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Operatic Peach Melba

The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner at The Savoy for the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba, in the early 1890s. Melba was singing in Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin. In ...
review of the ice bar in london

Born to be wild at the Ice Bar

One of the Saucy Dressings’ contributors and I had a day in London not long ago, carrying out ‘research’ of one kind or another.It was an exhausting day, an...
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Dinner at the Kitchen Table

The Saucy Dressings' chief correspondent was recently lucky enough to get taken to Kitchen Table, more of an eating venue, than a restaurant in the traditional ...
How to make a Gibson cocktail

The Gibson Cocktail

“But the typical American cocktails, such as the dry martini and the even drier Gibson, have probably done more to set both sex and gastronomy back than anythin...