Went to this gorgeous little Thai place by the Truman Brewery, opposite Spitalfields market, with my friends Lottie and Alice. Started with salt and pepper squid and prawns which showed a really light touch, and followed with stir fry duck and vegetables and rice. Good honest cooking and excellent service which is a cut above most thai places I’ve been to. Shared bench tables, but actually feels very intimate even though you’re sharing with other people. Highly recommended!
UPDATE: Rosa’s opens in Soho on Thursday 11 March 2010. I can’t make it – gah – but if it’s as good as the Spitalfields version then I’m sure it will soon become a favourite for good value and delicious food in central London!
I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of this exhibition at the StolenSpace Gallery at the Truman Brewery. Created by Green Day’s manager, who apparently is an art lover, he commissioned 21 original pieces of art inspired by music from Green Day’s latest album, 21st Century breakdown. It was a lovely funky laid back gallery and a couple of members of the band were there (the one with the spikey hair and the other one who’s not the lead singer), as well as some East London arty types and fans of the band. I liked a lot of the paintings – especially the portraits of the band and one of a bird pulling at a grenade. I liked the combination of music and art and the passion involved in the project, well worth a look.