The latest story to do the rounds, if you haven’t already heard, is that of the tweeting chef. Alexis Gauthier, late of the acclaimed Roussillon in London, recently opened his second Soho restaurant, Ducksoup. In a truly weird coincidence, it being a brand new restaurant in the heart of London, two national food critics both booked to have lunch there. On the same day. (What were they thinking?) One was reviewing, one merely having a civilian lunch. Gauthier happened to be in the restaurant too (we sense it’s getting rather crowded), got rather giddy and made the awe-inspiring decision to tweet his opinions on the critics’ behaviour and conversation, ignorant of their individual purposes there. (Equally strangely, neither critic seemed aware of Gauthier’s presence at any point and acknowledged him.) Read full post
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Dear old Heston: if it’s not one thing, it’s another. Just as he’s trying to bring the light of vac-pack to our domestic kitchens, he gets hauled back to the dark days of 2009 when his restaurant The Fat Duck was closed for two weeks in the curious case of the poisoned oysters.
You may have seen the latest in the saga in the headlines recently. To summarise, one not-at-all-avaricious ITV sports commentator has taken HB to court over the meal he unfortunately consumed last year at the height of the oyster debacle. He and his five companions were struck down and – to be fair – left incredibly ill by the jelly oysters that formed part of a tasting menu they were otherwise feasting from and for which they paid a not insubstantial £1346.33. HB has been no slow coach in compensating all the diners for their lost meals and indeed the party in question not only received a full refund for the cost of the meal, but also an additional £4653.67 for any inconvenience incurred (£1000 a head) as well as a free meal. Not a stingy amount of compensation for a highly-paid man of the media, we think you’ll agree. Read full post