It has been nearly a decade since I started writing these types of post and just as long (if not more) for the likes of Jay Rayner to call the guide an irrelevance, yet here we are, every year, talking about it. As ever, they are always subjective and the collective thoughts of people that…Read more Michelin 2020: Predictions
Every morning I’m awake by at least 6.30am, before my wife’s alarm sounds, I read the two pages of news that Google deems worthy of my attention. In the main, it keeps me well informed of global events. But recently an article came to my attention, which, if I'm being honest makes my piss boil:…Read more Opinion: Own the problem, you created it!
We had a post-festive getaway this year, so we trundled down to Cornwall to a place we've gotten to know reasonably well over the past year. The Victoria Inn near Penzance, is run by Husband & Wife team Nikolaus & Laura Boyle, suitably aided by some fantastic staff. They allow dogs in the bar but…Read more #Foodporn: The Victoria Inn, Penzance, Cornwall
Here is the foodporn from a recent meal at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons near Oxford. As you'd expect from a 2 Michelin star, Relais & Châteaux it really is the height of luxury which comes with a price tag to match. Lunch for two including a 'reasonable' bottle of wine, a round of…Read more #Foodporn: Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
The Michelin guide concludes yet another award season in 2018 for the culinary gifted. Sadly, it will be commented on by those that think they know about such things, yet clearly, don't. Having had experience in multiple Michelin starred kitchens & had had several frank conversations with their inspectors, I can say with conviction that…Read more Michelin 2019 – Press reaction
Monday will see the release of the Michelin guide to UK & Eire 2019 at an IMAX cinema in Waterloo, London. The past 12-18months has seen quite a few developments which will have surely caught the inspeactor's eye; new openigs too late for the 2018 guide & those with pedigrees settling into their stride. That said,…Read more Michelin 2019: Predictions (Updated)