Noma, the name said with reverence, is the holy grail of the food world. Reopened just three months ago, it is the aspiration of many but visited by few. And I, friends,remain aspiring. So,when in Copenhagen last month, I visited 108 instead. 108 is very Noma-esque, the head chef being Kristian Baumann, an apprentice of Redzepi, the renowned chef and co-owner of … More 108 Restaurant, Copenhagen, restaurant review
When Jones told me to book anywhere I wanted for my birthday, I was excited and panicked in equal measure. My list of places to try gets longer by the day and shows no sign of slowing, with new restaurants opening, it feels almost daily, in London. A long stander on my list was Restaurant … More Story, a very happy ending, restaurant review.
On Friday, I finally witnessed the creative genius that is Dabiz Munoz. I really wanted to visit his three Michelin starred restaurant when I was in Madrid but, despite managing to make it onto a waiting list (yes this is a thing now), I didn’t make it to a table. Dabiz is the enfant terrible of Spanish cooking. His aim is … More StreetXO, the London edition
Tom and I worked together in my first job when I came to London. My old boss deserves many thanks. She said she knew we’d work well together, we did, but more than that we became best friends. Now, Tom lives in Hong Kong and, so, time spent together is more precious than ever. When … More Dining at Dabbous
After last night’s excellent dinner at Dabbous with Tom and Rick and dinner planned tonight at Brick Lane’s newest opening, Hopscotch, I worried that booking Lyle’s for lunch was excessive. Maybe I should save it for a special occasion, or a time when I hadn’t eaten so much food, so recently? But when would that … More Lunch at Lyle’s
Il Gallo D’or, Madeira’s Michelin star On our arrival in Madeira, we had tried to book a table at Il Gallo D’Or online but there was none available on any day before E left. I was disappointed but not surprised, this is Michelin star dining after all. So I called them, and was put on … More Fine dining, not fun dining
Londons most casual one star restaurant? A and I met almost eight years ago at a mutual best friends boyfriend’s birthday in London. For us it’s was love at first sight and we’ve been best friends ever since, he is one of the absolute loves of my life. In May he turned 40 and in … More The Harwood Arms