Posts from 2008


Read More The start of 2008

Posted on Tue, 01/01/2008

The restaurant reservation book for 2007 - well thumbed and well used... - and our 2008 version, brand new, and ready to be filled with all the details of the new year.In a few short months it will end up looking just...>>>

Read More Setting the Table - the transforming power of hospitality in business, Danny Meyer`

Posted on Tue, 08/01/2008

Danny Meyer is a political science graduate who made the decision in his late 20s to follow his heart and open his first restaurant, the Union Square Cafe, which over the last 20 years has become one of the most famous restaurants...>>>

Read More Italian Wine Newsletter

Posted on Thu, 10/01/2008

One of my New Years resolutions is to treat this blog as an opportunity to just flick quick ideas out there. Links that I enjoy, that I think other people might and should therefore pass along. I've tended over the past...>>>

Read More Food Network

Posted on Thu, 10/01/2008

I find much of what is on the Food Network to be truly dismal - very few of the presenters have the kind of credibility that makes me want to kick back and relax and watch them. Most times I find myself cringing and reaching...>>>

Read More Interesting Article

Posted on Mon, 21/01/2008

One of the electronic wine emails I suscribe too, sends me interesting titbits from all around the world, and I thought this was an article worth passing on :>>>

Read More New Movie on Wine

Posted on Tue, 22/01/2008


Read More Salt a World History Mark Kurlansky

Posted on Wed, 23/01/2008

I remember reading reviews of this book when it first came out in 2003 and  meaning to buy, but somehow never getting quite round to doing so. Was very pleased therefore to discover it in a friends bookcase after yet...>>>

Read More Wedding Anniversay Time

Posted on Tue, 29/01/2008

Actually our wedding anniversary isn't until the 8 Feb, but with various things happening prior to that, we decided to escape up to Auckland for a couple of days of relaxing and eating out and enjoying each others company. Our...>>>

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