Amuse-bouches: The latest restaurant news bites
In restaurant news: a High Court hospitality case against the government gets expedited, UK restaurant chain Six by Nico is accused of staff mistreatment, and chef Skye Gyngell opens a farm shop.
New online grower Champagne retailer and wine club targets growth
Sip Champagnes, a new online retailer and wine club championing grower and small-scale Champagne producers, wants to target the UK on-trade and expand into Europe.
HK bar industry agrees to government proposal in exchange for reopening
The Hong Kong bar industry has agreed to accept the proposal from the government to ask patrons to keep their masks on and use a straw to drink alcohol if it will mean venues can reopen.
Italian restaurant targeted by US sanctions in case of mistaken identity
An Italian restaurant found itself at the mercy of one of former US President Donald Trump’s last sanctions after it was wrongly identified as being linked to a Venezuelan oil trafficker.
California Wine Institute launches food and wine competition
The California Wine Institute has launched a new competition this month called Cook with California, which aims to show how well wines from the US state pair with British produce.
Bartenders reveal the weirdest thing that’s happened to them on shift
It’s no secret that working in hospitality requires masterful interpersonal skills and no small amount of patience. As if to hammer home this maxim, bartenders are revealing the most bizarre things that have happened to them during a shift.
French authorities investigate illegal fine dining restaurants in Paris
Authorities in France are investigating claims of illegal restaurants and fine dining events in Paris following an undercover report.
PM rules out ‘vaccine passports’ for outdoor hospitality reopening
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled out using Covid-status certification when outdoor hospitality reopens in England next week, and has stated it also won’t be required for the resumption of indoor dining.
Adam Handling to open restaurant with rooms
Chef and restaurateur Adam Handling is to open his first site outside of London: a restaurant and pub with rooms called The Loch & The Tyne in Windsor.
Industry gears up for Big English Wine Easter
Promotional campaign The Big English Wine Easter is already underway and is due to culminate in the main event on Saturday 3 April.
Patrón launches 2021 Perfectionists Cocktail Competition
Ultra-premium Tequila brand Patrón has launched its 2021 Perfectionists Cocktail Competition, which kicks off with a virtual format ahead of the global final in Mexico.