3674 On The Orient Express

3674 On The Orient Express

The diminutive grand piano is being tinkled upon as groups of cheery travellers sit chatting and giggling on ornate blue sofas and stools, sipping champagne, cocktails, and even the occasional coffee. The room judders and sways to the steady rhythm and beat of the clickety clack of iron on iron as sun light streams in…

Ceviche vs. Senor Ceviche?

Ceviche vs. Senor Ceviche?

Peruvian food, particularly ceviche, has become the favourite cuisine of London. Appearing in one form or another on most middle and top end menus, it seems there’s no end in sight for its popularity. New Peruvian restaurants continue to open, with more and more heading here are opening establishments at the top end of the…

We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

We Speak to Virgilio Martinez

Arriving at 31 Rathbone Place, the home of Lima in Fitzrovia, I’m told, after some confusion as to who I was and why I was there, to make my way downstairs, where I should find Virgilio Martinez . Descending from the long white, naturally lit restaurant to the dark blue basement area with its own…

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour

The national drink of Peru, has become a favourite in London fueled by the rise in the popularity of Peruvian food over the last few year. While Pisco based drinks stretch back to the 1700s, the Pisco Sour was an invention of 1920s Lima. It was first created at Morris’ Bar, a bar owned by…

Central

Central

Many top chefs have come to their profession by a circuitous route. Gordon Ramsey famously planned to be a footballer, while Daniel Burns and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Torst/Luksus in New York came from careers as a philosophy and mathematics graduate with dreams of winning the Fields Medal, and as a teacher, respectively. Virgilio Martinez perhaps…