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Christmas may be over, but the more alpine readers among you will know that January isn’t a time to feel blue; it’s a time to hit the slopes. If you’re heading to Switzerland for some piste action soon, you’ll undoubtedly be looking forward to the après-ski raclette and glühwein, but with a rich culinary history to enjoy, why not take time to explore the country’s restaurant scene properly? Read on for our guide to eating Swiss.
FOOD AND DRINK EVENT (January 2011)... Valentine’s Day may seem like a long way away, but tickets are bound to sell fast for this pop-up Flash Sushi event. Centred on the Japanese practice of serving sushi on a naked model, tickets are priced at £250.
The first pay packet of the year is always a long time coming, but you needn't rule out a daily trip to your favourite restaurant. Make the most of New Year lunchtime deals at restaurants including Café Spice Namaste, Yo! Sushi, Giraffe and Oxo Tower Brasserie. Whether you're having your bill slashed by 40% or enjoying three courses for under £25, you should manage to placate your bank manager and perk yourself up before payday.
The sky's the limit with this offer. Eat at Roast before 18 February and you could win two flights to New York City worth £8,000, courtesy of British Airways.
The Gun in Docklands is offering a one-off Valentine's Day package in its private River Room, including a boat trip and a five-course meal. Hurry, as it's bound to sell fast.
Food and art go hand in hand, and if you’re looking to brush up on both of these aspects of British culture, visit the Royal Academy of Arts, where Oliver Peyton has opened his latest restaurant. The menu offers British-style tapas and also caters for those who prefer to take their art with a slice of cake, a nice cup of tea, or a glass of something stronger.
Just launched at The Fox & Anchor, in Smithfields – home to bullish British grub for hungry City slickers – is a breakfast that will really test your mettle and fuel you for a full working day. The menu runs the gamut from the usual suspects – bacon, eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, and fried bread – to lambs’ kidneys, minute steak, chicken livers, and even a pint of stout. Priced at £16.95, it’s available from 7-11am on weekdays and 8.30am onwards at weekends. Try it if you dare.