#INSPIREDBY DAVID LOFTUS
David Loftus is a go-to food photographer, but so much more than that. He has won multiple awards, is revered globally for his stunning portrait photography, helped propel Jamie Oliver’s career to new heights, and penned a memoir "Diary Of A Lonely Twin".
What was one of the very first dishes you remember eating?
Banana and custard with my twin brother John, we drank it up by the gallon.
Who is your food hero?
Alexis Soyer, the original celebrity chef, Reform Club head chef, first to form a 'soup kitchen' and risked his life to invent a 'field stove' in the Crimean War when he heard more soldiers were dying from malnutrition than from wounds.
What is your guiltiest food pleasure?
Sahari Gris, Whispering Angel and Kitkats (I’m coeliac).
Which restaurant to you long to return to?
First will be the 'Colbert', for oysters, then Darby's, for more oysters.
What would be your last meal?
More oysters, followed by Robin Gill's sourdough (last meal so who cares about being coeliac) with scrambled Burford Browns, grated black truffles, papaya and lime for desert, palette cleanser of pistachio ice cream from Rocambolesc.
What dish do you cook the most at home?
My pasta with a kind of pesto I make with the heads of tenderstem, walnuts, good oil and parmesan, which, luckily my wife will request frequently, as 'please
can we have your signature pasta'.
What restaurant T-shirt would you wear?
My son Paros wears the 'Phat Phuc' tshirt, for obvious reasons, but they also make his fave noodles, in the Kings Road. I'd wear 'Freakscene', Scott Hallsworth's Soho pop-up, as he's a genius, a gent and a fellow punk rocker.
Artichoke alla Romana or deep fried must be close to vegetable heaven, there's a little restaurant in the Jewish quarter in Rome that cooks them whole, slowly, in an oven, crushed under a brick… nirvana.
Whole grain mustard or my home-made red wine vinegar
Most over-rated dish?
Beluga caviar and foie gras... both cruel, both pointless, and, both on occasions foul to eat.
Favourite restaurant not in the UK?
'Ekstedt' in Stockholm, Niklas is a modern day Foody hero for me
Favourite fast food joint?
‘Freakscene’ is the nearest I get to ‘fast food’
Breakfast in bed or Hotel restaurant?
Hotel Restaurant, I always like to watch the guilty looks of trysting couples
English Breakfast Tea or Long Black Coffee?
English Breakfast, always
Martini - Gin or Vodka?
Ketchup or Mayo?
Mayo, ketchup is the work of the devil
Stella or Boli?
Both give me headaches, rose all the way
London or New York?
Tricky, have spent my life around Chelsea but love New York, London says 'home', New York says 'party'.
City break or Hideaway?
I do both, but for romance, definitely hideaway, with Ange.
THE CONDUIT TO HOST THE NEW YORK TIMES' LONDON CLIMATE FORWARD
THE UK'S TOP RESTAURANTS ARE NAMED
COUNTERTALK TO LAUNCH BRAND NEW PLATFORM COUNTERTALK SPACES
CULT US BURGER SLINGERS LUCKY BUNS TO COME TO CAROUSEL
TOKLAS APPOINTS NEW HEAD CHEF AND OPENS TERRACE
DISHOOM TO OPEN NEW SITE IN CANARY WHARF
BEST SPOTS NATIONWIDE FOR AL FRESCO DINING
OTTOLENGHI ANNOUNCES BLOOMIN' BEAUTIFUL CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW PAVLOVA
CAROUSEL'S SUMMER CHEF RESIDENCY LINE-UP
ANGELA HARTNETT ANNOUNCES LASTEST CAFE MURANO BOOK CLUB LINE-UP
DISHPATCH LAUNCHES SPRING MENU SERIES
THE PLATINUM JUBILEE AFTERNOON TEA LAUNCHES AT FORTNUM & MASON TEA SALON
DISHPATCH TO DELIVER BBQ FEAST FOR FATHER'S DAY
COLETTE PARTNERS WITH GBBO ALUMNI MANON LAGREVE
WAREHOUSE LAUNCHES SPECIAL UBUNTU COCKTAIL
GODDARD & GIBBS TO LAUNCH BRUNCH
COLETTE’S PLATINUM PICNIC HAMPER
WILDFARMED: FIXING FOOD TO FIX THE PLANET
CELEBRATE CHAND RAAT WITH DISHOOM
SKYE GYNGELL IN CONVERSATION WITH ARIZONA MUSE
EASTER MADE EASY WITH DISHPATCH
CELEBRATE GLOBAL CUISINE WITH CAROUSEL
SPRING-TO-GO TO THROW A FINAL CELEBRATION
OTTOLENGHI LAUNCHES NEW MENU WITH DISHPATCH
JKS RESTAURANTS PARTNER WITH LUKE FARRELL
DISHPATCH'S SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR MOTHER'S DAY
NOPI CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
CAROUSEL CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH ‘THE FEMALE CHEF’ RESIDENCIES
TOM KERRIDGE PARTNERS WITH DISHPATCH
PRAWN ON THE LAWN TO REOPEN PRAWN ON THE FARM
MARLE AT HECKFIELD PLACE AWARDED A MICHELIN GREEN STAR
DISHPATCH TO PARTNER WITH ST. JOHN AND FKA BLACK AXE MANGAL
THE BIB GOURMANDS ARE OUT
VINOTECA BOROUGH TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ON MONDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
GODDARD & GIBBS TO OPEN 3RD MARCH
CAFE MURANO BOOK CLUB
VALENTINE'S DAY IDEAS
ANNOUNCING THE COMPASSES INN
ZAYTOUN'S NEW SEASON OLIVE OIL
GOILA BUTTER CHICKEN TO LAUNCH
OTTOLENGHI TO OPEN A CHELSEA DELI
CAROUSEL 2022 RESIDENCIES
DRY JAN VS WET JAN