Pity the poor front-of-house staff at Corrigan’s on Friday, who had the job of gently moving on the St Patrick’s Day crowd, who’d celebrated with Guinness, champagne and oysters all morning. The servers had about 7 minutes to set up for lunch… luckily more Irish goodies were on offer at the nearby Guinea Grill, so guests had a good reason to move on.
Everyone wants to escape the damp, windy weather it seems, but is it pure chance that London food cognoscenti Fay Maschler, Richard Vines and Clerkenwell Boy all headed to Mumbai at the same time?
The puns were red hot and snappy at Claridge’s last Friday at a lunch in honour of food writer Skye McAlpine - chef supremo Martyn Nail brought the now-famous Lobster Wellingtons to the table and a plan was immediately hatched for a crustacean themed fancy-dress party in the hotel’s lobby … a flashlob was the term coined by event designer Fiona Leahy.
From Leeds to Lambeth. Here are The Dumbwaiter's Best Bites of the week.