Category: Food & Wine

Festive feasts

With Christmas less than a week away, now is the time for panicked last-minute purchases and hurried preparations for that all important Christmas Dinner on Sunday. With that in mind, we’ve put together a basic guide to festive food and wine matching! Remember that the most important factors to consider when matching food and wine […]

Fergus Stewart reviews Trinity restaurant, Clapham Old Town

One of my personal favourites, and also a favourite restaurant of the wine trade, is the excellent Trinity in Clapham Old Town. Billing itself as a neighbourhood restaurant, but in reality far finer than your everyday local, Trinity champion seasonal eating in a fine dining, yet relaxed manner. The wine list in varied and well-priced […]

A rising “star” in the British culinary firmament – Hand & Flowers

On the outskirts of the beautiful Georgian town of Marlow, one finds the gastropub that “would be king!” – The Hand & Flowers.  A brilliant white washed exterior expresses an almost humble non presumption of the culinary expertise and delights that await you inside. The Hand and Flowers is owned and run by Head Chef, Tom […]

Elegance personified

This year, we had the great pleasure to be invited to the house of Billecart-Salmon near Epernay. No small gesture as the trip was to include staying at the Maison du Billecart, dining with Monsieur François Billecart himself and after a tour the next day, dining at a 3 Michelin starred restaurant in Paris no […]