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New York Chef April Bloomfield Road Tests the London Restaurant Scene

bloomberg.com — April Bloomfield examines the cake she has been served at a pop-up Champagne-and-afternoon-tea room in Burlington Arcade, a promenade of luxury shops that links Piccadilly to Mayfair. It's in the shape of a hamburger. The British-born chef is visiting London from New York, where her restaurants include the Spotted Pig celebrity hotspot, as well as the Breslin, the John Dory, and Salvation Taco.

Grain Store Unleashed: Where Vegetables Gleefully Hog the Limelight

bloomberg.com — Bruno Loubet is top banana when it comes to healthy eating. The French chef shunned meat-centered cuisine at Grain Store, his second London restaurant, when he opened it two years ago. It felt like a bold move then to build each dish around a vegetable. It has paid off.

London Pop-Up Restaurant Company Mazi Mas Employs Immigrant Women in Need

bloomberg.com — Mazi Mas, a social enterprise that supports migrant women through training and experience in the food industry, is looking to expand overseas from its base in London, where it runs a pop-up restaurant and a catering operation.

Chiltern Firehouse Chef to Open Tavern by London’s Square Mile

bloomberg.com — Nuno Mendes, the chef who cooks for celebrities from David Beckham to Lindsay Lohan at Chiltern Firehouse, plans to open a tavern next month that's very different in style from the fashionable London restaurant. Taberna do Mercado in Spitalfields market, on the edge of the city's financial district, will be an informal venue, open all day.

Here’s What It’s Like to Eat in the House of Lords’ Exclusive Parliament Dining Room

bloomberg.com — Going for lunch at the House of Lords is like taking a stroll through history-in terms of food as well as architecture. The Peers' Dining Room is briefly open to the public for the first time as an experiment to see if the common people are a useful source of income while Parliament isn't in session.

Top 10 Restaurants and Bars for Dining in London’s Shoreditch

bloomberg.com — East London is drawing chefs like a superconducting magnet. They are following the creatives and other young professionals who have moved to the area, which is also home to Silicon Roundabout-the U.K. hub for Web businesses. Shoreditch is at the center of all this. There are many fine bars and restaurants among the design studios.

Marco Pierre White Should Be Ashamed of His Latest Wheeler’s Outpost

bloomberg.com — Marco Pierre White's management style was as extraordinary as his food in the 1990s when he was one of the youngest chefs in the world to win three Michelin stars. Cooks who failed to live up to his standards were punished by being sent to stand in the corner.

Pork Vindaloo Recipe From U.K. Chef Who Just Loves the Hog

bloomberg.com — Richard H. Turner is a beefy chef, which is appropriate, as he's in charge of food at Hawksmoor, a restaurant group that raised the bar so high for steak in London that the best competitors could do was to limbo dance beneath it.

Broadgate Circle Reopens as Food Destination for City of London

bloomberg.com — Eleven restaurants are scheduled to start opening this week at Broadgate Circle, in the City of London, as part of a plan to create a new food-and-drink hub in the financial district.

Ottolenghi Spitalfields Brings Healthy Food, Vegetables to City of London

bloomberg.com — Yotam Ottolenghi, the Israeli-born chef known for healthy vegetable dishes, has just opened his fourth restaurant in the City of London. Sound the alarms. The Square Mile is traditionally associated with red meat and claret wines, not purple sprouting broccoli and orange juice.
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May 01, 2015

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Apr 30, 2015

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