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REVIEW RICK STEIN: STEIN’S  AT HOME MENU BOX

REVIEW RICK STEIN: STEIN’S AT HOME MENU BOX

  With the end in sight for an easing of restrictions, we can all look forward to dining at a restaurant for a spot of al fresco dining. The decision to lift lockdown measures is however dependent upon data. This is why dine-at-home boxes will continue to be a main source of revenue for restaurateurs pivoting to a takeaway-delivery option,…

REVIEW: SAM’S CHOP SHOP MANCHESTER (DELIVERY NATIONWIDE)

REVIEW: SAM’S CHOP SHOP MANCHESTER (DELIVERY NATIONWIDE)

To say “I went to a chop shop” sure sounds naughty doesn’t it? Sorry to alarm you. It’s not that sort of chop shop, more of ‘Sam’s Chop Shop’, the delivery arm of Sam’s Chop House Restaurant in Manchester.   I have previously visited Sam’s brother Albert (as in Albert’s Chophouse) when I was reviewing for Manchester Confidentials and I…

SPICE BUSINESS MAGAZINE LAUNCHES DELICIOUS ‘BRITISH CURRY DAY’ ON THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER 2020

SPICE BUSINESS MAGAZINE LAUNCHES DELICIOUS ‘BRITISH CURRY DAY’ ON THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER 2020

‘Back The Bhaji’ supports the curry industry and commemorates curry pioneers   Spice Business, the country’s only independent magazine for the Asian restaurant sector, has announced the inaugural British Curry Day on Thursday 3rd December.   British Curry Day will provide a positive focus encouraging spice lovers to order a takeaway, click-and-collect, drive-through or use food delivery services in accordance with government regulations.  …

PENDERYN WHISKY TASTING & FOOD MATCHING

PENDERYN WHISKY TASTING & FOOD MATCHING

What are your spirits of choice? I love a good brandy, with Remy Martin VSOP, Courvoisier and Frapin VSOP being my usual favourite tipples. There’s always a bottle of Penderyn in the cupboard, mainly because The Boy loves it (he has good taste).   I love finding out about new flavour profiles and tasting notes, which is why I enrolled…

REVIEW: THE STRUTT ARMS, BELPER, DERBYSHIRE

REVIEW: THE STRUTT ARMS, BELPER, DERBYSHIRE

#Ad-Gifted   The Strutt Arms first appeared on my radar last year after news of its opening last autumn. It only took a year for me to get over there to try out their new menu, on the eve of lockdown number two, no less.    The Strutt Arms is an approximate 10-minute drive from Derby city centre, and the…

REVIEW: THE TAP, DERBY

REVIEW: THE TAP, DERBY

*Ad-Gifted   What compels you to venture dining out? For me, it is the prospect of a new environment. Don’t get me wrong, I love the four walls of my very pretty flat, but it is the idea of a fresh voice, a new face that is one of the main drivers for me at the moment.   The far-reaching,…