#INSPIREDBY PAULA FITZHERBERT
Paula is a legend in the hospitality world, and knows everyone; world famous chefs, singers, actors and hoteliers make up her phonebook. She began her career on Fleet Street at Punch Magazine before sidestepping into PR, then landing a job as PR for The Savoy. Paula is now Group Director of Communications for the Maybourne Group: Claridge's,The Connaught and The Berkeley.
What was one of the very first dishes you remember eating?
Creme Caramel made by my grandmother, when I was about 5 years old and I’ve had a sweet tooth ever since. I also remember celebrating my brothers 16th birthday at The Connaught when Michel Bourdin was chef, and having a fabulous prawn cocktail ...never thinking one day I would work there.
Who is your food hero?
The legendary Pierre Koffmann ...I worked with him for many years when he moved his 3 star restaurant La Tante Claire to The Berkeley, then when he opened Koffmanns many years later, and he really is the one person that everyone in the food world loves and respects, and he was super kind and supportive to my son. What a hero!
What is your guiltiest food pleasure?
A McDonalds double cheeseburger
Which restaurant to you long to return to?
Nobu Malibu Beach – just the most perfect combination of great food and one of the best views!
What would be your last meal?
Thai green curry – anything Thai really – such magical flavours
What dish do you cook the most at home?
My mother’s Smoked Haddock and prawn dish with rice. My children were brought up on it
Oven Baked parsnips
Garlic and ginger
Most over-rated dish?
For me anything with caviar
Favourite restaurant not in the UK?
The restaurant at Fontelina beach club in Capri - best seafood / tomatoes / mozzarella / pasta in the world
Favourite fast food joint?
In N out burgers in US – we lived on them on a recent California road trip.
Breakfast in bed or in Hotel Restaurant?
In bed ...always
English Breakfast Tea or Long Black Coffee?
Can I have a cappuccino?!
Martini - Gin or Vodka?
Gin but only made by Ago at Connaught Bar
Ketchup or mayo?
Stella or Boli?
Is that even a question? I’m in PR … Boli :)
London or New York?
Oooh ...New York
City break or hideaway?
RESTOKIT - BRING THE RESTAURANT HOME
YARD SALE PIZZA LAUNCHES SOUTH-OF-THE-RIVER
THE SILVER BIRCH TO OPEN WITH A SOFT LAUNCH
DAISY AND MICHAEL HOPPEN
IMAD'S SYRIAN KITCHEN
BEHIND RESTAURANT TO LAUNCH IN LONDON FIELDS
COLETTE LAUNCHES BREAKFAST MENU
CULTISAN: EAT LOCAL, GLOBALLY
THE SILVER BIRCH TO LAUNCH IN CHISWICK
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES £10 LUNCH BOWL
SABOR EN CASA GOES NATIONWIDE
COLETTE LAUNCHES NEW DINNER PARTY SERVICE
"SHOP, EAT & DRINK" BERMONDSEY STREET
#INSPIREDBY NOOR MURAD
RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY #EOTHO FINALE
NATIONAL RESTAURANT AWARDS LAUNCHES THE TOP 100 AUCTION
SABOR TO REOPEN WITH NEW DISHES, NEW DINING ROOM AND NEW MEAL KITS
OZONE TO GO
THE ZETTER TOWNHOUSE PLANS ITS REOPENING
SKYE GYNGELL LAUNCHES "SPRING IN SUMMER"
#INSPIREDBY MANAL RAMADAN WHITE
EAT OUT TO HELP OUT
CAFE MURANO BRUNCH
NEW RESTAURANT TERRACES
TURNIPS, BOROUGH MARKET X TOMAS LIDAKEVICIUS
“PRIME FEAST” GOES NATIONWIDE
CAFE MURANO BERMONDSEY RE-OPENS
SABOR AL FRESCO
THE ROYAL, ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA
COLETTE LAUNCHES A HAMPER COLLECTION
#INSPIREDBY DAVID WADDINGTON
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES BRUNCH
SABOR LAUNCHES "SABOR EN CASA"
THE PILGRM HOTEL LAUNCHES "THE PILGRM PROVISIONS"
#INSPIREDBY JEREMY LEE
OTTOLENGHI, ROVI, AND NOPI DELIVER
#INSPIREDBY SHUKO ODA
#INSPIREDBY FADI KATTAN
#INSPIREDBY MISSY FLYNN
#INSPIREDBY DAVID LOFTUS
PADELLA PASTA KITS LAUNCH
#INSPIREDBY YASMIN KHAN
#INSPIREDBY PETRA BARRAN
#INSPIREDBY ROBBIE BARGH
OTTOLENGHI IS REOPENING
PRAWN ON THE LAWN REOPENS AS A FISHMONGERS
#INSPIREDBY LILY VANILLI
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES SRI LANKAN DELIVERY SERVICE
#INSPIREDBY RACHEL RODDY
#INSPIREDBY RYAN CHETIYAWARDANA
ANGELA HARTNETT AND CAFE MURANO LAUNCH PASTA DELIVERY
#INSPIREDBY PAULA FITZHERBERT
#INSPIREDBY RAVEN SMITH
PRIME FEAST LAUNCHES HOME DELIVERED MEATS
#INSPIREDBY ELIZABETH DAY
#INSPIREDBY BEN PUNDOLE
#INSPIREDBY HENRIETTA LOVELL,
THE 'RARE TEA LADY'
WELCOME TO #INSPIREDBY
RESTAURANTS ARE HERE TO STAY, BUT THEY WON’T LOOK THE SAME
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EASTER AT HOME
KOLAMBA POLOS RECIPE
NUTSHELL’S KHORESHT BADEMJAN
FALASTIN: A COOKBOOK
THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY GETS CREATIVE
NEW HEAD CHEF AT NUTSHELL AND PERSIAN NEW YEAR
UPCOMING EVENTS AT GREAT SCOTLAND YARD HOTEL
NEW CAFE MURANO MENU
VEGETARIAN SUPPER-CLUB SERIES AT ACE HOTEL, SHOREDITCH
DINNER BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL - 2020 AT A GLANCE
SUNDAY ROAST MENU AT PRAWN ON THE LAWN ISLINGTON
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – WHAT’S ON
THE HAND & FLOWERS TURNS 15 YEARS OLD THIS MONTH
BRITISH WINE MAKER LUNCH AT KERRIDGE'S
KOLAMBA PRESENT ISLAND SUNDAYS
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER JORDAN TREK 2020
ACE HOTEL'S BLACK: THE LITERARY SALON
LIGHTER SET LUNCH AT KERRIDGE'S BAR & GRILL
ANGELA HARTNETT JOINS BEST HOME COOK
TOM KERRIDGE'S NEW TV SHOW
LE BUN GOES VEGAN
MURANO'S JANUARY MENU