Posts Tagged ‘his’

Hair of the dog?

Hair of the dog?

In a land where attempts to head to bed before 2am are met by cries of ‘La noche esta en panales!’ (‘The night is still in nappies!’), the bar-hopping butterflies of Buenos Aires know how to keep the momentum going. (more…)

Northern light

Northern light

‘Don’t expect wacky flavour combinations from me,’ says Adam Smith from his new fiefdom at The Devonshire Arms in North Yorkshire.

The 26-year-old Roux scholar and former Ritz sous chef has brought his classical cooking north to the hotel’s hallowed Burlington Restaurant, where trad pairings are presented with thoroughly modern delicacy. (more…)

Dinner time at Mandarin Oriental

Dinner time at Mandarin Oriental

To open one of the most talked about restaurants of the year in Bar Boulud is a tasty hotel trump card; to now fanfare in a second is just plain greedy. But the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London certainly has an appetite for good food. (more…)

Britain’s new gourmet hot spot? Plymouth

Britain’s new gourmet hot spot? Plymouth

Already enjoying a brief flirtation with celebrity-chef status with its resident Tanner brothers, the seaside city of Plymouth will welcome two more big-name restaurants next year: Gary Rhodes and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. (more…)

Who will take Ramsays place at Claridges?

Who will take Ramsays place at Claridges?

We will never know if it was one F-word too many, one brand extension too far, a genuine kitchen nightmare or simply the inability to agree on a new contract, but this summer’s departure of Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s will end one of the UK’s most successful alliances of superstar chef and classic hotel. (more…)

Claridges get their man

Claridges get their man

It took a while but it was worth the wait. One of London’s most coveted job vacancies has been filled, and the capital’s food scene just got that little bit more interesting; Simon Rogan has been appointed as the new head chef at Claridge’s legendary hotel restaurant. (more…)

Chef in clover

Chef in clover

As a kid in Auckland, Mat Follas spent holidays fishing for sprats off a disused wharf or ‘sitting in an inner tube collecting mussels, whitebait and pipis’ (New Zealand clams). (more…)

Looking for a booking?

Looking for a booking?

Without underestimating his many successes, it would probably be fair to say that England and Manchester United right back Gary Neville was a man of few surprises during his football career. (more…)

Lets dance

Lets dance

Parties are in Anselm Guise’s DNA. The DJ and creator of the Glade Festival inherited Elmore Court in Gloucestershire from his uncle in 2007. His earliest memory of a house party there involves ‘hiding behind curtains and watching grown-ups snogging’. (more…)

If the shoe fits

If the shoe fits

Shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo opened his first shop, in his parent’s house in Bonito near Naples, at the age of 13. He went on to design bespoke shoes worn by film stars Marilyn Monroe (who wore his pioneering metal-reinforced stiletto heels with the white dress in The Seven Year Itch), Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn during his time living and working in Hollywood. (more…)

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