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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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#TheGrandJourney – A Multi-Sensorial Experience That is All About Flavour
For most people, it is rare the opportunity to consider the flavour profile of a single ingredient and the role it plays to a given dish – but even more so, the opportunity to reflect on 10 different ingredients, their usage, provenance and quality.  As a f...

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Slow-Braised Pork Belly in Honey Mead, Soy, Juniper Berries & Liquorice - My Recipe in Collaboration with Bombay Sapphire Gin
Gin is one of my very favourite tipples, so I was thrilled to be asked to take part in Bombay Sapphire ’s The Grand Journey , taking place between 17 and 23 July 2017 at London’s Banking Hall. But best of all, I got to experiment with some of Bombay Sapphir...

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Is There Such a Thing as a Good Pan-Asian Restaurant? Chino Latino May Be Your Answer.
Name: Chino Latino Where: 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ,  http://www.chinolatino.eu/ Cost: Average cost per person is £45 not including drinks or service. The restaurant has three set menus, priced from £37 to £55 per person, offering a range of sush...

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Nikkei Beef Picanha with Yuzu, Soy and Chilli Dressing - A Recipe & Competition for Your Chance to Win a Webster BBQ in Collaboration with Irish Beef
Nikkei cooking is a style of Japanese cuisine created by Japanese migrants in different places around the world with significant diasporas – South America is one of these regions, especially in Brazil and Peru. When my Japanese family migrated to Brazil wit...

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Tsukiji Sushi – Tasting Menu Reviewed
Name: Tsukiji Sushi Where: 38 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2YF,  http://tsukijimayfair.com/ Cost: Average cost per person is £45 not including drinks or service charge. There is a set dinner including tempura, a main course and dessert for £45. We o...

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The New Tea and Dim Sum Menu at Hakkasan Mayfair
Name: Hakkasan Mayfair - Tea and Dim Sum Menu Where: 17 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QB, http://hakkasan.com/locations/hakkasan-mayfair/ Cost: Hakkasan Mayfair Tea and Dim Sum Lunch Menu is priced at £38 per person for 7 classic dim sum dishes plus a platter...

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Galvin at The Athenaeum - British Ingredients & Cooking at Their Absolute Best!
Name: Galvin at The Athenaeum Where: The Athenaeum Hotel & Residencies , 116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BL, https://www.athenaeumhotel.com/restaurant-bar/galvin-at-the-athenaeum/ Cost: Average cost per person for a three course meal is £35 (not including drin...

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Sexy Fish & the 12-Dish Sekushi Menu Reviewed
Name: Sexy Fish Where: Berkeley Square London England W1J,  https://www.sexyfish.com/ Cost: Average spend is around £50 per person (not including drinks or service). From the a la carte menu, cold starters cost from £12 to £38, with main meat, fish and seaf...

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Gaylord's Golden Anniversary - Fifty Years On and Still One of the Top Indian Restaurants in London
Name: Gaylord Restaurant Where: 79 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7SJ,  http://www.gaylordlondon.com/ Cost: Average cost is £40 per person, not including drinks or service. From the à la carte menu, starters are priced from £7.50 to £12, tandoori dishes from ...
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