12 December 2013

Picnic On The Eurostar

When I travel, I like to make the whole experience as enjoyable as possible. Getting through security can be rather a stress and then sitting on a train for hours is often a huge bore.  But it doesn't have to be! In preparation for a journey to Brussels, I headed to La Fromagerie on Marylebone; a shop dedicated to the joy of cheese. Definitely my kind of place.


A large cheese maturing cellar displays more varieties than you can shake a mozzarella stick at. 


The experts are on hand to give you tasters and help you make your decisions. I went for a brie, a cheddar, a Stilton and a goat's cheese.  Afterwards, there's a whole floor to explore dedicated to seasonal fruits, vegetables, bread, biscuits, chutneys, jams, oils and cakes - basically everything you could possibly need to make the most of your cheese. 


We were all set!


As soon as we were on board our Eurostar train at King's Cross, we were preparing our lunch. The cheese, biscuits, chutneys and pates were out!

My pictures really don't do it justice. I think I was too eager to get face-first in cheese than to put the concentration I should have into the photos.


The cheeses were out of this world. The soft brie spread on a biscuit with the truffle honey on top was just fantastic.

I'd brought along a bottle of Hardy's sparkling rosé - a gorgeous, refreshing accompaniment and celebration drink. It's one of those wines that will match perfectly with so many occasions. Plus anything that's pink and sparkling always makes things a little extra special!


Needless to say, it ended up being the enjoyable journey that I'd had in mind.

Before we knew it, two hours had passed and we were ready for fun in Brussels...

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12 comments:

  1. All the food pictures looked so good! =) Looks like you girls had so much fun =)

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  2. Mmmm, cheese and truffle honey! I bet your train companions loved the smell of your picnic choice haha!!

    Have a great time in Brussels!

    Rosie xx

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    1. Haha! Funny you should say that - we ended up giving them our leftover cheese and biscuits and they were more than happy!

      I'm back from Brussels now sadly. Coverage of our trip to come!

      Cx

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  3. Looks like such a fun time! Great photos.
    www.kierramakayla.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  4. BRILLIANT idea!!! And I've been looking for that truffle honey, thank you so much for leading me right to it! xx

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    1. OMG that truffle honey is out of this world! I'm so glad this post lead you to it! :D x

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  5. Haha can't wait to see the rest of your travels! Picnic looks delicious! incredibly jealous!

    Katie <3

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  6. Hi dear,

    I like your pretty blog, I'll be back more often =)
    Do you want to follow each other on GFC and maybe social media?
    Let me know so I can follow you back.
    Kisses, Ana
    http://xoxocitygirl.blogspot.pt

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  7. You DO know how to travel in style! And you look so classy when traveling as well. I never look that cute on the train! ;o)

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  8. That is the best travel picnic I have EVER seen!
    You do know how to do things in style!!

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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  9. Love this! I'm still learning the ropes here in London and this will definitely help when choosing restaurants! xoxo, Alexandra

    http://teamstarnestakeslondon.blogspot.co.uk/

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