Unfiltered: Romain Bourger
The head sommelier at The Vineyard in Berkshire on falling in love with wine at catering school, the joy of English wine and why palo cortado is a perfect pairing for celeriac.
Unfiltered: Martyn Simpson
The owner of whisky emporium and fabled bar Milroy’s speaks to Douglas Blyde about creating an illegal bar, terroir in whisky, and his penchant for bubble and squeak.
Belmond’s Royal Scotsman to host £5,000 whisky train tour
Private distillery tours, single-cast tastings and 24-hour steward service are just some of the perks guests can expect on this palatial whisky train experience
Pied à Terre closes for lunch due to staff shortage
Michelin-starred Fitzrovia restaurant Pied à Terre has followed Le Gavroche’s lead in closing for lunch indefinitely due to staffing shortages fuelled by Brexit.
‘Mystery Man’ leaves tip 400 times bigger than his bill at bar
An incredibly generous “mystery man” at a restaurant in the United States left staff stunned after he gave a tip that amounted to more than 400 times the price of his bill.
Bartenders reveal code words they use to secretly talk about customers
If you’ve ever wondered what your bartender really thinks about you, then you’ll be fascinated to learn that bartenders have been spilling the beans about the secret code they use to discuss customers while at work.
Hero bartender slips woman note to save her from ‘creep’ at the bar
People are hailing one bartender as a “hero”, after his quick-thinking saved a woman from a “creep” who would not stop “harassing” her in a Florida bar.
Table Talk: Tom Peters
Born and raised in Hampshire, Tom Peters began his culinary career aged just 14, when he got a job as a chef at Petersfield restaurant Annie Jones. In 2013 he moved to London to work for Michel Roux Jr at Roux at Parliament Square, where he quickly rose through the ranks. In 2017 he starred in MasterChef: The Professionals, and made it into the final 10 of the competition. After a stint at Maaemo in Oslo, Peters returned to London to take on the role of head chef at diner de luxe, Bob Bob Ricard in Soho, taking over from Eric Chavot.
Nancy Silverton to open pizzeria at London’s Treehouse Hotel
American chef Nancy Silverton is to open a London outpost of her LA restaurant Pizzeria Mozza within the Treehouse Hotel in Marylebone next month.
Coravin launches preservation system for sparkling wine
It has always been Coravin founder Greg Lambrecht’s plan to have a preservation system for still and sparkling wine, and this week it came to fruition with the launch of a device for fizz.
Hospitality sector threatens UK government with legal action
Over 45 UK hospitality, tourism, weddings and events companies have jointly written to Boris Johnson to threaten legal action should the July reopening date face further delay.