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.
Five new Master Sommeliers named
The Court of Master Sommeliers has named five new recipients of its top accolade, including Germany’s first female MS, Bulgaria’s first ever MS and Japan’s first MS, aged just 24.
Master sommeliers to open private members club for the trade
Master Sommeliers Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset are to open Trade, a members’ club for the hospitality industry, in Soho next month, offering membership for as little as £100 a year.