Happy birthday to Bloomberg food writer Richard Vines. He celebrated on Saturday with a Nordic feast at Ekte. Guests included some of the city’s biggest names in food: Raymond Blanc, Pierre Koffmann, Rosemary Shrager, Ben Tish, Jeremy King, Neil Rankin, Monica Galetti, and Ashley Palmer-Watts. Also, Mick Hucknall of Simply Red.
Christine Lampard marked Mother’s Day with lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill on Sunday, visiting with her footballer husband Frank Lampard and their seven month old daughter Patricia.
Jordyn Woods, the American who has fallen foul of the Kardashian family after an alleged cheating scandal, has been keeping busy in London this week. She was seen dining at Scalini, the Italian in Chelsea, on Sunday night.
Over in West London, Soho House outpost White City House put on a spread for Taylor Swift. The singer was among the guests at a party to celebrate the wrapping of filming of the big screen film adaptation of musical Cats. Fellow star Eric Underwood, former ballet dancer, was also among the guests.
A fashionable crowd in Mayfair on Monday night, where designer Maria Kastani threw a dinner at Momo. Fellow designers Alice Temperley, Manolo Blahnik, Roland Mouret and Mary Katrantzou, feasted on cheese briouats, zaalouk and mechouia, tagines, and carrot cake.
After hugely enthusiastic reviews, Italian trattoria Gloria has been attracting hungry diners to Shoreditch’s Great Eastern Street. On Tuesday, model, designer and presenter Alexa Chung became one of the latest visitors: she hosted a Superga dinner there, with music by Lou Hayter and blogger Tanya Burr among guests.
Supporters of Hay Festival Foundation were at A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery in Marylebone on Wednesday night. Stephen Fry, actor Jude Law and GQ editor Dylan Jones were among the guests.