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Bistro du Vin, Soho, Review

Bistro du Vin, Soho, exterior

36 Dean Street, London W1D 4PS – now closed “Oh my god, why is everything so big?!” came the exclamation after the final course of our meal at Bistro du Vin, Soho, arrived. Indeed, that has been the case throughout this slightly impromptu dinner curtsey of the Bistro arm of the du Vin group. The Bistros,…

The Room at The Elephant, Torquay, dinner

Beets and curds at The Elephant Restaurant, Torquay

Tasting menu from a dinner in the Michelin starred The Room at The Elephant, Torquay,  as a guest of Simon Hulstone where wine and courses are optional: Beets and Curds Candy, golden and Cheltenham beets, elderflower, Vulscombe goats cheese, tansy Rioja Bianco 2009 Montelciego, Rioja, Spain Ham Hock Tortellini, toffee pea, salted pecans, shoots Vouvray 2009 Domaine du…

Fifteen, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, dinner

View out to sea at Fifteen, Cornwall

Tasting menu from a dinner to review Fifteen, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, where wine and courses are optional: Bread baked daily by Da Bara’s Bakery and Puglian mammoth olives To get you started… Fiori di zucchini fritti Ruggeri Prosecco ‘Giustino B’, 2009, Valdobbiadene, Italy Insalata… Insalata of Deli Farm coppa, juicy Sicilian melon, mint and Buttervilla’s funky leaves Domaine de Vaufuget Vouvray, 2009,…

Corner Room, Bethnel Green, Review

The Corner Room Menu

Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF Nuno Mendes is not a dessert fan. But for my sweet tooth, it actually turned out to be less of a problem than you’d think. My friend had a five day interval back in the UK, after four months of being away for work in Dubai, so we arranged…