Wine website launches
Lot 18, a groovy members’ only wine website stocking everything from Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac 1995 to Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook Rubicon Estate Blancaneaux 2009, has recently launched in the UK. If you fancy access to wines that are a little harder to find, at good prices for a limited period, it’s probably worth signing up. The website stocks wine via 15 wine experts that scour the world to uncover good vintages, whether from a small independent winery in the Loire, a California landmark from Napa, a treasure from Tuscany or a newcomer from Kent. Sign up at www.lot18.co.uk . City A.M. readers are offered an introductory £18 off any order placed today: Go to www.lot18.co.uk and enter CityAM (one word) into the voucher box to redeem the credit. This will be valid until midnight tonight.
Jewish delights to cook
Warn bagels and apple strudel, anyone? So titled is the book of heart-warming, “nostalgic” Jewish recipes from food writers Ruth Joseph and Simon Round. Whatever religion you are, your mouth should start watering approximately immediately upon opening the book. Carbs figure shamelessly: the front cover features thick, crusty, odd-shaped bagels decked in sesame and poppy seeds. Once past this, you’ll find bourekas (samosa-like pastries), perfect pretzels, strudels, dumplings, orange and olive oil cake. It’s not all heart attack food: there are some beautiful salads too. Out April 16. Kyle Books, £20.
Free lift to lunch at the Gun
Get a free ride to lunch: the Gun pub in the Docklands has ingeniously laid on an added incentive: a free taxi ride there if you work in Canary Wharf or the Isle of Dogs. A driver will collect you (and up to seven others) to take you to the British gastro pub and bring you back, too. Once there, feast on the likes of Cornish mackerel with beetroot coleslaw and seared loin of Yorkshire venison. To book your complimentary car to lunch at The Gun, contact Vanessa or Anna on 020 7515 5222. www.thegundocklands.com