Showing posts from April, 2013

Best Food Apps for Travelers

From apps that will help travelers find the nearest bar, microbrewery or coffee joint to a guide to chef-recommended restaurants, Travel + Leisure has curated a list of the top food-related apps for the globetrotting gourmand.
Among their top picks is Ness, which claims to tailor restaurant recommendations to individual tastes. After users give their rating for 10 restaurants they’ve visited in the past, the app uses an algorithm to determine the user’s personal tastes and preferences before making customized restaurant recommendations.
Savored, meanwhile, will appeal to the budget-minded traveler with sophisticated palates as the app offers discounts at dining destinations including Daniel Boulud DB Bistro Moderne in New York.
Travelers undertaking culinary pilgrimages — that once-in-a-lifetime experience to an exorbitantly priced Michelin-starred restaurant — can also document their evening onEvernote Food which has built-in templates that let users archive photos, maps and tasting not…

London’s top afternoon tea place

Cheval Calico House is near The Goring
Looking for an afternoon tea service that’s the cream of the crop and promises the full British experience?
An annual award described as the ‘Oscars’ of the tea world in the UK has named high tea at The Goring Hotel in London the best in class.
That’s because tea at the posh Belgravia-area hotel starts with an assortment of flavors with heady, elaborate descriptors like hand-picked chamomile flowers from Egypt; Dragon Well or Longjing tea, picked once a year before the Quing Ming Lunar festival in China; and tea-leaves harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas.
To accompany the teas, the service includes a multi-tiered cake stand groaning with pastries such as dainty spice cakes with brandy icing; chestnut rolls; chicken, sour cream, tarragon and red pepper finger sandwiches; and of course, the requisite homemade scones with Devonshire clotted cream and jam.
It’s a service the hotel has been perfecting over the last 113 years, garnering near-perfe…

One Table Dining Club Pop-up in London

Cheval Thorney Court is near One Table Dining Club

Going out for dinner is starting to lose its fun? Starting to think all restaurants look the same? Maybe you need to change the atmosphere a little bit. Maybe something that look a little less like... a restaurant?
Chris Caudle runs the ONE Table Dining Club, arranging regular dinners in Soho.  Last year there were four; the next is happening on Monday 29th April. 
 The venue is like someone's home, with two big dining tables and an open plan kitchen, music and a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
"DINNER MENU Home smoked guinea fowl, beetroot and orange salad (vegetarian version available on request) ------- Lamb breast stuffed with preserved lemon, feta & spinach Served with French beans, almond & sultana bulgar wheat or Pearl barley risotto (V) ------- Marzipan ball, cherry foam and pistachio ------- Tea, coffee & petit four"

When - Monday 29th April
Where - Soho Kitchen Club, 34-35, 2nd floor, D’Arblay St. London W1F 8EY

Aveqia London - Cooking classes with style

Cheval Calico House is near Aveqia London
Do you know how everytime you go out, the night is "something fun + dinner"? In Aveqia London you can do both at the same place and still learn do to some very tasty cooking. 

Combining restaurant quality cooking with a cool private venue,  Aveqia is far more than your average cookery course. Aveqia offers an experience to bring people together through the creation and enjoyment of excellent food and drink in a relaxed and sociable environment.
David Berggren is the creator of this idea, he came up with this unique way of entertaining in 1999 after working in some of the most important restaurants in the world once he understood how naturally interested clients were towards the food that was prepared.
The Aveqia chefs have Michelin star experience and the food is inspired by the homeland, Sweden. All menus are seasonal with a mixture of traditional Swedish ingredients and fresh produce, easy to cook but still very impressive.

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Get exclusive ‘Illustrated’ Dior nails at Harrods

Cheval Knightsbridge is near Harrods

For the next two weeks Dior is collaborating with nail expert Sophie Harris Greensladeon on exclusive new nail designs at   +Harrods  in London.
As part of the ongoingDior at Harrodsevent, the Parisian brand is offering lucky clients the chance to pimp their nails with four new designs by The Illustrated Nail, inspired by Raf Simons’ first Spring-Summer collection for the house.
Trained as an illustrator, Harris Greenslade is becoming one of the big names to watch in nail art design, with her quirky creations and precise skills with a paint brush, and Dior is calling her work “little mini pieces of art on each fingernail.”
The designs take their cue from Raf Simons’s abstract florals, vibrant color-blocking and shimmering organza effects. Appointments with Sophie Harris Greenslade can be booked every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Dior at Harrods until the end of the event, and the price is redeemed against the purchase of two Dior beauty products.

Spring Shopping in London's Department Stores

Cheval Phoenix House is near Selfridges
It may not look like but Spring is here. And even though we are all still in our winter coats, its impossible not to think about some spring shopping. 
And as we suggested for Christmas , the Department stores are great for this season too.

Department stores are a London specialty. You can find them all over the city, each one with what makes them unique.
Not only they sell everything you need, from clothing, shoes and accessories, but they go all the way to caviar, furniture and toys, not forgetting jewelery and cosmetics . They also have their own bars, restaurants or cafés for that pause that a good day of shopping requires. And, of course, if you feel overwhelmed with all the options you can count on the services of a personal shopper to help you.
+Fortnum & Mason  - For three centuries this jewel of London has been commited to bringing the world's best food to Piccadilly. With five award-winner restaurants, Fortnum & Mason is an expe…