[dropcap]I[/dropcap] love a good blogger meet up. Finally putting faces to the names you’ve been tweeting etc online is surreal, but cool. The awesome Rosie from Cider With Rosie got in touch to invite me to a blogger get together at Polpo in Covent Garden. An evening meeting bloggers in person? Wined and dined at Polpo, whose food I’ve heard amazing things about? It was a no brainer!
Obligatory shoe shot. Leopard print for the win!
Amidst introductions and chitchat in the Aperol Bar, Polpo brought out a few yummy tasting plates to munch on. I’ve never made it to Polpo yet, and all I’ve heard people rave about is their meatballs. In the dim candlelit room, I gobbled away on minty mushy peas on toast, tomato, basil and mozzarella skewers, seafood tempura (lots of calamari, prawns and whitebait) and slices of cheesy white pizza.
I ordered this Campari Spritz from the cocktail menu…and it certainly had a kick to it. It was sweet at first but the aftertaste was lethal…FEEL THE BURN. The nice bartender made it sweeter and added a maraschino cherry to make it kinder to my tastebuds. Errr, actually I should thank Jesse for that, I was far too shy!
It made everyone’s ears steam. There’s only one person I can think of who would be strong enough to drink this concoction- looking at you Honey!
There are lots of branches of Polpo dotted all around London and you can find this particular branch here:
Polpo Covent Garden
6 Maiden Lane
London WC2E 7NA
I think Blogger Sundays should become a thing?! It was very refreshing to meet other bloggers, to chat to one another about our offline as well as online life. All in all, it was very welcoming! I sometimes feel like blogging is just one big competition and I know there have been a few of posts lately from bloggers questioning why they are still blogging or losing heart in their blogs, but the way I see it is that biggest strength from blogging is connecting with other bloggers- it can be more than an online community. I think it’s safe to say I have made some lovely friends through this blog! Wow…how many times can you fit the word blog in one paragraph?
Thank you Rosie for organising a lovely evening, and Polpo- I’ll be back!