Malmaison is a boutique hotel chain located in many large cities, but did you know that many also have a brasserie attached? Yes, you can not only spend a night in luxury but you can also eat well without travelling far! Here, I will talk about my evening with Chez Mal, the brasserie in Manchester. *
There has been an explosion of interest in gin and tonic and so it makes sense and this trend would then continue into other items, not just beverages. Roberts Bakery has created a selection of interesting baked goods such as fiery and Moroccan rolls. This post will, of course, focus on what they sent me, their Gin and Tonic Fun Buns. *
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.*
Friska is an establishment in Bristol where the first branch was opened back in 2009. Since then they have slowly expanded and they are moving north! Their Manchester concession is located inside Bright Building at Manchester Science Park, a stone’s through from the University of Manchester South Campus and not too far from the hospitals. I was invited to the building launch so here I will tell you about Friska’s food!*
.. we are focusing on homelessness as it is a cause that is very important to us personally. In the long term we would like to expand to allow any charity to list and raise on our platform. Ed Alun-Jones, CEO of The Dealer app
The Dealer app is a discount food app with a difference. Although there are other apps which offer discounts at restaurants in Manchester, the Dealer app donates back to charities the more you use it. I speak with Ed Alun-Jones, the CEO and mastermind behind The Dealer app to find out more.
In recent years, gin has become really popular with more varieties popping up and more choices of tonic water to complement them. Throughout October, Forever Manchester is holding Caketober – a month-long celebration combining fancy dress and cakes. Forever Manchester is a charity which raises money to support community activities in Greater Manchester. As part of the celebrations, they have sent me a secret ingredient to use as part of a bake; 50ml of Hoxton Gin!