BOOK A TABLE MUSIC TICKETS
London's Greatest Live Music Restaurants

BOISDALE LIFE MAGAZINE HONOURS THE PRESTIGIOUS CONTRIBUTORS AT LONDON AWARDS CEREMONY

Posted on Jun 7, 2018
BOISDALE LIFE MAGAZINE  HONOURS THE PRESTIGIOUS CONTRIBUTORS AT LONDON AWARDS CEREMONY

HOST­ED AT BOIS­DALE OF CANARY WHARF IN ASSO­CI­A­TION WITH TCS WORLD TRAVEL

On Wednes­day 6th June 2018 Bois­dale Life Mag­a­zine, of the epony­mous restau­rant group, host­ed the annu­al Bois­dale Life Edi­tors Lunch and Awards in asso­ci­a­tion with TCS World Trav­el to thank and cel­e­brate all of the writ­ers, inter­vie­wees and key part­ners that have sup­port­ed and par­tic­i­pat­ed in the suc­cess of Bois­dale Life mag­a­zine over the last three years. 

The rela­tion­ship between Bois­dale and its cus­tomers extends beyond food, drink and music to an iden­ti­fi­able and diverse approach to life, and the event was a cel­e­bra­tion of the won­der­ful writ­ers that gave Bois­dale Life its strong­ly lib­er­tar­i­an and free think­ing media voice. 

Bois­dale Life Mag­a­zine was, in part, found­ed on the ideals of lib­er­tar­i­an­ism and often address­es real or per­ceived infringe­ment by the gov­ern­ment on indi­vid­ual lib­er­ties. Con­trib­u­tors to the mag­a­zine have includ­ed, Tom Park­er Bowles, William Sitwell, Claire Fox, Ella Whe­lan, Mark Lit­tle­wood, Roger Boo­tle, Bruce Ander­son, Nico­lai Tol­stoi and Nick Fer­rari, to name a few, all of whom attend­ed the con­grat­u­la­to­ry lunch at Bois­dale of Canary Wharf. Trav­el Col­umn of The Year win­ner Stan­ley John­son was accom­pa­nied at the event by Made In Chelsea’s Geor­gia Toff’ Tof­fo­lo, who reunit­ed with her best pal fol­low­ing her appear­ance on I’m A Celebri­ty Get Me Out Of Here. 

The event hosts — Bois­dale Life Edi­tor-in-Chief, Ranald Mac­don­ald and Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Bois­dale Media Andrew Davies – also thanked guests at the lunch for con­tri­bu­tions made to oth­er areas of the mag­a­zine – notably the music con­tent, excel­lent food & drink cov­er­age, eco­nom­ics & pol­i­tics, trav­el and cel­e­brat­ing the big inter­views that have been con­duct­ed over the last three years. 

The lunch began with No. 3 Gin & Ton­ics, a 2017 Miraval Rosé from Famille Per­rin in Côtes de Provence (pro­pri­etors Angeli­na Jolie & Brad Pitt), Shep­herd Neame craft ales and the launch of a new drink on the Bois­dale cock­tail menu – the Bax­ters’ Belvedere Bull Shots. 

The three-course lunch con­sist­ed of Boisdale’s Great British fare of cit­rus & hon­ey cured wild Hebridean hal­ibut with coastal herbs, wild fen­nel, lemon purée; roast dry aged fil­let of Aberdeen­shire Angus beef with flan of wild water­cress, chanterelles and wood sor­rel, and British cheeses. 

Berry Bros & Rudd sup­plied deli­cious wines to accom­pa­ny the Edi­tors’ Lunch: 2015 Water­ford Estate Chardon­nay from Stel­len­bosch; 2015 Le G’ de Château Guiraud from Bor­deaux; 2015 Cil­lar de Silos Cri­an­za, Tem­pranil­lo, from Rib­era del Duero and 2014 Water­ford Caber­net Sauvi­gnon from Stel­len­bosch. In addi­tion, Chivas Regal sup­plied a sen­sa­tion­al 12 year old whisky to fin­ish the lunch. 

All win­ners, list­ed below, received stun­ning Mon­te­grap­pa pens. Mon­te­grap­pa, the first Ital­ian man­u­fac­tur­er of supe­ri­or writ­ing instru­ments, was found­ed in 1912. Peer­less crafts­man­ship has defined this Ital­ian brand, known around the world for its cre­ativ­i­ty and styling. 

