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Cellar Gascon launches Best in Taste menu for the summer

The 2014 Taste of London festival kicks off on Wednesday 18th June and to celebrate Cellar Gascon are going to be featuring a ‘Best of Taste’ menu at Cellar Gascon over the Summer from Wednesday.

The menu will showcase some of Head Chef Pascal Aussignac’s best Taste Of London dishes from the past ten years, including both his winners of the ‘Best in Taste’ award, the Foie Gras & Summer Truffle…

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Black Vanilla launch Wimbledon-themed pop-up at Harvey Nichols

How cute is this? Last year we had the Wimbledon-themed tennis bombe at Mayfair restaurant 34. This year you can try this New Balls Please dessert on the menu at Black Vanila's Wimbledon-themed pop up at Harvey Nichols.

It's a hollow chocolate ball filled with Madagascan Vanilla gelato and rolled in green coconut. Other desserts on the menu include a Pimms Sorbetto and Cream Tea Gelato.

Black Van…

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Montagu on Portman Square launches Shakespearean evenings for the summer

That William Shakespeare was a wise old goat. After all he did come up with the line "Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers." (Yes we can Google Shakespeare food quotes along with the best of them).

From the twelfth night of June,The Montagu restaurant, at the Hyatt Regency on Portman Square is putting on a series of Shakespearean evenings to mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s…

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A sneak preview of the new Barrafina in Covent Garden

Updated 10/6/14 with dishes and opening date

The original Barrafina in Covent Garden is one of Soho's most revered (and hard to get a seat at) restaurants. We've long been watching the development of the second restaurant, coming to Covent Garden soon, so we were excited to get a  first look at the planned design. We also caught up with Barrafina's co-owner Eddie Hart to find out more.

"We a…

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Mr Musubi pop-up restaurant brings Japanese snacking to Off Broadway

To be honest, when we first had someone tell us about 'musubi' we hadn't an earthly what they were. Happily the folk behind Broadway Market stall Mr Musubi were only too pleased to enlighten us - they're traditional Japanese snacks made from pressed sushi-grade rice with savoury fillings, wrapped in crisp nori seaweed.

Mike Tsang and Tet Ogino are the folk behind the venture. They've have taken th…

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Patty&Bun launch Jon Favreau burger for Chef movie release

To tie in with the release of Chef - Jon Favreau's new movie about a chef quitting his job to start up a food truck business and rediscover his passion for cooking - London's Patty&Bun have come up with an honorary burger for the actor.

The El Jefe or Jon Favreau burger features Brioche, French's mustard mayo, wafer thin English ham, an aged patty, layers of slow roast pork, dill pickles and G…

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Hot Dinners popped along to a screening of Chef this weekend and caught up with writer/director Jon Favreau afterwards who had some interesting things to say about how chefs view critics.

As a background point, the movie is about a chef - Carl Casper (played by Favreau) who has a very public meltdown on Twitter when he rails against an influential food blogger who calls him out on how his food has…

Read more: "Yelp drives the chefs crazy" - we talk to Chef's Jon Favreau

Fire and Feathers piri piri chicken shop opening on Fulham Road

Updated 7/6/14 with photo and opening date

London has had its fair share of rotisserie chicken joints and with Nando's having such obsessive fans it's a brave person who steps into the fray with a new offering. But that's just what first time restaurateur Harry Deighton is doing with Fire and Feathers - a piri piri chicken joint opening on the Fulham Road this summer.

Regulars of the Earl of Porto…

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Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain among backers bringing La Sala restaurant to Chigwell

Footballers are pretty keen on opening restaurants. There's Gary Nevile and Ryan Giggs' Cafe Football in Westfield Stratford (which is a LOT better than you'd expect). Rio Ferdinand owns the successful Rosso in Manchester. And over in Europe Former Real Madrid's Clarence Seedorf owns a Japanese restaurant in Milan called Fingers which is supposed to be pretty darned good.

Now we hear that a bunch…

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Homerton's Adam and Eve pub reopens with Cornish Project and Alyn Williams behind new pub menu

A good pub, handsomely restored is always a thing of joy, but there are a few more compelling reasons to be interested in the reopening of The Adam & Eve on Homerton High Street. Matt Chatfield of The Cornish Grill has roped in Alyn Williams from The Westbury AND the folk from The Quality Chophouse to lend a hand with the food.

Matt Chatfield will run the pub kitchen in conjunction with The Co…

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