Tag: food

The rule of the Roux

The Roux family has reigned over London’s fine dining scene since Albert and Michel Sr opened Le Gavroche 50 years ago. Here, Will Lyons talks to Michel Roux Jr about wine’s place on the table and in his restaurant On the far wall of the chef’s library, deep inside the Mayfair terrace which houses Le […]

On the table: Xu

Continuing our efforts to explore London’s best eateries, this month we sent Alexis Self to Xu – a new restaurant from the team behind Bao who are single-handedly putting Taiwanese food on the city’s culinary map On his seminal 1965 live album, Woody Allen tells a joke about being kicked out of NYU for cheating on […]

A culinary culture

Txokos are societies dedicated to celebrating northern Spain’s extraordinary culinary and vinous heritage. Food writer Victoria Stewart reports on how these gastronomic gatherings came about and what goes on behind the societies’ (normally) shut doors Sitting in a room that feels like the intersection of a village hall and a somewhat dated restaurant, on one […]

On the table: Bonhams Restaurant

This month Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave visits the restaurant at renowned auction house Bonhams, where faultless service and classic cuisine impress our discerning diner The reluctance of old to allow patrons to bring their own wines to a restaurant and pay a respectable “corkage” charge is gradually being chipped away as, perhaps due to […]