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Philip Hook is a board member and senior director of Impressionist & Modern art in London at Sotheby’s. His new book, ‘Breakfast at Sotheby’s’ takes the reader on a lighthearted, yet deeply informative and personal journey through the art market.
Marcus Verberne is the Head Chef at Roast, a restaurant located in London’s Borough Market, who like to use the finest seasonal ingredients to create a range of classical British dishes. He has written a cookbook that brings Roast’s philosophies about fresh produce, along with Marcus’s brilliant recipes and know-how into homes and kitchens.
On 7th November, The Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition Final took place. The competition was a hub for showcasing new trends in bartending; we got in contact with Judge and Beefeater Ambassador, Tim Stones, to get an inside scoop on what went on during the final, and what it all means for modern bartending.
Christian Thorsholt Jacobsen is the award winning Head Sommelier at MASH London. The American-style steakhouse has just had its first birthday, so we got in touch with Christian to find out more about his wine list.
The Turner Prize award is considered one of the most important and prestigious awards in Europe for the visual arts. Established in 1984, the Prize awards £25,000 to the winner and £5,000 to each of the other shortlisted artists.
Co-founder of award-winning contemporary furniture retailer Dwell, Aamir Ahmad, will be making his debut in the restaurants scene with the launch of Indian restaurant Zumbura in Clapham on the 6th November. He talks to Ultra Vie of authentic Indian cuisine, his lifelong ambition of opening an Indian eatery and his transition from retail to restaurant.
The shortlist for this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize have been announced; a winner will be revealed on November 12th, and they will receive a £12,000 prize. We’ve put together some information about the artists themselves so that you can learn more about who has been shortlisted.
Although famous for his roles in Titanic and Twin Peaks, Billy Zane has been causing a stir in the art world and his UK debut exhibition ‘Seize The Day Bed’ has shown the artist’s enigmatically creative side. He talks to Ultra Vie about the meaning of his art, his painting technique and what the future holds in store.
Having worked in the past with the likes of Lady Gaga and Carine Roitfeld, Kitty’s collaboration with New York based musician and dancer, Njena Reddd Foxxx, and Absolut caught our eye here at Ultra Vie. We caught up with her to ask about her career as a designer, and about the collaboration, and we definitely think that Kitty’s a one to watch!
Michelin-starred chef and author of ‘Proper Pub Food’, Tom Kerridge, talks to Ultra Vie about his TV series, his secret kitchen weapons and why gastropubs are the best new trend in the restaurant scene.
According to Omar Allibhoy, food is best shared with friends and loved ones, and tapas are the embodiment of that. Our team at Ultra Vie had the honor of having a chat with him, and we got the inside scoop as to how the revolution truly started.
In September 2013, the Eykyn Maclean gallery will present Van Gogh in Paris. This will be a landmark exhibition, which will explore the years 1886 to 1888 when the artist was living and working in Paris. We caught up with curator and gallery partner, Nicholas Maclean, to ask him more about the exhibition.