Soil samples at a southern Rhône vineyard
©James Reeve

Serious student drinking

For recent graduates wondering what to do with their hard-won degrees, the world of wine needs many of their skills


©Felicity McCabe
No self-respecting supermarket or takeaway is without its sushi offering
Do not be fooled by scrambled eggs – they are a serious test of the serious cook’s skills
– Tim Hayward
A dish of roast duck with cherries as prepared by Rowley Leigh
©Andy Sewell

Roast duck with cherries

It is the sweet and sour element that gives these cherries their special affinity with the richness of roast duck

Gluten-free food at Suzzle Café

Five of the best: Quiet London eateries

From a Bond Street auction house to the 15th-century cloisters of a Smithfield church – some of the capital’s less frenetic food and drink venues

Champagne + Fromage in Covent Garden
©Daniel Jones

On the menu: beyond the cucumber square

London afternoon tea with a twist – wild boar buns, chamomile scones and cheese with your champagne

restaurant reviews
La Ruota dining room view

La Ruota, Moneglia, Italy

The restaurant overlooks Moneglia far below, its beach, the calm sea … The vista only improves when the stars come out

Scott’s in Mayfair

Scott’s, London and Union Square Café, New York

‘Restaurateurs have opened up parts of numerous cities where other retailers feared to tread’

Chefs busy at The Palomar
©Helen Cathcart

The Palomar, London

‘Alongside the mezze there is Persian stew, Moroccan-style bream and mussels cooked to a Kurdish recipe’

The interiors of Sager + Wilde's

Sager + Wilde, Lyle’s, 8 Hoxton Square, London

‘That night’s unusual main course was Somerset suckling kid, simply prepared on a charcoal grill’

Interiors of Café Gandolfi
©Carol McCabe

Glasgow: Café Gandolfi, Crabshakk, Monachyle Mhor

‘Over our stay it was three firmly established operators who impressed the most’

Interior of Assunta Madre, Mayfair

Assunta Madre, Mayfair, London

‘The original was opened in Rome by Johnny Micalusi, whose boat provides the catch for both branches’