Cicchetti in Venice

Cicchetti in Venice

A great way to eat, drink and explore Venice and it’s quieter less touristy parts, is to pick some cicchetti bars to go between. It’s a cost effective way to see the city and take part in something that’s still part of the daily life of the locals but most tourists ignore or know nothing…

Museo Del Whisky Bar

Museo Del Whisky Bar

San Sebastián is famous for its food, from its Pintxos to its multiple Michelin rated and Michelin three star restaurants. What I didn’t expect to find, as I crossed one of the main thoroughfares at 12.30am en route back to my Airbnb, was the Museo Del Whisky. I had no particular expectation of what to…

The Bar at the Henrietta Hotel

The Bar at the Henrietta Hotel

Henrietta Street in Covent Garden has become one of the most interesting and exciting food destinations in London over the last few years, with numerous high profile openings, including Frenchie and Cora Pearl (the sister of Kitty Fishers). One such opening has been the Henrietta Hotel next to Frenchie, a crisp stylish hotel, the ground…

Where Bartenders Drink

Where Bartenders Drink

After the success of ‘Where Chefs Eat’ came ‘Where to Eat Pizza’ and now Phaidon has come out with ‘Where Bartenders Drink’. Though thinner than its series companions, if this lime green compendium is anything like its series predecessors, it will be indispensible. Some 225 experts have shared 700 bars across sixty countries, covering venues…

Dukes

Dukes

The bar at Dukes is agreed by all to be one of the finest in London. It comprises a collection of three small Edwardianesq rooms, their walls dripping with portraits and etchings, and low lighting, The head barman, Alessandro Palazzi, is one of the most highly respected and admired cocktail makers, as well as a…