Author page: riatesia@gmail.com

BIG STORIES LITTLE VILLAGE: FIRST LITERARY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN REPTON

BIG STORIES LITTLE VILLAGE: FIRST LITERARY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN REPTON

Repton Village is to rediscover and celebrate its literary roots in a new 3 day programme of literature and events from 26th October – 28th October 2018. Repton Literary Festival is the first of a new annual festival – telling stories, inspiring a new generation of writers, bringing engaging speakers to this Derbyshire village. Long recognised for its accomplished alumni:…

REVIEW: FLYTE CLEAN ENERGY DRINK

REVIEW: FLYTE CLEAN ENERGY DRINK

It’s good to be healthy. With the mercurial health industry frequently moving goalposts that raise more questions (Is calorie counting necessary? Are fats good for you?), it can be difficult to understand what is good for the body. I’ll be honest – I haven’t seen the gym in a while. And as I look to overhaul my diet to eat…

INTERVIEW: SIMON MARTIN, MANA MANCHESTER

INTERVIEW: SIMON MARTIN, MANA MANCHESTER

Ahead of his ambitious new restaurant launch in Manchester, acclaimed ex-Noma chef Simon Martin talks risky ambition, pretentious cooking, violent kitchens and British food’s post-Brexit future. Why have you chosen to open your first restaurant in Manchester’s buzzed-over Ancoats district? It’s almost felt like fate has drawn us here. We needed to take over an entirely empty unit, so that…

ASIAN CURRY AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

ASIAN CURRY AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

With much of the restaurant sector facing an existential crisis as national high street chains go to the wall and two curry houses close a week, the Asian Catering Federation (ACF) has announced the 8th Asian Curry Awards.  Winners will be announced at a star-studded gala dinner at the Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane on Sunday 18 November. Last…

SUMMER FUN FOR HOTEL CHOCOLAT-HOLICS

SUMMER FUN FOR HOTEL CHOCOLAT-HOLICS

What is your favourite season? Summer wins hands down for me. I cannot get enough of glorious sunshine, and halcyon evenings filled with muted sunshine rays and fond memories. I’m trying to cling onto summer for another few weeks, because autumn is literally around the corner, I can feel its chilly fingers reaching out as the nights draw in.  The…

TEAM UK SECURE PLACE IN BOCUSE D’OR WORLD FINAL

TEAM UK SECURE PLACE IN BOCUSE D’OR WORLD FINAL

Congratulations Bocuse d’Or Team UK, who have secured a place in the world final, which will take place on 29-30 January 2019 in Lyon. The team led by candidate Tom Phillips from Restaurant Story in London, secured tenth position in the European heat of the competition, which was won by Christian André Pettersen from Norway. Sweden’s Sebastian Gibrand took the…