William Morris

  • email: william.morris@foodepedia.co.uk
  • Soaking up the story of gin

    Saturday April 23rd, 2011

    The onset of summery weather and the consequent upsurge in gin consumption coincided with Tuesday’s ‘Distillers’ Dinner’ at Hix Soho. Master Distillers Desmond Payne and Sean Harrison spoke to guests about some of the history and philosophies behind Beefeater and Plymouth gin and Dre Masso, a leading cocktail maestro, talked about the launch of new website GinandTales.com

  • Bistro du Vin

    Monday April 18th, 2011

    Everybody needs good neighbours, apparently, and given the competition in this part of London, Bistro du Vin certainly has them. The area around Smithfield Market is home to Mark Hix’ Oyster & Chop House and John Terode’s Smiths of Smithfield. If one is in the habit of stone-throwing, St John is but a short one from BdV’s freshly polished threshold. In short, BdV needs to be a seriously good alternative to the well-established locals if it’s to be the first success for the group in London.

  • Anticipation for Dinner grows

    Monday January 17th, 2011

    Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is set to be one of 2011’s hottest new restaurants and after its original opening was delayed in December (thanks to the ‘mayhem’ of Christmas according to someone in the know) we are now only a matter of two weeks away from discovering whether Blumenthal’s first restaurant in London is Fat Duck or lame duck.

  • Bougie Macaron and Tea Shop Covent Garden

    Friday December 3rd, 2010

    The Bougie Macaron & Tea shop in Covent Garden, is recently opened and primed to capitalise on the latest trends of afternoon tea and desserts in whacky hues. Wednesday night’s official launch provided an opportunity to see if macarons are worthy of all the hype and to judge whether the café on Russell Street is likely to become a success

  • Fast food - a gourmet dinner at the home of Porsche

    Friday November 12th, 2010

    Slow food? Forget that. At the Porsche Restaurant in the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone they're running a series of dinners named 'Fuel your Passion'.  Here diners can dine amongst the cars, as well as eat food cooked by a different Michelin super-starred chef each time. William Morris takes off his bicycle clips and attempts to look wealthy.

  • Cachaca tasting. Brazil in a bottle

    Wednesday September 15th, 2010

    Always ready to be moved by the Brazilian spirit, William Morris sambas into the Langham Hotel for a tutored tasting of some stand out Cachaca cocktails. Then he crawls out again.

  • Anjum Anand shares how to cook with paneer

    Thursday September 9th, 2010

    I may have been more in love with Anjum than the cheese but if tofu and meat aversion is generally your bag you could do far worse (yes, I’m talking about you, Quorn) than experiment with paneer.

  • Pizza Express Create Your Own Pizza Challenge

    Wednesday August 18th, 2010

    Pizza Express have launched a recipe competition to find a new Pizza for their menu. Anyone can enter the Create Your Own Pizza competition and there's £5,000 up for grabs!

  • Cheddar Christmas everybody! Davidstow cheddar tested on the table at Hix, Soho

    Tuesday August 10th, 2010

    Pack away that charred, encrusted mess that is the barbeque and, urged on by Davidstow, focus on snow, roast meats and cheeseboards in particular.

  • Where's the beef? Leiths launch the Meat Bible

    Friday July 16th, 2010

    Though enough to make a vegetarian bawl like an overcome toddler, the Meat Bible is a lock, stock and barrel journey through carnivorous gastronomy and worthy of its heady title. And after all, a dnner party would never be complete without the recipe for a starter of python nuggets.