Eating

The Case Of the Man Who Wanted a Sandwich On a Wednesday.

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In the past 15 years London has seen a surfeit of new waiters. They are mostly Eastern European and although many of them see waitering… Read More

Big Stinking Music Festivals

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It’s officially the summer which means festival season is upon us.  This is an occasion when otherwise normal people trudge off to a weekend length… Read More

Vegetarians: What’s the Point? A Review of a Steak Restaurant.

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When I grew up in Sri Lanka it was a largely rural, mostly vegetarian country.  The peasants were vegetarian out of necessity – meat was… Read More

Martini Mandate’s Top 5 Steak Restaurants in London

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This is not a list of regular steak houses, but an eclectic collection of steak brought to you via diverse cuisines and places of origin…. Read More

If You are Brown, You Must Work in IT

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The banqueting manager of the five star hotel came rushing out to greet the marketing director of our company.  The hotel was on a short… Read More

Martini Mandate’s Top 5 Indian Restaurants in London

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Time was when the only decent food one could get in London was Indian.  Everything else was overcooked and drowned in gravy.  The quality of… Read More

The Nigerian Cocktail Scam

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Nigerians must be some of the kindest, most generous people on earth.  Every week I am approached by Nigerians, many of whom I have never… Read More

Aprés Ski Cocktails with Heidi

The landscape in the Alps is jaw dropping

  Watching impossibly glamorous men and women hurtling down mountains in Sochi, I was moved to dig out my ski gear, pack a flask of… Read More

Valentine’s Day Shaken and Stirred in New York, London, Cape Town and Colombo!

Fit for rocking romance - the Tudor Room at the Gore Hotel in London.

Saint Valentine was a third century saint associated with the tradition of courtly love.  Courtly love was practised in secret by the high born.  It… Read More

The London Transport Strike Forced Me to Visit a Whore House

Soho in London has always been home to whore houses

There is a transport strike on in London which is making it very difficult for me to get to the Savoy for my pre-prandial cocktail…. Read More

I Want You Inside Me

It hard to resist the pull of a beer inside you this summer in Oz

 I want you inside me – a guest blog featuring a prodigal daughter’s utterly biased guide to drinking in Melbourne. The thing about a snifter… Read More

The Cougar Edition: Hunting With the Female of the Species

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My objective was to observe the predatory mating habits of the cougar. For those of you unfamiliar with the term because you live on a… Read More

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