Archive for the ‘Food and drink’ Category

Sample wine in the West Country

Sample wine in the West Country

Wine lovers who have long crossed the channel to sample the best of independent vineyards will now find it easier than ever to enjoy wineries closer to home, thanks to the West Country Wine Trails brochure from Helpful Holidays. (more…)

A foodie spectacular hits London

A foodie spectacular hits London

Your mother probably told you not to play with your food, but this weekend ‘mother knows best’ is thrown out the window as the most inventive foodies come to London for the Experimental Food Society Spectacular. (more…)

The return of The Savoy Grill

The return of The Savoy Grill

It’s been one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year, and finally The Savoy Grill opened its doors again in London yesterday.

Situated in The Savoy hotel, which reopened earlier this year, the restaurant dates back to 1889 and has been completely restored to its former Art Deco glory. (more…)

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…)

A South Australian food safari

A South Australian food safari

Kangaroo Island’s first ever food safari will be held at Southern Ocean Lodge, which featured in the Gold List 2011, in August this year.

Bringing local producers and food legends Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant together with guests, the culinary journey takes place over five nights, and will include an itinerary of food-and wine-related excursions. (more…)

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