Gordon Ramsay plans to open two more restaurants in London this year, one of them with the sportsman David Beckham. This is a good time to consider his impact on gastronomy rather than his pantomime role as an angry TV chef.
Mark Driver, who worked for banks in London and Hong Kong before helping found a hedge fund, yesterday began planting vines on the coast of England where he aims to produce sparkling wine to match France’s finest.
SP Setia Bhd. and Sime Darby Bhd. of Malaysia agreed to buy Battersea Power Station for 400 million pounds ($623 million), six months after the London landmark’s owner failed to pay debts and was put into administration.
The owner of Battersea Power Station, the London landmark slated for a 5.5 billion-pound ($8.6 billion) redevelopment, was put into administration by a U.K. judge after it failed to repay senior creditors.