Tag: food and wine

How to picnic (properly)

As we (finally) enter the season for al fresco dining, Katie Cooper – Manager of our Wine Club – recalls the pitfalls of picnics past and uses her experience to give you a guide to seamless outdoor feasting. I’m not averse to a sandy sandwich or two. Dental implications aside, they recall childhood memories of picnics […]

On the table: Portland

In the first of a series identifying a few of London’s finest eateries, food writer Victoria Stewart visits Portland, a restaurant born of two gastronomic princes – Will Lander (son of Jancis Robinson and Nick Lander) and Daniel Morgenthau. Too much hype surrounding a new restaurant launch can be a dangerous thing if you’re planning to […]

Spring chicken…

The height of May, with spring in full-stride, means a glut of new flavours in the kitchen: from earthy morels to quintessentially English asparagus, chef Stewart Turner gets stuck in with this sensational chicken dish. Nothing shouts spring like wild garlic, and when we first see it arrive in the kitchen we know that a […]

Matching chocolate and wine

To tackle the subject of pairing wine with chocolate, we invited Adam Lee from English chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker and Francis Huicq, our shop manager, to find some winning partnerships. At Easter, chocolate takes centre stage, undoubtedly the “grande dame” of our gustatory gorging. The problem is what to drink alongside our leading lady: beautiful […]