TASTY TREATS AT WELBECK FOOD MARKET (23-25 JUNE)

The finest artisan food producers in the region have been brought together for the Welbeck Food Market taking place in The Courtyard on 23-25 June 2017. Curated by the award-winning Welbeck Farm Shop, this is the perfect opportunity to meet local food producers behind some of the region's favourite artisan produce ranging from cheeses, preserves and ...

Q&A: HEAD CHEF GUY EDWARDS, LITTLEOVER LODGE, DERBY

Derby’s dining scene continues to grow, much to my delight. As new restaurants set up in Derby, we must not forget already established eateries that have been going strong. Of course this new influx will keep the current guard on their toes; one such eatery that is embracing the challenge and stepping up to the ...

LAUNCH: RANDALL & AUBIN ANGLO FRENCH BRASSERIE, BRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER

Acclaimed Anglo-French brasserie Randall & Aubin has brought their sumptuous menu of British seafood and meat dishes to fashionable and vibrant, Bridge Street in Spinningfields. The restaurant is open 7 days a week closing slightly earlier at 8pm on a Sunday. Randall & Aubin was established as a butcher’s shop in 1911 selling only the best ...

BEVERLEY KNIGHT TO PERFORM AT TIM BACON FOUNDATION DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE EVENT

Singing superstar Beverley Knight MBE has been announced as the headline act to perform on Thursday 21st September at the Tim Bacon Foundation Dream the Impossible charity event. Beverley, famous for hits such as ‘Get Up!’ and ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’ as well as taking the West End by storm in shows such as Memphis and The Bodyguard ...

HOPPED UP: PURECRAFT BEER TASTING, NOTTINGHAM

I am thoroughly enjoying exploring the craft beer scene. With the opening of various street-food and cazzh-dining experiences in Derby just this week alone, this local-ish event caught my eye. PureCraft, a bar/pub/restaurant is hosting a beer tasting session later this week (Wednesday 31 May 2017). Here is what the organisers have to say about this ...

Q&A: CHEF ADAM POOLE, WAIN-Y-CLARE

Good food excites me and getting to know talented chefs behind the scenes is the favourite part of my job. I am thrilled to chat to Chef Adam Poole, Head Chef at Wain-Y-Clare who is creating waves in the industry through his stunning classical dishes with a contemporary twist. Chef Adam Poole is one of ...

UNITEA BLENDS: TEA REVIEW

I was thrilled to be invited to review the Unitea Blends tea range. The company headed up by Jay sources tea leaves from Sri Lanka. Jay carefully sources authentic tea to create a premium range.  There are six flavour profiles each named after a mood or vibe, which I think is really clever. All loose-leaf teas were steeped in a ...

#BOLTONFOODFEST TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets for Bolton’s hugely popular Food and Drink Festival will go on sale today (Monday 22 May). The event takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 25 to 28), and there is sure to be high demand for tickets. The packed weekend will open on Friday with two Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines, and feature cookery ...

ARTISAN MANCHESTER INTRODUCES REFRESHING SUMMER MENU & EXPRESS LUNCH

Artisan, the contemporary all day dining destination located in the heart of stylish Spinningfields Manchester, has introduced a refreshing summer menu.  The lofty 12,000 square foot space has fire at its heart, with wood fired pizzas and steaks among some of the most popular choices on the varied menu. I was lucky to review Artisan last ...

NEW MENU LAUNCH: SLUG & LETTUCE, DERBY

Announcements of new season menus galore are flooding my inbox, and the Slug & Lettuce Bar is the latest in a flurry I was invited to check out. I have visited Slug before. This was back in the day when I was hooked on their tostadas. I know the Slug development chefs can do good things ...