FOOD&DRINK London Lite Wednesday, 19 August 2009 15 dessertsintown Make a virtue of your vice: for an iced dessert binge without the guilt, Snog offers sugar-free frozen yogurt with a variety of toppings Wellequipped Summer teapot IF YOURE struggling to find a great teapot for your garden party this summer look no further than this floral charmer. Combining a traditional teapot shape with a modern summer pattern, this is ideal to impress your guests. Portmeirion teapot, 23.50, from the Secret Garden range, johnlewis.com Litebites Foodanddrinknews LetlooseyourwalletonclassicConran SIR Terence Conran may be 78 but hes still hungry for empire- building. And you have to admire the old boys energy. Boundary, his new caf/rooftop bar/ restaurant/hotel in Shoreditch had barely opened before he was launching this quintessentially Conran City joint. Recession? What recession? is how you feel on stepping into Lutyens, an impressive Thirties space that used to house Reuters. Detour into the buzzy bar for an aperitif and youll instantly part with up to 20 -- in our case, on 8 crisp vodka martinis in gorgeous glasses Expensive but worth it: chef David Hare in Sir Terence Conrans latest venture, Lutyens (no doubt on sale at the Conran shop). The dining room itself is a masterpiece of elegant neutrality. Starters, like the service, were impeccable. The special was exactly that -- a double baked cheese souffl (9.50) of incredible delicacy. The sensation of biting into a sizzling hot chorizo picante (6.95) before slurping up rock oysters was delicious. The menu is unashamedly non-trendy: lobster mousse anyone? Roast rabbit (13.50) looked like it had leapt straight out the Eighties with its old-fashioned garnish, but you couldnt fault the flavour, while skate with shrimps (16.50) was a no-frills classic. Its the extras that get your wallet here as you are tempted to say yes to everything -- aperitifs, a little glass of dessert wine. That said, dont miss the Saint-Emillion au Chocolat (6.50), a sinfully dense creation with a crackle of crumble. We finally managed to rein it in and avoid ordering cheese, and digestifs, but its like they waft a chemical through the air con that urges: Spend now -- eat beans on toast tomorrow. LARUSHKA IVAN-ZADEH LUTYENS 85 Fleet Street, EC4, 020 7583 8385 Meal for two with wine and service, 130 Get high on vino HERES one for you foolhardy wine buffs: extreme wine tasting. The first Wine Tasting In The Sky will take place on 29 August, on a platform 200ft above Covent Garden. Organised by Californian Zinfandel experts, Ravenswood -- they of the no wimpy wines tagline -- there are 44 free places up for grabs by taking a character test at ravenswoodwine.co.uk. Three-course deal EVER in search of top-value nosh, we were delighted to stumble on this plum deal -- 19.95 for three courses at The Haymarket Hotel, with a glass of Laurent Perrier ros champagne for good measure. Until 30 September, the hotels in-house brasserie is offering a seasonal menu based on this delicious pink fizz. Brumus, The Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place, SW1 (020 7470 4000) Hixon the HighSt ITS hard keeping track of Mark Hix. Fresh from announcing his forthcoming bar restaurant in Soho, the Great British Menu winner is now selling his Hix-branded food line at Selfridges. New to the store this month are his very British salad dressings (including pickled walnut and rapeseed oil, 3.99). Also available are his award- winning Hix Ale and Hix Cure smoked salmon. Selfridges.co.uk Half-pricepubfare GET half-price grub this month and next at The Cadogan Arms in Kings Road. Recently taken over by Tom and Ed Martin, the classic Chelsea boozer serves modern British classics like pints o prawns and beer-battered haddock and chips, which are 50 per cent off if you pre-book online. Offer ends on 30 September. To book a table see thecadoganarmschelsea.com HILARY ARMSTRONG tea -- and there are 18 toppings to choose from including mango, pomegranate, mini Oreo cookies and Kit Kat. As well as the yogurt being fat-free, the packaging is fully biodegradable, so you can feel doubly virtuous. Prices start at 2.35 for a small tub. Toppings are 65p each. 27 Camden Passage, N1 (07834 177926; frae.co.uk) Yu-foria LEO BEDFORD, Yu-forias owner, first came across frozen yogurt in the United States and, wondering why it wasnt popular in the UK, decided to open a shop over here. Like Snog, his brand of fat-free frozen yogurt is devoid of artificial flavours. Its made from the milk of Cumbrian cows. Found at the Transport Museum end of Covent Garden, the shop is already proving a hit with local workers who want something a bit healthier than traditional ice cream. There are three choices of flavour: natural, chocolate and a fruit-based flavour that changes weekly (recent guest appearances were made by strawberry and mango). Then theres a choice of 20 toppings, including marshmallow, chopped banana, blue- berry, fudge, pistachio, Oreo cookies, granola, and milk and white choco- late. On top of that there is a variety of sauces, including caramel, white chocolate or fudge, to undo all the good work. But aside from the naughty toppings, this shop is virtuous in more ways than one -- the packaging is fully biodegradable and recyclable, and all ingredients are sourced from the UK. Prices start at 2.80 for a small tub, and toppings are 20p each. Unit 19a, Covent Garden Market, WC2 (020 7240 5532; yu-foria.com) Benugo THOSE busy Benugo brothers launched Benugo Gelato last month, offering a new range of high-quality ice creams to suit the sophisticated tastes of Londoners. The 12 flavours on offer are as English as Pimms and cucumber sandwiches -- creamy lemon curd ripple, gooseberry fool and rasp- berry ripple to name but three. The ice creams will be available at all the usual Benugo shops -- including the cafs in Marylebone, Mayfair, Shoreditch, the Serpentine Bar And Kitchen, and Westfield. At the Serpentine, ice cream is served from a retro-chic Citroen H van transformed into an ice cream mobile. Available in both scoops and cartons, the ice creams are made from natural ingre- dients and start at 2 for two scoops. Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, W2 (020 7706 8114; benugo.com) Ice magic: Freggos parlour on Piccadilly index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html