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  • anna Posted on 31 October 2014

    Turning up the heat at Carluccio’s cookery evening

    Cookery is a real passion of mine, and while I don’t profess to be any kind of masterchef, I do like to experiment and try out new things on my ever-willing family!  And as a particular favourite of mine is Italian food, I was the first to put my name down when Carluccio’s in West Bridgford let us know about their cookery school evenings.

    Normally when I announce I’m turning my hand to a brand new recipe, I’m met with a certain amount of trepidation and cold sweats from my other half, but as he rightly pointed out, Carluccio’s would be holding my hand every step of the way – so

  • 32408 Stonegate Pub Posted on 28 October 2014

    A taste of America hits Nottingham as Missoula opens its doors

    When we found out in the office that The Living Room in Nottingham city centre was to close we wondered just what might replace it? We were told to expect something casual but classy, vibrant and very unique.

    So when Missoula Montana Bar & Grill proudly opened its doors at the end of September we couldn’t wait to give this new bar and restaurant a whirl.

    Our first glimpse of the new Missoula Montana was at the launch party – and we certainly were not disappointed! Fitted out in a ranch style, Missoula Montana most definitely brings a little bit of America to down town Nottingham.

    The party was a great showcase

  • Hart's food Posted on 16 October 2014

    Top places for food and drink lovers in Nottingham

    Following a recent visit to Nottingham, in search of delicious food and drinks, Isobel King from ilovemygrub.com reviews what Nottingham has to offer for foodie fanatics. Here are her top highlights and places of interest…

    Hart’s Restaurant
    Modern, stylish and with a stellar menu, Hart’s is Nottingham’s no. 1 restaurant. Peppery tuna carpaccio, pickled carrot and lime crème fraîche tastes as good as it looks, followed by freshly-caught exquisite brill served with saffron hollandaise and a Jenga-style stack of chips. There’s a wide selection of old and new world wines, with some vintage options if you want something really special, and the most delectable desserts – try the hot chocolate

  • IMG_0803 Posted on 24 September 2014

    Exciting new beers on the way at Navigation Brewery

    Perhaps best known for its cask ales, the Navigation Brewery is a fundamental part of many people’s drinking repertoire when it comes to enjoying a fine pint in Nottinghamshire. Located just off Meadow Lane in Nottingham, the brewery is a relatively new business – but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the finest our county has to offer.

    With Sales Director Chris Cocking and Head Brewer Dom Flynn working hard behind the scenes, the Navigation Brewery has experience in abundance and a team that is committed to delivering the next great refreshing taste to beer lovers. The brewery, located to the rear of the Trent Navigation

  • piglet Posted on 02 September 2014

    A feast of delights on offer at the Taste of the Great Notts Show

    Food fans will be in for a treat this week when the Taste of the Great Notts Show comes to Nottingham. In today’s guest blog, Lizzy Freeman from All About Tourism, which organises the event, writes about what you can expect. 

    Exciting news for all your foodies out there – this year’s first installment of Taste of the Great Notts Show will be taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Nottingham’s Smithy Row. There will also be a second event at the end of the month so don’t worry if you don’t get to try everything the first time round.

    These events are a ‘taste’ of the Great Notts Show which

  • rupert Posted on 10 July 2014

    Prince Rupert in Newark is a haven for ale fans

    With its exposed timber and over-hanging windows, The Prince Rupert pub is one of the most distinctive in Newark. Dating back to medieval times, the building was first licensed as a public house in 1580 when it was known as The Woolpack. Its current name makes reference to Prince Rupert who came to Newark during the English Civil War to lead the Royalist troops to victory against the Parliamentarians.

    Today, the beautifully-restored pub is full of cosy snugs, wooden beams and period furniture – including impressive church pews and a traditional wooden bar. Despite its age, the building is incredibly light and has been tastefully decorated with muted colours and

  • bistrot Posted on 07 July 2014

    Bon Anniversaire to Nottingham’s Bistrot Pierre

    Bistrot Pierre, one of Nottingham’s best-loved restaurants, will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary on 27th July so I thought it was an appropriate time to shout about my recent visit to sample their mouth-watering summer menu and superb new-look premises which opened following a major refurbishment earlier this year.

    The grand looking former bank, set in the hustle and bustle of Milton Street, first opened its doors in 1994 and was proudly the first bistro of this now popular portfolio of 11 – soon to be 12 – restaurants. I visited on a buzzing Friday evening in the city, settling into a table for two on the first floor, and I

  • Fond memories of Vickeh Market's Hot Pea Man Stall Posted on 05 July 2014

    It just wasn’t to ‘pea’ in the Vicceh Market…

    Anybody from Nottingham will know of the Victoria Centre Market, most affectionately known locally as ‘Vicceh Market’.  As a small child it was a place I frequented often with my Mum, then later as a teenager when my friends and I would go to spend our pocket money on the record stall.   A sneaky lipstick or nail varnish would be a treat from the make-up stall if we had any spare change between us.

    The highlight of the Market for me though was always The ‘Hot Pea’ Man for a tub of peeled prawns or cockles, a bowl of mushy peas followed by a mug of tea.  Looking back, this probably wasn’t,

  • pippin Posted on 03 July 2014

    Get set for a scrumptious summer at Nottingham’s Park Bar

    Summer in the city of Nottingham is going to be a classy affair judging by the newly-released menu, cocktails and list of events happening at The Park Bar at Hart’s Hotel. I went over to meet the team including bar manager, Brenton to find out more.

    As I glanced through the menu, which was launched just a fortnight ago, my eye was drawn to delcious-sounding dishes such as chicken skewers served with fries and coleslaw for just £10.95 and a variety of Hart’s homemade pasta dishes at £9. And if my experience of Hart’s food is anything to go by, they’ll be scrumptious quality and locally-sourced ingredients wherever they can including

  • crow Posted on 14 June 2014

    Discovering a new type of beer at Nottingham’s Crafty Crow

    Having been a committed real ale fan for several years, I have seen its popularity explode. Beer festivals in Nottinghamshire seem to be getting bigger, better and more frequent each year while pubs are offering an increasingly diverse selection of ales, many of which are produced by small-scale brewers using traditional techniques.

    But now there’s a new kid in town – craft beer. Just like cask ales, craft beer is normally produced in small quantities by artisan brewers and there is an emphasis on distinctive flavours. Unlike cask, however, these beers are conditioned in the brewery and are both cold and carbonated.

    Until recently my experience of craft had been limited to Belgian

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Turning up the heat at Carluccio’s cookery evening

Cookery is a real passion of mine, and while I don’t profess to be any kind of masterchef, I do like to experiment and try out new things on my ever-willing family!  And as a particular favourite of mine is Italian food, I was the first to put my name down when Carluccio’s in West…