l A taste of rustic Italy has come to Chelsea's King's Road in the shape of Cafe Milan (0171 351 0101). In charge of the traditional wood-burning ovens is executive chef Luis Louiza, formerly of the Cantina del Ponte, who's offering such specialities as Piedmontese red wine risotto with veal and fennel sausages, and roasted saddle of rabbit stuffed with ricotta, Parmesan and spinach. For those who don't have time to dine, a shop has opened next door to the restaurant selling panini, patisserie, home-made pizzas and ice-creams.
l True foodies are advised to reserve a table for 1 March at The Berkeley (0171 726 2250/0171 722 1860) now. Nineteen of the country's best chefs, including Albert Roux, Mark Hix (The Ivy), Peter Gordon (The Sugar Club) and Philip Howard (The Square) will each cook four courses for a single table of diners to raise funds for leukaemia charity Leuka 2000. Tickets are pounds 300 each and guests will not know until the evening which chef they have drawn.Reuse content