Those last few weeks, I had been working really hard on blog scheduling, trying to make sure I balance content to make sure you guys don’t end up reading 7 restaurant reviews one week, and then none for weeks.
It was all going well, but then I visited the newly-opened Market Porter in Battersea and everything tumbled down.
Forget being organised and planning content ahead, there was no way I was keeping this one from you for one second!
Nestled in the still-being-built Embassy Gardens luxury development right by the river, finding Market Porter is still a bit of a challenge…
But it’s well worth the effort as Market Porter is the cutest café / deli I have ever seen.
Worthy of my Paris’ favourites!
Quite small, but so very charming and welcoming, just like the people running it!
People who love wine, cheese and charcuterie are always the best people anyway.
And true to its roots (Market Porter is the first off-line venture of Meatporter.com, famous for delivering exceptionally high-quality meat cuts right to your door), Market Porter focuses on the quality of ingredients.
Only the very best, carefully sourced with both taste and ethics in mind, is to be found on the shelves.
The artisan deli selection of course includes some of Meat Porter‘s gorgeous own produce, usually only available through their website.
Along with a fine selection of wine, coffee, cheese as well as other high-quality British food and drink products.
You can of course take all those beautiful things home and turn them into the most beautiful of picnics.
Or you can turn to the man behind the bar and trust him to come up with something wonderful.
Like this Green Peppercorn wild boar salami on sourdough with spinach and roasted red peppers.
Crunchy toasted sourdough, spread with a touch of the very best mayo, fresh baby spinach leaves, paper-thin, smoky and delicate salami, soft peppers, simply drizzled in fragrant olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, this beauty shines by its simplicity.
But when everything that goes into a dish is that good, nothing more is needed to create something absolutely stellar.
Both picture and taste-perfect and one of the best lunches I’d had in a while.
So if you happen to be in the area, go give them a go (and get me some of this salami when you’re at it!).
Market Porter, 5 New Union Square, Embassy Gardens London SW8 5AJ