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Monday 14 February 2011
Thursday 10 February 2011
The A-lister has come and gone. He turned up an hour-and-a-half late for dinner and the sushi chef was going crazy. I told him to cool it as it was hardly going to go cold. One of the givens of being an A-Lister is that you are late. If you turn up on time you are a loser.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
It’s showtime – the Hollywood A-lister is coming round tonight and I’m still hung over from an amazing night out with Sally Bercow – the new Tory pin-up.
Monday 07 February 2011
Great excitement in the Brown household – we have a very important US VIP coming round for dinner later this week. I would love to tell you who it is but I would have to kill you and that would involve costly legal protection for me, and nobody wants that.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Monday 24 January 2011
Dylan Jones: 'Why not have a pop-up restaurant in a dry-cleaner’s, a cheese shop, a garage or even in a gym?'
Saturday 08 January 2011
There used to be an old-fashioned working man's caff in Shepherd's Bush that, in the evening, would be magically transformed into a rather smart bohemian restaurant for slumming west Londoners. I also remember various places in New York in the Eighties that would be one thing in the daytime – shop, coffee bar, café, etc – and another at night (usually a pop-up restaurant or a nightclub). But up until last week I'd never eaten in a fishmonger's.
Saturday 08 January 2011
Thursday 06 January 2011
Restaurateurs in the north Italian town of Padua have written to regional governor Luca Zaia, of the xenophobic Northern League, claiming he's spending too much time in cheap Chinese restaurants.
Saturday 04 December 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010
As if it wasn't already hard enough to keep up, in today's Fifty-Things-To-Do-Before culture, a new pressure has emerged. Now you don't just need to own this season's must-have bag – you must also have tried the latest must-eat restaurant dish.
Monday 22 November 2010
It has been nearly eight months since Mitchells & Butlers announced that it was going to reshape its business model, and tomorrow's full-year results are a chance for investors to see how the changes are coming along.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Even buying tea and coffee poses a dilemma these days: do you pick up the virtuous but more expensive Fairtrade packs which promise to help poor foreign farmers, or do you quietly pocket the cash and buy a normal product? This week some national newspapers may have given the impression that you needn't bother buying Fairtrade.
Friday 15 October 2010
The very worst airline meals – grey, reconstituted "cutlets", served with luminous fizzy drinks for which a Geiger counter was more useful than a straw – went out with the old Soviet Union. But even under capitalism, passengers choose airlines on price and convenience, rather than the quality of the inflight cuisine.
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