All news articles for April 2022

l'Enclume sommelier Valentin Mouillard

Uncorked: Valentin Mouillard

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Simon Rogan's flagship L'Enclume on being the grandson of a winemaker in Jura, Austrian natural winemaker Johannes Zillinger and why muscadet needs to be reappraised.

Modern Asian restaurant Mr Ji expands to Camden

Mr Ji expands to Camden

By James McAllister

Modern Asian restaurant Mr Ji is to launch a second iteration in London's Camden, which will see the concept shift further away from its original focus on Taiwanese chicken.

Sessions Arts Club team head to Scotland with Boath House sanctuary for creatives Florence Knight Jonny Gent Russell Potter

Sessions Arts Club team head to Scotland

By James McAllister

The team behind popular London restaurant Sessions Arts Club are to launch 'a sanctuary for creatives' on Scotland’s northern coast.

How I Got Here with Richard Thacker Wing Fest founder, who previously led the Randy's Wing Bar brand

How I Got Here: Richard Thacker

By James McAllister

The Wing Fest founder, who previously led the Randy's Wing Bar brand, on leaving restaurants to run food festivals full time, and the challenges of commercial renting in London.

Jurys Inn to rebrand as Leonardo Hotels

Jurys Inn to rebrand as Leonardo Hotels

By BigHospitality

Hotel group Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland is to rebrand its Jurys Inn hotels to Leonardo Hotels as part of its growth strategy.

Flash-grilled: Giovann Attard newly-promoted head chef at Norma in London's Fitzrovia

Flash-grilled: Giovann Attard

By James McAllister

The newly-promoted executive head chef at Norma in London's Fitzrovia on his love of gardening, early food memories with his grandparents, and the challenge of working in restaurants

Friday Five: the week's top news

Friday Five: the week's top news

By James McAllister

This week's main hospitality news stories include Minor's plans for Corbin & King, Jonathan Ferguson wining the Roux Scholarship 2022, and foodservice price inflation hitting double digits.

Emily Acha Derrington head of wine Manteca Italian restaurant London

Uncorked: Emily Acha Derrington

By Joe Lutrario

The head of wine at Manteca raises a glass to the women that juggle working in wine and restaurants with young families.

Photo credit: Instagram (@jukeandloe)

Sheffield's Juke & Loe to close

By James McAllister

Sheffield restaurant Juke & Loe, run by brothers Joseph and Luke Grayson, has announced it is to close next month after five years of trading.

Image: Ben Carpenter

Latest opening: Apricity

By Stefan Chomka

Chantelle Nicholson’s latest restaurant is a celebration of conscious cooking.

How I Got Here: Mike Davies London-based chef director behind The Camberwell Arms and Mike's Peckham

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How I Got Here: Mike Davies

By James McAllister

The London-based chef director behind The Camberwell Arms and Mike's Peckham on the importance of compromise, championing 'real hospitality', and the meditative qualities of deadlifting.

Italian-based, B Corp pasta chain Miscusi heads to Islington for second London site

Miscusi heads to Islington for second London site

By James McAllister

Italian-based, B Corp pasta chain Miscusi will open its second London restaurant in Islington in early June – seven months after the launch of its first site in the capital.

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