Theo Randall deals in rusticity. His cooking philosophy is simple: source the best ingredients to create authentic Italian dishes that would make mama weep for her homeland.Read more ›
Articles by: Lucy Shaw
A wine scribe with a penchant for poetry, white truffles and purple velvet, Lucy spends her days imbibing the finest wines known to humanity at tastings, and her evenings doing much the same at wine dinners. When not being wined and dined, she enjoys exploring London’s clandestine debauchery dens, ambling around art galleries and watching foreign films.
“What was your favourite childhood toy? This is one of many questions I was sent by the organisers of the Krug Institute of Happiness – a five-day pop-up restaurant at a glass-fronted house in the grounds of Highgate Cemetery.”Read more ›
“Ladies and gentleman, you’ve entered the spaceship – get ready to shoot into orbit,” announces Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon’s ebullient cellar master, to an audience of bemused wine writers.Read more ›
Chocolate wine first appeared on the English culinary scene in the 1660s, soon after the arrival of chocolate itself, which was known during the reign of Charles II as “the Indian nectar.”Read more ›
“Viajante, meaning traveller in Portuguese, is an apt name for Nuno Mendes’ Michelin-starred restaurant at the converted Edwardian Town Hall Hotel, which has brought a much-needed dose of glamour to Bethnal Green.”Read more ›
“A kilner jar filled with what looks like lime green lettuce leaves has been placed in front of me. Popping it open, to my horror and delight I find an army of ants crawling across cabbage leaves…”Read more ›