Discover the latest food news, hottest restaurant openings and essential kitchen products in Kensington and Chelsea this December…
1 Get Hemsley and Hemsley’s new kitchen gadget
It’s been a great year for the foodie sisters Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley, and now they’ve launched a new fantastic gadget, the spiralizer, which turns vegetables into spirals, keeping them as fresh and nutritious as they’re supposed to be. And at a near-giveaway price of £29.95, it’s makes for the perfect kitchen accoutrement. Available from Amazon.
2 Historic Heston now out in paperback
Heston Blumenthal fans who weren’t able to afford his in-depth book of historical recipes, Historic Heston, will be delighted that it’s been reissued, and at a wallet-friendly price, so anyone who fancies finding out how to make the likes of mock turtle soup and meat fruit will be in seventh heaven as they take a tour of England’s culinary history. RRP £40, published by Bloomsbury.
3 Add the perfect cocktail kit to your Christmas shopping list
Acclaimed gin manufacturer Edinburgh Gin has teamed up with John Lewis to produce the perfect cocktail kit for any would-be mixologist – or something excellent to have at home for impromptu parties. Priced £45, more details can be found at johnlewis.com
4 New Kensington branch opening for L’Eto Caffé
Admirers of the sumptuous L’Eto Caffé group will be delighted to hear that a new one has opened between Knightsbridge and South Kensington, offering its patented mixture of sweet treats, champagne and savoury delights. Try thee Apple pancakes with fresh berries and Granny Smith sorbet for a pre-Christmas breakfast treat.
243 Brompton Road, SW3 6R; letocaffe.co.uk
5 Nozomi has a makeover
Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence are rumoured to be fans of Knightsbridge sushi restaurant, Nozomi; apparently requesting delivery from its health-conscious menu on their London visits. But you might just see the big names enjoying the sushi platter in- house now that venue has revamped its interior. The new Nozomi now has a 1920s art deco-influenced look, and a newly designed bar serving until 1.30am. Thankfully its menu still features our old favourites: black cod with sesame spinach and delicately sliced wagyu beef.
14-15 Beauchamp Place SW3 1NQ; nozomi.co.uk
Words by Alexander Larman