Mexican Magic at Selfridges

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A Taste of Modern Mexico at Selfridges: 2015 is the ‘Year of Mexico’ in the UK.   Food is  so much an intrinsic part of the cultural heritage of Mexico that it has a UNESCO listing under that auspicious heading ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ .  So far as I can see it is the […]

I’m all shook up! O2 London

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Elvis Exhibition at the O2, London: Elvis is one of those popular cultural icons that we think we know; irrespective of whether you loved his music or not, his strong image, suggestive dance moves (for the time), and distinctive sound still make him “The King” in the eyes of many people. I first became aware […]

Pasta with Soul at Vapiano

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Vapiano Music Nights Last night we had the pleasure of dining at Vapiano in the heart of Soho. Wardour Street and the surrounding streets are packed with bars and restaurants and so it’s not always easy to stand out from the crowd. The concept behind Vapiano is simple; to offer good quality Italian food, without […]

Moët Academy: The Champagne Experience

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Experience the pleasure of Champagne country in the heart of London I have a confession to make. I am a complete and unabashed Francophile, and this week is going to be a real treat. Later in the week I’ll be sampling Noilly Prat, but today I was at the OXO Tower on London’s Southbank to […]

Gaucho – Preview – Seven Days of Malbec

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Seven Days of Malbec and Malbec World Day 2015: Wine tasting in the afternoon, at least when it isn’t as part of a wine tour, seems sublimely decadent to me.  Especially when it is rich, fruity malbec.  Who would turn down an invitation to preview the Gaucho Seven Days of Malbec events and learn a […]

Moët Academy – a Multisensory Champagne-Fest

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Moët & Chandon on the Southbank – Learning more about Champagne: If you’ve ever wondered what makes Champagne such a special drink, here’s a great opportunity to find out more.  Moët & Chandon are hosting a two week pop-up at Oxo Tower, entitled ‘the Moët Academy’.  You’ll be able to take a virtual trip around the […]

Exploring New Zealand Wines

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Wines from Down Under – New Zealand Cellar Launch: While I think I have an idea about French wine regions and I’m gradually building my knowledge of Spanish and Italian wines by travelling there, getting some understand of wines from a Country I’ve never visited is a lot harder.  Yet, I know I enjoy New […]

The Domino Effect – Cafe Royal

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Michelin starred chef, Paco Roncero to launch ‘The Domino Effect’ at the Cafe Royal: In just a couple of days, the Club at Café Royal will be launching ‘The Domino Effect’, a series of international guest chef collaborations.  This very special series of dinners has been created to celebrate Café Royal’s 150th anniversary as a […]

Healthy Cooking and Eating at the Smart Cookery School

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Fit for 2015 with the Smart Cookery School and LV= My waistline still hasn’t shrunk all the way back from the the Christmas and New Year party season. Since I started writing restaurant and event reviews on a regular basis I have been to launch parties with huge buffets of wonderful food, sumptuous French cuisine, […]

Live at One – One Aldwych Screenings

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The Crucible at One Aldwych – A Screening from the Old Vic: I had an inkling that the screening of The Crucible at One Aldwych might be something special.  For a start, although it was the only Live at One productions that was not a ‘live screening’,  I know it had been a sell-out production […]

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