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)
This is a recent meal at Gidleigh Park, Devon with former Nathan Outlaw Head chef Chris Simpson, now at the helm. We visited on a Sunday lunch, where there is a four choice menu available at £65 per person. A big thank you to all the team at Gidleigh Park for wonderful meal & thoughtful…Read more #Foodporn: Gidleigh Park
This was the very question posed to me quite recently by Richard Davies, Executive chef at Calcot manor near Tetbury. And to be honest it’s something that I hadn’t really paid much attention to, because let’s face it, a peppercorn is a peppercorn right? Well no, actually it isn’t and to my shame I, like…Read more Think you know your spices?
This is one of those posts that any blogger, connected with the Hospitality industry, will be writing about now. Their predictions for who will get a glittering Michelin star on Monday. Our understanding is that Michelin have already sent out the invitations to a select number of the current incumbents, but the next couple of…Read more Michelin 2018: Predictions