Journal

29th October, 2013

Indian Accents – November’s SupperClub Delights

Indian Accents – November’s SupperClub Delights

What a month! There’s Diwali, there’s Guy Fawke’s (although this year the two have happened at the same time and the result will probably be London’s loudest night for years, not to mention brightest with two celebratory fireworks occasions happening simultaneously. Then mid-month I’m taking part in Rumble in the Deli, a culinary boxing match of sorts […]

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30th September, 2013

The BOMA Place of Eating, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Victoria Falls, or Mosi-o-a-Tunya (the smoke that thunders, as it’s locally known) is nothing short of an out of body experience, hypnotic, entrancing and breathtaking. However, whilst the plaudits of this Natural Wonder are well known, the curiosities of the little eponymous town are often overlooked in exchange for the bright lights and bustling […]

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17th September, 2013

October Overture…a new supperclub in London

October Overture…a new supperclub in London

  Unfortunately, summer is over yet again, although this year was a particularly good one, well for us at That Hungry Chef anyway. Having stepped out of restaurant kitchens for the time being to focus on a new and exciting project, I’ve brought my restaurant home with me with the launch of That Hungry Chef supperclub […]

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16th May, 2013

Dabbous, London

Dabbous, London

At long last the miserable weather is finally letting up and I can now start tending to my garden, which judging by the amount of greenery in it, is going to be no easy feat. Nonetheless, the summer also brings  me back to writing after a short hiatus (I call it the winter hibernation). It […]

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03rd November, 2012

Brasserie Zedel, London

The golden pair of London’s restaurant scene have done it again. The Corbin-King partnership, spanning 30 years, that is responsible for iconic culinary institutions such as The Ivy, Le Caprice, J. Sheekey (these ones they sold) and later The Wolseley and Delaunay, now has another behemoth to their name. Brasserie Zedel, having opened just earlier […]

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28th October, 2012

Odette’s

Odette’s

The first time I  heard of Bryn Williams was when I was working at The Orrery and, as is the case with most restaurants, one is made aware of all the notable alumni that have done time at the stoves. It wasn’t until many years later that when looking for a good neighbourhood restaurant in […]

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28th October, 2012

Trinity, London

Trinity, London

When I told my cheffie friend M that we were going to go for dinner to Clapham, he did a double take and asked if I was sure I meant Clapham, being, as one could say, not the choice of destination for a gastronomic treat (no offence to Claphamites). Reason was that I’d heard, over […]

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19th October, 2012

Lecture room at Sketch

Lecture room at Sketch

My first memory of Sketch was when it had newly opened and I ended up doing a brief stint in the Gallery kitchen. I had no clue who Pierre Gangaire was, but that he was some big shot French chef who had teamed up with Mourad Mazouz of Momo to open an uber-luxe, decadent space […]

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02nd October, 2012

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

My first memory of the Connaught was of wheeling a very noisy trolley full of ice cream and sorbet mixes from the Claridges to the Connaught to be churned at 4am. I was working the night shift at Gordon Ramsay Claridges and our ice cream machine had broken down, and the closest ally was Angela […]

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21st September, 2012

Bistrot Bruno Loubet

It truly is a shame when restaurants open to great fanfare and critical acclaim and then slowly become complacent; in this particular occasion, the restaurant fitting the bill was Bistrot Bruno Loubet. Having just finished watching a performance of the San Francisco Ballet and being blown away by the poetry of movement, we eagerly trotted to the […]

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