Some marmalade for my Australian reader

My mother was recently in Australia visiting my sister and brought back some of what she claimed was the best lime marmalade she had ever tried. [link2post id=”740″]She is clearly in a marmalade mood at the moment[/link2post]. The company that makes this has a website but I don’t think ordering a jar or two of … Continue reading Some marmalade for my Australian reader

Perhaps I should drink even more espressos

I neck about a litre of Diet Coke a day; the anti-psychotics I take sedate me and I rely on caffeine to lash my mind into a less moronic, rancid state. I also have about four espressos a day (the [link2post id=”766″]super-brilliant Indriya from the Nespresso ‘Pure origin’ range[/link2post]). We are told in this news … Continue reading Perhaps I should drink even more espressos

A brief report from the London Wine and Spirit Trade Fair

The Elitist Review editorial team took a visit to the London Wine and Spirits Trade Fair last Thursday. Here we are: [image image_id=”2271″] In that picture we are drinking tasting Taylor’s 1985, which was quite delicious. Very soft, mature and accessible, I thought. Mentzendorff also had some Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas 2001 which was terribly … Continue reading A brief report from the London Wine and Spirit Trade Fair

Hix Oyster and Chop House – good menu, shame about the execution

The Hix Oyster and Chop House would be a lovely destination for those who don’t mind what food they eat, how it is served or how much it costs. Everyone else will feel let down. When we arrived we both thought it looked like a knock-off of Saint John. The menu looked quite similar too, … Continue reading Hix Oyster and Chop House – good menu, shame about the execution