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NEW MENUS AT THE COCK INN MUGGINTON

NEW MENUS AT THE COCK INN MUGGINTON

According to the Met Office, spring will have sprung in just over a week from today. You’d be forgiven for keeping your enthusiasm for sunnier climes in check, due to the erratic nature of the typical British weather (remember the Beast from the East this time last year?).   If you can’t wait for the new season, fear not, as…

PAUL THACKER APPOINTED HEAD CHEF AT SIX

PAUL THACKER APPOINTED HEAD CHEF AT SIX

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club have announced the appointment of renowned Head Chef Paul Thacker ahead of the opening of Six, a contemporary British restaurant and bar at Trent Bridge.     Thacker, formerly of Park Plaza success story Chino Latino in Nottingham City Centre, takes over the day-to-day running of the kitchen and is developing the menu in partnership with…

CATALAN RESTAURANT LUNYA BRINGS ‘CALÇOTADA’ TO MANCHESTER 

CATALAN RESTAURANT LUNYA BRINGS ‘CALÇOTADA’ TO MANCHESTER 

Lunya, Manchester’s independent Catalan restaurant-bar-deli, is celebrating the famous ‘Calçotada’ Catalonian festival in its city centre restaurant with an event on Sunday 17th March.    It’s a very special date on the Catalonian calendar and is celebrated throughout the region and here in Manchester too for the past nine years, thanks to Lunya.   The ‘Calçotada’ is a celebration of the…

MANCHESTER’S ULTIMATE BRUNCH SPOT IS BACK WITH A BANG

MANCHESTER’S ULTIMATE BRUNCH SPOT IS BACK WITH A BANG

Back in business, Alabama’s All American Eatery has reopened its doors this month following the unfortunate event of a fire in the summer of 2018.    To celebrate, Alabama’s has refreshed its acclaimed menu; curated by newly appointed head chef Charlie Hadley, who previously headed up the kitchens at Deaf Institute and Gorilla.     Manchester’s favourite breakfast joint now…

MANCHESTER’S FREE ITALIAN FESTIVAL READIES FOR THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER OUTING

MANCHESTER’S FREE ITALIAN FESTIVAL READIES FOR THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER OUTING

Festa Italiana Manchester, the country’s biggest festival celebrating Italian food, drink and culture has announced the dates for its third annual event. Manchester city centre’s Cathedral Gardens will be transformed into Little Italy once again from the 26th – 28th July.     In two short years Festa Italiana has established itself as one of Manchester’s most popular events with nearly 30,000 visitors…

LITTLE TIGER PRESS SHORTLISTED TWICE FOR DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK AWARD

LITTLE TIGER PRESS SHORTLISTED TWICE FOR DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK AWARD

Four books have been shortlisted for the first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award, which aims to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented. A group of 12 Derby primary school teachers volunteered to select the books from the original longlist of nine.   Two of…

ATUL KOCHHAR TO LAUNCH NEW RESTAURANT ‘KANISHKA’ ON MAYFAIR’S MADDOX STREET

ATUL KOCHHAR TO LAUNCH NEW RESTAURANT ‘KANISHKA’ ON MAYFAIR’S MADDOX STREET

Atul Kochhar, the first Indian chef in the world to receive a Michelin star, is set to launch Kanishka on Mayfair’s Maddox Street this March. His first venture with Tina English, another recognised innovator of London’s Indian dining scene, Kanishka aims to explore lesser known regions of Indian food, showcasing cuisine from the country’s more remote territories and borders.  …