Saturday, October 17, 2020

Born in the USA, but Bruce Springsteen to move to Australia

We He may have been born in the USA, but Bruce Springsteen has joked that he'll move to Australia if Donald Trump is re-elected.

 ‘I’ll see you on the next plane’: Bruce Springsteen says he’ll ‘move to Australia’ if Donald Trump is re-elected – after accusing the president of ‘dividing’ America.

Lexus J201 Concept

Lexus have teamed up with Expedition Overland to create this fully-equipped off-road vehicle based on the LX570. The luxury off-road monster is now powered by a 5.7L V8 engine with 550 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, and has been enhanced with an extensive array of upgrades. The trail-hungry, off-roading machine also has a CBI off-road front and rear  ... read more 

Small is beautiful – the world’s tiniest, tastiest dining rooms

The doll-sized destinations delivering great big flavours

Evelyn’s Table is one of the littlest restaurants in London. When it reopens on 27 October, it will be even smaller. The venue, in the converted beer cellar of The Blue Posts pub in Chinatown, ordinarily seats 11. With social distancing in place, there will be room for only nine. The chefs Luke Selby and his brothers Nat and Theo were set to debut here in April. The restaurant’s extended closure has kept them treading water until now. Luke, 29, was head chef at Hide Above on Piccadilly when it won a Michelin star in 2018. Before that he worked under Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Nat, 27, and Theo, 25, have cooked alongside him for years, first at Le Manoir and more recently as sous-chefs at Hide Above.

In Sydney, chef Josh Niland has shrunk his seafood restaurant Saint Peter from 34 to 15 seats and drastically reconfigured the space. “We knew it wouldn’t work to simply remove tables,” he says. “The vibe of just seven tables would have been strange and we didn’t want a constant reminder of Covid.” Now customers eat at a long bar opposite the chefs. The prices have gone up. But so has the experience, as customers get to watch, say, dry-aged yellowfin tuna being cut to order in front of them. “I love being able to talk to our customers and let them into our world,” Niland adds. “The room is definitely not as loud as it used to be, which many would argue is a good thing, but it has a lovely energy.” Sometimes smaller is better. 

Italian stories move in soulful currents ... especially when you sit at Barbetta on Sunday especially during Italian Film Festival month at the Palace

Who would have thought that women are so naughty ... and not just Sofia Loren