Fortescue and I were seated by the window of the elegant bar of L’Espalier in Boston, cocktails in hand. Close by, the cheese trolley was being ogled by Fortescue with a voracity that made the glare of medusa look like a smile. If Grommet were here the ensuing struggle would… Read More ›
Private! – Dr. Lunch only
The Ledbury scores 9.999/10 on the Doctor’s ratings…no typo dear readers.
French restaurant openings seem to be in vogue. There is Brasserie Zedel, Chabrot (NOW CLOSED, Balthazar and then again there are the classic stalwarts that have been around for years producing wonderful food, ambiance and service. Naturellement mes amis, Le Gavroche… Read More ›
“Meet at 12.15 on Thursday at Dishoom” texted Pettigrow. As a fellow gourmand and lunch companion extraordinaire, one knows that Pettigrow’s recommended rendezvous would prove a worthwhile sortie. Thursday was a sweltering, yet beautiful English summer’s day. One wished to be reclining in a deckchair in the countryside enjoying a cream… Read More ›
Art lovers!! Shiori‘s chef, Takashi Takagi is an artist! Six courses of the tasting menu and each one a masterpiece framed on a beautiful plate. For £65 per head one commences with a tofu square in a dainty bowl, followed by a clear soup containing green leaves coated with a most… Read More ›
One trundled off to the countryside in Fortescue’s new Jaguar of which he is most proud. The green hills of Surrey glistened in the unbroken sunshine and the barbecue weekend promised by the Beeb was upon us. One arrived in the attractive olde wolde village of Shere which… Read More ›