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Gravner Wine Maker’s Dinner at George, Mayfair

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Menu from a dinner at Mayfair members’ club George with Mateja Gravner with natural wines made in qvevries from Josko Gravner and regional food created by the in-house chef to match: Grilled Porcini mushrooms, garlic, shallot and parsley Gravner Ribolla 2007 Venezua Giulia IGT Prune and Gravner gnocchi, cinnamon crumb Gravner Bianco Breg 2007 Venezia…

Akelarre, San Sebastian, lunch

The leaves and the foie under the rain at Pedro Subijana Akelarre, San Sebastian

Aranori tasting menu from a lunch at Pedro Subijana’s three Michelin-starred Akelarre in San Sebastian: Just to begin: Bloody Mary Stuffed mussel Potato and prawn amber Anchovy stuffed black olive Aranori: The leaves and the foie under the rain Green broth infusion, scampi and smoked monkfish Very thin and light beef tartar, new potato soufflé…

#AtxaAndreRicard at Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, six hands dinner

CaipiriTxa, #AtxaAndreRicard at Azurmendi, Larrabetzu

Menu from a six-hands dinner at the three Michelin-starred Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, with food by Eneko Atxa (Azurmendi), André Chiang (Restaurant André) and Ricard Camarena (Restaurant Ricard Camarena) and fermented juices (from André Chiang) and wines matched to the food: Greenhouse Asparagus cotton Tomato [Pickled courgette] Mushroom leaf Punch (Eneko Atxa) Picnic Homemade salted anchovy millefeuille Roe…

How mass migration shaped Sichuan cuisine

I wrote this a while ago for a possible project. It’s some 1,700 words – a rather long read but you may be surprised. If you were asked to describe Sichuan cuisine, what would you say? Searingly spicy? Tongue numbing? Intense with pungent aromatics? Delicious and addictive? For most people, their last Sichuanese meal inevitably…

Yauatcha, City, Review

Chocolate luxe gateau at Yauatcha City, London

Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS www.yauatcha.com Yauatcha is one of my favourite restaurants. It’s a sort of fail safe option for last minute suppers, especially late at night. I’ve been to it on so many occasions, and I recommend it to just about everyone. View this post on Instagram Kowtowing to the pastry Kings and…

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