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We talk Sake with Robin Sola, founder of Sorakami

You may have seen our recent feature on Sorakami, the new Sake subscription service that offers the latest craft Sakes. We wanted to find out more on how founder Robin Sola discovered his love for Sake and what made him decide to turn it into a business and why Sake could be your next favourite tipple. Tell us about your background and how you discovered Sake? My name is Robin Sola, and I am the founder of Sorakami. I was born and raised in France. My background is a little unusual. After a slight colour-blindness condition put an end to my airline pilot career, I moved to Tokyo, Japan, to study economics at University. There, my friends took me on a tour of a small Sake brewery near Kyoto, and it is where I discovered the true face of Sake. I’ve always been into my wines, but I realised I knew nothing about Japanese Sake. It was a real eye-opening moment for me, but also the beginning of a long love story. That’s when I …

Valentine's experiences from Corinthia

Exquisite surroundings, luxurious experiences and the finest service imaginable. The Corinthia experience lends itself perfectly to a special occasion. This Valentine’s, Corinthia Hotels will be putting on extra special packages, dinners and experiences for guests to revel in sublime time spent away from the busy pace of life. From a city stay in London to a coastal retreat in Malta, there are romantic breaks to suit every couple. Romance in the city at Corinthia LondonNot satisfied with just one day to celebrate true love, Corinthia London is offering guests the chance to embark on an extra-special experience with their Valentine’s in London package. Laurent-Perrier Champagne on arrival, daily English breakfast and a romantic turndown service are some of the exquisite extras during the stay. Guests will also have access to the award-winning spa facilities at ESPA Life at Corinthia. Valentine’s in London costs from £650 per room per night (two sharing). Valid for stays from 7 – 23 February 2020. For more information, visit corinthia.com/london or call +44 20 7321 3000. The magic of Malta at Corinthia Palace Hotel & SpaAny stay …

Halo Burger to open second site in Shoreditch

Plant-based restaurant, Halo Burger, is to open its second site on January 22nd at 105 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3JD. The expansion comes after a hugely successful year serving up Halo Burgers using Beyond Meat to queues of customers from their POP Brixton site. Launching at 12:30pm with 100 updated Halo Burgers using Beyond Meat’s latest 4.0 patty to give away, hungry lunch-goers should arrive early to avoid disappointment. Halo’s new site extends its reach into East London and aims to accelerate the popularity of plant-based meat alternatives by showcasing the best on the market in Halo’s friendly and familiar style.  Halo Burger Founder, Ross Forder said: “We can’t wait to bring our incredible menu to Shoreditch. Making plant-based meat alternatives widely available is our mission and opening a new site is just the beginning of our plan to expand across the nation. The appetite for plant-based food has surged, with over 350,000 people signing up to do Veganuary by January 4th, breaking all previous records. Halo Burger is here for when you’re in need …

Sorakami's new online subscription service will make you fall in love with Japanese sake.

Sorakami is the first dedicated online shop for premium craft Japanese sake in the UK. International Sake Sommelier, Robin Sola, founded the company after more than five years living in Japan. His goal is to change the way UK consumers perceive and drink sake by making it simple, fun and available. The company is currently part of the London Business School Incubator programme. Sorakami’s subscription service delivers customers a sommelier-curated bottle of premium sake every month. Each bottle is accompanied by tasting notes and their unique “Sake Review” magazine, the destination for all things sake and Japan. On top of that, each subscriber benefits from special pricing on the online shop. The company aims to fix two of the most significant problems Japanese sake encounters in the UK; the misconceptions and confusion surrounding the drink and the lack of premium bottles made available to the consumer, especially outside London. “Sorakami makes choosing and drinking great sake hassle-free. All our bottles have been hand-picked by our sommelier and come from the finest craft breweries in Japan.” …

Pizza Hut Delivery launches new Flatbread Pizzas

Pizza Hut Delivery has launched a new, low-calorie range of Flatbread Pizzas! The limited-edition Flatbreads offer a lighter choice to those looking for a New Year treat. Pizza Hut Delivery’s Flatbread Pizzas take a hand-stretched individual size pizza and load it with a choice of three uniquely tasty recipes. The best part? Each flatbread has been carefully created to be mouth-wateringly delicious whilst coming in at under 650 calories – so you can indulge in Pizza Hut flavours you know and love and feel good about it, too! At under 650 calories, our new Pizza Hut Flatbreads offer a delicious alternative to our classic menu whilst keeping the iconic flavours we know our customers look out for” said Beverley D’Cruz, Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re so excited to launch this new lighter addition as a treat for those looking for something lighter without losing out on flavour.” After research into the most mouth-watering ingredient combinations, the team at Pizza Hut have created three deliciously vibrant and surprisingly light Flatbread variants. BBQ Steak & Chicken (603 calories) features …

Jason Atherton’s The Betterment at The Biltmore Mayfair Launches Afternoon Tea

Festive Afternoon Tea is served throughout December Michelin-starred Chef and Restaurateur Jason Atherton has extended the offering at his latest opening, The Betterment at The Biltmore Mayfair, to include an indulgently British afternoon tea as well as an exclusive festive option. Highlighting artisanal and heritage produce from across the UK, the luxurious tea is served in the dedicated Tea Lounge. It can be enjoyed alongside a selection of fresh and dried infusions from The Betterment’s tea trolley or a celebratory glass of champagne. Devised together with Head Chef Paul Walsh, The Betterment Afternoon Tea commemorates the best of British afternoon tea with Savouries, Scones and Sweet Delicacies, all detailed for guests on a beautifully illustrated map which highlights the region each component is sourced. Kicking off the UK taste tour, Savouries include sandwiches such as Brixham Crab with Somerset Citrus Yoghurt on Rye and Hereford Beef with Horseradish Cream. Classic Scones are warm and delicate with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam while Sweet Delicacies are a jaunt across the British isles. Guests can enjoy Cranachan with Bruce Farm Raspberries, Whisky, Honey and Toasted Oats from the highlands of Scotland; Ginger Parkin, Hazelnut Cream, Salted Caramel and Milk …

Turtle Bay and British Virgin Islands launch competition with more than a thousand prizes up for grabs including a luxury trip to the Caribbean

Caribbean restaurant, Turtle Bay, has partnered with British Virgin Islands Tourist Board to offer one lucky winner the ultimate Caribbean experience to the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Each week until January 2020, one hundred prizes will be up for grabs at Turtle Bay restaurants across the UK, including a once in a lifetime holiday for two, sailing with Dream Yacht Charter around the islands of the BVI for seven nights, including round trip flights from London Gatwick, full board meals and five-star accommodation. To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is pop in to your nearest Turtle Bay, enjoy the best Caribbean cuisine on the block, and you will be given a special competition card containing a unique code to unlock an online competition entry page https://www.turtlebay.co.uk/win*. The grand prize draw will take place in January, but not to worry, whilst you wait to find out if you’re heading to one of the world’s most sought after destinations, Turtle Bay will be selecting an additional one hundred winners each …