Ironically I’m writing this with a cup of tea, on possibly the first cloudy day in a while. But wow, has the weather been good?! I’ve been able to top up the remains of my Italian tan and enjoy a lot of the sunshine while finalising everything for Theodore’s arrival. You should also see my allotment – I wasn’t joking when I said MYO would be using organically, Victoria grown produce! I now have a beautiful selection of beetroot, celery, tomatoes, rocket and um, cabbage (I thought I’d bought purple sprouting broccoli) turns out that no, I definitely didn’t.
So, what have I been up to? Well, not a lot really…. Hmm, well, we all know that’s a lie… Although, I do still wish things were moving quicker but I guess “business” is progressing. I’ve now had nine supper clubs, branching out into London, Newbury and Bath this week. With each one I do, the more confident I’m getting and the more seamlessly they’re going. I’m realising staff make a massive difference and that people actually like to hear my descriptions of each course. So, if you’d like to book on for a “cultural” and foodie experience, An Evening with MYOs next events are this Thursday in Bath and next Thursday in Newbury, please click here for more info.
As for my favourite man, Theodore – things are looking good. I initially wanted to be trading by now (well actually July) but as with everything, patience is indeed a virtue. Although he’s not completely ready, we still need to sort the electrics out, aesthetically he looks good and all the component parts are sorted. And, looking at the positives, the delay has also given me time to thoroughly research potential pitches for MYO Street Food and has allowed me to experiment more with my recipes. I’ve now decided on focaccia pizza by the slice, arancini, zuppa, polpette (meatballs), chocolate salami and popcorn so look out for updates on Theodore’s locations! Oh, and I don’t really want to talk about insurance but OH… WOW, I knew it’d be pricey but no amount of ringing around has decreased the price that much. I’m now settling on £1270 and there was me thinking it was girls that were expensive to run!
Social wise, I’m still managing to maintain a life! Lucy and I went to visit my supper location in Bath last week and decided to have a quick roam of the independent Italians, which led us to Yammo. Neapolitan for “andiamo” (let’s go), it serves Neapolitan street food. Combined with great service, table football and ping pong, we had an absolutely awesome afternoon there, read the review here. I also ate at Latino in Woking, which was also a very nice, authentic experience but definitely didn’t have the same level of service. I’ve tried numerous gelaterias and am still trying to work out whether there is any point in selling gelato as we’re nearing the end of the summer (and this feeling isn’t really helped by the rain currently pouring down)… But help me out, would you eat gelato in the winter? I personally would, but I’m the type of person who’d eat soup in the 30C heat so my opinion can’t always be trusted. Please do comment on this post if you do have an opinion on this internal debate – I appreciate all feedback! I’ve been hitting the gym and swimming pool hard lately too, meaning the pounds are shifting and I’m BEGINNING to get back to me pre-Christmas weight. #onestepatatime I guess!
Hopefully your next update from me will be all about Theo and my adventures on the road! Keep your fingers crossed