Bistronomy

October 14, 2017 Darren Gall 0

Les Années Folles “But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong, nor the breathing […]

Truffle Hog

January 23, 2017 Darren Gall 0

  “Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas” Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), preface to ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825) Truffles, those incredible little culinary luxuries that almost defy description, one […]

French Cheese Diplomacy

October 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

It was fifty years ago last month that French President, General and Statesman Charles de Gaulle made his famous speech at Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh in front of an estimated crowd of 100,000 people. […]

Spaghetti Eastern

October 8, 2016 Darren Gall 0

It has long been accepted history that Venetian trader Marco Polo brought noodles from the Silk Route to Italy and thus introduced Italians to an Eastern staple that would become their national dish. Marco Polo, […]

The Midnight Special

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The ‘Misnomer of the Year’ a friend called it, indeed brunch is supposed to be about sleeping in very late on the weekend and then having a relaxed, decadent and somewhat boozy meal between breakfast […]

This Negroni Life

June 24, 2016 Darren Gall 2

The bitter and twisted Negroni has somehow become the trendiest cocktail of the decade, with Conde Nast Traveler magazine suggesting it is to New Millennials what the Cosmopolitan was to Yuppies way back in the […]

Lost World

May 29, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Sometimes, there are certain moments, certain meals that can be so serendipitously excellent you become convinced that unknown forces have conspired to bring you to a particular place, at a specific time, for a […]

A Gin fit for a Sling

March 27, 2016 Darren Gall 1

London Gin has come a long way since the early 1700’s, when London Town was awash with cheap and nasty versions of a spirit nicknamed ‘Mother’s ruin’, portrayed as the wrong side of the tracks […]

Legends Lunch

February 23, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Friday the 19th of February 2016 will always be a memorable day, mostly because of a rather remarkable lunch. A small band of industry rouges and reprobates like myself gathered at midday at Le Royal […]

Old Spice -Part Two

February 20, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Kampot: I am sitting under an impossibly large sky, the few errant clouds merely faint wisps on a canvas of clear, perfect blue. From high up on Starling Ridge I gaze out over the […]

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