Chef John

It seems that once again I’ve neglected the upkeep of this blog over the past few months and for those regular readers (if there are any of you) then you may have now given up all hope of hearing from me again. Apologies, but I do assure you my lack of updates have not been […]

The Clove Club

Day 3 – The Clove Club (lunch) and Riverside Feast at Battersea Power Station (dinner) My last day on this London mini-break saw me returning to Shoreditch for what turned out to be the best meal of the trip. The former site of Shoreditch Town Hall now plays home to The Clove Club, with the restaurant […]

Lyle's

Day 2 – Lyle’s (lunch) and Silk Road (dinner) Another day in London and another opportunity to fill my belly with yet more gastronomic delights. Slightly hungover and a pound or two heavier I necked a double espresso and proceeded to the next restaurant on my list. This time heading to the oh so trendy […]

Restaurant Story

It was only a matter of time before my return to Blighty resulted in a trip to London to discover what’s been happening on the culinary landscape since leaving the capital some 18 months ago. I had done my research and compiled a list of new(ish) restaurants focused on championing seasonal British produce, something close to my heart as […]

July

Have a read of the articles I wrote for last month’s issue of 2Magazine. The feature dish for this edition of ‘Centrefold’ is the Raan (or whole leg of mutton) at Indus, an ancient Indian dish that dates back to 326 BC and the time of Alexander the Great. The other article shines the light on independent […]

Walnut Tree Inn

Spending many years living in Wales has its charms. Beautiful expansive green fields with hedgerows breaking the landscape giving space for agriculture and quaint country rivers and creeks. But when it comes to food the odd bit of rarebit in the local pub doesn’t quite live up to the gastronomic heights of major city dining […]

GranMonte

I was recently invited to take part in the first GranMonte Practical Wine Program to learn about the principles of tropical viticultures and winemaking in one of the newest and most exciting wine region of the world. GranMonte lies within the majestically beautiful Asoke Valley, Khao Yai. Sprawling tropical landscape and expansive mountain ranges make this […]