On our last day, our only non-negotiable goal for the day was to get ourselves moving from train to train all the way to London. Or more exactly, from bus to train to train, as there was a bus replacement service involved. But more about that later…Continue reading “Wednesday, 19/07/2023: Trier to London (via Luxembourg and Brussels)”
Our trip started with the early Eurostar to Brussels (the train actually goes to Amsterdam, but stops in Brussels and The Hague too).Continue reading “Thursday, 13/07/2023: London to Luxembourg”
I was invited to attend this event last June (many thanks to Kat!).
It was quite a huge event with LOTS of producers showcasing a veritable variety of wines, and I quickly realised I could not even remotely try as many as I wanted, so I took a quick executive decision to just focus on the producers from the areas that have been intriguing me the most lately: Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, and neighbouring and “up and coming” trend-wise areas from France such as Alsace and Loire Valley.
Unfortunately left untasted were wines from Friulia in the north of Italy, Abruzzo, many from New Zealand and Australia (I was really looking forward to trying out more of their Pinot Noir and Rieslings), etc, etc.
Here are the ones I tasted and liked the best:Continue reading “My favourites from the Bancroft Wines 2022 portfolio tasting”
So up I went into the restaurant, and I was pleasantly surprised to see it was fairly empty and quiet. They briefly hesitated initially, but managed to find me a table. I was mildly amused slash intrigued, because there were perhaps four or five more people in the spacious and nicely designed restaurant, but hey: they knew best.Continue reading “Akira (at Japan House London)”
We last went to Japan in 2019. And I don’t think I need to tell you what happened next! Either way, we do really miss the country and the Japanese hospitality.
Thankfully, we can get a piece of it in London: Endo Katuzoshi’s restaurant Endo at the Rotunda in White City blurs the line between reality and illusion.
Is he a chef? Is he a magician? Maybe both at once!Continue reading “Endo at the Rotunda”