Bites: food and drink finds for design-minded diners

Bites: food and drink finds for design-minded diners

Calling all culinary creators – we’re hot on the scent of rare and exquisite treats, from far-flung corners and urban haunts. Here lies your list of the latest in global cuisine news. Tuck in…

Glenmorangie releases 1991 Grand Vintage

Glenmorangie releases 1991 Grand Vintage

Glenmorangie’s Grand Vintage Malt 1991 is the fourth release of the distinguished Bond House No. 1 vintage collection. Pioneer of wood finishing Dr Bill Lumsden, the brand’s director of distilling, whiskey creation and stocks, combined two contrasting whiskies in a marriage of suprising harmony. One was finished in the casks of Burgundy wine, and the other from Oloroso sherry casks bringing the sweet flavours to the earthier notes of the Burgundy. The combination created an unexpectedly delicate 26-year-old limited edition distilled drink. The fusion goes against the typical whiskey composition, but its creation brought about a single malt drink rich in plum flavours, with deep aromas and touches of milk chocolate and ripe fruits. Dr Bill gives a nod to the early pioneers of the distillery, whose wood finish creations continue to guide Glenmorangie today.

Writer: Emi Eleode

Tu Casa Mi Casa

Tu Casa Mi Casa

Chef Enrique Olvera may be a world-leading chef – reinventing dishes from his native Mexico to an international scale, but his ultimate calling is Mexican home cooking. Tu Casa Mi Casa by Phaidon Press is New York/Mexican City based Olvera’s first home cookbook. Incorporating 100 of Mexico’s most celebrated dishes, the book contains local specialties (which aren’t as well known), international favourites and a collection of some of Olvera’s personal food archive. Divided into six sections, the book equips readers to ‘master the essentials of Mexican home cooking’ and offers an appreciation of a cuisine that has traditional roots combined with a contemporary outlook.

Writer: Emi Eleode

Armani/Dolci by Guido Gobino

Armani/Dolci by Guido Gobino

Armani has entrusted Italian chocolatier Guido Gobino with Armani/Dolci production. The Armani/Dolci line, first established in 2002 and dedicated to the world of taste, offers a selection of refined sweet treats, from fine chocolates to honey. Gobino, which has a 50-year history in artisanal chocolate production in Turin, is known for its attention to detail, created by highly controlled processes. Giorgio Armani describes the collaboration as ‘the natural result of the combination of my desire to offer my clients a world-class Armani/Dolci product and the refinement of Guido Gobino’s chocolate, renowned worldwide for its innovation and respect for tradition.’ We’re particularly drawn to the classic pralines, embossed with the signature Armani ‘A’ (pictured), and look forward to seeing what this prestigious collaboration serves up next.

Writer: Elly Parsons

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