More from: Max Olesker
Pleasure February 2019
Oh So Suite: 9 Of World's Best Hotel Apartments
Curious as to where nine of the best hotel suites are located in the world, or what makes them so special? We’ve compiled a list for you…
Pleasure November 2018
A Bluffer's Guide to Coffee
Navigating the coffee world needn’t be complex. The Rake has enlisted the help of some experts to elucidate…
Pleasure July 2018
9 of the Best Rooftop Bars
The opportunity to enjoy a tipple or two in the open air is here – and you’d be wise to make the most of it. From London to Los Angeles, these are some of the best rooftop bars in the world.
Pleasure May 2018
9 of the Best Meat Dishes
The allure of eating meat – good meat, cooked well – still offers one of the world’s purest pleasures. For those seeking a carnivorous culinary experience, here’s exactly where to go – and what to order.
Pleasure November 2017
Gastronomical Gluttony at Wiltons, London
Fill your stomach – and empty your pockets – at St. James’s institutional restaurant Wiltons.
Pleasure October 2017
How Simpson's in the Strand Carved A Niche
Simpson’s has long been a London institution, as British as the concept of a Sunday roast. Which, Max Olesker says, happens to be the house speciality.
Pleasure April 2017
An Ode To Quo Vadis Soho, London
How does Quo Vadis measure up to Soho’s saturated streets of eateries? Max Olesker recalls why this is a place that has him returning time after time.
Pleasure February 2017
Rose Tinted Glasses: Scarfes Bar at The Rosewood
The Rake’s resident drinks writer offers a very personal ode to Scarfes Bar in the Rosewood, a satisfying drinking den composed of mahogany, marble and a myriad of good memories.
Pleasure October 2016
The Silva Standard: Brian Silva
Balthazar’s revered bartender tells The Rake how to make four of America’s finest cocktails.
Pleasure June 2016
The World's Greatest Drinks And Where to Drink Them
We’ve taught you how to pour the perfect power punch – now we present the original rakish cocktails and most excellent establishments in which to enjoy them…