Hospitality industry members’ club Trade in London’s Soho is relaunching on 10 September as the Black Book, a restaurant and bar specialising in rare wines and classic brasserie dishes, open to all. Read the article
A members-only club for those in the hospitality industry is being relaunched as a late-night restaurant and wine bar – and it will be open to all… Read the article
I featured on BBC Breakfast in September 2020 to discuss the catastrophic impact the 10pm curfew has had on our industry. Particularly seeing as I had (only 10 days earlier) launched a late-night venue which operates 75% of revenue post 10pm. Click to watch the clip.
Obsessive about their subject, the talent of the new breed of master sommeliers lies in shaping the mood and lining up seamless food and wine matches Read more
The 40-seat, dark-blue and parqueted Blandford Comptoir was set up by Xavier Rousset ….. To read the full article, click on the picture.
Xavier Rousset is a name to be conjured with in vinous circles. In 2002, while working for Hotel du Vin, he won Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year and became the youngest Master Sommelier in the World…. To read the full article, click
Xavier Rousset was head sommelier at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire before moving to London to open his Michelin-starred restaurant, Texture back in 2007, and 28-50° wine bars. May sees the much-awaited opening of his new venture, Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone. Expect small plates of Mediterranean-inspired food and, of course, a stonking wine list. Read the whole article
Sommelier and restaurateur Xavier Rousset is set to open his first solo venture this month, a relaxed Mediterranean restaurant with a 250-strong wine list.
There’s a new Mediterranean restaurant coming to Marylebone this month, and it’s from the man who set up 28:50 and Texture, Xavier Rousset. Here’s what you can expect from the place… Read more on hot-dinners.com
Rousset, who announced that he was leaving the Michelin-starred Texture 28