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Luiz Hara
I am an Italian-Japanese Brazilian chef who made London home over 20 years ago. I am passionate about good food, wine and travel and have been writing as The London Foodie since 2009. After a career in investment banking, I left the City to pursue my interest in food. Following training in Japanese cuisine in Tokyo, I returned to the UK and graduated with the Grande Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu. Today, I host Japanese and French Supper Clubs from my home in Islington as well as private and corporate events.Just as mad about wine, I also hold an Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) which encouraged me to write about my experiences with wine and spirits and matching them with food.Since going freelance, I have been able to focus more on travel writing particularly on food and wine related travels.I write a monthly column for Heathrow Express at http://heathrowexpress.com/
I am an Italian-Japanese Brazilian chef who made London home over 20 years ago. I am passionate about good food, wine and travel and have been writing as The London Foodie since 2009. After a career in investment banking, I left the City to pursue my interest in food. Following training in Japanese cuisine in Tokyo, I returned to the UK and graduated with the Grande Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu. Today, I host Japanese and French Supper Clubs from my home in Islington as well as private and corporate events.Just as mad about wine, I also hold an Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) which encouraged me to write about my experiences with wine and spirits and matching them with food.Since going freelance, I have been able to focus more on travel writing particularly on food and wine related travels.I write a monthly column for Heathrow Express at http://heathrowexpress.com/
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When Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary
Words and Photography by Su-Lin Ong A heady night of feasting in a boudoir-like salon; then that moment you half expect Adam Ant to leap up and stride down the long table to shake up the conventional.  Such was the mood when Berry Bros. & Rudd released its ...
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Santo Remedio's Delicious Mexican Sunday Brunch
Where: Santo Remedio, 152 Tooley Street, London , SE1 2TU,  https://www.santoremedio.co.uk/ Cost: Starters are £4.50-£6.50, mains £11-£15, with sweet pancakes or filled doughnuts  at £4-£8.50.  Brunch cocktails are £8.50-£11.50.  About: Edson and Natalie Di...
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Bubbledogs 6th Birthday Collaboration with Santo Remedio
Name: Bubbledogs and Santo Remedio Where: Bubbledogs at 70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG ( https://www.bubbledogs.co.uk/ ) and Santo Remedio at 152 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU ( https://www.santoremedio.co.uk/ ) Cost: A 3-course meal at Bubbledogs cost on...
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Chino Latino's Great Value Day of the Dead Tasting Menu
Where:   Park Plaza Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ Cost: The special Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) menu for Friday 2nd November 2018 is a four course tasting menu with a Mexican theme, and is priced at £45 per person, for a minimum ...
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La Mia Mamma – Italian Regional Cuisines Cooked by a Local Mamma!
Name: La Mia Mamma Where: 257 Kings Road, London, SW3 5EL,  https://www.lamiamamma.co.uk/ Cost: The Mama's Menu, for a minimum of 2 people, is available in three possible combinations: antipasti to share and pasta for £28 per person; antipasti to share and ...
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Mei Ume - Finest Japanese and Chinese Cooking All Under One Fabulous Roof!
Name:  Mei Ume   Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ,  http://meiume.com/ Cost: There is a tasting menu available at £75 per person, with the option of matching wine flight for £39 or £75 for classic French wines.  About: The Four...
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Osh Restaurant – Outstanding Uzbekistani Cooking & One of The Best London Meals of 2018!
Name: Osh Restaurant Where: 14-15 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, SW3 1NQ,  https://oshrestaurant.com/ Cost: A 3-course meal at Osh costs on average £35 per person not including beverages or service. Small eats cost £6-14, main courses are £11 to £29, and d...
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Blakes Restaurant - Lobster Paccheri to Die For in Kensington & Chelsea!
Name: Blakes Restaurant @ Blakes Hotel Where: Blakes Hotel, 33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF,   https://www.blakeshotels.com/eating-drinking/restaurant Cost: A 3-course meal cost on average £50 per person, not including drinks or service. Starters range fr...
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Casa do Frango – Exceptional Quality and Value Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken, Vinho Verde and Pastel de Nata!
Name: Casa do Frango Where: 32 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU,  https://www.casadofrango.co.uk/ Cost: A 3-course meal plus a side cost on average £25-£30 per person (not including drinks or service). The menu is short but well thought out. Frango (half ch...
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Beef & Brew Haggerston - Where Galician Txuleta & Craft Beers Will Not Break the Bank!
Name: Beef & Brew Haggerston at The Duke of York Where: The Duke of York, 33 Downham Road, N1 5AA,  http://www.beef-and-brew.co.uk Cost: A 3-course meal will cost around £35 per person not including drinks and service. Starters are priced from £3.50 to £6.7...
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