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Archive for April, 2010

Granary Grill, Weston Park Opening

Granary Grill, Weston Park

May saw the opening of the long anticipated ‘Granary Grill’ set in the stunning grounds of Weston Park on the Shropshire Staffordshire borders. The  70-seater restaurant offers an extensive menu of high quality locally-sourced food and drink, much sourced from their very own estate. The Granary Grill completes the final phase of the restoration of […]

Green Cow Farm Shop & Deli Producers Event

Lorna Hollings, Chase Distillery, showing their new Gin.

The newly opened, but quickly established Green Cow Farm Shop and Deli in Bridgnorth opened up to tastings for local foodies, with local producers offering tastings to many lucky visitors. These included Fresh Asparagus from Quatt Farms, Bridgnorth, Chase Vodka (previously Tyrrells Vodka) who recently launched their much acclaimed ‘Chase Gin’ and whose representative Lorna […]

Asparagus ~ Midlands Celebrates the Arrival of this special ‘Gras’

Asparagus, Evesham Bell Tower

English asparagus is in season for just ten weeks a year between April and June. Colchester may have its natives and Devon its cream, but ‘Gras’ – as it is called in Worcestershire – is the most delectable English delicacy of all. Cut by hand from beds in the Vale of Evesham or the Witley […]

Asparagus ~ Quick Industry Facts


A few quick ‘Tips’ and ‘snippets’ from the guys at The Asparagus Festival… Short term, the market has gone bonkers – the supermarkets are clamouring for asparagus to fill the gaps on the shelves left by the fresh veg not being air-freighted.  Asparagus is the first home grown British vegetable of the season, so it […]

Michelin Event Success

Will Holland and the La Becasse Brigade: Will Holland with; Ian  Swainson (Sous Chef); Carl Johnson, Warwick Kidd, Andrew Thomas, David  Martin

See Will Holland on BBC’s ‘Great British Menu’ Starter Episode 1 HERE Episode 2) Fish Course…HERE Episode 3) Just Desserts HERE Episode 4) Final Judgement Day HERE Michelin Event Review, with Will Holland: Wednesday 14th April saw a great team success at La Becasse Michelin Restaurant, Ludlow. The brigade on the night, created an exemplorary 7 […]

Gordon Ramsay ~ Midlands Restaurant Search

Gordon Ramsey Wants your favourite Restaurant

RAMSAY’S BEST RESTAURANT The producers of Gordon Ramsey’s exciting new series for Channel 4 ‘Ramsay’s Best Restaurant’ have asked us at to help them hunt for the regions best restaurants. Following the success of Birmingham’s Lasan, Winner of the ‘F’ Word earlier this year, reviewed by James Day, editor of ETM, they have asked […]

Midlands top chef shows his ‘mettle’

Sudah, Executive chef, Saffron Blue, Birmingham

One of the Midlands’ most accomplished chefs is to prove his mettle when he competes in a new, dynamic and tough culinary challenge known as ‘Iron Chef UK’. Iron Chef UK is a British cooking show based on Fuji Television’s Iron Chef, and follows the hugely successful Iron Chef America. The show is produced by IWC Media and will be […]

Midlands Best Value Rural Hotel

Pictured above: (l-r) Tom Ruck and Ian Fergusson of the George Hotel A Shipston-on-Stour hotel has scooped a major industry award from the Sunday Times. The George Hotel in High Street has been vote independently as the ‘best value rural hotel in the UK’ in the newspaper’s worldwide annual Value for Money awards. The gong, […]