• Arts

    Rémy Martin XO Desserts!

    Earlier this year Rémy Martin challenged UK’s top pastry chefs and sommeliers to team up and utilise their collectivetalents by creating the ultimate dessert to be paired with Rémy Martin XO. The final took place in July 2019 and saw the finalists present their dessert pairing, which was judged on concept, storytelling, appearance, creativity, brand knowledge, taste and wow-factor. There were 12 participating duos were judged by two-Michelin star chef Claude Bosi and including Imbibe editor Chris Losh. We were lucky enough to be invited to try the the five top dessert pairings last week and couldn’t have been more impressed. Aurel Istrate & Romina Vasquez at The Connaught The duo created…

  • Food

    Sticky Mango Taste Of Indonesia Review

    Thursday night we visited Sticky Mango to sample chef Peter Lloyd’s Indonesian Tasting Menu. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and I fell in love with its three separate dining areas. The Taste of Indonesia tasting menu celebrates the flavours and styles of the Indonesian islands as it was inspired by Chef Lloyd’s visit to Bali in July 2019. Chef Lloyd told us about how he was invited to Indonesia by Wonderful Indonesia (the national tourism organisation) and wass immersed in the local food culture from working in paddy fields to making fresh palm sugar, harvesting sea salt and catching tuna at dawn.  Whilst there he…

  • Food

    Boozy Truffle Making class

    The boozy truffle making class took place at the rear of a stunning basement bar, at the Crowne Plaza London – The City. As we descended down the spiral staircase, it felt like we were entering an illicit speak easy. A unique venue, Latin American inspired with stunning art deco features, velvet chairs, tropical feature wallpaper and a beautiful forest inspired outdoor area with discreet arched booths. The intimate venue was a perfect backdrop for the event contributing to the fun relaxed atmosphere. We were a small group but our gracious hosts joined in the experience as well. Our tables…

  • Food

    Cafe Wolseley – Bicester Village Review

    When I fancy a designer shopping trip splurge, the place that comes to mind is Bicester village. The designer outlet has over 100 boutiques, offering up to 60% off the RRP price, so you can see why this is the first place that springs to mind when I’m thinking of buying a new designer handbag…   Bicester village also has some nice eateries. I was booked in at The Wolseley, where they offer up a good range of classic British dishes. In celebration of its first year of opening, Café Wolseley is now the first and only Corbin & King…

  • Entertainment

    Alcotraz – Two new Pop-ups

    Get ready to get locked up in London’s most creative cocktail bar in two brand new locations! Alcotraz, the notorious prison themed bar in London is coming to Convent Garden and Brighton. Opening on October 4th, the new Cell Block will emerge in the heart of London’s West End for three months, and the Brighton branch will open at the end of October.  If you’re a fan of Orange Is the New Black or Prison Break, you will love Alcotraz. The experience begins as soon as a ticket has been purchased. Guests – or inmates – are given their own…