CELEBRITY CHEFS AT CHATSWORTH COUNTRY FAIR (31 AUG-2 SEPT 2018)

Nadiya Hussain, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are the star TV chefs lined up to share their culinary expertise at this year's Chatsworth Country Fair (31 August-2 September). Along with an exciting mix of young and established chefs from Derbyshire, Sheffield and Yorkshire showcasing their expertise across the three days, the trio will be a huge ...

WORLD’S LARGEST GIN & TONIC IS THE AIM FOR GUINESS WORLD RECORDS™

If you love gin and tonic, then you you’ll be excited by this exciting event. Tomorrow (Saturday 23 June), The Wine Drinker will be attempting to achieve a new Guinness World Records title, with a fun twist - to make the largest alcoholic mixed drink in the world. A gin and tonic - a whopping 739 ...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: BARESCA, NOTTINGHAM

Weekends are for writing, indulging in good food, reading and chilling out with loved ones. The sun was out in a cloudless sky, and the weather was set for a tapas review, and so it was, that I found myself heading to Baresca Nottingham to check out the food a year on. Nestled on Byard Lane ...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: HART’S RESTAURANT NOTTINGHAM

*Review by invite* What is your go-to place for a special visit? If you haven’t got one, read on. Hart’s Nottingham is one of those places that has been on my radar for some time. Finally I found myself booked in for lunch at Hart’s. The first thing that strikes you, is that everything is neat. From ...

NOTTINGHAM RESTAURANT ALCHEMILLA RANKS 53RD BEST RESTAURANT IN UK

Congratulations to Chef Alex Bond, whose first solo venture Alchemilla in Nottingham has been ranked 53rd in the UK at the 2018 Estrella Damm National Restaurant awards. A glittering ceremony at London's Hurlingham Club on Monday evening saw chefs across the country celebrate making the list. Alchemilla has been open just 10 months so the accolade is a ...

NORWAY TOPS EUROPEAN GASTRONOMY AS BOCUSE D’OR EUROPE CLOSES IN ITALY

As far as competitions go, you can't get more exclusive than the Bocuse d'Or. News coming from Italy this week celebrates Norway's win, where Chef Christian André Pettersen has won the sixth edition of the Bocuse d’Or Europe after two breathtaking days of competition. There are 11 European countries including the UK that have qualified for the ...

SEE OFF HUMPDAY WITH NEGRONI WEEK

Congratulations on making it halfway through the week. Bank holidays always throw me, because although a short work week is all fine and dandy (hello long weekend), the following 'normal' week can make one feel more tired. I honestly think we'd be a more productive workforce if we had a four-day work-week (oh the things ...

YE OLDE BELL TO HOST SPECIAL VEGAN PAIRING DINNER

An increasing number of diners are choosing to go meat- and dairy- free. Choosing a plant-based diet has never been more ethically appealing and en vogue. It is therefore great to see revered establishments such as Ye Olde Bell embrace this trend by hosting a specialty vegan evening this June. Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa ...

MANCHESTER TO GET FIRST TASTE OF FINCA’S MILLION POUND MENU

Renowned Cuban Street Food Concept FINCA to Pop-up in Spinningfields Following their successful appearance on BBC’s hugely popular food show Million Pound Menu, the team behind renowned Cuban street food concept, FINCA, has announced it will be launching in Manchester at the start of June with its most ambitious set-up to date. The Liverpool based concept impressed ...