Monthly Archives: June 2014

‘Fava bean’ – the inspiration behind Shaun Hergatt’s JUNI

The ‘fava bean’ (or ‘broadbean’ to the Brits) inspired Chef Shaun Hergatt when thinking about opening his exquisite gem of a restaurant Juni in New York. “When I was actually cooking at SHO, I thought about this one product […] the fava bean […] … Continue reading

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Last week’s restaurant reviews…

Evening Standard (Karen Dacre) – Eat 17    4 out of 5 “With the aim of further delighting those who have already fallen hook, line and sinker (the queue can spill out of the door on a Saturday evening) for the … Continue reading

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Chef Gerald van der Walt to join The Tasting Room team at Le Quartier Français

Hot off the South African printing press….. Gerald van der Walt, formerly head chef at The Greenhouse in Cape Town, is moving to The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek. “I’ve appointed Gerald as there’s a gap at the top: taking nothing away … Continue reading

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Last week’s restaurant reviews…

Evening Standard (Grace Dent) – Fera at Claridge’s  “…And then I visited Fera and ended up eating everything, including my silly words, because for me, what’s happening there feels decidedly magical.” “From the lilting North West English accents of the … Continue reading

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Painting nature on a plate : Chef Shaun Hergatt at JUNI New York

Painting nature: Chef Shaun Hergatt at JUNI New York  At Juni New York, Australian Chef Shaun Hergatt creates lifetime memories for guests with a highly technical yet deeply personal fine dining experience. His vibrant dishes relay the beauty of nature … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Picnic Day with help from Petersham Nurseries

Lucy Boyd, cook, food writer and culinary director for Petersham Nurseries Café, rose to the challenge set by local charity School Food Matters to give a Kitchen Garden Ideas session to two Richmond schools to celebrate Grow Your Own Picnic … Continue reading

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Last week’s restaurant reviews ….

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis) – Primeur,  4 out of 5 “The idea is you can eat as much or as little as you like at Primeur but linger as long as you want. Lucky Canonbury.” Nick describes the Canonbury-based Primeur … Continue reading

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TODAY and TOMORROW – Chef Massimo Bottura at Taste of London

Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana, Modena will be taking to the stage at today’s Taste of London festival in Regent’s Park. After spending the day judging the ‘Best of Taste’ with Tracey McCleod, Stefan Chomka, Bill Knott, Bob Granleese & … Continue reading

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A Girl Called Jack – 100 Delicious Budget Recipes

“The secret of cheap but healthy eating is to cook from scratch”, explained Jack Monroe when interviewed by Xanthe Clay for the Telegraph. She is a single mother who turned 9p meals into her much loved “A Girl Called Jack” blog … Continue reading

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Osteria Francescana’s 2014 Summer Opening Dates

We are pleased to share with you the news that there will be a shorter August holiday break this year. Osteria Francescana’s last service for the 2014 Summer Season is Friday, August 8th. The restaurant will be re-opening for service on Tuesday, August 26th. For those … Continue reading

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