John has seen it all. And done it all, pretty much. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t put it down: so here it is – a bit of his story and chefs’ lives… Chefs’ lives can be crazy things. Like theatre, and any performance art – and don’t get me wrong, cheffing is…
When the captain’s away, well? At the Agrarian Kitchen, who’s at the helm? To really let a new place settle in and start to hum before I review is something I like to do. So often, you’ll see already a change of staff after just a few months, and with the gloss worn off, or…
A great restaurant is absolutely the sum of its many parts. But Nickel Kitchen & Bar go that extra mile. It’s pure theatre.
When things get tough, the tough get going. And that’s never more so than in restaurants. Theatre of War it is.
Sun Tzu’s ancient and epic tome, The Art of War, is a staple in any serious business person’s armory. The same principles apply to life, and to running a restaurant. These are, and will always be, all about strategy. And preparation. And finally, luck. The business of war. Dedicated to my daughter, who only saw…
Delilah, at the front of the restaurant, stood 8 feet tall in black leather, handcuffs and whip swinging from a thin belt around her waist. Zing!
An industry in crisis? Yes, I’ve said it before and I hope everyone’s listening. Because we need to act.
Here is our pathetic attempt at a Heston dish, this time dessert. Against our best attempts at sabotaging an easy dish to recreate, it was still okay.
The number one word that all business and hospitality people need to focus on is probably not what you think. But it’s all important.
“Why don’t we do Julie and Julia, but with Heston?” I asked. Not long after, we were planning a dinner party starring two of Heston’s ‘home cooking’ dishes.