Many chefs will tell you that significant numbers of people are looking for wholesome but actually very undemanding cuisine after the rich excesses of Christmas and New Year.
As I’ve said before, I am a great lover of British cuisine.
Now it’s perfectly true that great chunks of our indigenous culinary traditions were driven to the brink of extinction by the insane 1960s-1980s headlong rush towards so-called ‘modern convenience foods’. Fortunately, a few enlightened people recognised the damage this was causing and over more recent times there has been a huge upsurge in the re-discovery of our native ingredients and dining traditions. (more…)
I have admitted once or twice to guests at our Kensington Hotel, albeit slightly sheepishly, that for some years I just didn’t “get” organic and biological food.
I was a lot younger when the first notes of concern were raised about certain agricultural practices and I suppose at the time, with the disdain of youth, I assumed it was largely hype and fashion. When I think of how I used to eat in those now long-gone days, I’m pleasantly surprised that I survived! (more…)
The question of where to eat seems to be one of the most frequent to pop up among guests staying at the Kensington hotel where I work. There are other recurring enquiries, of course, but it seems as though everybody wants to know about good places to eat. (more…)
I know I say this quite often, but one of the best things about working in a hotel in Kensington is the variety of different lunch options I have each day. Never has the phrase ‘something for everyone’ been better encapsulated than in my borough’s choice of eateries. Whether you fancy a burger, fish and chips, a nice sit-down meal, world cuisine or simply a quick bite from a major-chain franchise, you will find it all in Kensington! (more…)
As I have probably told you, we get all sorts of people passing by the hotel in Kensington where I work. It’s really quite fascinating to discover just how different the human race can be, whether in terms of culture, beliefs or personal tastes – at least I am always enthralled by it! (more…)
One of the things I like best about this wonderful borough I was raised and now work in is the variety. Kensington goes beyond the stereotype of ‘upmarket Central London neighbourhood’ and truly embraces that other cliché: it genuinely does offer ‘something for everyone’! (more…)
As most of you will undoubtedly know, one of the main advantages of working at a hotel in Kensington is the diversity of nationalities and cultures you come into contact with. No other city quite rivals London for being a tourist destination – at least in my opinion – and working at the very heart of it (and in a hotel, no less!) gives me the opportunity to get to know guests from all over the world. It’s absolutely wonderful! (more…)