BOIS­DALE LIFE EDI­TORSAWARD WINNERS 

  • Food & Drink Col­umn of the Year – Bill Knott
  • Lifestyle Col­umn of the Year – Ella Whe­lan
  • Cul­tur­al Col­umn of the Year – Claire Fox
  • Trav­el Col­umn of the Year – Stan­ley Johnson
  • Com­ment of the Year – Mark Lit­tle­wood
  • Pol­i­tics & Eco­nom­ics Col­umn of the Year – The Right Hon Bri­an Wilson
  • Rant of the Year – Nick Fer­rari
  • Inter­view of the Year – Rebec­ca Fer­gu­son & Dominic Midgeley
  • Arti­cle of the Year – Tom Park­er Bowles

BOIS­DALE LIFE EDI­TORSNOM­I­NA­TIONS 2018

FOOD & DRINK COL­UMN OF THE YEAR 

KIND­LY SPON­SORED BY BERRY BROS & RUDD 

Tom Har­row, The Insid­ers’ Guide to Christ­mas Drinking 

Bill Knott, Edi­ble Scotland 

Valen­tine Warn­er, Juniper Dreams 

Michael Karam, A Feast from the Near East 

William Sitwell, Up & Down The Mountain 

LIFESTYLE COL­UMN OF THE YEAR 

SPON­SORED BY WRENN PRESS 

The Count­ess of Carnar­von, What Makes Me Laugh 

Simon Myers, 50 Shades of Brown 

Karen Krizanovich, Bum­bling About Sex 

Ella Whe­lan, The Insid­i­ous Rise of Neo-Puritanism 

Clau­dia Lam­beth, What Lies Beneath 

Ben Oliv­er, Aston Martin’s Great Leap Forward 

CUL­TUR­AL COL­UMN OF THE YEAR 

SPON­SORED BY NO. 3 GIN 

Niko­lai Tol­stoy, My (small) Part in the Down­fall of Sovi­et Russia 

Michael Karam, The End of Human­i­ty: Syr­ia and the Moral Dilemma 

Col­in Cameron, Hooves Under The Hammer 

Claire Fox, The Seri­ous Busi­ness of Laughter 

David Katz, The Leg­end of Sax­on Sound System 

Matthew Bell, Por­trait of an Artist 

TRAV­EL COL­UMN OF THE YEAR 

SPON­SORED BY TCS WORLD TRAVEL 

Euan Edwor­thy, Prague: City of Spir­its and Spires 

John­ny Acton, A Very Eng­lish­man in Japan 

Richard God­win, Liv­ing in La La Land 

Pad­dy Renouf, City of the Dead 

Stan­ley John­son, It’s A Jun­gle Out There 

COM­MENT OF THE YEAR 

SPON­SORED BY BAXTERS 

San­ti­a­go Elor­di, The World As I See It 

Piers Cur­rie, Burns Sup­pers and Brands 

Mark Lit­tle­wood, The Kids Are Alright 

John McEn­tee, Bish­ops, Par­ties & Booze 

Con Cough­lin, Wooed By The Bear 

POL­I­TICS & ECO­NOM­ICS COL­UMN OF THE YEAR 

SPON­SORED BY CITY AM 

The Right Hon Bri­an Wil­son, Stur­geons Gamble 

Gen­er­al Sir Peter Wall, Rus­sia: What’s to be done? 

Giles Mac­Donogh, Angela Merkel: Who’s that Girl? 

Roger Boo­tle, Hold Your Nerve 

Bruce Ander­son, Black Holes & Ris­ing Stars 

Jacob Rees-Mogg, Don’t Rock the Boat 

RANT OF THE YEAR 

SPON­SORED BY SHEP­HERD NEAME 

Fran­cis Ful­ford, A Rur­al Rant 

Nick Fer­rari, Mad As Hell! 

William Sitwell, Then World Accord­ing To William 

Claire Fox, The Seri­ous Busi­ness Of Laughter 

INTER­VIEW OF THE YEAR 

SPON­SORED BY CHIVAS REGAL 

Neil Stuke & Ara­bel Windsor-Hoye 

Rebec­ca Fer­gu­son & Dominic Midgley 

Mitch Wine­house & Jonathan Wingate 

James Cos­mo & Ara­bel Windsor-Hoye 

Glen Mat­lock & Har­ry Owen 

Melanie C & Jonathan Wingat 

ARTI­CLE OF THE YEAR 

SPON­SORED BY MONTEGRAPPA 

Bruce Ander­son, The Cru­el­ty of Civilization 

John­ny Acton, A Very Eng­lish Man in Japan 

Tom Park­er Bowles, If I Ruled The World 

Roger Boo­tle, Trumpe­nomics – Boom or Bust? 

Pad­dy Renouf, City of the Dead