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Archive for October, 2009

NEC Festive Gift Fair ~ WIN tickets

Festive Gift Fair NEC Montage

The most popular indoor Christmas Fair in the Midlands, opens its doors again on the 19th November 2009 for FOUR, FESTIVE and FURIOUS days of Christmas shopping. Your favourite TV chefs will be at the Fair. Including: ANTONY WORRALL THOMPSON on Thursday 19th November. Meet AINSLEY HARRIOTT on Friday 20th November. MeetMidlands’ own teen Chocolate […]

Old Rectifying House, Worcester ~ New Chef Review

Old Rec, New Chef ~ Putting the Fun back into Eating Out Three rousing cheers for Matt Denwood who has put much-needed Fun back into eating out in Worcester. There is nothing the least bit snooty-nosed about his simple dining bar and restaurant beside the river Severn. The bar offers an international range of beers […]

Feathers Brockton ~ Shropshire Art, Wine & Food

Kerrie Griffin-Rogers (Left) & Anna Anna Kayiatou, Feathers Brockton

The popular Feathers Country Inn at Brockton, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire hosted an evening of Art, food and wine, in association with acclaimed artist Kerrie Rogers whose exhibition focused on ‘Falling Feathers’ as her centrepiece. Kerrie commented last night “My pieces involve movement and texture, using acrylic on canvas to give a feel of depth […]

San Carlos Restaurant Birmingham ~ Kuwaiti Launch

Pictured above: Signor Sassi Kuwait

Birmingham’s popular San Carlo restaurant in Temple Street has taken its award-winning formula to the Middle East opening a stunning new restaurant in Kuwait. The 158 cover Italian restaurant, which also has a private room that seats 32, is located on Gulf Road, beside the Kuwaiti Towers and is already taking the city’s restaurant goers […]

Chok-Stars Celebrate with Louis Barnett

Linda Barker, with Louis Barnett, Mint Leaf, London

Last night saw the star studded launch of Louis Barnett’s chocolate Week Celebrations hosted by the Mint Leaf Restaurant at Haymarket, London.

Chokolit Week: Midlands ~ London

Andrew Deacon of Wrexham-Shropshire & Louis Barnet of Chokolit

This morning saw an early start for young Chocolatier Louis Barnett f Shropshire based ‘chokolit’. Louis is Celebrating National Chocolate Week (12th-18th October)  by creating his ‘chokolit Tasting Menu’ in association with Michelin accredited ‘Mint Leaf‘ restaurants in London. The early 8.30 train from RAF Cosford was Louis first call – service provided with complements […]

Midlands Wine Tastings ~ Philippe Boucheron

Philippe Boucheron

By way of Introduction …..Wine is a way of life for Philippe Boucheron. For some 35 years Philippe  has been writing on the subject. In 1987 he began broadcasting, organising tastings and even taking groups from the Sunday Times Wine Club and other organisations to vineyards as far a field as Champagne and the Cape. […]

Hotel du Vin, Birmingham ~ Gourmet Wine Night

HOtel Du Vin, Birmingham

HOTEL du VIN GOURMET NIGHT WITH WINE TASTING ~ THURSDAY 12TH NOVEMBER Organised by: Hotel du Vin, Classic Wine Direct and Journey’s End Vineyards in association with & Gourmet Life Midlands Dining Club Luxurious wine hotel, Hotel du Vin, Birmingham,  would like to offer an invitation to an evening to celebrate fine wines, from Journey’s […]

British Food Fortnight ‘Taste the Midlands’ Event

Elms Event Chefs

British Food Fortnight concluded with the cream of the Midlands Chefs hosting a sell out British Food Fortnight ‘Taste the Midlands’ regional celebration on Thursday 1st October. The Elms ‘Von Essen’ Hotel , in Abberley, Worcestershire saw  some of the region’s most accomplished 2 AA Rosette chefs, prepare a 5 tasting course meal to celebrate […]


Romolo Team

Over 150 people attended the launch party of Shrewsbury’s new Italian restaurant and lounge bar, last Saturday (03 October). Romolo Restaurant Shrewsbury, is the brainchild of Albright Hussey hotel owner, Franco Subbiani, Romolo, is located next to the River Severn on Victoria Quay and is now officially open.  It is named after the son of […]