2015 – a year in food and drink

2015 you were awesome. You gave us new cocktail bars and street food pop-ups moved into their new homes, classics received  a glam makeover, killer new menus were launched as we ate, drank and celebrated the local culinary stars in Birmingham and Warwickshire.

After some careful thought, poring through a year’s worth of blog posts and photos, here are my personal highlights from 2015.

 1st Thursdays

Thursday nights in Rugby got tastier when I launched a new street food event with Scoff Street Food in Rugby for the retail event 1st Thursdays and it became the most read post on my blog all year http://wp.me/p1DX8Z-UD

 Paul Foster head chef Mallory Court Covenry Telegraph

As a guest of Mallory Court I was lucky enough to experience a special dinner as part of the Mexican UK 2015 Restaurant Festival. http://wp.me/p1DX8Z-13z

En place canape mojito in spherification with pickled cucumber

En Place’s Mike and Josh dished up exciting and seasonal food in my favourite pop-up dining experience at the stark Six Eight Kafé in Millennium Point with flair and fun.

The Food Assembly

I was pleased to hear that the Food Assembly was launching in Leamington. This local food initiative encourages you to buy fresh, ethically sourced food directly from local farmers and producers in and around Warwickshire.

Simpsons pineapple

One of the most eagerly awaited invitations of the year, was to revisit the grand and classic Simpsons in Edgbaston who revealed a stylish new look http://wp.me/p1DX8Z-140

Two Cats montage

Great news for foodists in Birmingham as Two Cats moved into their new permanent home to delight diners (including The Guardian’s Marina O’Loughlin) with their take on new and reinvented Baltic dishes http://wp.me/p1DX8Z-ZF


I’d like to raise a glass of ‘mother’s ruin’ to Emma Bishop and Nicola Yapp aka The Little Gin Company from Stratford upon Avon.My favourite new discovery for this year.http://wp.me/p1DX8Z-Zk

Nomad dish

One of the most stunning food events was the Artists Food Trail, a special one off evening of food and art at the Grand Union gallery in Digbeth by Nomad. http://wp.me/p1DX8Z-ZB

So there you have it  – another fantastic year for foodies in the Midlands, just waiting to be topped by what 2016 has in store for us.



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