Situated on a quiet side street off Kensington High Street, Cafe Phillies is in a great location close to the shops and Holland Park. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle the cafe has its own upbeat, friendly and relaxed charm and serves high-quality modern European cuisine. The owner and Head Chef is Ilir Havolli, who migrated to London from Kosovo in 1992, and has been in charge of Cafe Phillies together with his brother, Enis for the last ten years. He has kindly agreed to share with us his secrets for the delicious and popular dishes that everyone can cook at home     Salmon and Spinach Benedict Ingredients: 125ml of white wine vinegar Half a lemon 10-15 black peppercorns Fresh tarragon (a few leaves) Good quality 250g unsalted butter 6 free range eggs 1 Banana shallot Handful of washed spinach leaves 180g of good quality smoked salmon     Method Start by thinly slicing the shallot and heating it in a small saucepan with the white wine, peppercorns and a few leaves of Tarragon together to a gentle simmer. Squeeze the half lemon and let it simmer for a couple of minutes very gently to allow it all to infuse, then put it aside and then strain it.  Place all 250g of butter in a separate sauce pan over an indirect heat (so just place the pan close to a heat source) until the butter separates/clarifies. Break and separate the egg yolks and put them in a large bowl (if you have a food mixer this would     help a great deal). You can use the left over egg whites for meringues or other things so nothing goes to wast Start whiskinggently (almost l [...]

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