While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
Bath restaurant’s samosa space mission crash lands in France
An Indian restaurant in Bath which launched a samosa into space prompted an international rescue mission after the pastry travelled slightly further than expected.
Les Caves de Taillevent hit by audacious heist
High-end Parisian wine merchant Les Caves de Taillevent was hit by an audacious heist last weekend, where the thieves used a rod to ‘fish’ €50,000 worth of wine without setting foot on the premises.
CIVB names new president
The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux has named Bernard Farges as its new president after its general assembly this Monday.
Armagnac board names new president
Patrick Farbos has been elected president by the general assembly of the Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l’Armagnac (BNIA).
Where to dine in Champagne
Following news that the region of Champagne is promoting itself as a major tourist destination, we round up the best places to eat in the appellation – according to those who live and work in it.
New director of CA Grands Crus named
Anne Le Naour has been appointed as the new director of Credit Agricole’s wine division, taking over from Thierry Budin.
Thieves steal €500k of fine wine from famous Paris restaurant
A gang of thieves have reportedly stolen hundreds of thousands of euros worth of fine wine from a famous restaurant in Paris, the latest audacious wine heist in the French capital.
Hélène Darroze launches Marsan in Paris
Two decades after her debut on the Left Bank in Paris, the chef and restaurateur has opened her new flagship restaurant called Marsan by Hélène Darroze.
Mirazur in France named world’s best restaurant
Mirazur, Mauro Colagreco’s three Michelin-starred restaurant in the town of Menton on the French Riviera, has been named the world’s best restaurant.
‘Violent tornado of hail’ damages vineyards across France and Switzerland
A storm, which hit France over the weekend with hailstones the size of tennis balls, is estimated to have caused tens of millions of euros worth of damage, particularly affecting vineyards in Crozes-Hermitage, St Joseph, Savoie and Switzerland.
Restaurant reinstated into Michelin guide against chef’s wishes
A chef who publicly withdrew his restaurant from the prestigious Michelin guide has been re-entered into this year’s listings, despite relinquishing his three stars.