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Archive for October, 2012

Worcestershire Chefs At UK Finals

Worcestershire Chefs were out in force at this week’s final heat of the prestigious Visionary Chef of the Year competition held in Northampton, with a top County Chef representing the UK’s finest in the finals. The culmination of a year’s competition, and nine heats, was held at the impressive new Northampton £83M College on Monday, […]

High Pavement steps up in Warwick

A chance encounter between two business entrepreneurs has led to the opening of a stunning new gastro bar and restaurant in Warwick. ‘High Pavement’, the brainchild of Paul Brown and Johan Ventur has caused a stir in the historic town since opening last month not only for its unique menu of

San Carlo team up with Aldo Zilli

Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli brought his own ‘taste of Italy’ to Birmingham on a whistle stop visit to the city’s highly acclaimed restaurant ‘Fumo’ in Waterloo Street. He joined proprietor Carlo Distefano to sample one of his signature dishes at the popular venue which serves Italian tapas known

Restaurant Zest tastes double success at Food and Drink Awards

The owners and staff at Restaurant Zest are celebrating after a double triumph at the prestigious Derby Food and Drink Awards. Restaurant Zest, located on Friar Gate, was crowned the winner in the Blue Riband Restaurant of the Year category, as well as

New Loughborough deli to offer a finer slice of European cuisine

A new delicatessen, Delice Deli Café, has opened in Loughborough town centre, and will bring fine foods from Europe to gastronomes in the town. Situated on Baxter Gate, the new deli café will

UK Visionary Chef of the Year 2012

Two young Midlands Chefs have reached the finals as the prestigious Visionary Chef of the Year competition. A young chef working in the kitchens of a Midlands country house hotel Hogarths has made it through to the final of a national cookery competition, after impressing at a regional heat, and Head Chef Adam Brown of […]

Elvis Monkies around at Twycross Zoo

Animal fans were recently treated to a dining guest they least expected – Guests at Twycross zoo were ‘All Shook Up’, when they were treated to an impromptu performance by ‘Chinese Elvis’ who was warming up for his forthcoming appearance at their forthcoming December Christmas Special Tribute Night. Guests who were dining at the Twycross […]

UK Asian Curry Chef of the Year Finalist

A former Shropshire surgeon who swapped his doctor’s coat for chef’s whites this week traveled to the UK’s curry capital to compete alongside Britain’s best. Dr Lal Haider, the chef-patron of Old Hall Restaurant, a Persian

Rising star Aaron leads team to bronze at Culinary Olympics

Aaron Darnley, Chef de Partie at The Queens in Belbroughton, has won a bronze medal leading the Junior England team from University College Birmingham, in the IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany. The culinary challenge, organised every four years, took place from 5-10 October in Erfurt and is

Anniversary celebrated with Italian feast

The owner of a famous Staffordshire canalside pub restaurant is to celebrate his fourth anniversary in style – by laying on a special Italian gourmet feast. Giuseppe Iaconi opened Il Marchigiano at The Plum Pudding in Armitage in October 2008. Now he will