To Fortnum & Mason on Wednesday evening where Ewan Venters and Tom Parker Bowles hosted a party to celebrate the launch of the Piccadilly store’s second cookbook – ‘Christmas and other winter feasts’. Guests at the event included HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Angela Hartnett, Simon Hopkinson and Stanley Tucci.
Pierre Koffmann put Michelin in its place last week. The godfather of the London restaurant industry was speaking at an event and commented how you cannot trust the guide, especially when it comes to one-star restaurants. We hear ya, chef.
The Dumbwaiter read on Hot Dinners that Rick Astley is involved in the opening of a new bar in London. Mikkeller Bar, which specialises in beer, launched last week in Shoreditch. The Dumbwaiter assumes the bar is, “never gonna let you down…”
From Hackney to Holborn. Click here to read The Dumbwaiter’s best bites of the week.