The Life of a New Starter at Story PR

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I recently joined Story PR where I have been welcomed with open arms and a stomach full of food. Venturing from a medium-sized agency, I was a bit apprehensive about what a group of 12 would be like, but all anxious feelings have disappeared with the help of inspiring people, fun clients, original campaigns and… Read more »

Five Things

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Frances Quinn‘s World Porridge Day cinnamon porridge. The OFM Awards next week – we can’t wait to hear the results. James Ramsden’s new cookbook, Do-Ahead Christmas, which was published this week. It’s Chocolate Week! Check out Jude’s Mochagato pop-up with Noble Espresso. Spring, Skye Gyngell’s new restaurant at Somerset House. We’ve already booked our table.

A weekend at Abergavenny Food Festival

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Last weekend, we visited Abergavenny for the annual food festival in a pretty corner of Wales. Offering the best speakers from the world of food & drink, talented producers from across the UK, and special demonstrations and even more delicious samples, we enjoyed being veterans of one of the most well executed food events of… Read more »

How to be a trendy foodie

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It’s a popular pastime of chefs, journalists, scientists and PRs alike to predict what’s going to be the next big thing in the food world. We’ve seen burgers grown in labs, insects hopping on to menus and fruit that looks like fruit but tastes like meat. Confused? Inspired by a recent article from William Sitwell… Read more »

5 things

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One of our number went to Brixton’s Backdoor Kitchen to enjoy the supperclub’s collaboration with Aperol Spritz   The auction based on emotions, via Protein   Breakfast at Chiltern Firehouse. Brunching made brilliant by Balazs.   The lineup at Feast this week, surely one of the best we’ve seen with cocktail confectionary from Smith &… Read more »

Le jour de gloire est arivé! Tuck into Bastille Day.

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As if you needed an excuse to roll your sleeves up for some gastronomic excess, it’s Bastille Day (or should I say le quatorze juillet) on the 14th so if I were you I’d line up your agenda of fine French fare immediately. If you’ve ever spent this tremendous national holiday Day in France, you’ll… Read more »

National Restaurant Awards 2014

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We are excited to see some of our old favourites ranking on The National Restaurant Awards this year. Congratulations to The Clove Club (and their delicious Blood Orange, Sheep’s Milk Mousse and Wild Fennel), The Ethicurean (where a gleaming slab of Welsh Rarebit brightened up a cold December day), Merchants Tavern (our favourite dish, Hogget broth), Grain Store… Read more »

5 things

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Our favourite Instagram account by Julie Lee @julieskitchen. Nettle gnudi, peas, morels & leeks at 8 Hoxton Square. Highasakite’s Since Last Wednesday. We can’t wait for Sheridan&Co’s Little Shop of Beauty featuring a Rude Health brunch next month. Craft Beer rising – BrewDog’s BottleDog is now open.

The sweetest thing…

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Yesterday found us at the wonderful Good Life Eatery surrounded by a stellar round up of fellow diners enjoying a healthy discussion on the ins and outs of today’s health topic du jour – sugar.     The breakfast was hosted by Nick and Camilla Bernard from Rude Health who certainly knew how to get… Read more »

Five Things

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Something for the lovers, your photo on M&M’s chocolate. And the haters, Voodoo Your Ex   This song, Heavy Cross – Gossip, from that Dior advert   The Boopshi’s Bar     John Sandoe Books and its amazing selection of novels, art and travel collections     And finally, this lovely display of affection from The… Read more »

Boopshi’s Schnitzel & Spritz

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Sometimes you need simple, comforting and delicious food. And when you do, I recommend you visit Boopshi’s. With a small menu including rose veal, chicken and rare breed pork schnitzels and authentic Austrian sides such as sauerkraut, pickles, spatzel ‘n’ cheese and frites, there’s little more you could ask for.  Well, apart from a refreshing spritz… Read more »

A Christmas bash in Story Style

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    It was always unlikely that the Story Christmas party was going to be run of the mill.   Top quality food and drink were an absolute given, of course, but beyond that the team were kept in suspense until we found ourselves whisked into the depths of the Bristol countryside en route to… Read more »

Predictions and musings: What does 2014 hold in store for diners?

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Part three of food, drinks and design writer, Douglas Blyde’s report for 2014, revealing predictions of trends and themes from a heaving wine rack of England’s most marinated men and women from various vintages…   ‘Wine from the Balkans, Scottish pubs, and cocktails on tap.’ William Drew, Editor – Restaurant Magazine (www.theworlds50best.com) ‘Port is going… Read more »

Predictions and musings: What does 2014 hold in store for diners?

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Part one of food, drinks and design writer, Douglas Blyde’s report for 2014, revealing predictions of trends and themes from a gourmet hamper-load of England’s most prominent and attractive mobile stomachs… ‘Going out to dinner, no matter how much we seem to want to de-formalise and downgrade it, is still a special occasion for 99%… Read more »

Sipsmith Sensory Gin Installation at The Chelsea Gardener

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For three weeks this September, The Chelsea Gardener is hosting an immersive Sipsmith juniper installation in a greenhouse at the beautiful garden centre, just off the King’s Road in Chelsea. The installation has been created by Floral Installation Artist, Rebecca Louise Law, who has created extraordinary floral installations for Jo Malone, Mulberry and Hermes recently…. Read more »

Christmas in July

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Last Thursday saw the Riflemaker gallery, Soho, commandeered by Story PR for our Christmas in July event; showcasing the best of our client’s seasonal goodies, in a juxtaposed flowery summer surrounding. Guests were welcomed to dine at our beautiful summer table laden with Copas’ very special turkeys, Riverford’s legendary mince pies and Jude’s Ginger Spice… Read more »

Stripped Back at Street Feast

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Ben Spalding’s pop-up restaurant at the Street Feast food festival in Haggerston has just wrapped for the summer and Story PR went to the final Stripped Back on Friday last week. Diners were promised a tasting menu, “with surprises” and the menu changed each week. The menu last week was designed like a line on… Read more »

Herbfest

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On a balmy June evening Queen Elizabeth Hall Terrace played host to Company of Cook’s Herbfest event, as part of the Southbank Centre’s ‘Festival of Neighborhood’ season. In the bustling Southbank thoroughfare, guests were acquainted with a veritable plethora of verdant hessian sacks bursting with fragrant herbs, from the conventional to the exotic. One of… Read more »

The Singleton Sensorium

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Recently we combined science and blending in a rather unique event to celebrate one of our favourite whiskies, Singleton. Our friends at Condiment Junkie (they’re sensory architects don’t you know) transformed the stripped wood interior of a gallery in Soho, into a magical series of chambers. On a journey around each room, we sipped on… Read more »

The Talisker storm hits London

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Last week, the storms of Skye hit London to celebrate the launch of Talisker Storm, the boldest expression of Talisker to date. We enlisted the help of legendary weatherman Michael Fish, who was fantastic in leading our intrepid guests in battling the world’s first interactive storm. During the evening, over 200 brave souls battled the… Read more »