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MEET THE MAKER: FREDERIC CHAUDIÈRE, THE WINE ROOM AT FISCHER’S BASLOW HALL

If you're a keen wine afficianado, or oenophile (yes there is a technical term for "wine lover"), then reading this is imperative. Following the launch of The Wine Room last month, Fischer's first Meet the Maker event will take place on Wednesday 25th April 2018, with wine producer Frederic Chaudière from Chateau Pesquie. Frederic will take guests on a journey ...

FOOD PORN AWARDS SEES RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES

By Friday, March 23, 2018 0 No tags Permalink

The Food Porn Awards have now released this year's winners, announced at the awards presentation during the Northern Restaurant and Bar exhibition in Manchester. Now in its third year, the coveted awards are a celebration of the best-looking dishes from restaurants, bars, pubs and eateries across the North. The awards give chefs in the region an ...

REVIEW : THE HEAD OF STEAM LAUNCH NIGHT, NOTTINGHAM

It is important to celebrate the small victories in life. One of them is enduring “Hump Day” a term used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through the week. Having a press launch on Hump Day is a stroke of genius, giving people the chance to celebrate with good food, good ...

ASIAN CATERING FEDERATION CALLS FOR CURRY CHEF AMNESTY

House of Lords launch for Asian Curry Awards Public nominations open Asian & Oriental Chef Awards winners The Asian Catering Federation (ACF) is calling on the Government for a 'curry chef amnesty' for restaurant employees, who have been working illegally in the UK. Speaking at the launch of the 8th Asian Curry Awards, at House of Lords, on Monday 13th March, ...

ANNOUNCEMENT: NORTH OF ENGLAND HOSPITALITY POWER LIST 2018 RELEASED

For the seventh year, the NRB Top Fifty is an exciting power list of the North’s most significant and influential hospitality operators. Long established names and nine new entries make up the list covering  216 brands, 1194 sites and over 22,200 employees. The NRB Top Fifty 2018, in association with Kuits Solicitors, has been announced today ...

ASIAN RESTAURANT AWARDS WINNERS REVEALED AT GLITTERING AWARD CEREMONY

The winners of the first Asian Restaurant Awards were announced at a glittering awards ceremony, held at the Manchester Hilton, on Monday 5th March. The evening, attended by over 500 leading restaurateurs, chefs, food journalists and VIP guests, was hosted by TV news presenter and BBC World Service news anchor, Barbita Sharma. The shortlist, was determined ...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SLUG & LETTUCE, DERBY 

*Review by invite* With a mini Beast of the East expected this weekend, you’ll want to know about hearty fare including a really, really good pie in Derby. It just happened to be at the recently relaunched Slug & Lettuce Derby, which has undergone a £320K refurbishment courtesy of parent company Stonegate Pubs. From a change in ...

NORTHERN RESTAURANT & BAR SCENE TRUMPS LONDON

By Thursday, March 15, 2018 0 No tags Permalink

Booming restaurant and bar scenes in Liverpool, Manchester AND Leeds are growing at rates more than double those of London. Latest industry data shows that Northern cities dominate new league table of hospitality growth, occupying six of top eight places, with independent operators leading the surge as some casual dining chains struggle. New analysis by Northern Restaurant ...

‘BREW’ KID IN TOWN AS HEAD OF STEAM LAUNCHES IN NOTTINGHAM

Consider this is a klaxon call for keen beer drinkers and my public duty in letting you know of a new bar in the East Midlands. It will be showcasing Nottingham's thriving brewing scene when it opens in the Lace Market next week (Thursday 22 March). The Head of Steam, already a firm favourite among pub-goers in ...

REVIEW: HELLOFRESH RECIPE BOX

*Review by invite* Have you ever been too busy to cook? You may be heartened to know that you’re not the only one. Millions of Brits are too busy to be healthy, with a whopping 75% skipping meals because of time constraints, and 60% struggling to find nutritious recipes*. Cooking at home has its merits. I cook ...

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