Illustration: Jancis Robinson on Rhone wine
©Ingram Pinn

Southern Rhône wines

The 2013 Grenache crop was down about 30 per cent but some vineyards lost up to 90 per cent of their potential production

Hong Kong recipes

Rowley Leigh in Hong Kong ©Kurt Tong
You have a fair idea as to the freshness of your fish when your plastic bag twitches uncontrollably on the tram home
– Rowley Leigh
Rowley Leigh in Hong Kong ©Kurt Tong
In his second report from Hong Kong, the finest New Territories poultry is on the menu
– Rowley Leigh
Veal kidneys in mustard sauce
©Andy Sewell

Veal kidneys in mustard sauce

‘I saw myself as Leopold Bloom, padding the streets of Dublin with a precious kidney bought from the “ferreteyed pork butcher”’

Dram & Smoke

Five of the best: winter pop-ups in London

Christmas is coming, promising ingenious ways to eat, drink, be merry – and even buy the odd present

restaurant reviews
The imposing interior of Spring restaurant
©Amber Rowlands

Spring, London

‘The redevelopment reveals a style of restaurant that London has not seen for many years’

Donna Carmela
©Alfio Garozzo

Four restaurants in Catania, Sicily

The mozzarella was the whitest, freshest, saltiest and most delicious I have yet encountered

Ariana II, Kilburn
©Charlie Bibby

Colbeh and Ariana II, London

‘The warmth generated by the naan oven made me realise that this set-up is the original “‘open kitchen”’

Gordon Ramsay restaurant
©Gordon Ramsay Holdings

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London

‘We shared a glass of Barbeito Rainwater Madeira over Smyth’s signature dessert, a lemonade parfait’

The Foxhunter

The Walnut Tree Inn and The Foxhunter, Abergavenny, Wales

‘The skate had been sautéed, then the shrimps were added, alongside creamy mashed potatoes’

Ham Yard boasts lots of space and natural light

Ham Yard Hotel, London

The interior design is ultra-modern – and will strike some as colourful, others as confusing

Les Papilles’ dining room

Les Tablettes, 16th; Les Papilles, 5th, Paris

Nomicos’ goal is to transport the flavours of his native Provence to Paris. In this he admirably succeeds

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