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Why Gin Is Cool and How the Designer of London's Double-Decker Bus Helped — Tap for Slideshow The River Test flows through the new home of Bombay Sapphire gin at Laverstoke Mill, in the Hampshire countryside between London and the south coast of England. It's among the country's purest chalk streams. You can watch the fish swimming in the crystal water and smell the fresh, cool air.

Top Chefs Fight Back as Veal Campaigners Slam Cruelty to Calves — Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Veal has long been synonymous with cruelty, with animal lovers shocked by images of young calves separated from their mothers and confined in minimal spaces. Fortunately, the life of such beasts isn't always nasty and brutish, though it is necessarily short.

Michelin Honors 78 San Francisco Restaurants Offering Value — A modern British gastropub is among 78 restaurants in the San Francisco area honored today by Michelin for serving good-value, quality food. The Farmer & The Fox in St. Helena is new to the Bib Gourmand list. The gastropub allows guests to bring their own wine without charge and serves unfussy dishes in a dining room with leather banquettes and oak-paneled walls.

New York Chefs Tip Favorite Restaurants: Fine Dining to Noodles — Tap for Slideshow Knowing where to eat in New York City is difficult for those of us who only visit occasionally. We're in danger of confusing the classic with the dated and the modern with the ephemeral. That's to say nothing of mistaking style for substance. I hate doing that.

Where Top Chefs Eat: Their Favorite London Restaurants — Tap for Slideshow Chefs like to entice us into their restaurants. Where do they go on their nights off? I asked some of the leading U.K. culinary stars where they like to eat in London. Their picks range from the formality of establishments like Le Gavroche, where gentlemen must wear a jacket, to the casual pleasures of the Soho noodle bar.

Bloomberg Briefs — Once you've selected the spot, some tips: 1. Be flexible. If they suggest an early starting time, listen. It's in your interest and theirs to "turn-over" the room twice in a night. 2. Minimize food and drink options. Have one star item to streamline service. 3. Have an after-party plan.

U.K.’s Chefs Dine at Rival Eateries: Richard Vines — Chefs and restaurateurs are among the most appreciative and the most critical diners a restaurant can have. They love good cooking, yet they also spot faults. Bloomberg News asked leading figures in the culinary world where they last ate out in London and how it was.

Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay Pick London Eateries: Richard Vines — July 1 (Bloomberg) -- London has no shortage of popular and respected restaurants, so where do the chefs rate as the best? Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing were among those who took part in this Bloomberg News survey, in which the names that recurred included Le Cafe Anglais, Le Gavroche, Hibiscus, Petrus and Yauatcha.

Where Do London's Leading Chefs Like to Eat Out? Richard Vines — Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- London has world-class restaurants, if you can afford to dine in them. So where do the top chefs like to eat when they're not in the kitchen or making television shows? The chefs I surveyed include all five in the capital who hold two Michelin stars: Eric Chavot, Philip Howard, Shane Osborn, Michel Roux Jr.

Daniel Loses Top Ranking as Michelin Awards Stars in New York City — Daniel restaurant loses its third star and three restaurants are promoted to two stars in the 2015 Michelin Guide to New York City, which goes on sale tomorrow. The award of a single star to 17 more venues means there are now a record 73 New York City restaurants holding stars: Six with three; nine with two and 58 with one.
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