Wanda Sykes is TOO much!!
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5x15 is a cultural events company founded in 2010. It specialises in delivering inspiring, challenging and entertaining events featuring five outstanding individuals from diverse fields and walks of life, who each tell a fifteen-minute story (without a script) about their lives, passions and inspirations. These events are regularly held at The Tabernacle, in Notting Hill, as well as other venues across London.
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Visited: Sat 30 November 2013 - 7pm-ish
With: Da cuz
I had: Flesh and Buns - Crispy Piglet Belly with two buns with the a peach and nectarine sake
She had: Fried Sole with a fruit cocktail
We had: S’more for dessert
My tastebud thoughts: A-MAH-ZING! I was so excited to try this place and I was not disappointed. I did not expect the pork belly to be so tender and the dish to be so filling. At first glance, the portion size (I thought) was quite small for a main but I was stuffed by the end of it (well, after dessert of course). The pork came with pickled apple and a mustard miso accompanied by cucumber slices and lettuce. The buns were hot and soft and I made myself two good, thick buns. The sake was delicious and just the right level of sweetness. My cousin’s choice was just as excellent for someone who predominantly eats meat. The sole mixed with the ginger slices and lemon mayo blended well together and was just as soft as the pork. I’m writing this review two days after the event and I’m still thinking about it. I cannot fault one aspect of the food or drink.
Just a tip for peeps that, like me, don’t have much common sense when overcome with excitement: when toasting the marshmallow for the s’more dessert, remember not to blow on it with the fire behind it and your cousin sat directly opposite to you - that is all. Otherwise, a nice dessert if a bit on the sweet side with the addition of the chocolate piece. Toasting and making your own s’more with a small fire was a fun presentation of this dessert.
Customer service: Excellent, one of the best that I’ve come across. We didn’t have a reservation for a busy Saturday evening and the staff managed to seat us and look after us superbly. Many thanks for their outstanding professionalism.
Decor: Of the toilets - heheheh, you’ll have to visit to judge for yourselves. Simple throughout the whole restaurant; there’s a screen that greets you as you enter the restaurant and illustrations in the toilets.
Ryder was employed not to play a range of characters well—the way actors are traditionally expected to, and the way we knew Ryder wasn’t especially good at doing—but to reflect something about a particular time and mood.