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London’s first fast-casual Persian dining concept now open

Innovative Persian eatery dindin kitchen has now opened its doors in Holborn bringing an exciting, new culinary experience to the capital. dindin kitchen welcomes customers to eat in a bright, vibrant 30-cover seating space to accommodate those short-stay diners, while also providing the option to take-away and enjoy a range of products, on the move or at your desk. Read more from The Staff Canteen  

Fine dining on offer from French masters Lenôtre at Royal Ascot 

Royal Ascot will have a touch of French flair this year after the racecourse teamed up with a legendary Parisienne culinary institution.  Lenôtre will run three fine dining restaurants – Sandringham, Carriages and The Balmoral – in a double deck marquee at this year’s event, from June 17-21.  The company employs three-Michelin star chefs, including Guy Frenzer who will oversee the Ascot catering, and will fly in fresh ingredients from the Paris markets every day of the world’s premier racing meet. Read more from Get Reading  

Nigella Lawson banned from entering US after drug confession

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was banned from flying to the US because she confessed to taking illegal drugs, according to a report.  The 54-year-old, who is a judge on cookery show The Taste in the US, admitted she had taken cocaine seven times and also to smoking cannabis during a court hearing. Read more from The Independent  

Just Eat launches onto London Stock Exchange with value of nearly £1.5b 

Just Eat, the online takeaway service, has begun trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) this morning with a valuation of nearly £1.5b, making it the largest UK technology initial public offering in eight years.  The company, which enables customers to order food online from local restaurants in 13 countries, has priced its shares at 260p. This values the company at more than 100 times the company’s underlying profits last year of £14.1m. Read more from Caterer & Hotelkeeper
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Editor 3rd April 2014

Daily news update: our selection of food and chef news from the worlds press