Last month I had the fantastic opportunity to cook and dine in the company of Michel Roux Jr. at the beautiful Cactus Kitchens school in Clapham. If you are passionate about cooking and want to learn how to do it alongside one of Britain’s top chefs, this experience is for you.
Michel Roux Jr. is owner of two-starred Michelin Le Gavroche, an iconic French restaurant in Mayfair opened in 1967 by Albert and Michel Roux (father and uncle of Michel Jr). French haute cuisine has been part of the… Continue reading
Last week was Chocolate Week and, as part of the celebrations, French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat launched an exclusive gastronomic experience at The Balcon. Housed in Sofitel Hotel St James, Le Balcon is a French brasserie in the centre of historical London, just a few minutes walk from St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace.
I was kindly invited to taste and review the luxury three-course menu and, I must say, it was the highlight of my week!
Now, I love hotels. Even more, I love 5-star hotels. I love Art Deco architecture. I love chocolate. And I love… Continue reading
Last month I attended my first ever cooking class, a Tuscan Cookery workshop for food bloggers organised by Tuscany Now and hosted at the Open Kitchen in Hoxton.
Chef Anna Bini was our teacher for the evening.
Anna has got 60 years of experience in Tuscan cuisine, she manages three restaurants in Paris (Casa Bini) and runs cooking classes in both France and Italy. She is charismatic, strong, smart, funny and it was an absolute pleasure to meet her. She reminded me so much of my grandmother: the way she talks to anyone despite not speaking English, sharing… Continue reading