Bustling down the street with guitar shaped bags on their backs, slouching outside sheet music shops with indie hairdo and a fag hanging insouciently from their lips, Denmark Street is a musos dream, more Diagon Alley than Tin Pan Alley. The Giaconda Snack Bar used to be a coffee bar hangout for musicians in the 60s (interesting post on Denmark st in the 60s).
“On our day trip to Spain we were lucky to have missed the Espuma / Spherification pandemic that was sweeping the country at the time – thank goodness we came through that one intact!”
I gaped at him “How did you do that?”
“Oh there’s only about four roasters, it’s easy” he declared blithely.
“No we are going away to Europe. That’s what’s wonderful about being here in Europe, you have so many different cuisines on your doorstep. In Australia it’s the same for miles around. Our nearest neighbours are in Asia which is pretty far. Everytime we go to Europe we always come back with something, a new ingredient or dish, a new inspiration”.