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Elena Reygadas lunch at the Mexican Embassy in London

Pink mole, hibiscus flower and holy leaf, Elena Reygadas at the Mexican Embassy in London

Menu from a lunch at the Mexican Embassy in London with food created by Elena Reygadas, from Rosetta in Mexico, ahead of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015: Ostiones, raiz fuerte y borraja (Oysters, horseradish and borage) Espárragos blancos y estragón (White asparagus and tarragon) Mole rosa, flor de jamaica y hoja santa (Pink molé,…

A world of chocolate in Grenada

Cocoa pods in window

I travelled to the island of Grenada recently for the second Grenada Chocolate Festival. It’s not the first time I’ve been to the Caribbean, or to a chocolate plantation, but Grenada had something different to offer – Grenada was the first cocoa producing country to do the whole cocoa bean to chocolate bar process. (You can…

Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea at Wellington Louge

Pastries, Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea at Wellington Lounge

Menu from the new Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea at Wellington Lounge, InterContinental Park Lane, with food inspired by summer and Floris London Perfumers: Scents of summer inspired palate cleanser – rose pearl and wheatgrass shot ~ Smoked salmon and bergamot infused cream cheese scroll served on lemon bread Rose pickled cucumber and mascarpone cheese served on Peruvian…

Eating out in Liguria

Olives and focaccia, Niasca Portofino

I know I extol the virtues of fine dining a lot and, when I travel independently, I always try to squeeze in as many of “those types” of restaurants as I can. But there are times when really good food isn’t found on top of starched white linen tables or presented as part of a…

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