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.
Twenty of London’s leading chefs have been lined up to cook together for “Who’s Cooking Dinner?” an annual charity event where diners may also bid for the culinary masters to come and prepare meals at their homes.
Telephone a restaurant requesting a good table and you may be told that all are excellent, only to be seated in an undesirable location known to insiders as Siberia. Call a hot venue and you’ll be lucky even to get in.
Helene Darroze, the French chef who lost her second star in Paris after opening a restaurant in London, gains two stars today in the Michelin guide to the U.K. Seven establishments in the city get their first stars.