FOOD: TREND WATCH
LIMA will open in Fitzrovia, London, this spring. Peruvian food and drink is listed as one of 2012′s top food trends (see Food Trends For 2012), and LIMA will serve a menu of traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist. Resembling a cevicheria, a casual restaurant where fish and shellfish are sold raw or cooked, the interiors are being designed by March & White, who redesigned The Arts Club in Mayfair, and designed Jamie’s Italian restaurant group.
Log on to www.limalondon.com
THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK has an All Caviar overnight package on offer. Upon arrival you’ll be met with a Caviar Martini, followed by a caviar tasting at restaurant Petrossian. The following day includes a Caviar Skin Crème Massage at the hotel’s La Prairie spa, and a 3 course lunch at Petrossian.
Log on to www.ritzcarlton.com/centralpark
CANNELE is the new cupcake. Dominique Ansel Bakery New York is getting rave reviews for this small French pastry with a soft and tender custard centre and a dark, thick caramelised crust. Made from egg, sugar, milk and flour flavoured with rum and vanilla, this is the new sweet treat.
JADE MOUNTAIN, St. Lucia, has announced its Food Festival Events for 2012. Cooking In Paradise will run from March 30 to April 2, giving guests the chance to experience locally grown Caribbean cuisine, while learning traditional cooking methods. Take a taste tour of Jade Mountain’s own organic garden, visit Soufriere’s local market, and learn to cook with Jade Mountain’s resident chef, Allen Susser. Cocktail party, lunches, gourmet dinner and Champagne brunch are also included. Other Food Festival Events include: Mango Madness, June 15 to 18; Spices of the Caribbean, September 7 to 10, and the Chocolate Festival, December 13 to 16.
Log on to www.jademountain.com for further details and bookings.
VELO on Tooley Street, London Bridge, serves traditional Vietnamese street food via a hi-tech ordering system. Customers browse and select from a menu via a row of touchscreens, pay on screen, and watch as their order progresses through the kitchen. Top orders include Pho Velo (a traditional noodle soup), Banh Mi LX (a baguette style sandwich), and Vermicelli Roast Pork.
Log on to www.velorestaurant.com
THE HUNGOVER COOKBOOK by Milton Crawford is something for the weekend. Splitting a hangover into six different categories, it suggests correlating recipes to make or order to cure it. Dissecting the topic of the hangover, this books tells you everything you need to know to assess, understand, and improve your condition. Along with the comforting recipes are graphic tests to analyse your state of mind, and quizzes for tracking your progress to see if you are still drunk or have passed into the hungover state. Log on to www.amazon.com to order or head to your nearest book store if necessary.
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