In London’s St James district, Dukes has a pedigree stretching back centuries. The rooms marry traditional flavors with a hint of modern appeal, and the service is superb. Dukes’s crowning glory, however, is its food and drink. Michelin-starred chef Nigel Mendham heads up the restaurant, while the martini bar is the reason for James Bond's favorite tipple: Ian Fleming used to drink here.
Nigel Mendham presents a variant on the classic Italian panna cotta, sharing his mustard panna cotta recipe - which can be served as a starter. Beetroot and goat's cheese are great partners and are well complemented by the acidity of the mustard.