Dee Laffan spoke to American chef Andy Ricker during his recent trip to Dublin for The Big Grill Festival about his love for Thai cuisine and the challenges of introducing a new cuisine to diners in Portland.
There’s a palpable apathy slowly growing towards ultra-fine dining. The fullbore approach elegant plating and white-gloved service (rather than recyclable paper, sleeveless t-shirts, and a notepad) is not as relevant as it was 5 or 10 years ago. Certain expectations dictate as much – stilted criteria means lots of attention paid towards style, and little […]
Last month saw the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe festival, an event which brings thousands of visitors to the historic city. We look at the restaurants in the city and the strengths and challenges of being in the centre of an event of this magnitude.
Dee Laffan speaks to Josh Katz, the chef behind critically-acclaimed and immensely popular restaurants: Berber & Q Grill House and Berber & Q Shawarma Bar, London.
Back in June, pub chain JD Wetherspoon announced the scrapping of their monthly newsletters. The reason? Worry that some considered the marketing approach too ‘intrusive’. Wetherspoon subsequently deleted their email database – customers were encouraged to keep up-to-date with Wetherspoon’s news updates via their social media feeds instead.