NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR BEST HOSPITALITY OPERATORS IN THE NORTH

The NRB Top Fifty, in association with Kuits Solicitors, is now inviting applications and nominations from the region’s leading operators for the 2018 awards, to be announced at Northern Restaurant & Bar in Manchester on 20 March 2018. The entry process is now open for the seventh NRB Top Fifty Awards, the prestigious hospitality power list ...

MANCHESTER’S FREE ITALIAN FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR A SECOND YEAR THIS JULY

Festa Italiana Manchester is back for a second year 13th – 15th July 2018 11am – 11pm every day Cathedral Gardens to be transformed into “Little Italy” Event to become annual fixture on the city’s calendar Bigger event planned for 2018 with even more emphasis on food and drink masterclasses, tastings, live music and ...

THE FORTNUM & MASON FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2018

- Open for entries - The annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the very best writers, publishers, broadcasters, photographers and personalities working in food and drink. An important date in the foodie calendar, the 2018 ceremony takes place in May and, as ever, will welcome the biggest names ...

REVIEW: KEEP YOUR COOL WITH ION8 WATER BOTTLE

*Complimentary ION8 Water Bottle received for review* It's that time of year when your guilty psyche insists upon you hitting the gym to burn off those holiday p0unds you've been stockpiling since the end of November (Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year, don't you think?). I find January seems to be a bit ...

BOOK LAUNCH: TUCK INTO SECOND HELPINGS OF THE NOTTINGHAM COOKBOOK

After the huge success of The Nottingham CookBook, Meze Publishing are thrilled to announce that they are offering second helpings – set for release November 20 2018. The Nottingham CookBook published in 2014 sold over 9,000 copies and since the food scene has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years, Meze Publishing have ...

Q&A: HEAD CHEF TOM BURTON, THE PALFREY

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. This is the cute anecdote which springs to mind when I think of Tom Burton, now head chef at The Palfrey. This beloved restaurant was forced to close last year after being ravaged by fire. Instead of waiting to reopen (the restaurant is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment), The ...

CYRUS TODIWALA DESIGNS SUMPTUOUS MENU FOR FIFTH ZEST QUEST ASIA GALA DINNER

*Tickets now on sale* Chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL is pulling out all stops to create a menu fit for champions and food-loving attendees of the fifth Zest Quest Asia Gala Dinner and Awards Night to be held at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport T5 (Hilton T5) on Monday, 12th February 2018 at 6.30pm. Restaurateurs Cyrus and ...

MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER IN THE KITCHEN

We're already in the first week of January, which is why I'm wondering how you're getting on with your New Year's resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions according to a recent YouGov poll is to eat better. This means you will have to cook dishes from scratch. Over the past few years, I have fallen in ...

THE GRAVY TRAIN ROLLS INTO DERBY’S BUSTLER MARKET

Street-food continues to enthral and entertain those craving a twist on regular food. I first heard about street-food around three years ago, at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival. Street-food wasn't that big then - just a few stalls selling sliders and bitty snacks. Now, it's turned into a genre all of its own. Over the ...

TURTLE BAY WELCOMES VEGANUARY WITH BRAND-NEW VEGAN & VEGETARIAN MENU

Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar serves a whole host of vegan dishes Available in Turtle Bays nation-wide Brand new ‘Vegan and Vegetarian Menu’ launched to highlight range of dishes There’s a taste of the Caribbean about this year’s Veganuary as Turtle Bay serves up a delicious array of Caribbean-inspired vegan dishes and drinks ...