Last time I went to the Courthouse for afternoon tea, I fully enjoyed my time there. The Courthouse has a rich history as a functioning courthouse; Alan Turing was trialled for gross indecency here. I, therefore, was very much looking forward to going back a year later to try out their main menu and seeing how much has changed in this hotel, restaurant and events space.*
You might have heard of FINCA from BBC’s program Million Pound Menu, where they managed to secure funding after wowing investors and customers with their Cuban inspired food. Here, I interview FINCA to find out more about their experiences after the show.
… handing in your notice at your work and following your passion is a tricky decision. It’s the head over heart sayingJoe from FINCA
Christmas is slowly approaching and a lot of restaurants are starting to take bookings, including Provenance Restaurant and Bar in Westhoughton. Downstairs, there is an amazing food hall which is open during the day with local delicacies and upstairs is the restaurant serving a lot of produce from the food hall. Provenance has been featured in the Good Food Guide 2017 with Head Chef, Lewis Gallagher, winning Lancashire Young Chef of the Year twice! With such an amazing introduction, I joined others at their Press Night one evening.*
Whilst down in London with my sister, we were visiting the National History Museum and got hungry so looked for somewhere nearby to eat late lunch at. We happened upon Pierino which is located opposite the museum and checked out ratings for the place; it seemed to be alright so after a short queue, we were then seated.
Barfia opened a branch on Manchester’s Curry Mile, Rusholme, and I knew I had to visit one day. That day came when my parents visited and my mum being a food adventurist, I knew I had to take her here as she’s never tried Indian sweets before. Barfia mostly sells barfi, a dense milk sweet similar to that of fudge, although they also do other things like chaats, macarons, samosas and drinks.
My sister and I happened to be in London one weekend and I had asked friends in advance for something near the Lyric Theatre to eat at that was decent. Belgo was suggested so we decided to give it a go!
I think we ended up at the Centraal branch of Belgo, although it was raining at the time and my sense of direction isn’t the best.