A tale of two (dairy free) soft serves

I love ice cream. Unfortunately, probably in part to my Ashkenazi Jewish roots’ propensity for lactose intolerance, ice cream really doesn’t like me. And while that’s disappointing (who doesn’t like to be liked!) it does make finding a delicious alternative that doesn’t send me running for the bathroom something of a fun challenge. TMI? It’s…

Ombra

Ombra is a canal-side Italian restaurant in Hackney offering indoor and outdoor dining, and a menu of antipasti and freshly made pasta, spritz and fresh crisp wines. What a joy and privilege it was to visit for my first post lock-down eat in restaurant. I don’t know if it was the absence of it all…