Overseas, restaurant reviewers often visit an eatery a couple of times before drafting their critiques: 500 to 1 200 words which could easily make or break a restaurateurs’ career, reputation, bank balance and even sanity.
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I’ve eaten hamburger in Hamburg, Wiener schnitzel in Vienna, frankfurters in Frankfurt and Arbroath smokies in Arbroath, among an awful lot of eponymous dishes and drinks (port in Oporto, sherry in Jerez and Newcastle Brown Ale in Geordieland, for instance.)
I waited weeks to sample, on your behalf, the Christmas/New Year menu at Rainbow Towers Hotel and when I finally had the verbal nod confirmed, there was a snafu and no festive fare to be feasted upon!
After raving recently in one of our sister papers about the splendid Christmas/New Year’s fare planned by Meikles Hotel after I was privileged to be a guest at a Press chef’s table five weeks before the event, I’m afraid a much anticipated follow-up function: Festival of India, a few days later, was (to me) a sad disappointment.
This week’s column is a bit of a Miller’s Miscellany as I’ve been here, there and everywhere in a week or so when under tremendous pressure.
I was in Highlands on Wednesday and the attractively rambling La Serenata (Italian for the serenade) was overdue for a visit.
I was chuffed to receive an award for travel writing at the recent Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) Congress in Gweru.
My lovely six-year-old grand-daughter, Sienna-Rose, introduced me to pain au chocolate — a sort of sweet, rich, but sophisticated croissant — during my recent trip to Europe.
One of few attractions of leaving my comfortable little cottage in Eastlea for two or three weeks a year to house-sit friends’ property in Milton Park (while they visit Thailand… […]
Sorry, if you looked forward to reading more about my recent trip to England, Scotland and France.