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Catch Restaurant, Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street, Review

Catch Restaurant, Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street

40 Liverpool Street, City of London EC2M 7QN 17th October marked the final night of the 2011 London Restaurant Festival, celebrated with an awards ceremony at Old Spitalfields Market. Having dined out almost religiously for two solid weeks, it seemed wildly appropriate for our feasting to end with seeing Hedone‘s Mikael Jonsson picking up an award…

WineChap Malbec Nights (Bodega Tempus Alba) at Casa Malevo dinner

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Menu from dinner at October’s WineChap (Tom Harrow) Malbec Nights at Casa Malevo, sampling a selection of Argentinian Malbec wines from Bodega Tempus Alba, Argentina, all sourced through Ruta40: Tempus Rosado de Malbec 2008 Starters Home made “empanadas” OR Grilled chorizo and morcilla OR Roasted beetroot and grilled tomato salad with goat’s cheese toast Tempus Malbec 2008 Tempus…

Nduja Cooking Club lunch

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Menu from a cooking club lunch at Luiz Hara’s (the london foodie) home to sample dishes made with unearthed Nduja: Canapés Spicy Nduja palmier Unearthed mezze platter Starter Linguine with Nduja, cherry tomatoes and basil Mains Pan-fried cod on butter beans and Nduja with a lemon and sage dressing Pimp my piri piri poussin Accompaniments Buttered samphire & crispy roast…

River Cottage Canteen, Axminster, Review

Braised rose veal with carrots, peas and herbs at River Cottage Axminster

Trinity Square, Axminster, Devon EX13 5AN When Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s distinctive curly flop first appeared on our T.V. screens over a decade ago, with his big dream of becoming a smallholder, we were captivated. While the City of London, in the most part, was no longer the picture of 80s power suits, three hour boozy lunches and late…

Garlic and herb focaccia recipe

Garlic and herb focaccia

Makes 1 30cm x 30cm slice Ingredients: 650g  strong white bread flour 1 tbsp dried active yeast (check the packaging of your yeast for instructions if using fast action yeast) 1 tsp sugar 150 ml warm water for the yeast – 1 part boiling to 2 parts cold water as required for the dough 2 tbsp…

Quaglino’s Disznókő Tokaji wine tasting dinner

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Menu from a dinner at Quaglino to sample Tokaji wines, from Disznókő (the largest single estate in the Tokaji region), where the menu was created to match the wines being showcased: Canapés Seared tuna nicoise Chicken saltimbocca Chilled tomato consommé basil oil Disznókő Tokaji late harvest 2009 Foie Gras Hot Foie Gras with roasted cauliflower purée, pickled raisins and ver jus noisette Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos…