LOVE BAKING? ENTER YOUR CELEBRATION CAKE CONCEPT NOW!

The region’s bakers are invited to rise to the occasion at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival and enter a competition to create the festival’s ‘Celebration Cake’. The search has begun to find cake bakers to produce a unique, show-stopping cake that reflects the festival’s sense of fun and style, all whilst looking and tasting ...

TAMPOPO’S EAST STREET TO BRING FAST, FRESH PAN ASIAN STREET FOOD TO PICCADILLY GARDENS

Manchester’s original, independent, Pan Asian restaurant, Tampopo is opening a new concept, East Street, on Piccadilly Gardens on 1st August. Taking over the old ‘Rice’ site, East Street will bring an ‘on the go’ version of Tampopo to the heart of Manchester city centre. The prominent Piccadilly Gardens site will be transformed to reveal a 56-seater restaurant with ...

NOTTINGHAM BOXING LEGEND REVEALS EXCITING DETAILS OF NEW BAR

Boxing legend Carl Froch has finally revealed the opening date of his latest venture. Alto on the top floor of The Cornerhouse Nottingham is set to open to the public on Friday 3 August at 4pm. The bar’s famous rooftop terrace has been completely refurbished for guests to enjoy the remaining summer sun on loungers with their favourite cocktail in ...

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 ...