Is there anything this man cannot do? From solving crimes in Luther to DJing at Glastonbury and dropping verses on his GRM Daily, Idris Elba has now decided to venture into the world of wine, opening a new bar in London next month. Named after his wine and champagne brand, Porte Noire will offer a selection of international vinos in a sprawling tasting room with an outdoor terrace to boot. Hungry? Guests can expect a French-inspired food menu, with dishes like poached eggs in red wine sauce and slow-cooked beef cheek with pommes purée. We're just hoping for an Idris sighting while we sip.
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This week, we're taking our four-legged friends to a retro diner in Hong Kong, sipping wine with Idris Elba and stuffing ourselves silly at a bagel festival in Brooklyn. There's a lot of ground to cover, so let's dive right into the best food news of the week.