Review: The Final Table

Review: The Final Table

With The Final Table there’s finally a programme that brings top chefs from around the globe to compete and cook for the leading chefs in the world. It’s the sort of competition that’s been begged for. Making it into a reality TV show though, well that could go horribly wrong. And so it was that…

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…

Tag

Tag

Based on a true story reported by the Wall Street Journal, Tag is about a group of friends that have stayed linked since high school by an on going game of tag played over one month every year. Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress and Jake Johnson star as the friends along side…

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!

The Embankment Gallery of Somerset House is playing host to a landmark exhibition on Peanuts exploring not just the comic strip and but the ways it has come to infiltrate popular culture. It is a mark of the unquestionable impact of, and love for, Snoopy (and his fellow Peanuts), that no other comic strip character…

Lorenzo Lotto Portraits

Lorenzo Lotto Portraits

The third concurrent exhibition at the National Gallery this autumn is Lorenzo Lotto Portraits. It brings together many of the best portraits spanning the career of this Renaissance master. A particular highlight is the warts and all portrait of Bishop Bernardo de’ Rossi (1505) on loan from Naples, and reunited with its allegorical cover from…

Oceans 8

Oceans 8

It is of course an unbeatable ensemble cast, but then that’s what the Oceans series is all about. As a relaunch of a successful brand it won’t surprise you that the general plot and the ‘surprise’ twists aren’t original. A nice touch is a few of the original cast members appearing, and the relationship between…