In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Gerard Basset’s memoirs to be published
The long-awaited memoirs of legendary wine professional Gerard Basset will launch later this month after hundreds of wine trade professionals raised money to see them published.
L’Enclume’s Donier-Meroz wins Gerard Basset bursary
Lise Donier-Meroz, a sommelier at two Michelin-starred L’Enclume, was awarded the inaugural Gerard Basset Travel Bursary at a dinner at 67 Pall Mall.
Entries invited for Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship
There is still time for UK-based sommeliers to send in their application for The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship – an annual travel bursary created in honour and fond memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).
Wine trade celebrates Gerard Basset’s ‘charm and determination’
Gerard Basset’s “magic combination of charm and determination” was celebrated in Friday at a service of thanksgiving in Winchester Cathedral.