Cambridge comes to London via Mark Poynton’s “Taste of Alimentum” Pop-up

A fantastic dinner last night at Mark Poynton’s “Taste of Alimentum” three week pop-up at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, London. Only one week in and the food is simply sublime – very deserving of the Michelin star recently awarded to the Cambridge original. Set in the cavernous yet beautiful atrium of the hotel known as the Winter Garden, the six course tasting menu is a superb value for money way to experience Mark’s cooking in the capital. Let’s hope next year brings him here for longer. Only two weeks left so my advice is book while you still can.

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Only a few photos this time and out of respect to other diners (and bloggers !) no flash used.

5 Michelin Mouthfuls

CARROT – Salad, goats’ curd and tarragon

SCALLOP – Chicken wing, pumpkin, chestnut and bacon

HALIBUT – Roasted, butternut squash and cabbage

VENISON – Saddle, sprout tops, potato, celeriac and Earl Grey

PASSION FRUIT – Curd, coffee and saffron granita

Old School French Cuisine Still Strong 25 Years On.

An early Christmas lunch with family who won’t be with us on the day. Le Dauphin at Breuil en Auge, in the heart of Calvados country. Visited by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in May 1987 and by us in October 2012. The same chef patron between her visit and ours with consistently beautiful food and impeccable standards of service. Thanks Mrs G Snr.


K10 to open new site

K10 secures new site, in fundraising talks 18/10/2012 14:13:00
K10, the London-based ‘kaiten’ (conveyor belt) Japanese restaurant concept, is set to open its second site in the city after securing the former Ping Pong unit in Appold Street.The group, which was founded by Chris Kemper in 2000 and acquired by the Maurice Abboudi-led Red Hot Restaurants at the start of 2010, hope to open the new site before the end of the year and will create 35 jobs in the process.The company is currently negotiating a fundraising and is hoping to announce something on this front in the next few weeks.Kemper said: “Our priority is just to serve great quality food and provide really good, friendly service – the rest will take care of itself. The beauty of K10 is you can be in and out with 15 minutes or spend an hour over lunch and you can eat very healthily or treat yourself. We have a bank of almost 150 dishes plus weekly specials. We have a restaurant, takeaway and can deliver – we regularly deliver lunch and dinner all over the City and Canary Wharf.”