I often ask for a Pink Gin in other people’s houses. Recently my host instantly flourished a new bottle of Angostura bitters but more often there is faffing around. Continue reading Bitters
At lunch on Sunday my host made a rather unusual starter. I am sorry that I didn’t think to take a picture as he served it in a big sapphire blue glass bowl and it looked spectacular. Continue reading Bulgarian Caviar Mousse
Malta has two main indigenous grape varieties: Gellewza (red) and Ghirgentina (white). Not as catchy or easy to pronounce as chardonnay – remember that Oz ad campaign, “say g’day to a chardonnay” that implied Australians at the very least cleaned their teeth in the morning with the stuff. Continue reading Gozo Notes
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel was originally the Midland Grand Hotel designed by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1865. Did Sir Gilbert think he’d done enough that year? Continue reading Great Scott
You cannot buy a MacDonald’s all-day breakfast in the UK – not yet. There are lots of London cafes that will oblige but let me point you in the direction of the best all-day brekker in the solar system, probably. Continue reading All-Day Brekker
The three greatest game fish are the Atlantic salmon, tarpon and bonefish; Ted Williams says so. Continue reading Fish
I went to lunch and ordered a Panang (sic) Curry. It was, no doubt about it, road-kill. I didn’t need to be a mortician to recognise those little squirrel bones – well maybe it was something else … Continue reading Dry January?
In France a house in a village with a boulangerie is worth more. In the UK good schools raise property prices but what about a Waitrose? Continue reading Waitrose