Fay Maschler's week in food, from Hide to A. Wong

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Fay Maschler's week in food, from Hide to A. Wong

Fay Maschler's week in food, from Hide to A. Wong

For when the weather plays ball — a new Summer Garden at Pomona’s in Notting Hill where Ruth Hansom of My Million Pound menu leads the kitchen.

On a panel organised by the British Association of Magazine Editors, I am thrilled to meet legendary theatre critic Irving Wardle. Then Dorset crab on toast in the poetic Club Bar of The Bloomsbury Hotel.

After canapés of Welsh rarebit, English asparagus and Scotch egg, I meet HRH Prince Charles, recipient of the Special Award at Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards for his commitment to sustainable farming.

Utter delectability; dinner at A. Wong includes Peking Duck London 1963.

On my first visit to Hide Ground in Piccadilly, I share barbecued Basque pork served with crushed herbs, cauliflower and fenugreek, thanks to Buchinger Wilhelmi in Germany, where I fast…