I remember the stir that Roast caused when it opened. For some it was around the beginning of the end – a.k.a. gentrification - of Borough Market. For others it was the question of why someone would go to a restaurant for a roast, rather then a pub. Finally, and on recollection most vociferously: is it possible for a restaurant to deliver top-notch roast potatoes to order?
No, you absolutely do not have to go out for pancakes tonight. You can make them at home. For real life! We have two recipes - one for those insecure about achieving perfect circle.
Bordeauxs have been suffering in the unpredictable weather of the last year. But a survey of the top merchants, auction houses and investment fund managers in the fine wine sector suggest that strong opportunities for wine investors and collectors are coming.
In case you haven’t noticed, this is an Olympic year in our fair city. That’s right, 2012 (pronounced twenty-twelve, rather then two thousand and twelve in the gospel according to Boris) is when we will get to see Usain Bolt break world records on a diet of chicken nuggets, while we pin our hopes on sports in which no other country can really afford to compete – roll on the equestrian and sailing.
Growing up on the north side of Tampa, Florida, The Melting Pot ('A fondue restaurant') was a familiar place. It was there I met my first fondue pot, and my love for it solidified faster than melted cheese off the flame. (Ugh, so, uh, cheesy. Sorry.) But then it closed, and that was that. Or so I thought.
You like to think it's still a month off. Guess what? It's not. (But don't fear, we've got you covered, um...in candy hearts.)
Then this will definitely light your saber ....
Apparently, the last full weekend before Christmas is the busiest of the year. Restaurants, bars, and clubs are booked anything up to a year in advance in anticipation of a bit of pre-Xmas cheer, before the recession hits the wallets.
To begin, make sure you've eaten in the best restaurants of 2011.
...hope they are Meyers.
The VQ (Vingt-Quatre) Diner which started in Chelsea back when Oasis were in their pomp has a second ‘branch’ in Bloomsbury.
Jeremy Lee reveals the chef’s secrets to the main Christmas event: delicious turkey and all the trimmings
How do you ensure that satisfying snap when you bite into them? What do you add for that fiery sweetness? And where should you hide the biscuit tin?