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GUEST BLOG: INCOGNITO DINING

GUEST BLOG: INCOGNITO DINING

I am thrilled to introduce a guest blog by Incognito Dining. With Easter a few short weeks away (18 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes and 9 seconds to be exact), we have an egg-citing article… on eggs. It is a real celebratory piece with a lovely recipe to boot, championing the egg that is otherwise a humble ingredient. If you love…

REVIEW: AUSTRALASIA, MANCHESTER

REVIEW: AUSTRALASIA, MANCHESTER

The clocks going forward can only mean two things: lighter evenings to enjoy more sunshine, and new menus as restaurants welcome in the new season.     Australasia Manchester has a promising new menu, which will – you have been warned – evoke hunger pangs even when casually browsing. I have visited Australasia before, finding it light and airy in the…

NORTHERN HOSPITALITY POWER LIST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

NORTHERN HOSPITALITY POWER LIST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Now in its eighth year, the Kuits NRB Top Fifty is an exciting power list of the North’s most significant and influential hospitality operators. The list features big names and rising stars, including six new entries and two re-entries, and covers 212 brands, 1527 sites and over 22,840 employees, demonstrating the strength of the region’s hospitality scene.     The…

ADAM HARPER REACHES FINALS OF ROUX SCHOLARSHIP

Adam Harper, head chef at The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow, sister hotel to the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey, has reached the finals of the prestigious Roux Scholarship 2019.      The Roux Scholarship is regarded as the pinnacle accolade and the award all chefs aged under 30 years want to win.  It was created by Albert and Michel Roux…

RECIPE: CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH CHOCOLATE CAKE 

RECIPE: CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH CHOCOLATE CAKE 

How often do you bake? I bake around twice a month, definitely more if I have time.   One of the recipes I discovered last month was this glorious chocolate cake recipe by Choccywoccydoodah. I’ve seen the co-founder Christine and her team on TV a few times, and I have always been in awe of her chocolate creations. I didn’t…

TURTLE BAY LAUNCH SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY KOKO COCKTAIL – AND GIVE DINERS THE CHANCE TO WIN KOKO KANU GOODIES

TURTLE BAY LAUNCH SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY KOKO COCKTAIL – AND GIVE DINERS THE CHANCE TO WIN KOKO KANU GOODIES

Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, have created a specialist rum cocktail designed to treat mums this Mother’s Day – and they’re also giving all diners the chance to win rum-based goodies too.   The Turtle Bay mixology team has collaborated with Koko Kanu to create the Koko Bellini especially with mums in mind this Mother’s Day – Sunday 31st…