‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes,’ once wrote Marcel Proust. The French thinker had a point – travel has a knack for changing people’s opinions of the world. I can’t confirm Belon head chef Daniel Calvert had Proust in mind when leaving the UK in […]
Archives for May 2017
(L-R): Liam Edwards, President of the RAI, Adrian Valeriano of OpenTable, sponsor of Best Digital Marketing – Ireland, and Adrian Cummins, CEO of the RAI, accepting the award on behalf of Two Boys Brew. The All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards took place in the The Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin recently and named the top restaurants in Ireland […]
Restaurants have always been fixated with wine. Perhaps they should be. There’s a healthy mark-up, almost everyone appreciates it, and it provides a comfortable match with food. But here’s the thing – increasingly, people don’t want comfortable. They want something unique.
‘The industry is on its knees, really.’ If you’re more used to his infectious smile and genial persona, as often broadcast on the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 show First Dates, the ominousness in Fred Sirieix’s words is even more perturbing.
The summer months are almost here and that means it’s time for cocktails on outdoor patios. Guests at bars and restaurants are looking for drinks that are refreshing and feature summer fruits or other seasonal items. Harry Nikolaou, bar manager at GNH Bar and Plum + Spilt Milk in London is responsible for ensuring that […]