Tasting Notes

The British Street Food Awards taking place in Shoreditch

Britain’s most exciting street food traders will be racing to London this weekend – in an extraordinary fleet of vans, trucks and trailers – to compete, head-to-head, in the 2012 British Street Food Awards.

On 15thand16thSeptember, the critically-acclaimed traders will park up on the cobbles outside Fifteen, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant, to create the brightest and best street food market that Britain has ever seen – a street food spectacular. The Awards are the central happening at Fifteen Street - a weekend-long party celebrating the tenth birthday of Fifteen. The restaurant uses the magic of food to give young people a chance to have a better future through a pioneering apprentice program. With its creativity and forward-thinking approach, Fifteen and street food are the...

September 13, 2012

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O-Food – a mould-breaking fast food experience worth trying

The best Fish and Vegetarian Sandwich Bar in Town so far – Starting as a project of limited duration, O-Food has already extended their opening timeframe until the 23rd of September

O-Food’s intention is to show London the future of fast food by focusing on responsibly sourced vegetarian and fish dishes, with a Nordic twist. The fish it uses are non-“Big Five”. The so-called “Big Five” fish comprises haddock, prawns, tuna, cod and salmon. The popularity of these types of fish creates problems when it comes to replenish-able fishing stock. O-food uses fish sourced from low impact fisheries in Kentalong with fresh, locally sourced vegetables from British farms. Its take-away menu takes inspiration from the Nordics and the preparation techniques...

September 11, 2012

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Chrysan – Hakkasan’s new restaurant in London’s East

Hakkasan Group announces partnership with lauded Japanese chef, Yoshihiro Murata to create a new Japanese dining concept for London – Chrysan

This September, Hakkasan Group will launch Chrysan, a Japanese restaurant in partnership with Japan's highly respected Michelin-starred chef - Yoshihiro Murata. Situated within walking distance from both Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields Market, Chrysan's position within the epicentre of the City makes it perfectly located to appeal to a worldwide clientele. The interior has been designed by Yoshiaki Nakamura, the worldwide renowned master craftsman, carpenter and designer from Kyoto. Chrysan is Chef Murata's first international partnership and, in conjunction...

September 11, 2012

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Pure Berlin: Reinventing German Cuisine

The gusto ambassadors creating a whole new approach to German cooking

“Hearing Germany, everybody thinks about cars – We would like the German kitchen to come into the limelight.” Sebastian Wussler The team of Pure Berlin, Sebastian Wussler and Miles Watson, is about to change the German plain cooking to a more innovative and creative style and gets started with their project “Studio 21” which is opening soon. They are in the middle of travelling around the world to experience every food variation possible and to collect ideas for dishes which will be included in their cooking at “Studio 21”. The world tour serves to present...

September 05, 2012

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