L’Elephant Bleu, Alona Beach, Philippines

FINGER licking good. That was how I’d describe the best meal on my travels in the Philippines. It wasn’t just the food – I’ve had tasty treats along the way – it was the whole experience. The service, the attention to detail, my exhaustion and hunger, my desire for a comforting meal; all of this … Continue reading

wish I was there: CERVO, Switzerland

FOR some reason I’m currently experiencing a desperate craving to go to Switzerland. It’s been creeping up on me bit by bit, but has now escalated to such an extent that I’ve virtually planned my whole trip. And if it wasn’t for my current lack of funds you’d probably be reading a ‘Travel Bite’ post. So, instead of jumping on … Continue reading

travel bite: Rome, Italy

I HAVE unfinished business in Rome. I came, I saw, but I did not conquer. There is a slice of Pizza Bianca in a renowned bakery on Campo dei Fiori, awaiting my return… Within the first few hours of arrival in this city I quickly learnt that my travelling companion and I were of two very … Continue reading

Brunswick House

  HIDDEN amongst the glass fronted urban jungle of Vauxhall is a beautiful Georgian Mansion, slightly dilapidated from within, but beaming proudly from its corner post on the busy Wandsworth Road.   Built in 1758 within 3 acres of riverside parkland and once home to the Dukes of Brunswick, this elegant building is now occupied by LASSCO: … Continue reading

salt marsh

MUCH has been reported on the rise of the ‘supper club’ scene in London. It is not a new phenomenon. And some predict that it may now be on its way out. Prices for these ‘at home’ dining experiences rarely dip below £25, and at times nudge their way towards and in excess of £100 if an … Continue reading

an alternative sunday lunch

I’M not suggesting that the Korean feast I had on Sunday should become a permanent substitute to the comfort of a home-made roast, but it seemed an exciting alternative on what must have been one of the gloomiest days of the year. (N.B. I am loathe to recommend going out for Sunday roasts, though if you must then I recommend … Continue reading

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