Friday, 28 July 2017

Trust Your Senses Cocktail Tasting at The Botanist, Birmingham

The Botanist Birmingham

I love cocktails. Whenever I go out, I'm the first to reach for the cocktail menu, looking for new, exciting and unique ones to try. So when The Botanist asked me to visit their Birmingham branch for a blind cocktail tasting session, and the chance to create my very own cocktail, I couldn't refuse.

Arriving at the extremely cool looking venue located on Temple Street in Birmingham City Centre, I was whisked downstairs to The Plant Room for the blogger event. The Plant Room is a private room area which can be hired out completely, or used for large table bookings. It has plenty of space, and its own bar.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Recipe: Cider Cupcakes with Toffee Frosting

Cider cupcakes with Toffee Frosting

I think most of you know by now that I am a massive foodie. Give me a foodie event to go to and I’ll be there, camera (and Chris’ cash!) in hand. So when Expedia contacted me to tell me about their Food Map that they have created and whether I wanted to create a recipe to coincide with a foodie event going on I said “Absolutely, yes please!”.

June is hosting some great food events around the UK (make sure to check out the map to find events near you!), but this post is paying homage to Sausage & Cider Festival taking place in Northampton on the 24th & 25th June.

Monday, 29 May 2017

New Turtle Bay Menu

Turtle Bay Solihull

I'm not normally a fan of chain restaurants but there is something about Turtle Bay that doesn't make it feel like a chain, even though it is. It's the one place I consistently go back to, that I suggest to people looking for somewhere to meet friends or go on a date, and that I often meet my girl friends at for a few cocktails and a good catch up.

From the moment you step in the door you are transported to island life, it has a very reggae reggae vibe. The music, the lighting and the friendly service are all great, no matter which Turtle Bay you go to, and the food is always tasty.

So I normally always have the same thing when I go to Turtle Bay. I always have the Trinidad Chicken Curry One Pot and it's always amazing. The one time I didn't get it and someone else in my party did, I had major food envy. So when I was emailed to  come and try out their new menu items at their Solihull branch I was a little apprehensive, I mean because I wouldn't be able to have my beloved chicken curry!