Citybreak: Lisbon

Citybreak: Lisbon

Eating Out On almost every street in downtown Lisbon, local restaurants abound with cheap and cheerful menus, catering mainly to families. Over the street from where were staying, in a small bedsit apartment at street level, there were half a dozen such restaurants...
Whisky Galore and more

Whisky Galore and more

Today I discovered Cadenheads on Chiltern Street between Bond Street and Baker Street. This is a small shop selling whisky, and a selection of other spirits. It looks from a different age, with rows of wonderful amber and heavy wooden barrels where you can choose...
Ottolenghi evening

Ottolenghi evening

A group of friends in Lewes meet every few months and make recippes from the cookbooks of Yotam Ottolenghi, a well known chef who specializes in Levant cuisine. A couple of years ago I had Khachapuri, a Georgian bread dish, at Guria, a Georgian restaurant in Moscow....
Hunter Gather

Hunter Gather

  Looking for a quick coffee before a meeting in Wigmore Street, I noticed the reasonably priced Latte in the tiny cafeteria with simple melamine-looking tables over the road from Costa. So I placed my order and sat down with my iPad, into which I typed busily...
Trotzig

Trotzig

The restaurant is in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old City. I had wanted to eat elk, so we had headed initially to The Flying Elk in Malartorget. This turned out to be a gastropub serving Swedo-Brit fusion food. After some discussion, we ascertained that elk was not...