John Howard Hotel

The John Howard Hotel, just around the corner from the Albert Hall, is a Best Western hotel...

Otter Bright

Otter Bright, from Devon's Otter Brewery, was a pleasant drnk to enjoy whilst watching yet more Christmas...

Mr Ambassador, you really are spoiling us

The post's title may have given it away, the picture should have, but for those who hadn't...

Tiptree tomato sauce

Tiptree's version of ketchup is fantastic. It's thick and tastes of tomatoes, and the vinegar doesn't come...

Flankers’ Tackle

This would've been a review of Flankers' Tackle, but alas 'twas not to be. I was in The...

Fontera Merlot

Concha y Toro, the Santiago-based vintners, make some rather good wines, and I've enjoyed them from time-to-time...

Special occassion wines

I'd been saving these for a special occassion: Penfolds Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling 72, and Heidsieck Monopole...

Eggs en cocotte; mushrooms on toast

A saturday breakfast, and I decided to try something a little different. I heated the oven to...

Christmas Eve Turkey

My brother won't eat goose, so the Christmas menu back in Devon called for turkey. I'd debated...

A summer fruit jelly

Upon returning to England after a month touring the Arabian Peninsula (of which more another time), I...

Pigeon-holed

The guide book described Sofra, near Luxor's train station, as "the restaurant Luxor has been waiting for."...

Engaging drinks

We'd travelled to Cambridge for drinks with friends to celebrate our engagement; the venue was the Allhusen...
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