Category: Food & Wine

A taste of Bordeaux: canelés

As the Bordeaux 2015 campaign begins, our Head Chef Stewart Turner offers a classic Bordelais recipe for canelés while Richard Veal suggests appropriate accompaniments. On the table: These little cakes are as much a part of Bordeaux as its wines, and have been in and out of fashion probably as often.  A cake with a […]

On the table: Cafe Murano

Victoria Stewart visits the second branch of Cafe Murano, an excellent Italian spot offering access to Angela Hartnett’s fabled food in Covent Garden. A year spent studying in Verona 10 years ago taught me that the simple fact of living in Italy does not guarantee you good food. I did eat some truly excellent things […]

The sheer appeal of Sherry

This month Damian Carrington muses the food matching power of Manzanilla and Fino, the absolute pleasure to be sought in a copita of Amontillado or Oloroso and the London spots serving serious Sherry alongside stonking Spanish food. As I know I have written before, I have a very soft spot for fortified wine and in […]

Essential ingredients: wild garlic

With Storm Katie behind us, it seems that spring has finally arrived, bringing with it a host of new seasonal ingredients. Here our Head Chef Stewart Turner brings wild garlic into the kitchen and Demetri Walters MW proposes possible vinous pairings. On the table: When wild garlic makes its first appearance in the kitchen in […]