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BOLTON FOOD FEST BREAKS RECORDS AS 267,000 VISITORS WOWED THIS YEAR

This year's Bolton Food and Drink Festival has broken records, with a whopping 267,000 visitors making Bolton their destination of choice over the August bank holiday. Visitors came from across the UK to sample food and drink from more than 200 traders, watch top chefs in action and enjoy live music and entertainment. New this year was the ...

NOT LONG NOW… COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR BOLTON FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

The countdown to the biggest event in Bolton's culinary calendar has begun. Set-up has finished for the north west’s largest food festival (August 25 to 28), which is organised by Bolton Council in association with Aldi. With just two days to the launch of Bolton’s 12th Food and Drink Festival, work is well under way to transform the ...

AINSLEY’S CORKING ALDI WINE MASTERCLASS

A masterclass in Aldi wines is being uncorked for Bolton Food and Drink Festival. Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and top wine critic, Simon Woods, will be hosting a tipple tasting not to be missed on Sunday, August 27. The festival is organised by Bolton Council in association with Aldi, and wine aficionados have the chance to ...

LAUNCH: STORE STREET EXCHANGE & STORE STREET CRAFT BAR, MANCHESTER

An exciting new addition to Manchester's dining scene is one that I am keeping a close eye on. The eatery at DoubleTree Hilton Piccadilly used to be one of my favourite hangout spots in Manchester (the hotel also dish out deliciously warm cookies to the guests upon arrival). This extraordinary, new restaurant and bar destination will launch in Manchester ...

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 ...

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