Showing posts from March, 2013

Hawkshead Relish Launches New Beer Jellies At IFE

The origin of beer preserves lies in Italy where few exist made only in the kitchens of remote farmsteads. Taking inspiration from this ‘Gelatina di Birra Cometa’ and using beer and cider from award winning Lakeland craft breweries Hawkshead Relish  has captured the essence of the differing hops and apples varieties to compliment perfectly an array of cheeses.
Hawkshead Breweries ‘Windermere Pale Ale’, Cumbrian Legendary Ales breweries’ ‘Loweswater Gold’ and Cowmire Halls ‘Ancient Orchard Cider’ are all renowned in their own right for their exceptional brews.
Mark Whitehead co-owner of Hawkshead Relish who provides the inspiration and creativity to the range of over 100 preserves exclaims ‘I was fascinated by the concept of beer jellies to accompany cheese and wanted to create a version that really matched the type of beer & cider to best compliment the flavour and consistency of cheese. With these 3 fabulous breweries on our very doorstep we had plenty of an assortment of varyin…

Easter City Fun For Kids At Park Plaza County Hall London

With its brand new, family-friendly restaurant L'Italiano and a tempting family break offer, Park Plaza County Hall is a treat for everyone this Easter. With the new London Dungeon open on its doorstep and its close proximity to the buzzing South Bank, County Hall London is ideally located to maximise your London holiday.
Any child checking in over the Easter break will receive a welcome gift pack and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts money to spend on sweet treats or soft drinks in the hotel. The little ones can also enjoy complimentary movies in their room whilst parents enjoy a grown up film on their own TV. Over the Easter weekend itself, children are invited to make bunny-shaped pizzas in the restaurant with Chef, take part in cup-cake baking, play the "Snacks and Ladders" game with parents and enjoy a visit from the Easter bunny himself!
Hotel restaurant L'Italiano offers good value, classic Italian dishes made from fresh seasonal ingredients. The bambino menu i…

Gara Rock In Spectacular South Devon Coastal Location Re-Opens

One of the most spectacularly sited places for eating, living and holidaying in the UK has been re-opened following the extensive redevelopment of Gara Rock.
Perched on the dramatic clifftops near East Portlemouth, Gara Rock is a breathtaking development of exclusive apartments and cottages for sale and rent, a restaurant and café, leisure facilities and a spa all with unrivalled views across the rugged Devon coastline.
Once the dramatic site of a coastguard’s station, it is in a stunning location one and a half miles eastwards along the coast from East Portlemouth and far away from the pressures of every day life. It’s an escape where the power of the sea and physical surroundings can be experienced in warm, safe and comfortable surroundings with magnificent views out to sea as well as towards the wild and rugged headlands of Prawle Point and beyond Salcombe Estuary to Bolt Tail.
With access to an amazing restaurant offering an informal dining experience at all times of day, seclude…

New Artisan Food Experiences And Urban Foraging Courses In London From Food Safari

Food Safari, providers of food courses and workshops, is delighted to offer a programme of new courses in London. The Suffolk-based company has teamed up with a London artisan food and drink producers including Sipsmith, The London Honey Company and England Preserves to offer new behind-the-scenes courses in London.
In a new partnership with England Preserves, artisan producer of jams and jellies and chutneys, Food Safari has a launched a series of hands-on preserving workshop in their studio in Bermondsey giving you skills to preserve at home as well as insights into how the professionals do it. The first course on July 13 we will use summer fruits and on September 21 we will look at how to preserve the autumn glut.
For honey lovers Food Safari has teamed up with Steve Benbow, author and founder of the London Honey Company, renowned for their hives on top of the Tate galleries, Fortnam & Masons and Harrods. On May 18 you can go behind-the-scenes at the London Honey Studio in Ber…

Discover The Origin Comes To London

Discover the Origin will be attending The International Food and Drinks Event (IFE) from 17th - 20th March 2013 as the campaign, which is funded by the EU, Portugal, Italy and France, continues its programme to educate trade professionals. Discover the Origin's presence at this year's IFE event, marks its continued effort to reach out to trade professionals across the UK, including restaurants, delis, importers, retailers and hotels. The campaign which promotes five key European products from the food and wine industry will feature at IFE on stand S4705.
Discover the Origin was established in 2008 and is designed to raise awareness around five Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products: Bourgogne Wines Parma Ham Douro Wines Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Port Nathalie Hordonneau, coordinator for the Discover the Origin Campaign, says: "Reaching trade professionals across the UK is at the forefront of the Discover the Origin campaign. This is our first time at IFE and we…

The Pickled Village's Melt-In-The-Mouth Curds Set To Wow IFE 2013

After extensive trials and tasting (especially tasting), The Pickled Village is bursting to announce its new range of melt-in-the-mouth all-butter curds.
The three curds are the first new additions to The Pickled Village range since the brand entered into a joint venture with Bramble Foods. The Pickled Village has added its trademark twist to the award-winning traditional curd recipes that Bramble Foods are already well known for.
All three all-butter curds (lemon, ginger and banana) are made using free-range eggs and natural ingredients.
the Zesty Bracer - a tangy all-butter lemon curd The ultimate buttery, lemony curd - pile it onto hot rounds of toast or dollop in puff pastry tartlets with a sprinkling of icing sugar.
the Ginger Snapper - a mellow all-butter stem ginger curd A luscious curd with stem ginger bite, it adds a mellow warmth to your morning toast. Stir a couple of spoonsful into custard for extra oomph!
the Sweet Escape - a spiced all-butter banana curd Spread on seede…

Cheshire Award-Winning Restauranteur Highlights Use Of Local Produce As New Venue Announced

The Management Team behind Knutsford favourite The Belle Epoque, have made an exciting announcement today, confirming their take-over of neighbouring venue The Rose ‘n’ Crown.
The Rose ‘n’ Crown, a popular public house situated literally next door to The Belle Epoque, on Knutsfords King Street, has now closed for refurbishment, before it opens its doors as The Rose ‘n’ Crown Chophouse on Wednesday 20th March.
Speaking of the news, proprietor and Managing Director of The Belle Epoque, and now The Rose ‘n’ Crown, said ‘As The Belle Epoque is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, we thought it highly appropriate to launch a second site in Knutsford, the town we know and love so much. The Rose ’n’ Crown is already a popular pub, our job here is simply to enhance the food offer, and refurbish the pub and hotel areas, both inside and out’.
The venue will remain very much as a public house, continuing to offer a great place to informally socialise, as well as retaining its casual and …