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Spanish chef José Pizarro, formerly of Tapas Brindisa, is about to open his first solo venture – a laid-back tapas and sherry bar on Bermondsey Street called José. With preparations under way for a mid-May launch, he talked to Square Meal about his project, and revealed a bit about himself along the way: from his love of the simple things in life, such as roast dinners and his mum’s tomato soup, to the roadside snack that really turns his stomach.
Seven months after buying restaurant Murano from Gordon Ramsay Holdings, things are looking rosy for Britain’s most famous female chef, Angela Hartnett. July sees the publication of her second cookbook, A Taste of Home, and she found time out from her busy schedule to talk about home life with us, including her love of ready-salted crisps and Italians’ worst habits.
The new Playboy Club officially launches in London on Saturday 4 June, and is soft opening all this week. The private members’ club will include a casino, a nightclub, a cocktail bar and a restaurant. We caught up with executive chef and star of Iron Chef UK Judy Joo (pictured, right) to talk about the food, the feel and those 'demure' Playboy bunnies.