Articles from May 2011

May 2011 Articles Archive from Foodepedia

  • New beginnings at Ponti’s: lunch with Stafano Ispani

    Thursday May 26th, 2011

    Alan King talks with the owner and CEO of Ponti’s, Stafano Ispani, over lunch at the recently re-launched Ponti’s Italian Kitchen, Oxford Circus. Stafano talked about his vision for the future of the group. Having previously avoided Ponti’s, Alan is favourably impressed by the style of the place, the artisan produce offered and the quality of this authentic Italian cuisine.

  • Dishoom Launch Chowpatty Beach on the southbank

    Wednesday May 25th, 2011

    Phillip Azevedo visits Dishoom’s Chowpatty Beach Bar on the southbank and is charmed by the by the experience, the materials used in creating it and enjoys the variety of cocktails on offer.

  • Going Underground, The Clove Club supper club

    Sunday May 22nd, 2011

    I'm no trendy, in fact I make Arthur Smith look cheerful and happening, but invited by Bisol Prosecco the sponsors of Supper Club at The Clove Club, to get round to Dalston to get a taste I quickly grow a baby beard, stick a sock on my head and go.

  • Taking the high view of Flanders. Cassel in a nutshell

    Thursday May 19th, 2011

    Far from being a backwater, but a part of Europe unjustly ignored, Flanders has a lot going for it, not least how near it is to the UK and the fact that the locals speak French not the impossibly tongue twisting Flemish.

  • McGuigan Wines launch The Shortlist

    Tuesday May 17th, 2011

    ‘You’ve been shortlisted’, it read, and actually I knew that I had been, I’d been keeping a date free in my diary for months. This was my invitation to The Roof Gardens in Kensington for a formal(ish) four course dinner to celebrate the UK launch of the McGuigan range of award winning wines, The Shortlist.

  • Black Gold, Shimmering Sky

    Monday May 16th, 2011

    Douglas Blyde heads to Islay, island of eight distilleries and one golf course. There he discovers his disinterest in golf is not a handicap.

  • King Prawn - Mark Hix gets all shellfish

    Monday May 16th, 2011

    Mark Hix and frozen seafood are not words you would necessarily associate. I still have trouble now. But here he is, in the smart and sexy underground bar below his Soho haunt, dressing that most prawny of dishes, prawn cocktail, for Birds Eye’s emperor king prawn launch.

  • Sex In A Cone

    Sunday May 15th, 2011

    The Icecreamists, although a playful brand is anything but, these people are serious about ice cream! Sex, drugs and rock and roll, if it isn’t in their ice cream, it’s in their ice cream cocktails. Merging the innocence of ice cream with an injection of alcoholic sin, The Icecreamists have created a contemporary way to enjoy ice cream. Priyanka Kara learns how to create some of their recipes and gets the scoop.

  • Commonwealth Kitchen Live

    Wednesday May 11th, 2011

    Starting in June, on the first Saturday of every month, the Commonwealth Kitchen at the Commonwealth Club will be hosting a varied series of music and reader events. These will be accompanied by a three-course lunch or dinner designed by head chef Oliver 

  • Setting out their stalls - An Underground Food Market in Kilburn

    Tuesday May 10th, 2011

    The sofa’s been shifted and there’s a woman selling cushions in the bedroom, where a DJ proudly points out that it’s the Tavares’ It Only Takes a Minute, which Take That later covered, playing over the speakers. In the hall, an ominous-looking palm reader flicks through tarot cards. This unremarkable north London flat, with an ice-cream van parked on the drive, is throbbing with food ravers.

  • Natural Wine naturally in the UK until May 22nd

    Monday May 9th, 2011

    Not exactly sure what natural wine is; you're not alone. Conor Mills travels to the picturesque Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France to find out all about the new style of wine that has been hotly tipped as the next big thing in the UK.










    Natural Wine Fortnight starts today until 22nd May. Not exactly sure what natural wine is? You're not alone. Conor Mills travels to the the picturesque Languedoc-Roussillon in south France to find out all about the new style of wine being hotly tipped as the next big thing in the UK.





  • Careering around the Cotswolds

    Sunday May 8th, 2011

    Nick Harman races around the Cotswolds like local lad Jeremy Clarkson on E numbers. The challenge? To eat starters in one place, mains in another and dessert at a further place still. Why? Who knows, all he can say is that the food was great, the scenery beautiful and he's very glad he didn't have to take Richard Hammond along.