A Taste for the Exotic – food to surprise, food to innovate

If you were offered gold painted chapulines as your appetizer, would you eat them? That would be grasshopper to you and I, and it’s a signature dish at the authentic modern Mexican super-restaurant Ella Canta on Park Lane, W1. Globetrotting chefs and customers are increasingly pushing boundaries, using exotic ingredients and unusual combinations to make…

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Chef’s Recipe : Vegan Chocolate & Banana by Asimakis Chaniotis at Pied à Terre

The Luxury Restaurant Guide presents a delicious dessert recipe from Michelin-starred Pied à Terre’s menu, which is totally Vegan. Pied à Terre, one of the most popular gourmet hot-spots since 1991, is the original Fitzrovia restaurant meticulously constructing Modern French dishes in a discreetly decorated dining room. Head Chef Asimakis Chaniotis (pictured below) uses Aguafaba (chickpea…

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