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The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell, Review

Cuttlefish ink laksa, grilled cuttlefish, harusame noodles, monksbeard, salted liquorice macadamia, natural wine dinner at The Modern Pantry

47-48 St John’s Square Clerkenwell London EC1V 4JJ Natural wine finds itself a happy home at Modern Pantry where for the month of May, it is all about minimal intervention. Collaborating with natural wine importers, Les Caves de Pyrene, chef Anna Hansen has created a light tasting menu with matching natural wines as part of…

Italians do it better: Pret a Diner comes to London

69 Colebrooke Row Bar, Pret a Diner: Italians do it better launch, Mayfair

“Italians do it better” by Pret a Diner  (by Kofler & Kompanie) launched in Mayfair on 9th May with a bang. Though the invite did not say so, the dress code was definitely Italian chic: think Dolce  & Gabbana with added stars and sparkles – the likes of Chris Eubank and Zafar Rushdie came along for…

The Modern Pantry natural wine tasting dinner

Cuttlefish ink laksa, grilled cuttlefish, harusame noodles, monksbeard, salted liquorice macadamia, natural wine dinner at The Modern Pantry

Menu from a natural wine dinner at The Modern Pantry to sample dishes created by Anna Hansen specially for Real Wine month, available for the entire month of May ending in a special tasting menu on the 30th May, with natural wines selected to match: Rendang mince, deep fried quail eggs, coconut & turmeric tortilla, crispy shallots,…

Heinz Beck’s Apsleys, The Lanesborough Hotel, Knightsbridge, Review

Scallops and asparagus at Apsley's, The Lanesborough Hotel

The Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park Corner London SW1X 7TA The Lanesborough Hotel is one of those sharp imposing buildings that, if you were a tourist, you would almost be too afraid to enter. Its markings are so understated that, in the most part, it’s only identifiable by the lines of Rolls Royce that pull up outside. But…

Taste of London 2012 food safari dinner

Slow cooked pork belly, prawn Carpaccio with citrus, The River Restaurant, The Savoy

Menu from a food safari to explore what Taste of London 2012 has to offer, including visits to The Beaufort Bar (The Savoy), The River Restaurant (The Savoy), Gordon Ramsay‘s Maze and Theo Randall at The Intercontinental, with wines matched by The Wine Tipster Neil Phillips: The Beaufort Bar Taste of Savoy The River Restaurant,…

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Tous Les Sens Masterclass preview dinner

Spaghettini and Lake Garda olive oil, Mottra Osetra Caviar, Sicilian prawn and tomato water, Laurent Perrier Tous Les Sense at Massimo, The Corinthia, London

Menu from a dinner at Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar at The Corinthia Hotel to preview the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Tous Les Sens Masterclass at Taste of London 2012, with flowers by Ercole Moroni and food by Luca Seminara: Starter Raw langoustine with Mottra Osetra caviar and bergamot citronette Marinated tuna in soy and honey sauce with Mottra Sterlet Caviar and lime mayonnaise…