Fortnum and mason food writing awards and contests

Today, friends, I must ask you to forgive the glare on a few photos, but it simply wasn't to be avoided. Still, I just know many of you would have oohed and aahed over these window displays at Fortnum and Mason just as I did — even if you can glimpse the street in the background! I love the idea of using these large frames to showcase their offerings.

Fortnum and mason food writing awards and contests

One is that they always have some exposure to local traditions and food. That is to say, I like us to have at least one reasonably fancy meal out.

Eating in London I decided that our best bet for an authentic and upscale dining experience was afternoon tea. The store actually houses five different restaurants. You can have tea at any of them, but the truly formal tea is served at St. The atmosphere starts as you ride the small, creaky, paneled and mirrored elevator, which opens right into the dining room.

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Although the dining room is lovely and the food is fancy, the atmosphere at the St. Everyone who worked there was friendly and clearly used to children.

Do avoid shorts and t-shirts; boys should wear closed-toed shoes. My boys wore polo shirts and chinos and were appropriately clad. There are actually three different menus for tea. This was more than enough food for two adults and two children, even relatively big eaters like us.

fortnum and mason food writing awards and contests

In fact, we were asked for and were given seconds on scones and I think our pastries may have also been replenished without our asking. There were berries and cheesecake and chocolate and lemon drizzle cake and Madeleines.

My particular favorite was the lemon meringue tart. Teddy liked it too. Tea is an afternoon meal, but the hours are really flexible, making it ideal for children.

James you can have high tea at any point from noon until 6: We chose to have tea instead of dinner, but you could easily have it instead of lunch. But I felt it was worth budgeting for this kind of extravagance, since it was our only expensive meal of the entire trip.

Which, as far as Tommy and Teddy were concerned, was just brilliant.

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Presented by BAFTA award-winning Claudia Winkleman at the Fortnum & Mason flagship store in Piccadilly, the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards celebrate excellence in writing and broadcasting about food and drink and recognise not only the work of eminent figures in the industry but also the emerging talent.

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