Author Archives: David Gerrie

David Gerrie

Alice’s Tea Party At The Franklin

25/06/2021 by .

Wiltons  Restaurant, London

27/08/2019 by .
Wiltons Iconic Lobster Logo

Wiltons has made eight moves since starting as a shellfish-mongers in 1742 in London’s Haymarket – a plenty swanky address in recent centuries, but back then, just that – a market selling hay.

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Taste Of Andalucia Tour

03/09/2018 by .
Dining in Antequera bull ring

Potato salad  – a Spanish regional speciality?  Really?
Ask anyone to rattle off a few Spanish delicacies and the results will be fairly predictable – gazpacho, patatas bravas, tortilla, paella, boquerones and a preponderance of bull’s bits will all rate a mention.

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Pizarro Restaurant

07/05/2018 by .
PDR at Pizarro

One of the greatest culinary injustices of our times has been Spanish cuisine’s permanent “bridesmaid” relationship to its French equivalent.  Oh sure, we all get along with tapas and foodies know only too well the major influences of three-star Iberian  chefs such as Ferran Adria, Juan Mari Arzak and his daughter Elena, the Roca brothers and Eneko Atxa.

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21/12/2017 by .
ALLARD Salle c PierreMonetta

There are some things you just shouldn’t muck around with.  You wouldn’t want the “Hallelujah Chorus” suddenly interrupted by a guitar solo from Slash.  Your Armani suit wouldn’t look any better with a touch of Top Shop around the pockets.  And please don’t say you’d ever buy a brown Ferarri.

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Op Het Dak

27/07/2017 by .
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Here’s an original litmus test when next choosing a restaurant to eat at.  Make a list of ten cooking ingredients you find induce actual physical nausea, then look at said restaurant’s menu, particularly if it’s of the oh-so popular, chef-driven limited choice variety, and see how many times they crop up.  A score of anywhere from five to ten and it’s probably not going to float your culinary boat.

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