With disco balls hanging from ceiling, gold accents and bright printed cushions in the window seats, Coya in Mayfair is not a spot for the “less is more” type among us. The high-end Peruvian restaurant’s bottomless brunch (£75) does things differently: rather than unlimited booze with your food, the drinks part comes first – guests enjoy bottomless drinks (champagne, pisco sours and Bloody Marys) by the bar for the first hour before sitting down at the restaurant for food – any further drinks have are charged. It’s a clever plan really, because who doesn’t want to carry on drinking when you’re riding the buzz of a couple of glasses of champagne? A DJ playing solid party tunes helps but, fortunately, not so loudly that talking is impossible. The interior could be described as industrial chic meets Peruvian by way of Mayfair; think tropical South American bright colours and wooden floors, but with a large pinch of class. … [Read more...] about Brunch on Saturday: Coya Mayfair review and a brekkie recipe
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CLASSIC Mary Berry is here to celebrate what makes the TV royalty such a brilliant cook. Viewers watch as the veteran chef indulges her love of comfort food with homely recipes. Here is what we know about the show... What is Classic Mary Berry and when is it on? Classic Mary Berry sees the Cordon Bleu-trained chef tempt her family and friends by demonstrating a range of popular recipes, including classic British dishes. Her brand-new series continues tonight, March 26, with episode five and she promises that every single dish featured has been personally tested at home with only those approved making the final cut. The six-part series airs every Monday on BBC One at 8:30 PM. Episodes are repeated the following Saturday at 11:30 AM or you can catch up anytime on the iPlayer. What recipes are featured? Tonight Mary's recipes look to help you our when you're entertaining guests, including sticky chicken, crispy roast duck and raspberry mousse. In the opening episode, Mary … [Read more...] about What time is Classic Mary Berry on BBC One tonight, what recipes are featured and which chefs appear on the show?
We ask advertising bosses what’s in store for the year ahead. Alex Hesz, chief strategy officer, Adam&eveDDB In the era of fake news, advertising has emerged as an unlikely standard-bearer for scrutiny. We have long embraced the necessity of third-party regulation to verify what is fact and what is fantasy. Our job is to tell the truth in the most compelling way possible, but if we fall at that first hurdle, there exists a firing squad of regulatory bodies to admonish us. In 2018, the debate over whether the likes of Facebook are “platforms” (which cannot be held accountable for false content) or “media” (which can be) will be a pitched battle between defenders of a deregulated internet and those wanting to protect us from widespread misinformation. Advertising has shown that creativity of expression isn’t discordant with accountability, and that regulatory bodies need not create delays or excessive cost. Our example should reassure both net … [Read more...] about What the advertising industry should watch out for in 2018
AS we go into November's international break, the Premier League table is really starting to take shape after 11 games of the 2016-17 season.Liverpool currently sit top with 26 points, ahead of Chelsea on 25 and Manchester City and Arsenal on 24.But who will go on to win the league a year on from Leicester City's remarkable triumph? Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip, transfers and goals on our page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.Our reporters have their say on who will go the distance...CHELSEA, says Charlie Wyett LIVERPOOL are delivering some dazzling football – but Chelsea are looking like champions. For the moment, at least.Out of nowhere, Antonio Conte’s team look the most solid which is a far cry from their 3-0 battering at Arsenal in September.Liverpool have momentum which is why they could finish in second place.Manchester City still have the quality and should finish third and for fourth spot it is a battle between Spurs and … [Read more...] about Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United? Our reporters predict who’ll win the Premier League
TAKE one gently matured telly legend, whisk in a silver fox, add a comedy duo and sprinkle liberally with innuendo... voila! You have Britain’s favourite TV treat.A record 11.2million Brits tuned in to the first episode of the new series of The Great British Bake Off on Wednesday night on BBC1.We witnessed the joy and heartache of 12 amateur cooks pitting themselves against Jaffa cakes – and entertaining us with brilliantly bonkers behaviour. Here, TV Features Editor JEN PHARO shares a baker’s dozen of the top talking points sparked by the show’s welcome return. FITNESS enthusiast Val Stones, 66, baffled fans when she was shown getting her cakes out of the oven and holding them up to her ear to see if they were ready.Endearing herself to eccentrics across the land, the retired head teacher explained: “They sing. They said they’re not ready.”But there might be method to Val’s madness. Some baking guides say … [Read more...] about Smut, tears, singing cakes, and don’t dunk your Jaffas… and 10 more things we learned about the Great British Bake Off