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As one of London’s leading specialist PR and marketing agencies working exclusively for bars, restaurants, hotels and pubs, we’ve been communicating British hospitality to the media since 1992. Back then eating and drinking out didn’t have a great reputation. Now it’s got a fantastic status, nationally and internationally. We’re proud to have played a part in that evolution.
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ARE YOU GAME FOR A MICHELIN-STARRED BANQUET IN CAMBRIDGE THIS AUTUMN?
Famed for his exquisitely executed menus based around seasonal British ingredients, Mark Poynton, Chef-Patron of Michelin-starred Alimentum in Cambridge, has crafted a sensational six-course game menu for the autumn.
Available from the 1st September until the end of November, Mark’s team will be embracing the quintessentially British shooting season and serving up a storm for just £55 per person with an optional wine pairing for £25.
Treat your taste-buds to marvelous meaty creations including pressed grouse with liver semi-fredo, charred sweetcorn and red grapes; and roast saddle of hare, leg ragù, red cabbage, cardamom and white chocolate sauce.
STRIKE A POSE FOR LONDON FASHION WEEK AT GRAND UNION WANDSWORTH
Wednesday 10th September
Before London Fashion Week officially hits town this September, Grand Union, the popular London cocktail bar group will be sparking the catwalk catalyst a day or two early, as they invite their young, trend-conscious and cocktail-loving crowd to a unique LFW party at their Wandsworth site.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Kate or Cara? Young fashionistas will be dressing to impress as Grand Union invites a model scout and street style photographers from a leading fashion magazine and blogs to snap the best dressed and potentially sign new model talent.
LONDON FASHION EAT
Think fashionistas don’t eat? Think again. Caterer to the chic “rhubarb” has worked with some of the most prolific fashion houses in the world, from Christian Louboutin to Ralph Lauren, and has the skinny – for want of a better word – on how to cater your very own fashion party just like the designers themselves.
After all, even Donatella needs to eat.
During London Fashion Week, which runs this year from 12th to 16th September, “rhubarb” has become the caterer of choice for fashion shows, after-parties and everything in between: its high-end execution, inspired creativity and bespoke approach to every event means that every fashion organiser has “rhubarb” on speed-dial.
LÁNG LAUNCHES CONTEMPORARY MOONCAKES
London, 22 August 2014 – To celebrate the historic Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on 8 September 2014, Láng, the luxury patisserie and artisan deli on the ground floor of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, is taking a contemporary approach to the traditional mooncake – a renowned Chinese delicacy, traditionally gifted, served and eaten to the backdrop of a full moon to celebrate the Autumn harvest.
Available for purchase from today until 8 September 2014, these handmade, round cakes are presented in a set of six and priced at £38 per gift box. Featuring a contemporary twist to the conventional styles..
FLEMINGS MAYFAIR APPOINTS HENRIK MUEHLE
Flemings Mayfair has appointed Henrik Muehle as the new General Manager of the privately owned boutique hotel in London. Founded in 1851, the 129-room luxury property is one of only a handful of family-owned hotels in the capital, as well as one of the oldest.
Joining from the five-star St James’s Hotel and Club in Mayfair, where he oversaw the successful operation of 60 guest rooms and suites as well as the Michelin-starred restaurant Seven Park Place, Henrik brings with him over 20-years industry experience. Prior to St James’s Hotel and Club, Henrik worked with Éric Chavot for seven years at The Capital Hotel London, which earned two Michelin-stars.
GIRAFFE SWINGS INTO SWINDON
Known across the UK for their delicious dishes from across the globe, smiling staff and kaleidoscopic interiors, restaurant group giraffe have swooped in to take Swindon by storm! Now open at the Tesco Extra on Ocotal Way, giraffe is an all day eating experience that will take you from breakfast right through to dinner.
Whether you’re gearing up for your visit by grabbing a premium take out coffee, making the most of the morning with a world class breakfast, grabbing an end-of-the-day drink with colleagues or looking for a spot to gather with the family over the weekend – giraffe’s got it all.
Proximity to Tesco means it’s easy to pop by pre or post trolley dash, whilst the window into the store means that shoppers will find it tricky to pass without feeling peckish!