2. Astute Leonid Shutov introduces “off-peak” menu pricing at Bob Bob Ricard. At the 25 per cent off Wednesday lunch, buzzing banquettes are as glamorous as ever, the staff are as stylish and the chicken Kiev is as corny as it should be. Will others copy?
3. Velvety jamon Ibérico de Bellota at new Llerena in Islington plus Negronis poured with Spanish abandon.
4. Dinner at Jacob Kenedy’s home includes rascasse — the sine qua non of bouillabaisse — sashimi-ed (pictured) and woodcock wrapped in filo pastry. Swoon.
5. A candle in an Île Flottante marks Reg’s birthday dinner at Gavin Rankin’s strikingly civilised Bellamy’s.