RAMSAY REOPENS PETRUS
Petrus, the Knightsbridge restaurant that under Marcus Wareing became the most prestigious venue in Gordon Ramsay’s empire after his own Hospital Road flagship, will re-open on 29 March. After Wareing and Ramsay’s public falling out last year, Wareing remained at the Berkeley hotel with his own eponymous restaurant, while Ramsay has moved the Petrus brand just across the road to a spot on mewsy Kinnerton Street. Ramsay protégé Sean Burbidge is the new head chef, serving a modern European menu, while the famous wine cellar will be open and on show in the centre of the dining room. From 1 March you can call 020 7592 1609 to book, or 020 7592 1373 to reserve the prestigious Chef’s Table.
SUPPER CLUB PLAYING IT FOR LAUGHS
Brick Lane’s supper club and cabaret performance venue, The Brickhouse in the Old Truman Brewery, is hosting a slew of some of the country’s finest comedians over the next fortnight. At Philosophy for Dinner, which launches tonight headlined by Iranian-born comic Shappi Korsandi, you can mix laughing like a drain with sampling the five course set menu, all for £30. Forthcoming performers include stand-up Robin Ince, magician Neil Henry, musical comic Kirsty Newton and impressionist Anil Desai.
MAHIKI LAUNCHES NEW RUM AT
Celebrity hangout Mahiki is launching its latest brand of rum, Mahiki Cognac Cask Rum. You can enjoy the stuff at the Mahiki Rum Roof Terrace at department store Harvey Nichols, where a tropical-style terrace on the fifth floor – complete with whicker chairs and a heated bamboo hut –?is mixing winter and summer by offering rum-flavoured hot chocolate until the end of March. Mahiki Cognac Cask Rum is made in Barbados using bourbon and cognac casks.