13 08, 2012

Return To Hedone, London

2017-02-17T15:17:30+01:00August 13th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Chef Mikael Jonsson and the team plating dishes. If there are meals worth a flight, then, by extension, there must also be meals worth missing one. For me, Hedone in West London falls into both categories. I returned to this shockingly underappreciated Chiswick restaurant last month after a nearly nine month absence (and on the [...]

11 08, 2012

Lardo in Hackney, London

2012-08-11T11:07:53+02:00August 11th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Restaurants|5 Comments

A few weeks back while cycling around Hackney, I came across the recently opened Lardo. It was a sweltering day and nearby London Fields was teeming with scantily clad Instagraming hipsters, while Lardo on Richmond Road was quiet and inviting. I grabbed a spot outside, ordered some rosé […]

11 08, 2012

Travel Inspires London Food Trend

2017-02-17T15:17:31+01:00August 11th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Restaurants, Travel|0 Comments

The chicken roll at Rita's in Dalston. Magic on a bun. Travel inspires. And for chefs and restaurateurs, it can have a trendsetting impact. In this weekend's NYT Travel section, I visit three London dining venues, each influenced by its proprietors' US travel experiences. Read the full article here.

8 08, 2012

The Heron, Authentic Thai in London

2017-02-17T15:17:33+01:00August 8th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Restaurants|2 Comments

If you’ve never eaten great Thai food in London while listening to Nicki Minaj’s greatest hits, may I suggest killing two birds with one stone by visiting the Heron in Marleybone. While I am ill equipped to describe the complex food (this I will leave to my illustrious colleague, dining companion, and Thai food [...]

28 07, 2012

Sushi Tetsu in London’s Clerkenwell

2017-02-17T15:17:37+01:00July 28th, 2012|Categories: Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, London, Restaurants|1 Comment

I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to The Skinny Bib. Not only did he hook me up with an insane Thai meal at The Heron on Thursday, he also scored me one of the highly coveted seven seats at five-week-old Sushi Tetsu. After a sufficiently spicy mid-day meal, spectacularly fresh raw fish was the [...]

27 07, 2012

Tutto Wines Summer Dinner at Burnt Enz

2017-02-17T15:17:39+01:00July 27th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, London, Restaurants, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

On Wednesday night I had the enormous pleasure of attending a wine dinner at Burnt Enz in Hackney. The occasion was the recent launch of Tutto Wines, a company dedicated to discovering, promoting and distributing small Italian wine producers. London-based founders Alex Whyte and Damiano […]