Friday, 26 August 2016

The Gin Vault, Birmingham

The Gin Vault Birmingham

A few weeks ago I went and met up with some lovely Birmingham bloggers inside The Gin Vault.
New to the Birmingham bar scene, The Gin Vault is Birmingham’s first bar dedicated to all things gin. One of my go-to alcoholic beverages, I enjoy drinking gin so was excited to try it out and have a look around!

Located canal side, on Gas Street, The Gin Vault is conveniently located nearby to the city centre but within the hustle and bustle of the bar and drinks scene – Brindley Place being a couple of minutes’ walk away.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Itihaas Indian, Birmingham

Itihaas Curry Birmingham
Butter Chicken
Curry is one of my favourite foods, and Birmingham is no stranger to them, so when I was invited to check out Itihaas' new summer menu I just couldn’t resist!

Located on the corner of Newhall Street and Fleet Street, just a short walk from both New Street and Snow Hill railway stations, this delightful curry house popped with charm and elegance from the moment I stepped in.

But what was the food like? I can honestly say that it was incredible. As mentioned, Birmingham has an abundance of curry houses and Indian restaurants, and whilst I have far from tried them all, I tend to stick to my favourites because it can be hard to find a good one!

The head chef explained to us that he did not want Itihaas to be just another Westernised curry house in the city centre. His menu was created based on traditional dishes that one would actually find in India and surrounding areas. If you’re after a local Balti or a Tikka Masala that you’d usually get from your local Indian take-away then this really isn’t the place for you, but if you’re after some wonderfully cooked food that’s different and traditional then I urge you to give this place a go.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Recipe: Warm Cajun Chicken & Avocado Salad

Cajun chicken and avocado salad

Firstly I must apologise for my absence from the blog. Life seems to get in the way at times. Whilst I enjoy blogging, I have to keep telling myself that is a hobby and that my real life and career must come first – I will try and post new recipes as and when I can but I feel I must put it out there that I may be a little quieter than normal the next coming months.

Anyway, now that’s over with I can tell you why I am posting a recipe for a salad. Yes a salad. On my blog. That is usually filled with naughty, delicious, chocolate calorie filled treats. In September I am going on holiday to America for three weeks and in preparation for the stone I am most likely going to put on in my time out there, the detox has started early.

Plus its summer, and salads are all the rage is summer – right?

If you’re after a quick, delicious dinner that is on your plate in 15 minutes then this is for you. Even Chris was a fan and he’s really not in to salads.