The owner of Mayfair seafood restaurant Assunta Madre has been arrested in his native Italy on money-laundering charges. Gianni Micalusi was arrested with his two sons, his bank manager and accountant and is accused by Rome prosecutors of laundering nearly €900,000 in cash from “illegal activities”. He was remanded in custody. Micalusi, a rotund 52-year-old former fisherman, […]

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From restaurateur frères extraordinaire Claude (Hibiscus W1) & Cedric Bosi (The Charlton Arms, Ludlow) – a new pub-with-rooms close to Esher Common – The Swan Inn launches today (20 May). The brothers have described the menu (overseen by Claude but delivered by head chef Justin West) as ‘English food from a Frenchman’; however it features traditional pub […]

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