Main image: Emmanuel Ray with chef Sarah Ali Choudhury at Venus Awards 2018 launch, Lush Studio, London Soho When Tara Howard invited me to the London launch of the awards ceremony she founded, I was excited! Mainly because the last time I saw her was way back in 2013 when she was running the historic Langtry Manor Hotel in Bournemouth. Tara is very entertaining, engaging and charming. I wanted to visit Bournemouth again, but it never happened. So I was looking forward to meeting her after 5 years. The event happened at Lush Studio, London Soho. And as I had expected, Tara’s speech was very entertaining. She founded Venus Awards…
This delicious dish was prepared by our handyman Raoul Sanchez. I’ve named it Super Raoul Stew! An English version of the Valencian classic Arroz Caldoso, this dish contains rice, mixed vegetables, some spinach, thyme and a few other exotic spices from the local market Raoul sourced himself. Add his amazing Love & Soul chicken to this, and you have a mesmerising meal which my friend Enrique Rios and I enjoyed today, for lunch. Doesn’t he look good in this smart shirt by Isaac Kotlyarevsky?