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How to Open and Serve Oysters

How to Open and Serve Oysters

An anonymous poet once wrote: “ The oyster is a prolific bivalve, raises its young inside its shell. How it piddles is a riddle, but it does so what the hell !” We couldn’t agree more, no need to over analyse oysters just enjoy them, but be damn sure that you know how to prepare [...]

Easy Chocolate Pudding! Best fast choccy pud!

Easy Chocolate Pudding! Best fast choccy pud!

Is it just me? But I think we all have to be able to create at least ONE superior pudding, don’t you? It also has to be easy to do and has to leave nothing to chance so that it’s the same every time. Here’s my favorite:

Top Cigar Humidor Tips

Top Cigar Humidor Tips

The most important tip to know and care about, when looking to choose a cigar from any humidor, is the time you have available in which to smoke it. In fact it’s downright rude to select a cigar badly…

Classic Champagne Cocktails

Classic Champagne Cocktails

While we all know that there are dozens of champagne or sparkling wine cocktail recipes out there but a Butler or bon viveur only needs to know the classics. So in spite of Ms Lily Bollinger’s opinion that,“…champagne should only be mixed with atmosphere.” here are the Butler’s top 5…

The Classic Martini Recipe

The Classic Martini Recipe

To mix a perfect Dry Martini Cocktail is not just a question of finding the classic martini recipe. It’s to do with understanding the ethos of the drink, its origins and variations and, using that information, to create the perfect Dry Martini cocktail that is right for you ( or your guest).