Fay Maschler’s week in food, from grilled rabbit to Île Flottante

Fish supper: Sine qua non of bouillabaisse served at Jacob Kennedy's home

1. Henry Harris of Racine fame now oversees food at Clerkenwell’s handsome pub The Coach (formerly The Coach and Horses). Grilled rabbit, mustard sauce and smoked bacon is a prime example of Simon Hopkinson’s advice at Bibendum where Henry started cooking: “Don’t mess around with the things that work.”

2. Astute Leonid Shutov introduces “off-peak” menu pricing at Bob Bob Ricard. At the 25 per cent off Wednesday lunch, buzzing banquettes are as glamorous as ever, the staff are as stylish and the chicken Kiev is as corny as it should be. Will others copy?

3. Velvety jamon Ibérico de Bellota at new Llerena in Islington plus Negronis poured with Spanish abandon.

4. Dinner at Jacob Kenedy’s home includes rascasse — the sine qua non of bouillabaisse — sashimi-ed (pictured) and woodcock wrapped in filo pastry. Swoon.

5. A candle in an Île Flottante marks Reg’s birthday dinner at Gavin Rankin’s strikingly civilised Bellamy’s.