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The Pig and Butcher, 80 Liverpool Road, London N1

Unlike its predecessor, the Pig & Butcher lets you enjoy its food as you please.

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Offers for Bordeaux 2011 are now closing or closed. Did anyone notice? The 'campaign' to sell the 2011 vintage is a candidate for the most disastrous ever. How such a normally savvy region can get it quite so wrong is hard to grasp, but the Greek word hubris comes to mind. With a unique system known as the place, all the donkey work of selling is done by the city's merchants, so the châteaux don't have to get their hands dirty. But the châteaux fix the prices and they came unstuck this time round thanks to overpricing a perfectly good but not great vintage.

Minted cucumber soup with fried halloumi

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Cherry soup with vanilla ice-cream

Cherry soup with vanilla ice-cream

Serves 4

Album: Nas, Life Is Good (Def Jam)

The wedding dress on the cover was all that Kelis left behind when she split from Nas, and it's prompted the rapper to muse upon gender issues here, not least "Daughters", in which he tackles the irony of lascivious lads becoming puritan dads.

1. Villa Maria Private Bin Rosé 2011
£6.64, tesco.com
This rosé boasts aromas of fresh
lime-blossom, strawberry and
guava, while the palate is full of
lovely richness and lively acidity.

The 10 Best summer rosés

From the sun-drenched vineyards of Provence to the slopes of Surrey, the pink drink is better than ever...

Focaccia with cherries, honey and almonds

Focaccia with cherries, honey and almonds

Serves 8-10

Duck salad with steeped cherries

Duck salad with steeped cherries

Serves 4 as a starter

Not just for autumn and winter: Cherry crumble

Cherry crumble

Serves 4

White chocolate polenta with cherries and Amaretto

The Last of the Haussmans, Lyttelton, National Theatre, London

It seems to be open season on the baby-boomer generation in the English theatre at the moment.  First we had Love, Love, Love from Mike Bartlett at the Royal Court.  Now, in his debut play in the Lyttelton, Stephen Beresford takes a similar, comically sceptical look at the dubious legacy that these folk have bequeathed to their children.

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