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Mozzarella May at Sartoria Restaurant

Inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy, Mayfair restaurant Sartoria will devote the entire month of May to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports. Mozzarella. Sartoria restaurant has been inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy. The month of May is being dedicated and devoted to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports, the humble Mozzarella. Throughout the month guests will be able to share a giant 2kg Mozzarella plait called a ‘treccia’ which is perfect to indulge in with friends and comes with grilled Mediterranean vegetables or if the thought of 2kg of Mozzarella […]

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Rivington Grill goes to the dogs

  The Rivington Grill in Shoreditch and Greenwich is celebrating St George’s Day next Tuesday 23 April with a quintessentially British menu for lunch and dinner courtesy of Head Chef, Simon Wadham. In honour of England's patron saint, customers will be able to dine on Steamed St Enodoc asparagus, crispy fried pheasant egg, pea shoots as a starter; a main of Veal cutlet, fairy ring mushrooms, Jersey royals and then Bakewell tart and custard for dessert, (£22.50 for 3 courses). However, you can also get patriotic even sooner by celebrating the Queen's 86th birthday at the Shoreditch venue on Sunday 21. Any guests who arrive with […]

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Run For Love 1000

It is estimated that profits from child trafficking amount to more than Google, Nike and Starbucks’ profits combined. Two children are sold every minute. This Sunday will see thousands of runners taking to the streets of London to embark on the London marathon, one of the city’s biggest annual events, bringing together runners from all over the world, all with the same aims: to complete the distance, to beat their times and to raise money for charity.  Each day The Handbook brings you the latest news about what is going on in London, the most exciting venues, the events you […]

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Michael Wignall hosts pop up at The Rib Room and Bar

This May sees British Chef Michael Wignall hosting a pop up at the Rib Room and Bar restaurant at the wonderful Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge. Michael Wignall at The Latymer in Pennyhill Park, Surrey opened in 2008 and soon became one of the country’s most prestigious restaurants.  Having been awarded his second Michelin star recently and having 5 AA Rosettes, he is one of the most sought after chefs. And between 15th – 18th May he will be serving an eight course tasting menu available at dinner, bringing his unique style of cooking to London. So for all those […]

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Le Pont de la Tour’s Pâtisserie tasting menu

Author Ernestine Ulmer once said ‘Life is uncertain. Eat Dessert first.’ But sometimes a main course isn’t necessary at all, sometimes all you really need is cake and pudding. Well riverside French restaurant, Le Pont de la Tour is whisking guests away for a taste of Paris and letting everyone indulge in their sweeter side by introducing their ‘With Love from Paris’ pâtisserie tasting menu. Created by Executive Head Chef Tom Cook, who trained with Master Pastry Chef Laurent Duchêne in Parris, the menu features Tarte au Chocolat, Praline Profiteroles and Pistachio Madeleines.  And the best part? You get to […]

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The Mount Street Deli Baby Box

Whether you’re the Duchess of Cambridge, Kim Kardashian or Julia Restoin Roitfeld (daughter of style maven Carine and proprietor of yummy mummy website, Romy and the Bunnies), all new and expectant mums will love Mount Street Deli’s brand new Baby Box hamper. This box of delights not only contains energising goodies for mum and essentials for the baby, but also a “first-week-home-take-away-dinner” gift card (perfect if you don’t have a house keeper or house husband) for three main course dishes and one dessert available for pick up or delivery from the Deli and a “tea-and-cake for two” gift card for […]

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British Food Producers Festival at the Royal Garden Hotel

On 23rd of April it’s St George’s Day and what better way to celebrate all things English and indeed British by indulging in some fabulous food. Because England’s cuisine isn’t just about fish and chips, Sunday roasts and pie and mash, although we are pretty good at those too. And none know this more so than  the Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington who will be holding a  week long British Good Producers Festival, which The Handbook is rather excited about! Throughout the week, different food producers and suppliers will be holding master classes in the Park […]

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One Leicester Street

International boutique hotel group Unlisted Collection is launching new Chinatown hotel, One Leicester Street. This is the latest project from Singaporean hotelier Peng Loh. Located at the former St John Hotel site in the heart of Chinatown, the new hotel will join six boutique hotels and restaurants in Singapore, Shanghai, London and, come 2014, Sydney. With branding by A Practice for Everyday Life and interiors by Universal Design Studio, One Leicester Street is an intimate 15 room hotel with a bar and restaurant. “Our aim was to create a brand identity for One Leicester Street whose reach extends beyond a […]

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Kaspar’s

Next month Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill will open at The Savoy with an informal luxury dining experience, presented in an elegant Twenties-style setting to evoke The Savoy's rich and glamorous past. Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill will offer all-day dining, seven days a week. A show stopping oyster bar will take centre stage with its beautiful display of shellfish and cured and smoked fish. Head chef, James Pare, has created the menu where many courses will be available as starters or mains Starters include smoked brown shrimp and eel cocktail, Celery and Pecorino soup and Roasted ox tail consommé […]

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Criterion and The Sun & 13 Cantons’ Size Matters Pop up

Does size matter? Perhaps when it comes to food in restaurants: we’ve all been there, and we are either starving and what arrives is far too small or we are not that hungry and then are presented with a portion so huge it is rather intimidating. Well fear not, forget the size issue, Criterion Restaurant has joined with The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho to create a unique popup throughout April and May which is serving up all dishes in three sizes: small, medium and large. With Galloway beef carpaccio and Octopus and Chorizo on the menu, it’s perfect […]

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Blues Kitchen gets snappy

Fried Alligator has been newly introduced to the spring menus at The Blues Kitchen and the dish features tender pieces of alligator tail coated in Cajun panko bread crumbs, and served with fresh mint and sweet chili sauce. Following a recent research trip to New Orleans, the team was inspired by the popularity of alligator across the Deep South. The meat has a soft and tender texture and a high nutritional value too – it’s richer in omega threes and lower in cholesterol and fat than both chicken and beef! So much more than just a handbag… But how to […]

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Dance of the Seven (Vodka) Veils

ABSOLUT has thought well outside the bottle (or The Box even) for its new 2013 edition. ABSOLUT Elyx Dance of the Silk Veils. The brew is distilled in a 1920s vintage copper still for a ‘natural taste and silky finish’. And inspired by said silky finish, ABSOLUT teamed up with London’s The Box nightclub to create an actual ABSOLUT Elyx Dance of the Silk Veils (what else?), where layers of copper coloured silk are removed by the dancer until a magnum bottle of the tipple is UNveiled. The dance and the bottle were launched earlier this week at The Box […]

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