ASIAN RESTAURANT AWARDS ANNOUNCED: GLITTERING CEREMONY IN MANCHESTER

Fans of Asian food can nominate their favourite restaurants and takeaways in the first Asian Restaurant Awards, which will be held at the Manchester Hilton, on Monday 12th February 2018. The awards are open to Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways. The ...

BOYBAND STAR WITH FARMING PASSION ANNOUNCED AS PRESIDENT FOR CHATSWORTH COUNTRY FAIR

Former boyband star turned award-winning farmer, with a passion for educating children about the origins of their food has been announced as the president for this year's Chatsworth Country Fair. JB Gill (30) rose to fame as a member of one of the UK's biggest boybands – JLS. They dominated the charts for five years, boasting ...

COMPETITION: WIN APERITIVO MASTERCLASS, THE BASSANO BAR, MANCHESTER

Who doesn't love a good cocktail (if you don't, what's wrong with you?). Be it a Bellini (my personal favourite), or if you're in a brooding mood for a martini a la Bond to be shaken not stirred, it seems as if there is a cocktail for every occasion. I am chuffed to bits to offer my readers a pair ...

BAKE OFF STAR BACKS BOLTON’S NEW CURRY AS BOLTI LAUNCHES

The Great British Bake Off star Luis Troyano described a unique new curry recipe, which could rival one of the UK's favourite curry dishes, as 'delicious'. Forty years since the creation of the popular Balti curry in Birmingham, a restaurant in Bolton has developed a new version, dubbed 'the Bolti', in honour of its origin, with ...

TRIO OF SPECIAL EVENTS TOP BILL AT BOLTON FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL 2017

 TV chef Simon Rimmer will swap Sunday Brunch for Saturday brunch as part of three special events topping the bill at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival. And there is also the chance to drink wine with Strictly Come Dancing star Ainsley Harriott and match your pint to your pasty with beer expert Annabelle Smith. ...

NOMINATE YOUR FAVOURITE EATERIES FOR DERBY FOOD & DRINK AWARDS

*Header image courtesy of Marketing Derby, features winners from 2016* Marketing Derby launched the ninth annual Derby Food and Drink Awards. The awards celebrate the best restaurants, pubs, bars and cafés Derby and Derbyshire has to offer. The launch was hosted by last year's winner, Iberico. Select members of the press were treated to Cava, canapés and a ...

ELLA CANTA READIES FOR AUTUMN LAUNCH

Ella Canta, the much-anticipated Mexican restaurant from renowned chef Martha Ortiz, is set to open on 8 September 2017. The restaurant promises to deliver the beauty, vibrancy and spirit of modern Mexico to London, whilst also being the perfect embodiment of Martha herself, who is a passionate champion of the culture and food of her homeland. At ...

Q&A: ALEX BOND, HEAD CHEF & OWNER, ALCHEMILLA, NOTTINGHAM

In just over three weeks (yes I'm counting, bite me), one of the hottest restaurants opens in Nottingham. I have written about Alchemilla Nottingham a few times here, and I don't think it can ever be enough. I was lucky to catch up with Alex Bond, whose dishes make me want to weep with joy. Here ...

AIDEN BYRNE BRINGS MANCHESTER HOUSE POP UP TO BOLTON

Celebrity chef Aiden Byrne will be bringing a flavour of one of the region’s finest restaurants to Bolton for “the best food festival around”. Aiden is chef patron of Manchester House, which has established a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the city centre (see my review here), and a pop-up version will be ...

MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN OF THE BASSANO BAR & PIZZAEXPRESS, MANCHESTER

The nation’s favourite restaurant chain PizzaExpress and pop-up innovators Bassano Events have joined together to bring ‘The Bassano Bar @ PizzaExpress’ to Manchester. Opening at PizzaExpress’s First Street restaurant, the modern Italian cocktail bar concept will be a first for the North of England after it follows last summer’s successful debut for The Bassano Bar and its ...