Very old Madeira

I am very partial to very old Madeiras. Because the wine is already oxidised, it improves rather...

Elderberry Port

I was given some. It's from the Lyme Bay winery, which seems to be a National Trust...

Wine & cheese in Cambridge

The Cambridge Wine Merchants have an area for people to sit and drink wine, with a small...

Marscapone ravioli

Flying out on British Airways to Boston via New York, I chose their marscapone ravioli for my...

Bavette at the Loose Box

A most welcome dish has been added to the menu of the Loose Box in Horseferry Road,...

Mixed fried seafood

One thing they do very well in Nice is fritto misto, a mixture of seafood lightly deep...

Ivy Market Grill

The Ivy Market Grill is a fairly recent discovery for me. It's very close to Covent Garden...

Just desserts

I was at a Vice-Chancellor's Circle reception and tour at Cambridge's Botanic Garden and Sainsbury Laboratory.  We...

Chassagne-Montrachet

The meal included Brussels paté, lemon & basil crusted cod fillet and strawberry & stem ginger Eton...

What a friend we have in cheeses

The menu for High Table at Jesus College featured quite a good deal of cheese.  There was...

A rather nice frittata

I made a frittata to share at lunch with my guest, a pescatarian. So no meat or...

Snacks on a plane

This was the first course on Aegean Airlines.  It featured smoked salmon trout, stuffed peppers & octopus...
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