Page 22 



Food At Piquet

Pick Piquet

Not so long ago, I read this incredibly laudatory review by a famous restaurant critic of a new restaurant near…Tottenham Court Road? What a funny area for a smart new place.

Champagne Jean Scheijen

Champagne Cocktail, Darling?

While nothing beats it straight, sometimes you want to up the festive ante. Ergo, we bring you five cocktails made with Champagne, to ensure your coming days are particularly, um, sparkling.


How to make the perfect tzatziki

Full-fat yoghurt is at the heart of this classic Greek dip, but the additions are up for grabs: should you dice your cucumber or grate it? Is punchy dill or cooling mint the perfect garnish? And how much garlic is too much?

Aurora In Soho

Aurora Restaurant, Soho

When does a place officially become a favourite? The restaurant you always fall back on when you’re in the area or are making a recommendation. The pub where the bar staff recognise your face. The nightclub where the bouncers greet you with a nod and a smile.



How to make the perfect martini

It is the quintessential cocktail. But for a recipe involving just two ingredients, the debate over its correct preparation is endless. Vodka or gin? How wet? How cold? Shaken or stirred? And should you ever use salt?