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Hakkasan and Wagamama Founder Alan Yau Thinks

bloomberg.com — It's usually difficult to make a restaurant profitable. At luxurious, elegant Park Chinois, now open in London's upscale Mayfair, it must be a nightmare. Restaurateur Alan Yau describes Park Chinois as the most expensive restaurant opening in Mayfair, where his neighbors include Sexy Fish, Novikov and Nobu Berkeley St., three of the city's most glitzy.

Top London Restaurateurs Reveal the Key to Success: Having a Dog

bloomberg.com — What is it with chefs and dogs? Many London restaurateurs appear as proud of their canines as they are of their restaurants. I put the question to them: Why? Sandia Chang ( Bubbledogs): "Noodle is a cross between a dachshund and a toy poodle.
Feb 02, 2016

RT @lunchfilms: I wonder how many authors feel the same way🐾😊 RT Top Restaurateurs Reveal Key to Success: Having a Dog bloom.bg/1L58UUj @Richardvines

The World’s Best Restaurants Have Given Up the Fight Against Phones

bloomberg.com — If you'd like to see mobile phones disappear from restaurants, prepare to be disappointed. Like rock 'n' roll, they are here to stay. This is bad news for me: I hate phones in restaurants. The worst thing about the modern mobile era is the absence of a cord with which to strangle their inconsiderate users.
Jan 26, 2016

World's leading restaurateurs are starting to embrace mobile phones: Just don't talk bloomberg.com/news/articles/… pic.twitter.com/DCLUAL0ILu

Jan 26, 2016

RT @RetoGregori: @richardvines doesn't like it. The world's top restaurants have given up fighting against mobile phones bloom.bg/1KCxbPd via @luxury

Jan 26, 2016

RT @jeremylawhodges: The World’s Best Restaurants Have Given Up the Fight Against Phones bloomberg.com/news/articles/… @Richardvines

Jan 26, 2016

The world's top restaurants have given up fighting against mobile phones bloom.bg/1KCxbPd via @luxury @Richardvines

Jan 26, 2016

RT @luxury: The world's best restaurants have given up the battle against cell phones. bloom.bg/20qUJ2H

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How to Eat Like a Top Chef in Madrid

bloomberg.com — Madrid is a magnificent city for dining, from family-run tapas bars to fancy hotels. Here are a few places I tried this month on a flying visit - my first in a decade - to visit a collaboration between three-Michelin-star chefs Grant Achatz of Alinea and David Munoz of DiverXO.

Londons Steak Restaurant Hawksmoor Heads to New York

bloomberg.com — Have you heard the one about the British restaurant planning to take steak and fries to the home of steak and fries? New York is home to the biggest names in the business: Historic restaurants such as Keens, which traces its history to 1885, and Peter Luger, a relative newcomer from 1887.

Flamboyant Madrid Chef Finally to Bring Shocking Food to London Outpost

bloomberg.com — David Muñoz, who holds three Michelin stars at DiverXO in Madrid, is getting ready to open a restaurant in London. If you've never tasted his food, prepare to be surprised. "It is quite aggressive in the idea, the concept and the flavors," he says. "It's explosions in the mouth.

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.bloomberg.com — Some of the best destinations with an old-timey feel are actually new players on the scene, like Kitty Fisher's in London and Polo Bar in NYC, while others have been making your parents and grandparents feel like royalty for generations.

Kricket Brixton: Inside One of London's Best New Restaurants

bloomberg.com — As career moves go, quitting a job in corporate finance to open a temporary restaurant in a tiny shipping container could be too risky for some. For Rik Campbell, 27, who joined Deloitte & Touche immediately after graduating from Newcastle University in politics and history, it might just work.

El Bulli Chef Albert Adria to Open London Restaurant at Cafe Royal

bloomberg.com — Albert Adria, who helped his brother Ferran make El Bulli into one of the world's greatest restaurants, is coming to London in February to spread a little culinary magic. 50 Days by Albert Adria, at the Cafe Royal, will be the chef's first such project outside Spain.

Francesco Mazzei First Cookbook Mezzogiorno Recipes

bloomberg.com — Celebrated London-based chef Francesco Mazzei, in his first cookbook, illustrates the dishes he learned from his family as a boy in southern Italy.
Jan 05, 2016

How to Cook the Best Food Southern Italy Has to Offer (Bloomberg story that includes recipes!) bloom.bg/1mymPKZ via @luxury

Jan 05, 2016

RT @business: Learn to cook the best food southern Italy has to offer with Francesco Mazzei's new cookbook bloom.bg/1TBRP7c pic.twitter.com/jjuywg2J3g

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Feb 09, 2016

Ten romantic restaurants in Sheffield, from the Telegraph, my first newspaper. sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/foo…. (I struggle to remember even one.)

Feb 09, 2016

J Sheekey Oyster bar announces female guest chef series with Rosie Birkett (April 5), Olia Hercules (April 26) and Anna Jones (May 24).

Feb 09, 2016

Peter Berry and Chloe Green, who headed Jamie Oliver's PR team, have struck out on their own berryandgreen.com.

Feb 09, 2016

Can Hobbit Tourism Save These Troubled Dairy Farmers? bloom.bg/1KB6RKH via @business

Feb 08, 2016

Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell fights "the dark side of social media" birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/miche…

Feb 08, 2016

The @BompasandParr present first aphrodisiac cloud at Alcoholic Architecture (Feb 11-13). It's formed of gin infused with sassafras bark.

Feb 08, 2016

Loire 2015 Vintage Shaped by Dry Spring, Warm Growing Season bloom.bg/1Q1r5te via @guycollinsnews


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