Tasting Notes

The Berkeley Launches New Mobile Cocktail Service

The famed London hotel, home to the legendary Blue Bar, will be taking to the streets with a bespoke new cocktail service delivered via Blue Bar Bikes that will bring the finest, expertly mixed drinks to your doorstep. 

From 22 June 2020, the slick Blue Bar team will be taking their mixology skills kerbside, making and mixing drinks to order at local doorsteps. Seven days a week, SW1X residents can call upon The Berkeley when they are in the mood for a tipple, and the Blue Bar team, complete with ingredients and a full bar kit, will whiz to neighbors doors via their new wheels to satisfy these cravings, and mix the drinks there and then. Whether it’s shaken or stirred, a Martini or a Margherita, the team will bring a little Blue Bar magic, safely, to local homes with complimentary...

July 02, 2020

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Noteworthy Knives

World-leading knife producers Friedr. Dick have been crafting innovative, premium knives, sharpening steels and ancillary items for chefs and butchers since 1778. FOUR finds out more about the esteemed brand whose expertise and long-standing tradition in the industry make their knives kitchen must-haves.

Friedr. Dick is the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of knives, sharpening steels and equipment for professional chefs. Designed and produced for the professional cuisine, F.Dick quality products are a new standard for cutting. Friedr. Dick's Steffen Uebele, CEO, tells us more... Can you give us a brief overview of Friedr. Dick, including how/when it was founded and its philosophy? Wilhelm Leuze, owner and former CEO of Friedr. Dick GmbH & Co KG said, “The combination of innovative production methods and traditional artwork creates unique pieces...

July 01, 2020

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Home is Where the Beauty is

To experience, to share, and to discover, this is Serax’s mantra. From ethereal lighting to exquisite tableware, elegant furniture and eye-catching décor pieces, Serax is all about creating beautiful spaces.

Working with designers around the world to create elements of pure beauty, Serax are masters of home aesthetics. Designed to enhance the personality of your interior and create unforgettable moments at your dining table, each Serax collection is unique in shape, material and style, and is crafted by experts in their fields.  Ann Demeulemeester is the creative genius behind some of Serax's most loved tableware and lighting products. After moving to the countryside and embarking on a renovation project for her newly acquired 19th-century house and its surrounding plot,...

June 26, 2020

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Style and Substance | Nick Bril

Whether it’s leading the kitchens at Sergio Herman’s The Jane or Djing at a music festival, chef Nick Bril never ceases to challenge traditional perceptions with his signature style of panache and innovation.

“There’s not really one thing or person that inspired me to become a chef. I came into contact with food and the food industry at a very young age. I started working as a dishwasher and the kitchen was always in need of an extra pair of hands, so I started helping out more and more. I always loved the kitchen environment - the tension, the focus on finesse and this romance between the chefs, you know one moment they are butchering each other down and then next they are almost crying on each others shoulders. This kind of collaboration really attracted me. The atmosphere...

June 25, 2020

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