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 […]

Shrove Tuesday at The Gun

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Preview – Shrove Tuesday Pancakes – The Gun: The Gun is a historic public house, dating back to the early 18th century.  Back in the day it enjoyed the patronage of Lord Nelson, where it is said he used one of the upstairs rooms for his secret liaisons with Lady Hamilton.  These days it plays […]

Pisco Sour Week in Soho

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Getting to Grips with the Peruvian Trend – Pisco Sours: I have to be honest and admit that I hadn’t realised how popular Peruvian cuisine has become in London. I was asked to try a Pisco Sour at Nikkei Chotto Matte on Frith Street, and was amazed to find another Peruvian bar/restaurant only doors away.   […]

Grimm Tales – Philip Pullman’s Immersive Fairy Stories at Bankside

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Grimm Tales – an Evening of Escapism: As a child I was an avid reader.  Hiding under the blankets with a torch of course, we had a set bed-time and lights-out half an hour later.  One of my earliest memories was my grandma giving me some of my mother’s story books.  Keen on painting and […]

Vault 2015 – Waterloo – Preview

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Vault Festival 2015 – Waterloo Tunnels: Today is the first day of Vault Festival – a creative, multi-arts event happening in Waterloo Tunnels.  If you’ve never been, Waterloo Tunnels is one of those venues that you SHOULD explore – a labyrinth of  Victorian arches that spread over nearly 30,000 square feet under the Waterloo Station […]

Guildhall Art Gallery – Victoriana and More

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Relaunch of the Guildhall Art Gallery: For a while I was based in the City of London, working in Love Lane. Literally a minute from the Guildhall, I can remember looking around the buildings from the outside and being taken into the Guildhall building itself by one of the taxi drivers who worked for LTI […]

Burns Night Supper with IWSC and Think.Eat.Drink

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Toasting The Bard Just A Bit Early – Burns Night Preview: With a great grandfather from Skye and a whole host of relatives on my father’s side hailing from the west coast islands it’s hardly suprising that I love Burns Night.  Originally held to commemorate the great bard’s death, at a certain point the supper […]

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