Monthly Archives: April 2012

Getting Trollied

I first ate yum cha when I was 2, I am told. Apparently I ran across the restaurant and stole a bun off a trolley after my parents had paid the bill.  This caused quite some embarrassment.  Not as much … Continue reading

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Review: The 10 Cases/Burger & Lobster

Today, two restaurants whose names tell you everything you need to know about them (except of course the 700-odd words I felt necessary to add below). The premise of the 10 Cases in Covent Garden is that they only buy … Continue reading

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On so-called “heirloom” vegetables

The closest thing we have to an heirloom in the Tilley family is a pocket watch that has passed from generation to generation on my father’s side.  I’m not sure how I would feel if it I stood to inherit … Continue reading

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Wine: A Vertical Tasting of Chateau Pontet-Canet

Chateau Pontet-Canet is one of the better known classed growth properties of Bordeaux’s Medoc region because of its noted surge in quality over the last several years.  When the best Medoc producers were classified into 5 bands in 1855 (a … Continue reading

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In which my work is published on a real website

A couple of weeks ago Jancis Robinson (the eminent wine critic) asked me to help out with sought contributions from amateurs for her website’s restaurant column while Nick Lander, the usual restaurant critic, was away recovering from surgery.  So I threw … Continue reading

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Review: Quo Vadis

The first time I ate at Quo Vadis, about 3 years ago, I ate spaghetti with lobster and then a steak and kidney pudding with a side of salsify, all washed down with a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and it was … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spiced Mutton Pie

It is of course traditional to eat “spring” lamb at Easter.  It has also become traditional each Easter for the bougie food press to point out that spring lamb is not in fact seasonal for eating in spring.  Spring lamb … Continue reading

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