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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Mastering Valentine’s – divine gourmet ideas for the big day

Cue the hand-tied rose bouquets, pop the Rosé Champagne and light the scented candles – Valentine’s is upon us. They say the way to the heart is through the stomach so express your love with some delicious gourmet ideas. But this blog comes with a warning – you may want to get prepared early to…

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Around the World in 80 Dines – the ultimate culinary tour of the UK

For globetrotting gourmets, terrified travellers, curious cuisiners and eco-eaters – let your palette circumnavigate the world in eighty dines, but without the Airmiles or travel bans. The Luxury Restaurant Guide uncovers the unique flavours making up the best of the UK’s rich multi-culinary identity so you can discover your inner Phileas Fogg: * Orange denotes:…

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The Twelve Dishes of Christmas – from easy to expert Festive recipes

We ask 12 leading restaurateurs, chefs and mixologists to suggest a recipe dish each for the ultimate Christmas menu. Our team of experts present a collection of traditional British favourites, from superbly simple to expertly detailed recipes, to inspire a very tasty Christmas at home, or enjoy at their restaurants. We have collaborated with the…

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