Restaurant News from April 2009

April 2009 Restaurant News Archive from Foodepedia

  • Fundraising Benefit for the victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy

    Monday April 27th, 2009

    Fabulous Events London, a new Event Planning and Management Agency based in the heart of Central London, has teamed up with the non-profit association Italians of London, the largest network of Italians in London, to organize the first fundraising benefit for the victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy: 'Italian Style Aperitif'.

  • Doughnuts are good for children- official

    Friday April 24th, 2009

    It’s time for a treat! National Doughnut Week returns from Saturday 9th – Saturday 16th May and it’s time to buy someone special a delicious, mouth-watering doughnut and, at the same time, raise money for a very worthy cause.

  • Summer scorchers

    Thursday April 23rd, 2009

    With the sunshine here (for now), it's time to look at those restaurants that offer outdoor areas for al fresco dining and  (in my case) smoking.

  • Morgan M launches May wine tasting evenings

    Thursday April 23rd, 2009

    Wednesday evenings throughout May see the launch of a series of wine tasting events at Morgan M.  Each week will showcase a different region of France and will be priced at £75 per person to include chef patron Morgan Meunier's signature 6-course tasting menu

  • Italian restaurant launches amnesty for fake pizzas

    Thursday April 23rd, 2009

    The manager of a pizza chain is so fed up with Londoners eating unauthentic Italian pizzas that he has launched a ‘pizza amnesty’ at his restaurants.

  • By George!- Places to praise the Saint

    Tuesday April 21st, 2009

    We're with Boris - everybody else gets to have holidays and high days for their saints so why shouldn't we? After all dragons can be a real nuisance when you're trying to get to the shops so it's best they've been made extinct.

  • Charity eBay auction offers once-in-a-lifetime meals at World’s best restaurants

    Tuesday April 21st, 2009

    Food lovers from around the world have been given the chance to bid on eBay for unique meals and experiences at many of the internationally renowned restaurants featured in this year’s S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, with all proceeds going to the event’s official charity partner, humanitarian aid agency Action Against Hunger.

  • Breakfast on an Island

    Monday April 20th, 2009

    Island Restaurant & Bar, the dining space overlooking Hyde Park, is introducing a brand new gourmet à la carte breakfast menu.  The new menu, woffers guests a two or three-course plated breakfast, accompanied by a selection of juices, pastries, teas and coffees.

  • Madsen awarded first AA Rosette

    Monday April 20th, 2009

    Less than six months since opening, the Scandinavian restaurant Madsen has been awarded with its first AA rosette. Given in recognition of ‘culinary excellence’, the coveted Rosette is awarded to ‘excellent restaurants that stand out in their local area, where the food is prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good-quality ingredients’, as specified by the strict AA rules.

  • A Million Reasons To Visit Eagle Bar Diner

    Monday April 20th, 2009

    Eagle Bar Diner is offering one lucky diner the chance in a million to win a pair of tickets to New York. The West End eatery is about to serve their millionth burger, and to celebrate this outstanding acheivement will give away a pair of tickets to whoever places the order.

  • French Celebration of English National Day with St George’s at Elizabeth’s of Eastgate restaurant

    Monday April 20th, 2009

    Elizabeth’s of Eastgate, Rochester’s historic French restaurant is to serve special menus dedicated to the English patron saint on 23rd April.   Elizabeth's was quoted in the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, as the home of Uncle Pumblechuck.

  • Afternoon Tea To Go UP Box Style

    Monday April 20th, 2009

    UP Box, the healthy and well-balanced ‘Urban Picnic’ bento box-style take out in Ludgate Circus has just launched Afternoon Tea To Go. An indulgent yet a very recession-friendly treat – priced at £4.50, the Afternoon Tea UP Box is freshly made and beautifully presented, available for a pick up from the shop or for a City delivery.

  • Wahaca introduces the world's first biodegradable chewing gum

    Monday April 13th, 2009

    Wahaca is delighted to announce that from March 2009 both of their restaurants, in Covent Garden and Westfield, will be stocking the world's first certified biodegradable chewing gum (and it's Mexican!).

  • Are you a Saint or a Sinner? Make the choice in Kanteen at K West Hotel & Spa

    Tuesday April 7th, 2009

    Kanteen, located in trendy K West Hotel & Spa, has recently introduced a fabulous new “Saints & Sinners" menu. This offers a choice of both indulgent and super-healthy dishes. When dining, it is totally up to guests to decide whether they want to be a Saint or a Sinner!

  • “Golden Tickets” for Lucky Guests at Imli

    Tuesday April 7th, 2009

    There’s a free meal up for grabs every lunch or dinner this month at Imli, the modern Indian ‘tapas’ restaurant for the lucky guests who find a lucky ‘Golden Ticket’ hidden somewhere on their table. The exciting offer is open to everybody who books a table for between one and four people at the restaurant.

  • Sake set to blossom at London’s first “Hanami”

    Monday April 6th, 2009

    Akashi-Tai Sake Brewery is organising London’s first Cherry Blossom Festival. Big in Japan, the UK version of “Hanami” celebrates the growth of Japanese culture in the capital, which now boasts well over 200 Japanese restaurants. The cherry blossom tree holds a prominent place in Japanese culture and tradition, and celebrations are taken seriously, with a strong emphasis on food and drink.

  • Rapid restaurant round up

    Friday April 3rd, 2009

    A quick nibble at some new things in brief

  • Madsen menu points the way to new Nordic diet

    Thursday April 2nd, 2009

    Whilst the Nordic Diet is being hailed as ‘next big thing’, the recently opened Madsen restaurant in South Kensington, calmly goes about creating dishes which are about to awaken our tastebuds to the new taste of tomorrow’s healthy eating.

  • El Faro and H&H Bancroft present the wines of LAN

    Wednesday April 1st, 2009

    El Faro and H&H Bancroft present the wines of LAN on the  16th of April 2009 Wine Tasting hosted by Trinidad VillegasS from LAN (La Rioja, Alava and Navarra) on April 16th

  • Dishes from the Royal Courts of India at Cinnamon Club

    Wednesday April 1st, 2009

    Stirring the passion of his kitchen brigade with recipes that time has almost forgotten, Executive Chef Vivek Singh has created six exciting dishes that are influenced by a collection of Royal Courts that include the Mughals in the North, Nawabs in Lucknow, Nizams in the South, Marathas in central India and the Marwars in Rajasthan.

  • Drop the choc at Bibendum this easter

    Wednesday April 1st, 2009

    Bibendum is putting on a special Easter Monday supper menu at a deliciously tempting £29.50, with seven choices for each of the three courses. Old fashioned supper favourites such as Gloucester old sport pork chops, Roast rump of beef, and haddock and chips will provide a welcome respite for those who have over indulged in too many chocolate eggs. The evening will be relaxed occasion and offers an easy-on-the-wallet end to a long weekend