(Drone) Pie In The Sky

Whether it is pizzas from heaven or burrito bombers there is a very clear and present likelihood of takeaway food deliveries taking to suburban air space by drones before you can say: ‘Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun’.

Always Follow The Plumbing Line

‘Où sont les toilettes?’ Not an earth-shattering statement in the scheme of things. But pretty damned useful and important when you’re on the prowl for the amenities after a post-sale lunch in the 7th floor Terrace Restaurant of Paris’s Galeries Lafayette. The back end of this level of the department store is a maze of corridors … Continue reading

Budgeting for the Best

Retail therapy has always been a good antidote for the blues. Mr Rudd was clearly sympathetic to that notion with his cash stimulus package. And if the budget has metaphorically put the boot-in there’s good gastronomic news for those who wallow and drown their sorrows. Last month the food world was all of a twitter … Continue reading

Dining With Reservations

In life I have a few simple rules. I don’t do: babies, certain suburbs …or heights. With dining I have some similar guidelines of don’t.  I avoid restaurants that don’t take reservations, don’t take credit cards and have communal tables. If perchance I hit the trifecta then the chances of me crossing the threshold are … Continue reading

Segregated Dining

“…a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.”  This grab from US President Barack Obama took on a new slant as I dined at Botafumerio Restaurante in Barcelona last week.  This was a seafood … Continue reading