The New Angel

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The New Angel in Notting Hill – Laurent-Perrier Champagne Tasting There are events that it would seem churlish to turn down and a last minute invite to a tasting menu matched to Laurent-Perrier champagne is just that sort. As it happens, my diary was free, I have a new, probably unsustainable plan to only accept […]

Tanqueray at Home – Cocktail Pop-up Preview

Tanqueray Gin Cocktail

Tanqueray at Home in the  private Georgian living room at Six Fitzroy Square:   That most quintessential of English drinks, gin, makes a great base for cocktails.  The birth of the cocktail party heralded in a sophisticated new age of socialising where art deco reigned supreme, Hollywood epitomised the golden life and cocktails were the symbol […]

In Pursuit of Excellent – Chivas at Bam-Bou

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Learning to Blend Whisky at Bam-Bou with Chivas: I did initially wonder why a rather special Asian restaurant in Fitzrovia would be running a Scottish whisky blending event.  But of course, premium blended whisky is very popular in Japan and the Red Bar at Bam-Bou is home to a fine collection of Japanese whisky.  According […]

Plateau – Free Trade Cocktails

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Free Trade Cocktails at Plateau: Guest Post by Natalie York I was stunned to find out that there is only one company currently making Fairtrade spirits, you’d think with the explosion of interest in properly produced alcohol more people would take a real interest in where it comes from but Free, a French company started […]

Trek America Food Challenge

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Trek America Extreme Eating: Guest post by Natalie York For those of you keen to do a bit of Stateside exploring on a budget Trek America provides what look like a great series of packages covering everything from a short hop to New York to a grand eighty day tour of the 48 mainland states. […]

Aldi Wine Tasting

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Aldi Wine Tasting. Feature by Lisa Hooper: Supermarket wine has come a long way in recent years and those of us who watch Saturday Kitchen often see the wine expert picking something off the shelves of M&S or Waitrose.  However, not so many of us would think of going to Aldi if we wanted a […]

Gressingham Duck – A Special Dinner

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Gressingham Duck Feature by Sarah James: Duck is a hugely underrated meat, and I can’t think why really. If you like beef, and you like chicken as well then duck is not exactly a mix of the two but trust me, you’d like it! The meat is also very low in fat, so if you […]

Benihana and an introduction to Wagyu

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Benihana Review: Guest post by Natalie York Whilst Wagyu Beef has been available for a while now from American and European producers (there’s even a herd in Scotland) this elite Japanese Beef has not actually been exported from Japan itself for 13 years. I was aware earlier this year of the lifting of the ban […]

Taste the Difference Chocolates #Giveaway #Review

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Tasting my Way to Happiness with Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference: It’s a well known fact that chocolate makes you happy. It contains tryptophan which helps to make serotonin, phenylethylalanine which combines with dompamine to act as an anti-depressant and theobromine which can make you ‘high’. Obviously eating chocolate is good for you. And if eating […]

2071 – Climate Change Imagined

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Preview – The Royal Court presents 2071: FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF TEN BILLION, DIRECTOR KATIE MITCHELL RETURNS TO THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN 2071 ​MITCHELL COLLABORATES WITH WRITER DUNCAN MACMILLAN AND SCIENTIST CHRIS RAPLEY 2071 IS A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE DEUTSCHES SCHAUSPIELHAUS, HAMBURG What is happening to our climate? What do we know and how […]

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