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Archive for November, 2011

BBC Good Food Show NEC

Michael Caines, Olly Smith, Glynn Purnell, Suree Coates (ETM)

As the 21st BBC Good Food Show, 2011, held at the NEC draws to a close, the regions chefs can pat themselves on the back for demonstrating the culinary skills of the Midlands, against some of the UK’s best. Hailed as a success by chefs and producers alike, the 2011 show had more stands, more […]

Cote Restaurant Launch Mailbox Birmingham

Cote Birmingham

Cote Birmingham Cote Restaurant Christmas Menu Launch Birmingham Last week Côte Brasserie in The Mailbox hosted a Champagne and Canapés Christmas Tasting Night for fans of French food. We were lucky enough to be invited along to join the great and the good of Birmingham to enjoy the opportunity to sample some highlights of their […]

The Asquith Restaurant and Ginger’s Bar by Glynn Purnell – Review

Asquith Restaurant Birmingham

The Asquith Restaurant and Ginger’s Bar by Glynn Purnell – Living up to expectations? After The Asquith finally closed its doors at the beginning of 2011, Glynn Purnell promised us he would re-open his second restaurant with the original team, including Chef Chef Jason Eaves ‘in time’ –  As always, Glynn delivered his promise, and […]

Evesham’s Own Masterchef Professional

Chef Jamie Barnett in the produce gardens of De Montforts Restaurant

With the BBC TV Masterchef the Professionals series well under way, with top chefs from across the UK, including the Midlands, fighting for survival to be crowned BBC Professional Masterchef 2011, Evesham can boasts its own finalist. Meet Jamie Barnett, a 27 year old chef with a passion for traditional English cooking.  You’ll find him […]

New Champagne Bar in Marco Pierre White’s Birmingham Restaurant

The Cube Lauren Perrier Champagne Bar Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM TOASTS ARRIVAL OF NEW CHAMPAGNE BAR Birmingham’s most hotly anticipated leisure venue is to up the glamour stakes even further with the opening of a new £150,000 skyline champagne bar. The sleek Laurent Perrier lounge will join Marco Pierre White’s new restaurant, offering stunning views of the city from the 25th floor of The […]

British Culinary Federation Awards Simpsons Restaurant Chef, Young Chef of the Year

Kristian Curtis of Simpsons Restaurant Birmingham

British Culinary Federation Awards Simpsons Restaurant Chef, Young Chef of the Year Midlands Culinary success was achieved once again this week with Kristian Curtis, junior Chef de Partie  of Simpsons Restaurant, Birmingham who won this year’s British Culinary Federation Young Chef of the Year 2011. Kristian who is 21, and has been at Simpsons for […]

Italian Provenance in Birmingham

Rossopomodoro Selfridges

Naples – An Educational Trip of Provenance “They taste great, but I bet they are not true authentic Neapolitan pizzas?” –  A comment made during a recent review of the new Italian Restaurant concession in Selfridges, Birmingham.  Two weeks later, my bags were packed and I was off for a visit to Naples, the ‘birth […]

Leading UK hotel collection acquires Cheltenham luxury spa hotel

Greenway Hotel, Cheltenham, Now Part of the Eden Hotel Group

Eden Hotel Collection, who are quickly becoming known as one of the leading luxury hotel operators in the UK, have added a sixth property to their award-winning portfolio of classic country and town house hotels. The Greenway Hotel & Spa, bought out of the administration of the von Essen Hotels portfolio, will join Michelin starred […]