Spianata have classy boxes for their Roman flat bread sandwiches
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
I have never met Georgeta Decuseara, the owner and have no shares in the company but they may be worth watching out for.
Contact 07749 475478.
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
PAUL don't have multideck chiller units where customers can serve themselves - it presumably allows more counter display space for their great patisserie. How do you keep cold drink sales up? 'Buy with your eyes' rack of their main cold drink selection at eye level.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
No measly, hard-to-open, wasteful, plastic butter pats.
No pretentious curls or fancy French portions here. Conran just gets it right time after time. He truly is a caff (and restaurant) hero. At the Albion Caff where we almost always start our London Cafe Tours.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Ottolenghi's salad display - as good as their pastry presentation. Big, bold platters of glistening innovative salads at differing heights just selling themselves. Buy his books to get inspiration. Our clients are increasingly doing so and saying Ottolenghi is their benchmark. We agree.
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Starbucks yet again leading the big guys cake innovation stakes with a range of three mini cakes as part of their Petites range.
Friday, 19 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Bishopsgate Kitchen by Benugo and customers were making their own toast.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
Really great fresh food at The Old Smithy Cafe tucked away in Beeley in the Peak District - just down the road from Chatsworth. The trays of cooling bakery items greet you at the door and the food is worth the wait. Smoked haddock rarebit, cake still warm from the oven and a stupendous take-away steak pie. The owners - Neil & Sue Chatterton - deserve a medal.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Pod's clever idea to market real fruit shakes from the chiller cabinet. See the juice and fruit, take to the counter and a guaranteed freshly made shake is yours. It's this type of innovation that is getting Pod many fans - one to watch.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Friday, 12 August 2011
Pete's organic ice cream van at Wells-next-the-Sea has taken some inspiration from a certain smoothie company to make its mark.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Glass mugs, not fancy glasses.
Kitchen cloths; not serviettes
Bone handled knives - the ones we all threw away as they looked old and couldn't cope with the dishwasher
Monday, 8 August 2011
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Friday, 5 August 2011
Remember when we always used matches to publicise our bars and restaurants. Now it's book seeds, not book matches. Plants, not ciggies.
Benugo's Bishopsgate Kitchen " We don't take bookings, but we do like herbs" book of parsley, thyme, basil & sage seeds.
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Costa are offering a less than 80 calorie coffee - "All the Love; Less of the Handles".
The milky, foamy coffee uses skimmed milk, less than a full shot of coffee and is offered with sugar-free syrup.
Not much taste as far as I was concerned but less calories has its appeal.