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 ...

ADVENTURE INTO A WORLD OF RARE BOTANICAL BLENDS AND FINE DINING AT MANCHESTER HOUSE

On Wednesday 11th July, Manchester House will host an Evening of Adventurous Distillation and Dining with award-winning artisan producers Manchester Gin.  With news of gin being the nation's most popular spirit beating whisky and vodka*, it is time to appreciate the special nature of this quintessentially British spirit. What better way to educate oneself, than to spend ...

REAL ALE CONNOISSEUR NEIL MORRISSEY TAKES THE HELM AT THE OLD BRAMSHALL INN

This week saw the launch of The Old Bramshall Inn, a With Neil Morrissey Pub Company based in Bramshall on the outskirts of Uttoxeter. Neil Morrissey, whose talents include accomplished television and stage actor, brewer and real ale champion has taken over The Old Bramshall Inn, a traditional pub with a contemporary twist. The pub’s relaunch under ...

SAPORI RESTAURANT & BAR CROWNED BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN MIDLANDS

Sapori Restaurant & Bar has picked up a prestigious honour at a glittering ceremony at Birmingham's Edgbaston Cricket Stadium. The Midlands Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards are aimed at celebrating the great work done at the very best eateries, restaurants, hotels and bars across central England. The popular Anstey restaurant was shortlisted for the Best Italian ...

CELEBRITY CHEFS AT CHATSWORTH COUNTRY FAIR (31 AUG-2 SEPT 2018)

Nadiya Hussain, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are the star TV chefs lined up to share their culinary expertise at this year's Chatsworth Country Fair (31 August-2 September). Along with an exciting mix of young and established chefs from Derbyshire, Sheffield and Yorkshire showcasing their expertise across the three days, the trio will be a huge ...

WORLD’S LARGEST GIN & TONIC IS THE AIM FOR GUINESS WORLD RECORDS™

If you love gin and tonic, then you you’ll be excited by this exciting event. Tomorrow (Saturday 23 June), The Wine Drinker will be attempting to achieve a new Guinness World Records title, with a fun twist - to make the largest alcoholic mixed drink in the world. A gin and tonic - a whopping 739 ...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: BARESCA, NOTTINGHAM

Weekends are for writing, indulging in good food, reading and chilling out with loved ones. The sun was out in a cloudless sky, and the weather was set for a tapas review, and so it was, that I found myself heading to Baresca Nottingham to check out the food a year on. Nestled on Byard Lane ...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: HART’S RESTAURANT NOTTINGHAM

*Review by invite* What is your go-to place for a special visit? If you haven’t got one, read on. Hart’s Nottingham is one of those places that has been on my radar for some time. Finally I found myself booked in for lunch at Hart’s. The first thing that strikes you, is that everything is neat. From ...

NOTTINGHAM RESTAURANT ALCHEMILLA RANKS 53RD BEST RESTAURANT IN UK

Congratulations to Chef Alex Bond, whose first solo venture Alchemilla in Nottingham has been ranked 53rd in the UK at the 2018 Estrella Damm National Restaurant awards. A glittering ceremony at London's Hurlingham Club on Monday evening saw chefs across the country celebrate making the list. Alchemilla has been open just 10 months so the accolade is a ...