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 ...

LOVE YOUR LOCAL MARKET WEEKEND MARKET BONANZA IN BOLTON (20 MAY)

*Klaxon call for anyone who loves good food* Bolton Markets will be sharing the love this Saturday (May 20) with a feast of cookery demos, prizes and fun for all the family. The Love Your Local Market (LYLM) campaign is in full swing in Bolton. And on Sunday there will be an Artisan Market at Heaton Fold, with lots of ...

SURPRISE POLL OF CURRY RESTAURANTS PUTS LABOUR AHEAD

-      Top chefs honoured at House of Commons -      Voting open for best curry houses A poll of members of the Asian Catering Federation (ACF) has put Labour head of the Conservatives, contradicting all other national polls. The Federation, which represents the nation's 35,000 curry restaurants and takeaways, emailed its membership regarding their voting intentions, ahead of ...

BELGO NOTTINGHAM CELEBRATES 1ST BIRTHDAY

The start of a new season heralds a flurry of new menus, cooked up by intrepid minds in the kitchen. I was pleased, excited and super chuffed to be invited to Belgo's first birthday party. Standing loud and proud on the corner of Weekday Cross, Belgo’s is one of my favourite spaces in Nottingham. Their Belgian beer range is second ...

TURTLE BAY CELEBRATES NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK (15-21 MAY 2017)

Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay is celebrating National Vegetarian Week (15-21 May 2017) with the addition of fabulous new vegetarian and vegan dishes to its menu. There's a deliciously creative choice of starters and mains that are suitable for a light luncheon or an evening meal at Turtle Bay. Jam Rock Spiced Popcorn The Spiced Chickpea Wrap, Vital Veggie Beach Platter and the Spinach, Aubergine & ...

TIM BACON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER FOR MULTI RESTAURANT CHARITY DINNER & #DREAMTHEIMPOSSIBLE PARTY

Manchester's first ever city-wide banquet will aim to raise half a million pounds in just one night in memory of restaurant entrepreneur Tim Bacon.  Co-founder of the Living Ventures Restaurant empire, he is credited with transforming Manchester's dining scene but passed away in 2016. Today, his business partner Jeremy Roberts announced a groundbreaking event dubbed “Dream the ...