already qualified for the knock-out stages, and virtually assured of top spot in Group E after winning their opening two matches.
If they go on to complete their hat trick this evening it will be the first time they have won all three group games in a major competition since winning the World Cup on home soil in 1998.

At Beumartins’s we ended up going for the pre-theatre deal- £13.95 for two courses and a glass of wine, and though the choices were a bit limited, the food was really tasty. I ended up going  for the classic French Onion soup, followed by ‘Poulet a la Creme et Olives’ – baked chicken with olives and mushrooms, served with rice and a cream sauce.

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