11th March 2017
What a great city this is; fantastic bars and restaurants, cool hotels, the amazing harbour and of course the Tivoli gardens which is the world’s second oldest operating theme park which opened in 1843. Interestingly, the world’s oldest is also in Denmark; who knew the Danes liked their amusement parks so much.
Now being a lover of the meat, it was by no accident that my first stop was to the Meatpacking District, yes there`s one of them here too.
1st February 2017
I never need an excuse to eat more pudding! :-) For the past two years we’ve decided to dedicate February to celebrating the many and varied Great British Puddings that are part of our history. This year we will be celebrating Sticky Toffee Pudding, Treacle Sponge, Eve's Pudding, Forced Rhubarb Crumble, Custard Tart with Prune Compote, Bread & Butter Pudding, Jam Roly Poly and Pear Parkin.
However, as part of our research I’ve enjoyed finding more about how puddings have evolved over the years. The first puddings listed in medieval documents were predominately Black and White Puddings which were made with meat, and blood in the case of Black Pudding, formed into a sausage more like haggis than the traditional sweet pudding we think of today.
3rd October 2016
So our friends at Aviation Gin gave us two weeks to come up with a way of changing the ground floor bar at The Jones Family Project into an aviation themed space for London Cocktail Week. It is the 100th Anniversary of the Aviation Cocktail, so we had to put our thinking caps on.
29th November 2015
I’m very excited as we're coming up to hogget season and we have Ginger Pig Blackface hogget back on our menu from next week. For those that don’t know about hogget it’s a lamb that’s entered it’s second year. Having had a little longer to range freely and indulge on a full year of grass, herbs and clovers its meat has developed a wonderful rich and robust flavour. It’s also packed with high quality proteins, amino acids, iron, zinc, B vitamins and conjugated linoleic acid.
2nd June 2015
Without a shadow of a doubt Stockholm is one of my favourite cities in the world, home to fantastic design, great food, super bars and beautiful people.
Built on fourteen islands and surrounded by water it is a seriously pretty city, from the natural beauty of the Swedish archipelago, smart Stureplan, Gamla Stan (the architecturally fantastic old town) to the cool that is Sodermalm (the funky South Island); you are never too far from a culture that prides itself on excellence and being cutting edge. Now that excellence manifests itself in many ways, from the tech geeks who invented Skype and Spotify to a truly thriving bar and restaurant scene. Now being involved in restaurants myself and having a special interest in meat, I felt I had to steer you in the direction of some of my favourites. So if you are ever visiting Stockholm and that familiar craving for great meat kicks in, here are some of my recommendations.
18th May 2015
Do you even know?
Choosing what to drink for oneself is hard enough at the best of times. If you are choosing for other people you have to start contemplating factors such as; food, who you are with, what they are eating, what they like, do you need to impress or do they even care? It soon becomes a whole world of pressure!
17th May 2015
We’re very honoured and excited to be running a Pop Up Champagne Bar at London Design Week with Jacquart.
Not only will we be celebrating the launch of Jacquart’s new ‘Rosé Cube’ at Clerkenwell Design Week but we’ll be in The Cloister Garden which I’ve been wanting to visit for ages.