Category Archive: Restaurant rants

Natural wine – a natural fit in Tokyo

This is the slightly extended version of an article I wrote for the Japan Times and can be viewed online here The natural wine movement is spreading like a virus in Tokyo and my immunity… Continue reading

Tokyo | It’s all about the beans

The Japanese have a knack for embracing international trends, mastering them, and then reincarnating them back in the motherland, except doing it ten times better. This is no truer for the bourgeoning coffee… Continue reading

An ode to Piedmont

This post has been a long time coming, mainly due to sheer laziness. But I wanted to document just some of the amazing of places I ate whilst living in northern Italy for… Continue reading

When in LA

There was something about LA that immediately had me seeking out a green smoothie, massaging kale and reaching for a coconut water. Amongst all the concrete, SUV’s and Hollywood glitz, these self conscious Californian’s know… Continue reading

A Gluttonous 2013, the best bits

Happy New Year! Looking back on 2013 it wouldn’t be unfair to say I did nothing but eat. It was indeed a year rich in food experiences and one which culminated in me… Continue reading

Osteria Francescana, Modena

A coveted three Michelin Star rating; number three in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the highest ranking Italian restaurant for the past 5 years; 2012’s ‘International Chef of the Year’ by The Daily Meal,… Continue reading

Shanghai Eating

Shanghai is one contrasting city. A dazzling neon lit skyline by night and smog so dense by day the sun rarely peeks through. Heat and humidity which engulfs you like a big wet… Continue reading

La Société, Shanghai

High-end Cantonese dining set in 1920’s opulence, La Société is the hidden gem of Shanghai. Secluded in the historic YWCA Building in the Rockbund complex just off the Bund, it is the most fabulous place… Continue reading

Beagle, Hoxton

Expect the unexpected from new Hoxton resident, Beagle. Located under the station arches, it’s far too polished for this hipster hood. I went there on a Sunday expecting a relaxed brunch menu, not… Continue reading