Table Talk – keeping it local

Birmingham isn’t the be all and end all when it comes to great dining in the West Midlands, Warwickshire has its own stars too in the shape of The Butchers Social, The Tame Hare and Tailors.

The Butchers Social

When The Butchers Social opened four years ago, the lure of salted caramel chicken wings was enough to get Birmingham diners to make the short trip to Henley in Arden. Now the restaurant has  launched a new tasting menu, that sees the finest seasonal produce served  from the a la carte menu.

Crafted by owner and Chef Director Mike Bullard, diners can enjoy a tartar of venison and mushroom ketchup, a pan-fried scallop and foie gras crumble, celeriac risotto, glazed pig cheek, pan fried cod and lamb wellington, finished off with roast banana sorbet, alongside  a mango and caramelised white chocolate cremeux. Priced at £70 per person.

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There are just three weeks until The Tame Hare from Leamington and Tailors from Warwick collaborate in a special ‘Un-Tamed Dinner’. The chefs will take it in turns to create dishes including mojito cured trout, Wagyu beef and treacle tart. Held at the Tame Hare, the dinner costs £60 and there is an option of matching wines for £35. Call The Tame Hare on 01926 316191 to book your place for Sunday 10 March.


Table Talk – cherish your favourite foodie

Valentines Day pork pie

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are some gift ideas for the food and drink lover in your life (or you could just treat yourself!) Read more

Table Talk – an all-star line-up of chefs

An all-star line-up of chefs who are winning awards, bringing events to the Midlands for the first time and leading new eateries feature in this week’s Table Talk. Read more

Nine must-do foodie events for February

february 2019

As January draws out its last few days, here are nine events that I recommend should be in your diaries to look forward to in February, include tastings and special dinners. Read more

Table Talk

This week’s news bites include a new tapas menu at The Boathouse, good news for fans of Thai street food Buddha Belly and a new limited edition blend from Nelsons Gin. Read more

Ones to watch in 2019

Instead of my usual weekly round up of news, today I thought that I’d share with you a flurry of exciting new openings that I am looking forward to. Read more

New Year, new events

January 2019

Happy New Year! If you head over to the Events page you will find my recommendations for what’s on in January and here are some highlights to whet your appetite:-

  • enjoy a wine tasting with Connolly’s Wine and a selection of tapas at The Hive’s new Saturday Sessions
  • tuck into a delicious Talton Mill home- reared pork and cider stew at their Pork & Cider Wasseil
  • the Dining for Sight supper club kicks off the New Year with an Asian inspired menu
  • celebrate the Californian wines of Orin Swift at the Hyatt Regency hotel
  • join a brigade of past and present Simpsons chefs for a special one-off dinner.
  • toast the haggis at Warwick Castle’s Burns’ Night supper and
  • step back in time for a Heritage Afternoon Tea, based on 18th century recipes, at the Market Hall Museum in Warwick.