Bob Bob Ricard *sigh*
Bob Bob Ricard Humble Pie
Apparently ‘Bob’ owns two thirds and Ricard owns the other 33.3% recurring, hence the name.Although I’m pretty sure my belly owns at least a quarter so chaps, we’re gonna have to have a rethink on that set up.
I love ‘Bob Bob’ (as myself and my fellow BobBobphile, Alison Tay fondly refer to it – sorry Ricard, we still love you – despite lobstergate). And I’ll tell you for why…
The food is always nothing short of exceptional.
I truly believe the staff care about me (especially you Jeremiah).
The speakeasy-meets-the-Ritz decor is just a bit flippin’ sexy.
They specialise in VODKA (be still my beating shot glass).
And each booth is fitted with a CHAMPAGNE BUTTON that I dare you to keep your fingers off.
Bob Bob Ricard Champagne Button
Ok let’s skip back a bit to lobstergate. For years BBR made the best lobster and chips, in London, the UK, heck I’d hazard to say the best in the world (I’m including dry land AND sea here). But for some crazy reason they took this 2lb shelled, sweet-meated goddess off the menu (then put it back just to tease me, then, in what I can only describe as a vicious personal attack, took it off again after just two months). Despite my relentless haranguing it is yet to reappear on the menu or in my tum. I have been fobbed off with their, albeit divine, lobster burger but I just want my baby back. Is that too much to ask (yes, I’m looking at you Ricard)?
Anyhoo… DINNER TIME
If you could kindly avert your eyes from the Humble Pie (Chicken and Champagne with a pastry crust TO DIE FOR) I’ll show you what else BBR has got cooking.
Bob Bob Ricard Lobster Burger
Fabulous and, although I would have rather opted for its larger, heavier-set, bunless mother, I must admit this burger was a triumph on my taste buds – all of them.
And then we have…
Bob Bob Ricard Crispy, Pressed and Roasted Belly of Suckling Pork
This little mother was a true melt in the mouth affair. Crispy, sweet, tender, porky and snappy in all the right places.
Bob Bob Ricard Lobster Macaroni & Cheese
Are you noticing a theme here? Let’s just say this was almost a picture of an empty plate. You haven’t witnessed true carnage until you’ve watched a pack of hungry fashion girls fight over cheese-covered carbs. The collab of mac & shellfish was so impressive I was in half a mind to ask the kitchen to shove a lobster claw in my Eton Mess but thankfully I kept schtum and they brought out this piece of pink heaven…
Bob Bob Ricard Eton Mess En Perle
A chewy lime meringue orb filled with mini marshmallows, raspberries and cream? I almost cried with joy at the table.
And lest we forget this liquid sub-zero joy Bob, Ricard, Jeremiah et al plied me with during the evening by way of an apology (or perhaps a cunning sedation technique to prevent nagging?) for their ludicrous lack of lobster.
Bob Bob Ricard Kauffman Vodka
The lovely Label PR folks were our hosts for the evening and went all swanky on us (the Now fashion girls – Jade, Alison, Bonnie and I) by hiring out BBR’s private room for a delightful dinner. A perfect spot for me to throw up my gang signs in every pic (no I don’t know why I do it either, but by gum it works).
And one more to demonstrate our vodka-fueled squiffiness (and that marvelous lampshade).
Almost forgot. I ate all of that in these…
Christian Louboutin VERY PRIVE 120
Christian Louboutin Very Prive 120
The suede Very Prive is currently sold out but the patent and leather versions are available at Neiman Marcus.
MAC Lipglass in Pink Poodle
Thank you Label PR.
Until we meet again two Bobs and a Ricard! Mwah.