FRENCH MENU VIP LAUNCH AT THE BRIDGE HOTEL, PRESTBURY

The Bridge Hotel, Prestbury held a celebratory evening featuring a live broadcast from Cheshire’s SilkFM on the 23rd April and The Manchester Magician, Danny Jewell, working his up-close magic. VIP guests were treated to an array of culinary delights throughout the evening accompanied by entertainment from Jonathon Kent on the piano, with a fabulous ice sculpture ...

FUTURE OF FOOD ON MENU AT FOOD FOR THOUGHT (13-14 MAY 2017)

Leading experts, writers, nutritionists and cooks will gather together for a series of public talks, demonstrations and debate about the future of food in Britain at the 'Food for Thought' event taking place over the weekend of 13/14 May 2017. Organised and hosted by the School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire, 'Food ...

INSPIRATION & SKILL ON MENU FROM THE SCHOOL OF ARTISAN FOOD, RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW (7-11 JUNE 2017)

Artisan food production will be on the menu from The School of Artisan Food at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show where they will demonstrate how to grow, select and use tasty ingredients at very low cost. The award winning School of Artisan Food has designed an exciting programme for the Artisan Kitchen Theatre supported by Villa ...

GREY GOOSE GETAWAY, BANK HOLIDAY EVENT @ AUSTRALASIA, MANCHESTER (27-30 APRIL 2017)

With a bank holiday peeking around the corner, news of this fabulous event is making me smile. If you like Grey Goose, which also happens to be one of my favourite tipples of choice (it's so deliciously smooth), then get down stat to Australasia. Australasia, a bar and dining destination like no other in Manchester, will ...

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ASIAN & ORIENTAL CHEF OF THE YEAR

Nominations are open for the UK Asian & Oriental Chef of the Year, which will be presented at a special ceremony in the Terrace  Pavilion at the House of Commons on Monday 15 May 2017. The event will also be used to launch the Asian Curry Awards 2017, organised by the Asian Curry Federation being ...

SPRINGTIME MARKETFEST @ ARTISAN MANCHESTER – SUNDAY 30 APRIL

What are you doing this weekend? I know the weather is positively glacial, but here's an event to put a spring in your step, even if the actual season of spring has eluded us thus far (grabs scarf, hoodie and hat to layer up). Head on over to Artisan, Manchester this Sunday (30 April, 12pm - 5pm) for some ...

My Top 3 Cookbooks for World Book Night 2017

Henry Ward Beecher: Books are the windows through which the soul looks out. A home without books is like a room without windows. During our monthly meeting at Derby BookCake Club earlier this week, the talk invariably strayed from our book discussion (The Big Over Easy, Jasper Fforde, more on that later), to cookery books. A few ...

Restaurant review: Bodega Cantina & Bar, Sadler Gate, Derby

Spring has sprung, and summer seems aaaaaages away. Worry not, as there are quicker (and cheaper) ways to get your tropical fix. Head on over to Derby’s latest kid on the dining block, Bodega Cantina & Bar. Boasting a city centre location and nestled on Sadler Gate (one of my favourite spots in the city), Derby ...

7th FARM SHOP & DELI SHOW (24 – 26 APRIL 2017)

The countdown has begun for the opening of the much-anticipated Farm Shop & Deli Show 2017. Excitement is mounting, stands are being prepared, food and displays perfected - it is all very exciting (can I really wait a week?). Designed especially with the specialist food retailer in mind, the seventh Farm Shop & Deli Show is ...

11,250 KILOS OF MUSSELS LATER… BELGO CELEBRATE 1 YEAR IN NOTTINGHAM WITH BRAND NEW MENU LAUNCH

Belgo Nottingham, the brand’s first restaurant outside London, is one year old this month. Belgo launched in Chalk Farm, London in 1992 and is today an iconic bar and restaurant brand specialising in fresh moules, double cooked frites and 52 craft bottled Belgium bieres as well as rotisserie chicken, grills and cocktails. I attended the launch of ...