London Day 2

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Ready for brunch

We started our second day in Chelsea at The Ivy Chelsea Garden for brunch. Chelsea is one of my favorite neighborhoods and Koen and I both really love the brunch at The Ivy, so I definitely wanted to take Koen’s family here!

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Cappuccino

 

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Toasted crumpets with a side of parsley butter with Marmite and mustard

 

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Eggs Benedict

 

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Eggs Royale

 

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Caramelized ruby grapefruit

After brunch we split up, some of us heading to the Victoria & Albert Museum, others going for a walk and visiting Harrod’s and other stores. I will make a separate post for the V&A because Koen and I decided to see the exhibit Balenciaga Shaping Fashion.

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Walking through Chelsea

 

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Victoria & Albert

 

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Inside the entrance to the museum

 

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Medieval & Renaissance 1350 – 1600

After our time at the museum it was time for an early dinner before seeing Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theater. I chose Shepherd’s of Westminster because they have a great theater menu with vegetarian options. The head chef, Karl Goward, has worked at a few of our favorite restaurants before arriving at Shepherd’s, including St. John and The Spotted Pig. We arrived just on time for happy hour!

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Heading to dinner

 

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Shepherd’s of Westminster

 

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Mine and Koen’s cocktails

 

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Cheers!

 

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Sofie’s cocktail with passion fruit

 

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Cider with dinner

 

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My mackeral made me think of Russia – served with pickled carrots, sour cream and dill

 

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Delicious pork belly for my main with preserved Belgian endive, apple jelly, potatoes and greens

 

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The Apollo Victoria

 

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Family photo after the show!

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