- Cafe Pacifico
- Green & Red
- Benito's Hat
For a variety of rather dull reasons this website has been sleeping for nearly a year, so it is time to wake up, shake a leg and smell the coffee. Welcome to October 2015. You would have thought that the mighty engine that is the food, drink and restaurant business would have thrown out sheaves of brilliant new ideas in a twelvemonth but the year’s crop seems remarkably predictable. Unsurprisingly,my view of it all doesn't seem to have changed much. I am still averse to dishes presented on square bits of slate. I curse foams, soils, microherbs and sauce blobs so small that you cannot taste them. I respect craft. I like local foods. I like fresh food. I think that everyone should learn to shop. When talking food and drink, simple is still much better than complicated. Beer deserves a better deal, it goes so well with food. Some of the continually proliferating roster of telly chefs deserve compliments while others should get back in the kitchen and learn to cook.
In this new incarnation of my website I have to gird my loins and embrace the social media…I may even end up taking pictures at the dining table. Please feel free to use the “contact” page to send bouquets , corrections and comments, feedback is always helpful. Tuck in.