You will all have heard (or seen) by now that The Hoxton group has opened up its latest space in Paris. Their fourth hotel has plenty of square meters to play around with - makes total sense when you consider that its location (Sentier) was formerly the industrial are of the French capital...Read More
Paris is noticeably quieter, as friends and colleagues head off on their holidays. Not just yet for me - I'm hanging on until the beginning of September (Greece in case you're interested).
So I thought it was as good a time as ever to share my trip to Corsica at the end of May. Aside from a bit of wind, the weather was perfect and I think we were the only tourists around to disturb the locals / pollute the breathtaking landscape ; )Read More
Earlier this month I was kindly invited to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Chez Minnà. Having already fallen under the spell of this charming Corsican restaurant a few months ago, here is the perfect opportunity to share a Parisian dining gem with you.Read More
One of the few requirements for my London weekend was to have a Sunday roast. I consulted one of my trustworthy London sources, Flora, who originally suggested The Pig and Butcher. They were booked up but directed me to their sister restaurant, Smokehouse. And I'm really glad with the way things turned out. I did a bit of research before going and was impressed by the head chef's CV. Neil Rankin graduated with a degree in physics before entering the culinary world. He started out exclusively in the world of French cuisine, completing several Michelin internships, before deciding to leave the world of fine dining and focus on modern cooking techniques, with a focus on meat.Read More