All news articles for February 11, 2011

Ponti's operates 17 sites in and around London

Covent Garden to sign new operator as Ponti's walks

By Mark Stretton

The owners of London’s Covent Garden are looking to sign a new restaurant operator in the north range of the central market area, after incumbent Ponti’s surrendered its lease.

Ronan Sayburn has been director of wines for Hotel du Vin for 15 months

Pearls of Wisdom: Ronan Sayburn

By Becky Paskin

The Master Sommelier has been Hotel du Vin’s director of wine for 15 months, and previously oversaw the wine offer at Gordon Ramsay Holdings for eight years. He recently appeared on Michel Roux’s Service programme for BBC2, and is now concentrating on...

John Penrose:

Be wary of Olympics ‘displacement effect’, warns Minister

By Lorraine Heller

The Minister of Tourism John Penrose has warned the hospitality sector to be wary of a ‘displacement effect’ that could be caused by the Olympics, saying it is crucial to treat the event as the hors d’oeuvre rather than the main course if the UK is to...

PCB Creation's confectionery decorations come to the UK

PCB Creation confectionery decorations come to the UK

By Lorraine Heller

PCB Creation, the French supplier of pastry and confectionery decorations, has teamed up with a UK-based firm to make its products more accessible to chefs and chocolatiers in this country.


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