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Top French Chef to Open New London Restaurant

Top French Chef to Open New London Restaurant

By Claire Miller

Michelin starred French chef Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex is to open a new restaurant in South Kensington. The 50-cover establishment in South Kensington will offer fine dining with both English and French menus.

Aikens' Man Named Sommelier of the Year

Aikens' Man Named Sommelier of the Year

By Claire Miller

THE Academy of Food & Wine has announced that the UK Sommelier of the Year 2008 is Gearoid Devaney from Tom Aikens restaurant. Devaney beat off competition from Isa Bal of The Fat Duck, and Cyril Thevenet from the Hotel du Vin group in the final.

Wells and Youngs Adopts Red Tractor Logo

Wells and Youngs Adopts Red Tractor Logo

By Claire Miller

Wells and Youngs has become the first major brewery in the UK to carry the Red Tractor logo - signifying the ale is made using only high-quality British raw ingredients.

Carluccio's Expects Tough Trading Times

Carluccio's Expects Tough Trading Times

By Alan Lodge

Italian restaurant chain Carluccios has admitted trading conditions in the coming months will be tough amid pressures on the UK economy and a consumer spending squeeze.

Foie Gras Protesters Claim Another Scalp

Foie Gras Protesters Claim Another Scalp

By Alan Lodge

Yet another restaurant has been forced to axe foie gras from its menu after pressure from animal rights activists. Beaujolais bistro, in Bath, acted quickly to remove the dish to prevent further incidents.

Petrus Problems

Petrus Problems

By Claire Miller

Is Ramsay Holdings expanding so fast it might implode at its core? Rumours abound about problems at P?trus

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