Traditional British Food at its Best at Jason Atherton's Temple and Sons - London, UK - March 2017
Having met Executive Head Chef Paul Walsh at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, and adored Jason Atherton's Aberdeen Social in Hong Kong, I decided I must return to Temple & Sons with the Executive Search lady who has helped me.
It was the perfect British venue for two expats who have lived in Bermuda, Cayman, Qatar & Cyprus. I always get such a warm welcome from General Manager Nick Connolly, Bar Manager Callum Silvester looks after me so well and the quality of food at this Jason Atherton grill restaurant is excellent.
Refined Elegance from Anne-Sophie Pic During Lunch at La Dame de Pic in Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square - March 2017
I admire Antoine Corneille, the F&B Director at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, who was formerly at Four Seasons George V in Paris. I have also heard so much about third generation French Michelin star chef Anne-Sophie Pic. In 2011 Anne-Sophie Pic was named World's Best Female Chef by the World's 50 Best Restaurants and her family were first awarded three Michelin stars in 1934. La Dame de Pic London, at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, was, therefore, the obvious choice of venue for lunch with my BBC friend.
I was so glad I made this choice with all the impressive cooking, exquisite flavours, excellent staff & a Four Seasons Board meeting taking place in London.
Sophisticated & Inventive 'Art' Afternoon Tea in the Mirror Room at Rosewood, London - March 2017
I did not enjoy my stay at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas but love going to breakfast in the Holborn Dining Room at Caroline Hunt's Rosewood, London, which is walking distance from my Barbican home. I am also a fan of their ex-Four Seasons Hotel Manager Michael Bonsor and so decided we must try their 'Art' afternoon tea.
I was so glad we did. This is a delicious & fun afternoon tea with informed & attentive staff, who do not rush you, in beautiful surroundings.
Si Frew has lived in the UK, Bermuda, Qatar, Cyprus & the Cayman Islands. During this time he met Whoopi Goldberg (in Claridge's), Mike Tyson (in the Concorde Lounge at JFK) , Gordon Ramsay (in the Doha Four Seasons), Chris Eubanks (in The Dorchester), Cherie Blair (in Bermuda & again in the Doha Four Seasons) etc. There are funny stories attached to all these interactions, feel free to ask Si about them when you meet him.