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Galvin Demoiselle arrives at Harrods

March 2012 will see the opening of the Galvin Demoiselle restaurant in Harrods, bringing high quality French cuisine, family hospitality and exceptional service to a unique location above the Food Halls.

Galvin Demoiselle will be the fifth London addition to the restaurant portfolio of Michelin-starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin.  The menu will focus on seasonal ingredients of the highest quality, combining the chefs' signature dishes such as confit pork cheeks and tarte tatin with exclusive creations for Galvin Demoiselle...

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Umami Opens in London

This spring sees a welcome new addition to the South Kensington restaurant scene as exciting Asian eatery Umami opens its doors on 14 March.

Ideally located on Cromwell Road, Umami will offer a creative and authentic menu of both small and sharing plates, with influences from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Korea.

Served in two sizes, to taste or to share, tapas-style dishes will include perennial favourites such as chicken satay and Thai fish cakes alongside signature creations like sweet basil, garlic and peppercorn tossed squid...

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The British Street Food Awards

The British Street Food Awards have begun a new working relationship with Land Securities, the largest commercial property company in the UK.  This comes off the back of Richard Johnson, the founder of the British Street Food Awards and the author of Street Food Revolution, declaring that his aim was to develop street food in Britain on private land rather than public...

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French Michelin Stars 2012

As always, the Michelin Guide France remains the most waited of all the guides, what with it being the birth place of the coveted stars and all that. This year it does not fail to disappoint with 4,457 hotels and 4,289 restaurants recommended, 426 establishments listed for the first time, one new restaurant with 3 stars, 10 with 2 stars, 58 with 1 star and 124 new Bib Gourmand restaurants. In 10 years, the number of starred restaurants in France has risen by 15% and the number of Bib Gourmands by 40%. Dining every day in a wide variety of restaurants across all price categories, the Michelin guide inspectors can attest to fact that quality everywhere in on the rise...

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Like A Kid In A Sweetshop

March 2012 sees the launch of the unique online reservations experience for The Fat Duck. Guests dining at Heston Blumenthal’s renowned restaurant in Bray, will be sent an invitation in anticipation of their visit, allowing them to enter a secret location to view an exclusive animated world of The Fat Duck. The tour ends with a trip to a make-believe sweetshop. Actor John Hurt narrates as the shopkeeper, as listeners journey through The Fat Duck imaginary sweetshop, evoking the guests own childhood memories of excitement, discovery and expectation...

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