Food and Drink

Restaurant Review – The Wolseley

Photo: David Loftus By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Since opening its doors in 2003, The Wolseley has become a celebrated Central London dining institution. Taking the place of a 1920s car showroom, The Wolseley Car Company, which was later acquired by Barclays Bank. Perched beside The Ritz Hotel, on Piccadilly, the restaurant has become so famous that there’s a downstairs shop selling all types of merchandise that’s emblazoned with the restaurant’s logo, as well as celebrated food writer A.A....

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – The American Bar at The Savoy’s ‘Malecon’ 

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Originally crafted by Erik Lorinza for the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail competition, the Malecon takes inspiration from the essence of what it means to be Cuban – “To accept the inevitabilities of human existence, that we are born and must die, and to make the very best of life and have as good a time as possible.” Now, tying in with National Rum Day, we have the recipe to share in order for any Rum...

Beer of the Week – BrewDog #MashTag ‘15

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 10% Brewed: Ellon, Scotland Tired of a market dominated by industrially brewed Lagers and Ales, the team behind BrewDog set up the world’s first crowd-funded brewery in 2007. Now operating from a site in Ellon, just north of Aberdeen, a community of over 14,500 investors owns the business, with shares in the brewery still available. And what’s more, the brewery that’s made for the people, by the people is still constantly striving to...

Mr Reliable: Is CAMRA Missing a Trick?

By Arthur Coda Yesterday at the Great British Beer Festival beer experts from across the UK congregated to sample concoctions of hop varieties and natural substances that have been mixed by brewers determined to create an award-winning beer. The judges demonstrate their expertise at identifying each hop variety that they are blind tasting, then decided which ale deserves to be the Champion Beer of Britain, giving the prestigious award to Tiny Rebel's Cwtch for its "drinkabilty" and "balance" that derives...

Restaurant Review – Suvlaki

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Alike many of life’s joys, Greek food is one of those things that I often forget just how much I truly adore. As is the case with all cuisines, Greek can be executed remarkably awfully, yet when perfected; Greek food is absolutely sensational. Plump Kalamata Olives dressed in local Olive Oil, Tzatziki (a Yoghurt and Cucumber-based dip), dried Oregano used as a third seasoning, subtle Feta Cheese, an almost magical use of Filo Pastry,...

The Lakes Distillery: A British Blend

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor Earlier this year I boarded an overnight train from London with a group of friends to the barren whisky wonderland that is Speyside. Home to more than 60 per cent of Scotland’s single malt production I was anticipating being bathed in a tapestry of white-washed buildings hidden in remote nooks of the Morayshire valleys with aromas of malt and American oak engulfing the senses.  Mildly disappointed, I returned feeling underwhelmed by the overt sense of...

How To Make The Perfect… Daim Bar Cookies

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food “Daim is one of the most popular Chocolate bars in Sweden. It originated in Scandinavia during the fifties and was then bought by Kraft foods and renamed Dime. Now it’s back to being Daim again.” Set to release her first book in October, Bronte Aurell – co-founder of Scandi Kitchen café and shop – has provided a recipe for her perfect chewy Daim Cookies, which will not feature within her book ‘The Scandi Kitchen’. “There...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Cottons’ ‘Pina Colada’

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food In celebration of Jamaican Independence Day, Cottons Rhum Shack in Camden will be celebrating in style this evening (August 6th). Using their recently renovated original restaurant in Camden, opened back in 1985, the event will feature a Reggae Festival with live music and a BBQ that will serve Jerk Chicken. What’s more, if you take a Pineapple along to the event with you, it can be exchanged for a free Pina Colada Cocktail. If...

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