Category Archives: Events

A culinary experience with Michelin starred chef Quique Dacosta

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Floral Dessert

Happy New Year to you all!

I start the year with a post about my favourite eating experience of 2016. And that, without doubt, was tasting the culinary creations of Quique Dacosta. Dacosta is a three-michelin star and former Ebulli chef who has teamed up with high-end kitchen and bathroom suppliers, Porcelanosa. It was at a Porcelanosa showroom where I got introduced to his cuisine. Continue reading

Jamie Oliver Cookery School

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Head Chef Dimo

By contributor Mathew Lea.

Over the last few years I’ve been to a number of cookery classes run by various different organisations. Some have been excellent and others… not so good. One in particular forbade the taking of any photos for ‘data protection’ reasons. Hogwash. In reality it was because the class was so terrible they didn’t want any photographic evidence to appear online. But I digress; I am here to talk about the Jamie Oliver Cookery School and my experience with them. Continue reading

Weekend Brunch at Theo’s Simple Italian

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Charcuterie and Burrata

Brunch is a funny old term where its use has become more and more popular over the years. I’m all in favour of it especially as my favourite, eggs, tend to feature in a lot of the dishes, whether it be sweet or savoury. Theo Randall – ex Head Chef and business partner of the iconic The River Café and award-winning Theo Randall at InterContinental focuses on Weekend Brunch at his newest venture Theo’s Simple Italian at Hotel Indigo.  Tucked away on a residential street off Earl’s Court, Hotel Indigo is casual and cosy with chic interior, which beautifully sets the scene for casual dining. Continue reading

South African Food and Wine Pairing

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South African Wine Tasting

South African wines are not usually my first choice, as I honestly don’t know much about them. However, recently I got to discover a couple of very good ones at a food and wine pairing event hosted by Sainsbury’s and Bosman. Bosman is an eighth-generation family owned South African winery, which grow premium vineyards and supply Fairtrade wines to Sainsbury’s. Continue reading

Baked in Style with Neff at L’atelier des Chefs

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Hazelnut Torte*

By contributor Mathew Lea.

Are you in full Great British Bake Off mode? I know I am. So when I had the opportunity to attend a Baked in Style event, I’d signed up quicker than you can say soufflé. Continue reading