This my friends is The Cochonette - a special going on the set lunch menu at Paddington restaurant Angelus from this Wednesday for a week. It's a tribute to the restaurant's owner Thierry Tomasin's love affair with Boules. Tomasin's so madly into the game that this weekend sees him organising the UK’s largest public entry international tournament, the Londonaise.
The Londonaise will be held in Islington's Barnard Park in Islington, is open to absolutely anyone from novices to experts with lots of prizes on offer.
If you fancy eating balls rather than throwing them, ‘The Cochonette’ consists of braised shoulder of Provençal lamb encased in pastry (representing the boule) and pulled pork rolled in crisp breadcrumbs to represent the cochonette.
For more information on this weekend's festival of boules go to www.thelondonaise.eu. The Cochonette will be served at lunchtimes from Wednesday 4th until Tuesday 10th June.
The Angelus is at 4 Bathurst St, London W2 2SD