2nd July 2015

For the love of Food…

My ‘love of food’ journey began, like most people, when I was a youngster. Raised in a large Chinese family, everything at home was cooked from scratch. My Dad was a head chef and rarely cooked at home unless it was an occasion.
This forced us to become the ‘experts’ in the kitchen, because food standards were high; and as a result, I became an automatic apprentice in Cantonese cooking. My most vivid memories of food were not glamorous; cleaning and gutting fish, (we were fish obsessed), chopping, blending, all kind of ingredients and spices, turning bones to bone broth, was the everyday norm.
This way ...

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25th June 2015

Taste of London 2015

It was a beautiful summer’s evening; the crowds were building and so was the excitement from everyone looking forward to great food, good company and there was a fantastic atmosphere as they congregated outside the event, waiting for their clients. Inn or Out Events teamed up with our colleagues and clients from bartlett mitchell for a fun filled evening.

 

Taste of London is a showcase of 40 top restaurants holding court at their various stands, serving three or four dishes that are either examples of food from their restaurants or newly created just for the event. With world class chefs including ...

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18th June 2015

Gin… all you ever needed to know

It's always difficult to know what to get the chairman, Mr Mitchell, for Christmas; however, last year whilst driving near one of our contracts (very  lost) I came across the Bombay Sapphire distillery. It is in a beautiful setting as they have taken over Lavershott Mill (where all the English and even some Indian bank notes were once produced). It has been converted tastefully and had the distilleries installed, creating a fabulous educational centre (my type of education). As with all great present ideas, I needed to benefit too, so I also went along to help (cunning ploy on my part) ...

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4th June 2015

Viva España

I adore Spain!

Since I was a child I have spent long lazy summers with my family at our home on the Valencian coast. So much of what I love about being there is to do with the region's incredible food.

There were daily deliveries of crème patisserie filled buns from the local panadaria van, disappearing to the beach armed with sobrasada filled bocadillos (sandwiches), enormous paella’s cooked on our neighbours drive, watermelons the size of my head on the market. My list could go on and on.

Back home in London I try to bring a touch of Spain to my kitchen ...

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27th April 2015

London’s top venues for signature cocktails with a view

Gemma Banks our Creative Sales Director shares her thoughts on the sunniest spots to drink the cocktails this Spring.

London is glistening with the regular appearance of the sun as we go further in to Spring. What better way to enjoy the weather than with a signature cocktail and fabulous view at some of London's best bars.

Queen of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton's rooftop is open all year around in the evenings and is known for it's pop-ups. From May until September, it will be transformed into the Cuban-themed "Smokin' Graciela's", serving up Daiquiris, Cuban iced coffee and Cubanos (Cuban sandwiches) - our pick is the ...

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