Museum Food Has Never Been Better in New York

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Every restaurant should aim to be pleasant and accommodating—that’s sort of the point. But just like people, some restaurants have a tendency to take it too far, becoming agonizingly agreeable, void of personality and quirk, pleasant to the point of self-effacement. In an attempt to charm everyone, these menus will include a year-round steak, an over-accessorized burger, a … [Read more...]

Ristorante Frescobaldi: A Taste Of Tuscany Arrives In Mayfair


Ristorante Frescobaldi London opened in November 2014. It is owned by the Frescobaldi family, a Florentine wine dynasty who have been making Tuscan wines since 1308, and now produce 7 million bottles a year from 1,100 hectares of vineyards. The building is tucked away in a quiet spot off Regent Street. Some money has clearly been invested in the decoration, with tiled floor, a … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Most Expensive Food in the World


Food, glorious food! It does not take much to make a man happy. Just give him a bagel for breakfast, maybe pizza for lunch, then, a heavy steak dinner with some mushrooms, cantaloupes and watermelon fruit on the side. If you have money, however, you can have the real costly versions of all these food. Here now is a list of the top 10 most expensive foods in the world. 10. … [Read more...]

A luxury taste of Yorkshire


Yorkshire Day is celebrated on August 1, and in celebration of my birthplace, inspired by its rich local produce and its traditions, I offer a handful of very easy recipes, including a flavoursome kipper paste and devilled fish steaks. Sadly, with the decline of herring fishing generally, the herrings used in the Whitby smokehouses are no longer locally landed, but from … [Read more...]

Michael Caines’ luxury hotel and restaurant plan for Lympstone given the green light

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Planners have given the green light to award-winning chef Michal Caines’ ambitious scheme to transform a country house into a luxury hotel and restaurant in East Devon. A statement from East Devon District Council said: “A planning application to restore and extend a Grade II Georgian mansion house near Exmouth into a 21 bedroom luxury country house hotel has been approved by … [Read more...]