In a previous post, I discussed the difficulties that wine tasting travellers may face whilst attempting to visit the region of Champagne. It’s not so straightforward as visiting many other wine regions around the world, and needs just a little foreplanning if you wish to do it properly. Many will […]
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We were a bit tired last night. All our gourmandising finally got the better of us and we retired to the hotel room with a bag of chilli crisps and a bottle of Picpoul from the local Waitrose. We didn’t even make it through the bottle. I think we may […]
This is part of a series of posts – to get in the mood, you might want to backtrack a little… This morning began with pork. Are you sensing a pattern? We fueled our day with Cumberland sausages and scrambled eggs at the Fleet River Bakery (Don’t go the bacon […]
Finally, Dubai is catching up. We have watched other cities around us haul in the flavours in Mexico like a kidnapped cactus. They dump the flaming, piquant flavours in their frosty cities, and the gringos slurp them up like they’ve never had a chilli with citrus in their life. And […]
It’s been infused, marinated, flamed, given a sous vide treatment. There’s an egg white foam, pomegranate seeds pounded in a mortar and pestle. Japanese ceramics, chilli, obscure herb garnish, maybe some edible flowers. The chef tests for balance. Sour? Sweet? Heat? Sufficient umami? Aye, it’s ready to eat. …Oh. Hang […]
The other night, I went to the Cavalli Club for a Wine Dinner. Some might say this is a little incongruous. It’s a nightclub. I mean, we all know the restaurant is there, serving food every night, but if only the beautiful people go, does anybody really eat it? In […]