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The Rookery, Clapham, Review

Rabbit with peanuts, Rookery, Clapham

69 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DA www.therookeryclapham.co.uk With a seriously busy bar and the feel of a converted pub, The Rookery doesn’t immediately seem like somewhere to eat. Packed to the nines until at least 9pm, there’s quite a commotion to contend with in order to get fed, but provided bumping elbows with your neighbours and…

Champagne Duval-Leroy at The Greenhouse lunch

Wild salmon, coconut, wasabi, curry, salad, Champagne Duval-Leroy lunch at The Greenhouse, Mayfair

Menu from a lunch at the Michelin-starred The Greenhouse to sample and explore champagnes from Duval-Leroy with food created to match the champagnes (Read my post on the meal here): Canapés – mushroom/foie gras/margarita Fleur de Champagne 1er Cru NV Wild salmon – cucumber/coconut/wasabi/curry/salad Rosé Prestige 1er Cru NV Cornish crab – mint jelly/cauliflower/Granny Smith apple/curry Femme de Champagne 2000…

Fortnum & Mason’s Highgrove Celebratory dinner

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Menu from a special dinner at Fortnum & Mason’s Gallery Restaurant to celebrate and sample produce from Highgrove‘s Home Farm with wines chosen to match: Highgrove Cuvée Champagne, J Lemoine, Reims, France Pigeon breasts with beetroot and rocket Domaine de la Croix Senaillet, Mâcon Davayé 2011,  France Roasted Highgrove Home Farm sirloin with Dauphinoise potatoes, kale and Côte du Rhone jus…

Phil Howard on vinaigrettes

Rob Weston and Phil Howard, Nespresso with Phil Howard

Some people know that during and after my time at Leiths I’ve been in a lot of Michelin kitchens to do stages, for personal and professional interest. One of these was the two Michelin-starred The Square in Mayfair. Of all the restaurant kitchens I’ve been in, it was most like what I had imagined a…

Phil Howard on pasta

Rob Weston and Phil Howard, Nespresso with Phil Howard

Some people know that during and after my time at Leiths I’ve been in a lot of Michelin kitchens to do stages, for personal and professional interest. One of these was the two Michelin-starred The Square in Mayfair. Of all the restaurant kitchens I’ve been in, it was most like what I had imagined a kitchen…

Wabi, Holborn, preview lunch

Langoustine tempura with spicy shiso ponzu, Wabi, Holborn

Menu from a hard-hat preview lunch of the soon to open Wabi in Holborn, the new restaurant of Scott Hallsworth (ex-Nobu): Yellowtail sashimi with yuzu soy espuma and smoky nasu Avocado and king crab roll with yuzu kosho mayo, olive oil and yuzu juice Chilled somen noodles with shiitake soup, wasabi, ginger and crunchies Langoustine tempura with spicy shiso ponzu Foie Gras ‘Martini’ with umushu jelly, nashi and…

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