Lord Logs himself, Mark Parr, told the Dumbwaiter the other night that he finally got around to writing his book proposal. He submitted it at 9am and by 4pm had a publishing offer. His company, the London Log Co., supplies the best restaurants – now we won’t have too long to wait to hear the secrets of London’s best firestarter.
Anyone in Britain’s restaurant community that’s a bit cheesed off that they didn’t get invited to the World Restaurant Awards last month in Paris shouldn’t feel ostracised – organiser Joe Warwick told the Dumbwaiter that he “only had 600 seats”. Maybe hold it in the O2 next year, Joe?
This week’s social-media beef: Richard Harden (once of the restaurant guide of the same name) got very exercised by The Sunday Times interviewing Chris Stang of The Infatuation, suggesting that Marina O’Loughlin had written a “puff” piece. The response? A well-timed ‘handbags’ emoji.
From Brixton to Brat. Here are The Dumbwaiter's Best Bites of the week.