Archive for the ‘Food and drink’ Category

An eighties revival for Bistrotheque

An eighties revival for Bistrotheque

Restaurants in Residence, a month-long celebration of London’s pop-up restaurants, reached its climax this weekend with a one-off version of Bistrotheque – one of East London’s coolest eateries. (more…)

Get ready for extreme wine tasting

Get ready for extreme wine tasting

In a world gone crazy for Ironman Triathlons and Tough Mudder weekends, it is perhaps with a knowing smile that one can sign up for a very different kind of boot camp in 2013, set among the vineyards of Provence. (more…)

Studio East launches on east London rooftop

Studio East launches on east London rooftop

Leading figures from the worlds of fashion, art, design and retail were among scores of VIPs in attendance at the joint launch of art initiative Studio East and rooftop restaurant Bistrotheque on the site of Westfield Stratford City in east London last night. (more…)

Beach clubbing on Ibiza

Beach clubbing on Ibiza

On hearing that Nikki Beach is coming to Ibiza this summer, our reaction was one of surprise – that there hasn’t been one on the island for years already. A travesty!

So where more appropriate a destination for the original sleek, chic beach club to set up next than the White Isle, home to more sleek, chic party girls and their gazillionaire boyfriends than almost anywhere else in Europe? (more…)

The ultimate truffle experience

The ultimate truffle experience

Truffle lovers and foodies can enjoy an epicurean experience at The Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan this Autumn.

The ‘Truffle Tasting Package’ at the Dorchester Collection hotel offers guests the chance to enjoy Italian haute-cuisine throughout October and November. (more…)

Jan Hedh brings Fika to London

Jan Hedh brings Fika to London

You have to love a country where coffee-drinking and cafe-culture are so ingrained in everyday life that there’s even a verb for sipping a hot beverage while eating pastries and biscuits: Sweden’s passion for ‘fika’ might not yet be well-known outside its borders, but that’s about to change as Visit Sweden and world-renowned pastry chef Jan Hedh host a pop-up parlour on Soho Square this week. (more…)

We heart New York Restaurant Week

We heart New York Restaurant Week

New York Restaurant Week returns today with over 275 restaurants – including Maze by Gordon Ramsay and the internationally acclaimed Nobu – participating over this two-week event.

A diverse range of cuisines will be offered at discounts from the 12-25 July, and diners can sample a three-course prix-fixe lunch menu $24.07 and three-course prix-fixe dinner menu at $35. (more…)

Test match

Test match

‘A private dining room is essential,’ says Lucy Townsend of her Stockbridge pub, The Greyhound on the Test, beside the world’s most famous fly-fishing river.

Conjuring seclusion for Hollywood royalty (Vinnie Jones) or the real thing (Prince Harry) was de rigueur when she used to run the nearby Peat Spade Inn for the Miller Collection. (more…)

Dining on a high in Dubai

Dining on a high in Dubai

High-end dining changed forever this week with the opening of At.mosphere on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa in Dubai – in other words, the world’s highest place to dine.

At 442 metres (two levels below the tower’s observation deck), At.mosphere has views that are truly unsurpassed by those in any other restaurant. (more…)

The afternoon tea for chocoholics

The afternoon tea for chocoholics

This week it’s chocolate week and the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh is offering a truly indulgent way to celebrate, with their new Valrhona chocolate afternoon tea.

Named after one of the world’s first gourmet chocolatiers, the menu is described as a chocoholic’s dream come true and includes a selection of sweet and savoury bites, all of which have that vital ingredient: chocolate. (more…)

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