Tag Archives: fine dining

Ascot Chase Day

What do you do when you get an invitation to a day at the Ascot racecourse for the Royal Ascot fine dining preview launch headlined by two Michelin star chefs Raymond Blanc and Phil Howard? Start shopping for the fanciest hat you can afford of course. That is until I realized smart casual is the dress code for premier…

Where to eat in London

Over the past few months I’ve been getting emails from readers about restaurant recommendations when they’re visiting London.  I thought I’d make it easier for those who are now planning their travel itinerary to share my top 5 picks on where to eat in London in 2015: Restaurant Story201 Tooley StreetLondon SE1 2JX+44 (0)20 7183 2117 It’s…

Photo essay: the colors of Fera at Claridge’s

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of enjoying a long lunch with a new friend and fellow expat, Julie of A Lady in London, at Fera the new restaurant in Claridge’s hotel.  Everything about the restaurant caught my eye, from the dark, burlesque-like entryway into the restaurant to the aquamarine dining room, further contrasted…

Payday lunch: NOMA, Copenhagen

Taking a day trip to Copenhagen purely to lunch at NOMA isn’t completely as frivolous as it sounds.  In April, I met up with 3 friends from Boston for a unique experience of a 20 course lunch at what has consistently been deemed as the World’s Best Restaurant (most recently in 2014).  Coincidentally, all 4 of us…

Divine dining at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

It has become our once a year guilty ritual, a visit to Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant, Dinner, housed in the Mandarin Oriental hotel.  This time around we were a party of four celebrating a birthday, all of us eager to surprise our palate.  Inevitably there were moans and groans around the table, each certain the dish…

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