Gloria’s arrival in London has been hard to miss.  An Italian trattoria in Shoreditch, this (attention-seeking) haunt comes to us from the Big Mamma Group in Paris.  An unlikely spot for Italian, you might think, but having enjoyed an evening at the very high-concept Obermamma in Paris last year I’m happy to report it was … Continue reading Gloria

The Good Egg

Pining after the falafel bars and hummus joints of Tel Aviv since my trip there last October, one of my biggest London foodie joys of recent times has been the rise and reformation of Middle Eastern dining.  In that spirit, the Good Egg had long been on My List: invoking Jewish culinary traditions, this haunt … Continue reading The Good Egg

Vienna: A Weekend Away

Vienna offers a melange of everything you’d want from a city escape – melange coffee of course, but also culture, fantastic food, palatial suites.  Though the City has a timeless beauty, a more modern undercurrent also seems to be flourishing.  Beyond the high culture and Habsburg-era attractions are hip restaurants, bars and boutiques.  Those in … Continue reading Vienna: A Weekend Away