<strong>TASTEITALYATHARVEYNICKS</strong><br />Harvey Nichols is hosting a food market throughout October, featuring the likes of the chicest Puglian tomato paste you&rsquo;ll ever see, Piedmontese rocket and lemon pesto and a new range of bruschetta toppings including pepperoni, mushrooms and artichoke cream. Look out for olive oil tastings too. 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ, tel: 020 7235 5000,<br /><strong><br />WHISKYBARATTHEATHENAEUM</strong><br />Whisky lovers have a new home: the Athenaeum&rsquo;s new bar has over 270 whiskies and a selection that spans everything from the finest single malts to unusual samples from now-disused distilleries and tipples from Japan. There&rsquo;s a dedicated whisky &ldquo;connoisseur&rdquo; who makes recommendations and helps pair your dram with the right food. Newly revamped, with black and white photography on the walls and extra plush furnishings, this is a solidly stylish hotel bar. The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, W1J 7BJ, tel: 020 7499 3464.<br /><br /><strong>HEINZ BECK AT APSLEY&rsquo;S</strong><br />Apsley&rsquo;s &ndash; the Italian restaurant at the Lanesborough &ndash; has a new chef in the form of Heinz Beck, whose La Pergola restaurant in Rome won him three Michelin stars. Consequently it ain&rsquo;t cheap, with starters such as seabass cannolo with celery and melon starting at &pound;14. To go all out, try the tasting menu for &pound;75 per head. The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA, tel: 020 7259 5599, <br />