An Evening of Meat at Waterloo Vaults London

What a fun and slightly dystopian evening to be had at the Vaults in Waterloo with part-art, part-fine dining night club. Coming in from a graffiti-daubed passageway under the station you enter a world where the artist is mistress. Installations of steely female figures are set off against a painted backdrop of a horned, long-haired woman […]

Looking For The Perfect Food? It’s High Quality European Olive Oil

During the last year, over 40 London restaurants promoted extra virgin olive oil as part of the broader European initiative to inform us about this perfect food, regarded as one of the oldest and the healthiest. Thomas Jefferson had it right saying, ‘the olive tree is surely the richest gift of heaven’. At a gala dinner, hosted by restaurant guru, wine […]

British Yorkshire Pudding Day – 4th February!

Since 2008, the first Sunday in February, which falls this year on the 4th, has marked a very important foodie date in the calendar: British Yorkshire Pudding Day. Paying respect to the iconic British dish, OSLO in Hackney has created special roast dinner-filled Yorkshire Pudding to mark the tenth birthday of this celebration. No-one really knows how far back […]

Sipsmith’s Hot Gin Roof at Ham Yard Hotel

Sipsmith and Ham Yard Hotel have teamed up to bring back the hot gin experience for ‘ginthusiasts’. Firmdale Hotel’s Group Mixologist, Eoin Kenny and Sipsmith Master Distiller, Jared Brown have delved back into the history books and discovered that not only was gin first sipped hot before there was access to central heating, but also […]

The wine you want, when you want it with Wanderlust Wine…

Wanderlust Wine launches London’s first dedicated Wine on Demand service delivering much-needed wine to Londoners within the hour. That’s right, the hour! With everything from taxis, food and beauty services now available on-demand, Londoners are spoiled for choice. Wine on Demand gives wine lovers quality wines, with delivery to your door within an hour of ordering. Aiming […]

GŌNG Star Bartender Nights Kick Off With The Clumsies from Athens

There’s a new season of adventurous cocktails at GŌNG – with creations from some of the world’s star bartenders high up over London on level 52 as The Shard nears its highest point.   Expect lab-style cocktail creations and no holding back, as GŌNG transforms for its first Star Bartender nights of the year.  The […]

Tiger Prawn with Sweetcorn and Chilli By Ching He Huang

A quick and tasty stir-fry that is symbolic for Chinese New Year. Prawns symbolise happiness as they are homonym for ‘laughter’ and their reddish colour is synonymous with ‘luck’. The yellow colour of the corn resembles small nuggets of gold symbolizing ‘wealth’.gold symbolizing ‘wealth’.  Tiger Prawn with Sweetcorn and Chilli  Serves two  as a main […]

Pineapple Shortcakes: Reinventing a South East Asian Classic

With an original Malaysian recipe at its heart, these pineapple shortcakes hold the foundation of a time-honoured favourite. These handcrafted gourmet treats from Hong Kong without artificial flavours or preservatives, use ingredients to create the ultimate ‘moreish’ experience – geddit? They are crumbly, buttery and full of flavour – perfect with a cup of tea! Founders […]

Cactus Water Category with true nopal – Pipped as Key Trend For 2017

Arizona based true nopal launched Europe’s first ever Cactus Water after a distribution agreement in February 2016 with LRS (Lucozade Ribena Suntory).  LRS’ foray into the healthy drinks market began with the flavoured Cactus Water, made from the pulp of the prickly pear fruit, beetroot and lemon. With half the sugar and calories of Coconut […]

Summer Soirees at Le Meridien Piccadilly

The sun came out for the launch of Le Meridien Nice’s ‘Summer Soirees’ residency in Piccadilly London.  Not much in common – the Med and metropolis,  you’d expect. But with a few beach huts, stripey deckchairs and a petanque pitch we were tastefully transported to the French Riviera. Okay, so we must have had a few wines – it’s […]