Shopping with the Chef

Due to popular demand, Pearl Restaurant & Bar will be hosting two of its hugely successful Shopping with the Chef events during 2007

Jun Tanaka, Head Chef at the glamorous Pearl Restaurant & Bar, and the restaurant's award-winning Sommelier, Michael Davis, will run the renowned Shopping with the Chef courses on Saturday 12 May and Saturday 14 July 2007. The themes for these events will be "A Taste of Spring" in May and "Alternative BBQ" in July.

The four-hour sessions are priced at £120 per person. Gift vouchers are available for those wishing to purchase a "Shopping with the Chef" session as a present.

For reservations, please call Pearl Restaurant on 020 7829 7000.

Villa San Michele Cookery School

Keen cookery enthusiasts will be delighted to know that Jun Tanaka will also be sharing the secrets of his outstanding cooking skills at the Villa San Michele Cookery School in Florence from 28-31 July 2007.

Villa San Michele is a 15th century monastery which has been transformed into one of Europe's most charming hotels. Located close to the centre of Florence, Villa San Michele offers guests the chance to combine an exceptional cookery course with the luxuries of a five-star hotel.

The picturesque hotel is well-known for its first class cookery courses, taught by some of the best chefs from around the world. Last year Jun demonstrated at Villa San Michele for the first time, alongside chefs such as Anton Mosimann and Raymond Blanc.

For more detailed information about Villa San Michele, please visit www.villasanmichele.com