Fine Dining

The Importance Of Good Food For Older People

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

We won't become complacent. As England's largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, all the money we generate is ploughed back into our services so we will continue to improve the facilities at both our retirement villages and our care homes for the benefit of all older people.

DC's Dining Superstars

Chris Cox | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

In passing I mentioned to a chef friend at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck that I was going to Washington DC. He stopped in his tracks, putting his knife down and looking me with the intense gaze of a man not to be messed with..

Seven Amazing Chefs in the Cotswolds

Mette Poynton | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

More and more, the Cotswolds is becoming known for being a hub for foodies all over the UK and, indeed, the World. With an abundance of fresh, quality ingredients right on the doorstep, from locally produced cheeses, fruits and vegetables to pork, lamb and even fish from our local trout farms, the Cotswolds is the perfect place for any chef to share their culinary gifts.

It's Not Children That Need Banning From Restaurants...

Sophia Walker | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

One thing we can learn from our European sisters is that a family society is a welcoming society. Alcohol isn't a big deal, it's on tables from a young age and children are always out with their families, no matter what time of day it is. The family is the unit, the centre of society. And that is something we are so desperately missing.

Food as a Means of Cultural Exploration

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

Today I return to London after having traveled to Modena, Italy for the weekend. My husband and I planned our entire trip around a dinner reservation at one of the top restaurants in the world.

The Ultimate Foodie Weekend In Barcelona, Spain

Chloe Gunning | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

The history and culture of a place is best told through its cuisine. So, what better way to get to know Barcelona inside and out, than with a long weekend of food-based adventures? From Willy Wonka style treats, to a neighbourhood tour with a difference, to the most exciting, theatrical meal of my life... these are my top tips to satisfy your inner foodie!

Disfrutar, Barcelona - An Evening of Magic and Theatre From Former elBulli Michelin-Starred Chefs

Chloe Gunning | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

There was plenty of magic in the process of receiving and tasting each course. However, this was just the first stage. It was heightened further by watching others receive their food, and gauging their delight and surprise.

(Review) The Rib Room at the Jumeirah Carlton

Alice Charles | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Charles

If you're looking to get away from braying Hoxtonites discussing property prices and the size of their trust funds, or City boys boasting about their latest mega deal, then the Rib Room makes the perfect choice for a first date or to catch up with an old friend.

People Try Foie Gras for the First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Foie gras, French for "fatty liver", is a food many people go their entire lives without trying. Some people avoid it because it's fattening, some ...

Look No Further: Here Are the People Pleasers!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Whether a well planned evening of fine dining or a spontaneous supper with the neighbours, we've recipes for the masses! So stop stressing, start smiling...

2014 Michelin Restaurant List: Cream of the Crop

Tom Rokins | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

Sometimes it feels fantastic to splurge on an experience with all the finer trimmings. As we are gradually moving out of the recession, spending on luxury items and days out is increasing, so let's look at what's on offer for the discerning palette!

Five Ingredients for the Perfect Afternoon Tea

Travelzoo UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

So what makes the perfect afternoon tea? Opinions differ of course, but here are the five most crucial components according to us.

The Goring, London - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

A few weeks ago, I had one of the best meals I think I've ever had in London. It's a strong statement to make but the evening I experienced at The Goring Hotel was so memorable and delightful that I will remember it for a very long time.

Elite 100 Restaurants in the World Ranking Shows How Design Matters

Tomo Taka | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tomo Taka

Design matters, and fine dining is catching on. Customers want more than just food at restaurants. They seek an experience - it's not just what's on the plate. Quality of food remains at the heart of fine dining.

This Week I Ate... Colbert, Andrew Edmonds and Dangerous Canapes

William Sitwell | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

I think the eternal optimist in me might be gently moving towards a half empty glass position. This is distressing as it seems to confirm that one has well and truly crossed over and landed well onto the wrong side of 40, with no way back...

Time for Gordon Ramsay to Swear Off the 'F' Word - Foie Gras

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

A new PETA US investigation of Hudson Valley Foie Gras - a Sullivan County, New York, farm that supplies the Gordon Ramsay-licensed restaurant at The London NYC hotel - has revealed abysmal factory-farm conditions at America's self-styled "premier producers of foie gras".

Phil Howard's 'Kitchen Foundation' - Produce Parts 1 and 2

Phil Howard | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Howard

This week saw the launch of the second episodes of my digital series 'Kitchen Foundation' - "Produce Parts 1 and 2".