Category: Food & Wine

Seasonal sensations: asparagus

In the heart of asparagus season, our Head Chef serves up Britain’s best spears with a quick and easy tart British asparagus is a true vegetable hero: the season starts in mid-April and if we are lucky it will last until the end of June. It must be one of, if not our greatest seasonal […]

Defining delicious

As Victoria Moore publishes her new book, The Wine Dine Dictionary, she talks to Sophie Thorpe about the horror of pairing, and the need for a new approach to food and drink “I spend half my day thinking about what I’m going to have for dinner, don’t you?” Victoria Moore, the decidedly petite author of […]

On the table: Plot

For this month’s review, we sent Sophie Thorpe down the Northern Line to Tooting, where a new restaurant serving seasonal small plates, Plot, perches in an unlikely location It’s incongruous, finding Plot, a slim-line open kitchen serving British small plates, in the midst of Tooting’s Broadway Market. There is a serene warmth to the place, […]

Seasonal sensations: wild garlic

As soon as the bluebells blossom, Britain’s abundant wild garlic begins to poke its head through the soil. To honour its spring re-emergence our Head Chef Stewart Turner has whipped up a lovely seasonal velouté, while Richard Veal suggests some appropriate wine pairings On the table: Nothing says spring has sprung quite like the first […]