Basque Cider, Fred Flintstone steaks and catching a drink

Dec 15, 16 Basque Cider, Fred Flintstone steaks and catching a drink

Posted by in Food and Wine, Spain

Earlier this year I was invited to the Basque Country with Visit Basque Country to discover all that it has to offer. I must admit that initially, the only thing I knew about Basque Country is that the Guggenheim has a museum there and Bilbao is the closest airport to Rioja. I was definitely in for a surprise. Of course, we did...

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Lunching with Chateau d’Esclans

Mar 04, 16 Lunching with Chateau d’Esclans

Posted by in All, Food and Wine

I recently lunched with the good people of Chateau d’Esclans. Chateau d’Esclans is located in Provence and as the region is famed for its rosés it shouldn’t be a surprise that Chateau d’Esclans makes some rather excellent rosé wines. They are known for producing such great wines as Whispering Angel, Rock...

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Temptation at the Savoy

Mar 02, 16 Temptation at the Savoy

Posted by in All, Food and Wine, Hotels and Spas

The Savoy may be one of the oldest and most famous hotels in London (if not the world) but that doesn’t mean that they rest on their laurels.  I was invited to partake of a new menu recently introduced to the Thames Foyer. The Thames Foyer is dominated by a magnificent glass domed atrium which makes the room all the more...

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Food Yard Friday at The Artworks Elephant

Jul 18, 15 Food Yard Friday at The Artworks Elephant

Posted by in All, Food and Wine

Last night I went to a great new food venue. Actually, it’s not a food venue more a food destination. It’s called The Artworks Elephant and it is a loose conglomeration of food entrepreneurs and artists. The Artworks itself is a box park made up of old shipping containers.  The food and drink on offer at The Artworks...

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Summer is Coming: The Best Wines for Summer Evenings

Jun 09, 15 Summer is Coming: The Best Wines for Summer Evenings

Posted by in All, Food and Wine

We’ve had a heatwave (sort of ) and so it’s official. Summer is on the way! This means long evenings out in the garden and barbecues. It also means a whole different load of wine to drink. Yes, even more different than the spring wines. After all, nobody really wants to sit inside nursing a bottle of red when the sun is out to...

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Sake Flights of Fancy at CUT

Apr 17, 15 Sake Flights of Fancy at CUT

Posted by in All, Food and Wine

The more sake I taste, the more I realize what a great food wine it is. Most people start out drinking hot sake in their local Japanese restaurant but there is so much more to sake then gulping it down with sushi. Sommelier Vanessa Cinti of  45 Park Lane wants has always been fascinated by Japanese culture was introduced to sake by...

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