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Señor Ceviche celebrates National Ceviche Day

Given that the foodie calendar is littered with an over-abundance of days dedicated to specific ingredients and cuisine, the fact that it was National Ceviche Day just recently, may have passed you by.

However, ceviche, a method of cooking raw fish and seafood in citrus juices and then pepping up with spice, is one dish that you shouldn’t ignore. Born out of Latin America, this approach has seen an explosion of interest recently and options to dine out in the capital, Peruvian style, are getting bigger and better.

One such place to explore this eclectic and artistic style of food is Señor Ceviche, the brainchild of chef and proprietor, Harry Edmeades, who picked up a passion for ceviche whilst travelling south America. What better time to try the flavours of South America than on National Ceviche Day?

First came a pop-up, then accolades and now he has two restaurants to his name. Out of the pair, my favourite is based in Fitzrovia, which has a slightly more understated and refined feel, as opposed to the loud and rambunctious Carnaby St branch.

The menu is modest but by no means does it leave you wanting and the best approach really is to order as many small pates as possible, to cover your table. First bites should include the chifa chicharrones, which are succulent squares of pork belly, cooked to crisp perfect with sweet soy.

As a first introduction, the house ‘Señor Ceviche’ – tender sea bass and octopus, cured in a lime and chilli marinade (known as ‘tiger’s milk’) – will soon give you an idea of what the fuss is all about. Peruvian BBQ should also be explored. Especially their flat iron steak, seared to perfection and topped with pickled shiitake mushrooms.

And don’t leave without trying a Pisco sour, the national cocktail of Peru. One or two of those and you will soon be dancing the Rumba.

Señor Ceviche, Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1

Ferrari Convoy Hits Essex

Ferrari turns 70 this year and to celebrate the occasion a convoy of 110 Italian supercars will set off from Billericay High Street to Colchester via Chelmsford’s Bond Street this weekend. Catch a glimpse of the world-famous cars as they pass through Billericay High Street at approximately 1pm before continuing to Chelmsford’s Bond Street later in the afternoon. If you want to see the classics in more detail, this is where you’ll get the chance to get up close to the cars at their very finest. From Chelmsford the supercars will be turning heads all the way to Colchester via Maldon High Street, spearheaded by the sparkling new, supercar-to-end-all-supercars LaFerrari Aperta. (Pictured!) As of recent, Ferrari have been in high celebratory spirits with the release of not one but two luxurious cars. The award winning GTC4 Lusso complete with four wheel steering and a leather coated dual cockpit, as well as the ultra-sleek 812 Superfast Ferrari which boasts electric power steering and V12 Power. Both of these beauties will be on display this coming weekend.  The event has been organised by Ferrari’s Essex dealership, Lancaster Ferrari in Colchester, whose stunning showroom boasts Ferraris from every era, from the elegant 60s Dino and 80s masterpieces including the F40, through to the present award-winning machines such as the Aperta. At the beginning of May the Italian manufacturers opened their doors to Ferrari Land, a theme park in Reus Spain dedicate to Ferarri’s history and to Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the luxurious motor brand. The theme park features Europe’s fastest rollercoaster; Red Force which propels you round the track at G-Force speed similar to that of an F1 driver.  lancaster-ferrari.colchester.com Event Timetable 1pm Passing through Billericay High Street 2pm-4pm On display at Bond St Chelmsford 4.45pm Passing through Maldon High Street 5.30pm Parade in Colchester

Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna: Tailor-made

Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna’s partnership runs through decades, producing interiors that redefine cabin luxury… Step into any new Maserati, from the Quattroporte to the Ghibli, and you will find an interior laden with the finest materials. From Zegna Silk premium leather on the seats, to exquisite trimming on the dashboard, door panels and roof lining, Maserati is a brand synonymous with luxurious motoring. This masterpiece in cabin craftsmanship is the result of Ermenegildo Zegna’s collaboration with Maserati dating back to 2013 – a pairing which had all the ingredients for a long-lasting partnership. Both companies were founded relatively close to each other in northern Italy, and both have garnered a reputation for delivering the highest quality luxury products. Italian luxury fashion company Ermenegildo Zegna was founded in 1910 as a wool mill, where the young Ermenegildo started to produce fabrics. Fast forward to the present day and the company’s history has produced some of the finest Italian suits, handcrafted shoes and premium Italian leather bags. Maserati, founded just four years after Zegna, has been a stalwart in the luxury motoring world, and achieved a phenomenal pedigree in motor racing. But it was in 2014 when the two brands first came together: Zegna released a new leatherwear collection in celebration of the Quattroporte, followed by the two brands producing a one-off, limited edition Quattroporte. The silk-lined, V8 powered saloon (pictured, main) combined leather and silk inspired by the fabrics of the Zegna menswear collections. The precious Ermenegildo Zegna fabrics were specially created for this unique car, resulting in a “Zegna” automotive fabric that had the same sensuous feel as the brand’s traditional fabrics, ‘enveloping passengers like designer suits’. Now, the two have released their Capsule collection for 2018, this time inspired by the new GranLusso trim package, five years after the first limited edition release. The new capsule release features quilted outerwear, travel-orientated clothing, leather trolley bags and accessories. The new Capsule collection can be found at Ermenegildo Zegna boutiques and Zegna.com.

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