REVIEW: PASTA EVANGELISTS’ FRESH PASTA

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. Sophia Loren I adore pasta, in all forms, from fat ribbons of tagliatelle to plump raviolo. I have made pasta from scratch, and loved it, yet my pasta machine is buried deep in the back of the cupboard, like a crammed commuter on the Northern Line. Why don’t I make pasta ...

LOTUS INDIAN KITCHEN READIES TO WOW CROWDS WITH BLOOMING TASTY TAPAS

Lotus Indian Kitchen, a unique Indian tapas style restaurant has taken up residence in a landmark £3m Piazza building at Mercia Marina. One of the first of its kind in the East Midlands, Lotus Indian Kitchen embraces the concept of sharing plates and tasty tapas. It will open its doors on Saturday 14 July, ahead of ...

MOWGLI SET TO SWING INTO HOCKLEY NOTTINGHAM

Mowgli Street Food is set to open its first Nottingham site in just over four days. It will open its doors in the foodie fantastic Hockley area on Monday 23rd July, following on from the Indian street food restaurant’s launch in Oxford back in March. It is a striking piece of architecture, and this one of ...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: GUSTO, WEST BRIDGFORD NOTTINGHAM

*Review by invite, food and drink complimentary*  Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, yet summer’s lease hath all too short a date. I have never started off a review quoting Shakespeare – I guess there is a first time ...

TAST TO OPEN IN MANCHESTER (FRIDAY 20TH JULY)

Menu by world-renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez Head chef Miquel Villacrosa to run the Tast kitchen Investors include Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain, Ferran Soriano Tast will be an authentic celebration of the Catalan culture, with doors opening on 20th July on King Street, Manchester. It is all systems go at Tast Cuina Catalana, roughly translated as 'Taste from the Catalan ...

NEW FOOD PRODUCER CHAMPIONS GREAT BRITISH GAME

Wild and Game, a new not-for-profit food business, aims to turn the UK into a nation of year-round game eaters by taking much-loved recipes and recreating them with game as a key ingredient. Products include high quality pies, sausage rolls, sausages, pâtés and more. Raw meat is also available for cooking your own game dishes. Wild and ...

LUNYA’S TOP 5 DELI PICKS FOR JULY

I love spending time in my kitchen, and I'm never happier than when baking a cake or experimenting with different flavour profiles. I cook every day, and I'm always on the look out for great ingredients and new cookbooks. I visited Lunya last year to dine, and fell in love with their deli. Gleaming fat olives ...

SUNDAY LUNCH + DESSERT TROLLEY = HEAVEN AT YE OLDE BELL

We don't see enough of dessert trolleys - delectable desserts, pretty pastries on wheels - what's not to love? News of an innovative Sunday lunch offering WITH a dessert trolley spilling over with stunning sweet cakes, gateaux and pastries has made Ye Olde Bell a must-visit for me. It is also great for those looking for a place ...

DRAKE & MORGAN OPENS DOORS TO THE ANTHOLOGIST MANCHESTER

The Anthologist has opened the doors to its impressive premises on One St Peter’s Square, Manchester. It promises a relaxed all-day bar and restaurant perfect for everything from breakfast meetings to client updates over lunch, after work drinks or dinner with friends. The Anthologist will be Drake & Morgan’s second site in the city centre, the ‘big ...

DREAM OF YOUR OWN BAKERY? BOOK INTO BAKING BOOTCAMP AT THE SCHOOL OF ARTISAN FOOD (30 JULY – 23 AUGUST 2018)

Do you have baking aspirations? Personally, I would love to have my own little café-bookstore, that sells oven-warm scones and piping hot tea (none of this cold brew mumbo jumbo, coffee is supposed hot). If you want to perfect your baking, then make The School of Artisan Food your next port of call. Skills, confidence, inspiration and ...