One of the highly-anticipated newcomers to the London restaurant scene, Aquavit, opened its doors in November 2016. Located in the grand quarter that is St. James’s Market, it is the new UK branch of its much-loved, two Michelin-starred sister restaurant in Manhattan, New York. Aquavit is renowned for its high-end Nordic contemporary cuisine and design, […]
Remodeling a restaurant is no simple task. Edinburgh restaurateur, Carina Contini, shares the story behind Contini George Street’s transformation, the major project milestones and her advice to others looking to take on a new look.
Reopening a restaurant after renovations is tough work, especially when that restaurant is as storied and beloved as Auberge du Lac, in Hertfordshire, England. The restaurant, located inside of the Brocket Hall event space, reopened on February 8th just in time for Valentine’s Day. In addition to being well-known for their seasonal, farm-to-table menu, Auberge […]
The tasting menu is an immovable part of fine dining but it would seem that today’s diners are more interested in small plates and shared entrees for two. How can today’s chef’s build tasting menus that delight diners and intrigue them while still being profitable? Chef Manoj Karnavar is the chef at Karnavar in Croydon, […]
“My restaurant is very unique,” says Michelle Jenner, owner of Aya Court in Ascot, England. AYA Court is a contemporary Chinese restaurant where diners can find dishes like seared foie gras with pickled ginger on the menu next to classic Chinese dishes like Ma Po tofu and Peking duck. While it’s fun to create new […]