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Fine wine writing aplenty

  • Article Nick on restaurants

    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
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    A fine fishy place in Hackney

    Nick raves about Cornerstone.  Perhaps the only unusual aspect of Tom Brown’s excellent fish restaurant Cornerstone is its location. Just round the…

    19 Jan 2019 Nick Lander
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    Refugees – a history lesson

    Nick on a poignant slice of family history. A version of this article is published in the Financial Times. I always knew that my late father had been…

    12 Jan 2019 Nick Lander
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    Two very different restaurants in Oporto

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Oporto, on New Year’s Eve, was a city basking in unseasonably warm sunshine as its…

    12 Jan 2019 Nick Lander
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    Midwinter tourism in the Douro

    Northern Portugal really is a year-round tourist destination. A trip that begins in Bordeaux and ends in Oporto, such as ours over Christmas and New…

    5 Jan 2019 Nick Lander
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    Soogil – good timing

    A version of this article about a Manhattan Korean that recently got its wine act together is also published by the Financial Times. When is the best…

    29 Dec 2018 Nick Lander
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    Where to eat well, cheaply (and fast) in London

    Some sterling advice for a dry January. I will openly credit the background idea for this column to a conversation with the younger son of one of…

    22 Dec 2018 Nick Lander
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    Hong Kong – location, location, location

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Jeannie Cho Lee MW, who lives in Hong Kong Central, kindly organised a dinner for us at…

    15 Dec 2018 Nick Lander
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    Another Elena Salvoni?

    Homely pizza and pasta on offer in burgeoning Marylebone. Jessica Colli is extremely Italian. From her name to the rapid-fire English she speaks with…

    8 Dec 2018 Nick Lander