MANCHESTER COFFEE FESTIVAL 2017

If you love good coffee, you need to read on. As a self-confessed coffee lover, news of a coffee festival is music to my ears. Imagine spending a whole day, chatting to fellow coffee lovers, tasting coffee and stocking up on your own coffee supplies? Cut me open and I swear I'd have coffee running through my ...

HAVE YOURSELF A CARIBBEAN CHRISTMAS AT TURTLE BAY

Bored of turkey? Fancy mixing up your Christmas dinner? Head on over to Turtle Bay where you can get your reggae on with a menu including spicy jerk and moreish rum for a Caribbean Christmas to remember. As the festive season gears up, Turtle Bay offers an alternative festive vibe, with its first ever set Christmas menu – featuring dishes ...

SPOOKY TREATS AT LAS IGUANAS FOR HALLOWEEN DAY OF THE DEAD

If Halloween is your favourite time of the year (Day of the Dead is also popular in 2017), then you need to pay attention. Latin American restaurant and cocktail specialists Las Iguanas have created a special cocktail for the eerie events – an ode to Day of the Dead, a huge celebration in Latin America. The ...

MASONS RESTAURANT BAR TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ON NOVEMBER 3 PROMISING FAMILIAR BRITISH DISHES WITH A WORLD INFLUENCE

Manchester’s Bridge Street is well on its way to being transformed as a destination for food lovers, starting with next week’s soft opening (October 28-November 2) of Masons Restaurant Bar. Masons will then officially open on November 3, following the glittering Manchester Hall opening event the evening before which will see the former Freemasons Hall transformed ...

TV CHEF AINSLEY BACKS BOLTON’S NEW CURRY TO RIVAL THE BIRMINGHAM BALTI

Ready, Steady, Cook and Strictly star Ainsley Harriott has praised a unique, new curry recipe developed in a Bolton Indian restaurant as ‘better than a Balti’ after sampling it at Bolton Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 27 August. The new dish, dubbed ‘the Bolti’ in honour of its Bolton origins, has been unveiled exactly 40 ...

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: CHEF HARI GHOTRA

Do you have any food heroes? I have a couple (James Martin, Simon Rogan, Aiden Byrne, Elizabeth David are just a few off the top of my head). The latest addition to my food hero list is Hari Ghotra, chef and entrepreneur who is based in London and whom I am thrilled to be interviewing. ...

NEW MENU REVIEW: REVOLUCIóN DE CUBA RUM BAR & CANTINA, NOTTINGHAM

I like summer. Isn’t glorious golden sunshine the best? This warmer season also means new offerings on restaurant menus as seasonal menus change to reflect lighter foods to complement the weather. I visited Revolución de Cuba Rum Bar & Cantina, Nottingham last week, for a catch up with my Derby Bestie. Nestled on Market Street slap ...

TURTLE BAY’S NEW MENU LOADED WITH FRESH TRINI WATERMELON CHOW, BAJAN BEEF CHEEKS & VEGETARIAN DELIGHTS

Turtle Bay Derby has launched a brand new menu - the first big menu enhancement it has undertaken since the restaurant came to the city. Just Jerk Platter The new menu has been inspired by feedback from guests, and devotion to the Caribbean culture that Turtle Bay is all about. It’s a vibrant celebration of Turtle Bay’s ...

PUB REVIEW: THE QUEENS HEAD OCKBROOK, DERBYSHIRE

I visited The Queens Head Ockbrook for a spot of lunch. I wasn’t meant to stay too long. Honest. This didn’t happen. Why did I stay longer than expected? What compelled me to remain glued to my seat in The Queens Head Ockbrook? What is so blooming great about this pub? (Honestly, this review raises more ...

INSPIRATION & SKILL ON MENU FROM THE SCHOOL OF ARTISAN FOOD, RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW (7-11 JUNE 2017)

Artisan food production will be on the menu from The School of Artisan Food at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show where they will demonstrate how to grow, select and use tasty ingredients at very low cost. The award winning School of Artisan Food has designed an exciting programme for the Artisan Kitchen Theatre supported by Villa ...