What was the most memorable dish you ate in 2016?
The butter at Le Cochon Aveugle in York. In the words of my wife: “Worth having a heart attack for.”
Where did you most enjoy eating out in 2016?
The Nut Tree Inn, a thatched-roof 15th-century pub in the Oxfordshire countryside. No better place for a long, lazy lunch in the humming summer sun.
What’s the 2016 trend you’d most like to see the back of?
Sharing plates. I don’t see why every new restaurant has to do them. It makes you feel like Fifties American teenagers on a date, sucking straws from the same milkshake. Which is a bit weird, if you’re just out with a friend.
What would you like to see more of in 2017?
Indifferent waiters. I feel bad for staff who are under orders to ask whether everything is “all right with your meal” every three…