Devilled Kidneys with Bacon

Devilled Kidneys with Bacon

Ingredients (Serves 2) 6 lambs kidneys 50g lardons ½ onion – diced 100ml white wine 100ml double cream handful of parsley – chopped 2 – 3 tblspn Dijon mustard juice of ½ a lemon 1 – 2 tblspn tomato puree 2 – 3 tblspn Worcestershire sauce 50g butter Tabasco – a few dashes ½ tblspn…

The Stories Behind London’s Lost Art Deco Icons

The Stories Behind London’s Lost Art Deco Icons

Since its world-premiere at the International Exhibition of Modern and Industrial Decorative Arts in France in 1925, Art Deco has permeated countless creative spheres: from fashion, jewellery, art, and especially architecture. During the late twenties to the early thirties, London quickly became a hotspot for Art Deco architecture. From the impressive news buildings on Fleet…

Harry’s Bar Paris

Harry’s Bar Paris

For years friends of mine who regularly travel to Paris for work (one an American) have talked of Harry’s New York Bar being their favourite of all the Harry’s. At no point had they really told me anything of the place other than it’s location and it being a great bar. When we arrived we…

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Let the choirs of archangels, angels, seraphim and cherubim (and all the others) cry forth “Hallelujah!”, for it is once again white truffle season, that time of year when we spend vast fortunes on an underground fungus that looks like a mummified testicle but, when thinly shaved, releases a transcendent and heavenly smell that takes…

La Bourse et la Vie

La Bourse et la Vie

La Bourse et La Vie may not be one of the most well known restaurants in Paris, at least as far as tourists from London are concerned, but it is one with pedigree. After ten years of running Spring (sadly just closed – it was superb) American chef Daniel Rose has opened up La Bourse…