It was in the second-from-left blue-and-white striped booth in the Driftwood Room at the Nautilus hotel in Miami, while drinking a frozen beverage going by the name of “Mexican Mule”, that I saw success in the international restaurant business. His name was Tom.
Blood, sweat and beers? All in an afternoon's work
To be both useful and delectable is a rare combination, but soy sauce manages it
Owned by a property entrepreneur, Wilderness Reserve is a smart Suffolk address that feels like home
There were people sitting on the floor, waiting to get in, something you do not see at the Savoy
From Japan to Sweden, source your celebratory drink from slightly farther afield this 25 January
Until the robots finally get the whip-hand, restaurants are always going to need lots of living, breathing staff
The next four weeks are a firework display of #NewYearNewMe self-regard
From socks and slippers to stylish speakers and designer sweatshirts, here's our pick of the presents for the boys
It isn't just the people attending parties who have a monopoly on irritating behaviour. Hosts are often just as guilty.
It was part of a tradition that went back to Lyon's tea shops, restaurants where the cooking was not really that important
The festive period is all about indulging, so make sure you do it in style
The French, as a rule, are not big on change these days. I happened to be in Paris in late June when the city's taxi drivers were trying to create their own small version of the French Revolution, though focused on Uber cabs rather than an ancien régime. They had taken exception to the app-based taxi company – now a feature of life from Manchester to Miami – and were making their voices heard; as indeed were the police, who all seemed to be dressed like RoboCop.
Fans would be keen to go to work on this egg
It is 45 years since the San Miniato Truffle Festival came into being
A sandwich is to a taco what Flemish clogs are to Gucci loafers