Revelations: Natasha Cooke, chef and co-owner, Lupins, London Bridge
What was your best subject at school? Maths. I think there’s a perception that all chefs must be creative, but I’m really not"
Christie & Co forecasts the future for hotels, pubs and restaurants
"You’ve never had it so good". At least, that was the message for restaurateurs, according to the Christie & Co Business Outlook 2020, but hotel and pub operators have plenty to smile about too, with predictions of hotel investment and[...]
Tasting notes: Gareth Ferreira of Core by Clare Smyth
Gareth Ferreira, head sommelier at London’s Core by Clare Smyth and 2019 Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year finalist, talks about needing to understand the business side of wine and his weakness for expensive Champagnes.
The Hotel Leadership Conference on distruptive thinking, sustainable sourcing and a hospitality charter
Some 470 of the UK’s leading hoteliers gathered at the Hilton London Bankside for the Master Innholders’ 27th Hotel Leadership Conference to hear what they need to do to challenge the norm, invest for the future and be more transparent in their sustainability. Chris Gamm, Janet Harmer and Katherine Price[...]"
Recipe of the week: tarte Maman Blanc
You know by now that, for me, Maman Blanc makes the best apple tart in the world.
Latest openings: Àclèaf, Pizza Pilgrims, Kindling and more...
Acorn Award-winning chef Scott Paton has opened Àclèaf, a new restaurant at Boringdon Hall in Plymouth, showcasing British produce through both a four-course signature menu (£80) and a six-course tasting menu (£95), paired with an English-led wine offering.