Author Archives: Matt Wood


This was my first time to a Scandinavian country and it happened to be… SURPRISE!!!… a restaurant, which was the reason for the visit. Before arriving we heard Copenhagen had just received more rainfall in the last 24hrs that the previous 20yrs. … Continue reading

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Le Chateaubriand

It has been well publicised that Chef-patron Iñaki Aizpitarte wanted to create a restaurant where his friends could afford to eat. I’m guessing he wasn’t expecting his restaurant to be ranked number 11 in the 50 best restaurants of the … Continue reading

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Whether you like this style of food or not, to have a restaurant of this calibre in Bethnal Green can only be described as very fortunate. Housed within a hotel redevelopment you could walk right by it without even knowing … Continue reading

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Domaine Fourrier: London tasting

Domaine Fourrier produces some of the most sought after wines from Burgundy, specifically Gevrey-Chambertain. Under the control of Jean-Marie Fourrier (who hosted the tasting at The Sampler) the Domaine focuses on minimal intervention wine making. Fertilisers, pesticides, thinning agents and peroxides … Continue reading

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Risotto al Barolo

Who would have thought my first dish in the Barolo region would turn out to be my favourite? Risotto al Barolo eaten at Ristorante Rosso Barolo. I know it looks like something from the children’s menu and I wouldn’t say it … Continue reading

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Seriously, how good are truffles? They are right up there as one of my favourite flavours and fragrances. The Hunt On a recent trip to the Langhe region in Piemont, Northern Italy my two travel companions, B&B insisted on doing … Continue reading

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Gourmet Lovers Brunch Club

I had met Nick and Bex through friends before I knew they were such foodies. Their blog is a great portal to the food and flavour they’re into and gives a taste of the brunch club they run out of … Continue reading

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