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Manchester Eats Festival 2018 ticket giveaway!

I am back with another giveaway to a foodie event for you, my readers! I love food events as it gives me a chance to explore and potentially taste a wide range of food offerings within a short amount of space. The only limit is my stomach and potentially my wallet. Manchester Eats Festival is taking place in Heaton Park on both the 7th and 8th July and I’m giving away two pairs of tickets to my readers!

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Ancient Grain Bowl

Bill’s Restaurant All Day Menu, Deansgate, Manchester

I’ve visited Bill’s Restaurant a few times in the past, mostly in London but have only made the visit to Manchester’s branch once. This isn’t because the food has gone downhill, but mostly because there’s always something new to try in Manchester’s dining scene. Bill’s is a no-brainer to me when I go down to London and want a good breakfast. I haven’t had the opportunity to eat from their all-day menu, so one evening, I did just that. Discount code available to my readers at the bottom of the post. *

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Interview with Adam Reid

Adam Reid is Chef Patron of The French at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. He participated in an international culinary retreat to Alaska last June, where he was given the opportunity to understand more about Alaska’s sustainable fishing industry, as well as the scale and the size of the species fished. Since his visit, Adam has been experimenting with a range of Alaska’s finest seafood.

Here, I interview Adam on his experiences.

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Rows of cocktails

What is the Asian Flush?

I’ve been wanting to write about the Asian Flush for a while now. Living outside of Asia, it is perhaps not common knowledge unless you have a lot of East Asian friends. The Asian Flush occurs when an East Asian person drinks alcohol and their face flushes after only one drink. The condition is also known as Alcohol Flush Reaction and it is something that I have.

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Exterior of the Botanist at Media City

The Botanist at Media City, Salford

When Botanist first came to Manchester, I got really excited about a space which combines dining with the aesthetics of a garden. We all know Manchester isn’t best known for its sunny skies, so creating an indoor environment where you can socialise and chill sounds ideal to me. Here, I explore Botanist’s spring menu at their Media City site in Salford, Greater Manchester with my blogger friend, Lacey of Laceyfitspo.*

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Bears like Marmalade tea

Bird and Blend Tea Co. Manchester launch

I have a slight obsession with teas and hoarding teas from my travels. I love trying out new teas as you can try lots of different flavours but without the fullness of typical meals or desserts. I know a lot of people find anything but black tea dull and weak tasting, and it can be an acquired taste as quite often the smell is stronger than the taste, but I love it. I was therefore excited to see Bird and Blend Tea Co. (used to be Bluebird) being added to Manchester’s repertoire! This is especially so since I hate coffee. Here, I attend their launch event open to the general public. *

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