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Fine wine writing aplenty

  • Article Nick on restaurants

    The Lyan Cub

    Nick tries to enjoy, as well as admire, a somewhat Noma-influenced establishment in Hoxton. Any reviewer has to tread very carefully when dealing with…

    13 Apr 2019 Nick Lander
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    Bon Bon of Brussels

    A version of this article about a particularly fine Belgian restaurant is published by the Financial Times. I have for many years known that the…

    6 Apr 2019 Nick Lander
  • Article Free for all

    The Pastor of La Pineta

    4 April 2019 In our series of weekly dives into the archives we are republishing this account of two Maremma establishments to celebrate the life of …

    4 Apr 2019 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    The challenge of Sunday evenings

    Sunday evenings present restaurateurs and hoteliers with a particular challenge that most of the former decline even to rise to. That is because most…

    30 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    A Thai for Tai Kwun

    A useful newish restaurant in Hong Kong with a particularly good wine list. I do not believe that I am alone when I say that I continue to miss David…

    23 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    Shanghai for wine lovers

    A top wine bar by any measure, an ultra-modern restaurant with a keen sommelier, and a place that offers refined Cantonese cooking and a great view.…

    16 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    Eating good and early in Shanghai

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. As he tucked in to Hangzhou-style stewed duck and duck tongue at this excellent lunch…

    9 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    West Africa in London

    Nick finds sophistication and West African ingredients in London's St James.  Plantain, Raspberry Salt and Smoked Scotch Bonnet Jerusalem…

    2 Mar 2019 Nick Lander
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    Amarante – real food

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The website of Amarante, a restaurant in Paris’s 12th arrondissement close to Bastille,…

    23 Feb 2019 Nick Lander
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    Pigs proliferate

    A new hotel chain rises from the Hotel du Vin ashes. Robin Hutson is a man of so many different parts that I wonder which profession he actually…

    16 Feb 2019 Nick Lander
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    Alain Ducasse's London cafe and chocolate shop

    The starry chef takes on coffee and chocolate. There are several significant differences between those who seek perfection in their chosen line of…

    12 Feb 2019 Nick Lander
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    Imperial – a real treasure?

    As Chinese New Year (of The Pig) is celebrated, Nick investigates a high-profile newcomer in London. A version of this article is published in the…

    9 Feb 2019 Nick Lander
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    Paris – for lunch and dinner

    Nick enjoys two meals, slightly too close together. The crowds on the RER from the Gare du Nord to the Gare de Lyon on Friday evening, and the…

    2 Feb 2019 Nick Lander
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    Skosh of York

    Dinner parties today can be a great source of restaurant recommendations, Nick finds. A version of this article is published by the Financial…

    26 Jan 2019 Nick Lander
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    Patisserie Valerie – not smelling so sweet

    Nick settles an old score, and comments on a current business saga.  Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that…

    25 Jan 2019 Nick Lander