Sydney’s Secret Garden with Moet & Chandon

Photographed by Dominic Loneragan.

I've always been a big fan of escapist epicurean experiences. At the end of a hard week there is something quite liberating about stepping out of city mode and straight into the magical wonderland of Mistress Mary Afternoon Tea, courtesy of the … [Read more...]

Pleasure Beyond Measure – Krug’s Seasonal Menu at Murano

Scallop & bream ceviche, Ravioli of king prawn, Roasted English Veal

A once in a lifetime chance to dine with living legends Olivier Krug and Angela Hartnett has to be the foodie equivalent of winning tickets to the VIP private party at the Superbowl. Due to technical issues with London Transport it took a car, a … [Read more...]

Monopole – ‘The Mean Machine’ Sydney Restaurant Review

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Australia's restaurant designer of the moment Pascale Gomes-Mcnabb (responsible for the recent make-overs at Claude's and The Bentley Bar) and Bentley's co-owners Brent Savage (chef) and Nick Hildebrandt (sommelier) are the award-winning A team … [Read more...]

Time Out Dubai Young Chef of the Year 2012

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In October 2012 Time Out Dubai launched its 2nd annual competition designed to uncover the best young culinary talent in the Emirates, which sees short-listed entrants and their front of house teams battle it out in front of  Time Out readers in a … [Read more...]

Bubbledogs – Harpers Restaurant Review

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With Londoners in the grip of street food fever and creative industries in the East End growing at double the rate of the financial services sector (according to the latest report by The Centre for Economics and Business Research), one might expect a … [Read more...]

Wanted Down Under – Champagne 2012 Report by Le Figaro

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          Click here for the original article published in French in "Le Figaro" Annual Champagne Report  Dec 5 2012. Thanks to the perfect storm of a soaring Aussie dollar, a cash-rich mining industry and … [Read more...]

Champagne flowers at Christmas with Harvey Nichols

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There's no better remedy for a case of Christmas Shopping exhaustion than a refreshing glass of champagne with delicious nibbles in the relaxed comfort of the fifth floor bar at Harvey Nichols. Travel back in time to the 19th century Belle Epoque … [Read more...]

Champagne’s Grand Slam

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  Since the days of the first spruiking Pope (Urbane II) and the holy crusades, historically speaking the Champagne region has been as famous for its celebrity ambassadors as it has been for its fine wines (think Louis XIV and Charles II). … [Read more...]

The Magic of Mad Hatter’s Tea with Champagne Laurent Perrier

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It was Queen Victoria (a very big fan of champagne herself) who first popularised the notion of  "afternoon tea". Back in the nineteenth century the monarch's ladies in waiting would practically starve to death in the eternity that passed between the … [Read more...]