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The Menu, 185

Friday 1 May

We discover new ideas at Horeca food and hospitality expo in Beirut, take lessons from master baker Éric Kayser and examine how Michelin stars change Brazil’s restaurant landscape.



The Menu, 184

Friday 24 April

We are in Mexico to learn the original ways to drink Mezcal, hear how you pick wines that taste good at 30,000ft and get the week’s headlines from Latin America.


Edits / Monocle

Monocle preview: May issue

April 2015

Featuring part one of our sharply focused 2015 Design Directory, our latest issue is out now. From the Southeast Asian architects making waves to the interiors trends reshaping our homes there's plenty on offer for the…



The Menu, 183

Friday 17 April

Designer Robert Angell explains what makes a restaurant a success, we hear of a surprising expression of love for saké in Japan and we get the week’s headlines from New York.


Edits / Food & Drink

Table manners

Monday 13 April

Does a new app that gives restaurants the ability to take advance payments for bookings make good business sense, or will it detract from the dining experience? Monocle’s Josh Fehnert reports.

Launched earlier this year by Chicago-based restaurateur Nick Kokonas, Tock is an app making headlines in the hospitality industry. For starters, Tock proposes a new way of making reservations that recalibrates the balance…


The Menu, 182

Friday 10 April

We hear why you should keep an eye on Uruguayan wine manufacturers, get the week’s headlines from Tokyo and our Berlin correspondent gives us her nominees for The Monocle Restaurant Awards.



The Menu, 181

Friday 3 April

Austrian designer Gregor Eichinger on his winning restaurant designs, new ideas from the Vinitaly wine fair and The Monocle Restaurant Awards nominees from Lisbon.



The Menu, 180

Friday 27 March

Dominique Ansel explains his tricks as a pastry maker, we hear why Serbians are now drinking better beer and we get the week’s headlines from Hong Kong.



The Menu, 179

Friday 20 March

We head to Florence for the Pitti Taste trade fair, talk the business of maple-syrup production and hear Australian-Lebanese chef Greg Malouf’s thoughts on the best vegetarian food.



Edits / Radio

Expo no. 82: States of airplay

While rolling news and shock jocks may grab the headlines there is another facet of US media quietly growing its audience. Public radio is heir to a rich tradition of discursive debate, grass-roots music and local focus…

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