Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd April
Praza, 94-96 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Afternoon tea with an Indian twist from £18.95 per person. Full menu details are on the Praza website
Thursday 5th April
The Junction, 212 High Street, Birmingham
Take a tour through Tarquin’s collection of Cornish Gins as you learn to make three different Negronis like a pro. Tickets are £5.
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th April
The Breaking Bad Cocktail Experience
9 Milk St, Digbeth, Birmingham
Wearing goggles and a protective suit, the science lab in a custom made RV is where award winning mixologist Rob Wood will take you on an interactive cocktail masterclass. £30 per head from Eventbrite
Saturday 7th April
Real Beer tasting
The Wellington, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham
An evening tasting, hosted by the Birmingham Wine School to try a wide selection of properly made beers – from hoppy pale ales to traditional English classics, American micro-brewed golden ales to malty modern stout beers for £32.50.
Saturday 14th April
Afternoon Tea from the musicals
Priory Visitors Centre, Coventry
This musical afternoon tea based on Oliver Twist and Mary Poppins will feature treats from local baker Heritage Pantry. Including Cheese “Oliver” Twists, “You’ve got to “pitta” pocket or two” and Supercalifragi-Custard tarts. £19.99 per person.
Tuesday 17th April
The Rock n Roll philosophy of brewing
1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Birmingham
Rock n Roll Brewhouse is a small brewery in the Jewellery Quarter. They will be presenting their philosophy of brewing and offering samples. Tickets are £5 on the night.
Wednesday 18th April
Rose and Crown, 30 Market Place, Warwick
For a midweek treat let the chef at the Rose & Crown cook a three course dinner for you and enjoy a gin tasting for £35.
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st April
Malaysian Supper Club
Home café, Street, 24 – 26 Church Street, Birmingham
Chef, cookery school tutor and cookbook author Norman Musa is back in Birmingham for two nights. His supper club of four courses and canapés is inspired by Malaysian Nyonya cuisine. Menu details and bookings via the website
Saturday 21st April
Spring Market – Cheese Festival
The Bond, Digbeth, Birmingham
Noon – 6pm
The Seasonal Markets crew is launching their first themed mini festival dedicated to all things cheese. Expect a market hall of 25 cheese producers, as well as award-winning street food, craft beer, wine, cocktails, live music and local artists, makers and designers.
Monday 23rd April
Indian Spices & Street Food Mini Masterclass
Impact Hub, Oxford Street, Birmingham
Join Monica Haldar from The Spice Club to learn how to use a variety of Indian spices and make vegetarian street food snacks. No fee, but barter for a place with either a pastry of any description (savoury or sweet), an Instagram post or tweet about the class or an Interesting flavoured crisp. From 10am – noon.
Wednesday 25th April
The Old Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick
Local wine merchant Wine Poole are your hosts for this evening pairing a selection of six wines to a three course dinner provided by Wild View Events catering. Tickets are £28.95 each.
Wednesday 25th April
The Cheese Board
The Birmingham Whisky Club, 75-80 Vyse Street, Birmingham
A new, regular tasting event for the Jewellery Quarter. Come and sample at least four different cheeses plus two or three whiskies matched against certain cheeses. Tickets are £10 per head (members discount applies).
Thursday 26th April
The Pudding Society
The Royal Pug, 141 Regent Street, Leamington Spa
Dessert fans this is one for you. This evening include a selection of five puddings, especially created by the pub for the event.