By Annabel Rainsford.
"Contrary to popular belief, the [Scotch Egg] is not a national dish of Scotland, having been invented by the Mayfair food emporium of Fortnum & Mason in 1738." ~ Shannon Bennett, p 270, a Shannon Bennett recipe.
Refreshingly candid commentary on London’s best food and accommodation from standout Australian Chef Shannon Bennett – a man who understands true hospitality and pulls no punches – Marco Pierre White.
Pick up London, A Personal Guide to the City’s Best by Shannon Bennett, one of Australia’s most highly regarded Chefs from internationally renowned restaurant, Vue de Monde in collaboration with Scott Murray, a filmmaker, food lover, international traveller and Bennett’s close friend. For those about to embark on a journey to the motherland or perhaps who hail from there, warranting an undying love and nostalgia for all things within and surrounding The Square Mile, this guidebook is the perfect gift. Walk the back streets of Mayfair, Soho, Chelsea and Notting Hill with Shannon and Scott, now shaped by design, food and fashion, where coffee boutiques can be found next to cheese shops. No matter the budget, allocated time or the occasion, a dynamic, lively and ever-evolving restaurant and hotel scene has been covered end to end.
Edited extract from Shannon Bennett's London by Shannon Bennett with Scott Murray published by Hardie Grant Books RRP $49.99 available nationally.