Japanese whisky

Thursday 8th November
Sexy Fish takeover
The Edgbaston 8 November
6pm until late

Birmingham’s glamorous cocktail bar is being taken over by London’s Sexy Fish for a night. In a mini tour, they will be presenting a snapshot of 35 of their 415 bottles of Japanese whiskies  – reputedly the largest collection in the world  – to create a bespoke cocktails menu.

Sass in the kitchen

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November
Sass in the Kitchen
No, 11, Fish Street, Shrewsbury
8 – 11pm

Shrewsbury-based chef and founder of Sass In The Kitchen blog Antigone Mulford is hosting two pop-up nights this month. Antigone will be serving an Italian Venetian-inspired menu of tapas-style small plates includes Aperol cocktails on arrival, nduja arancini, duck and porcini Polpette, pork belly with pickled radicchio, a trio of desserts and a number of other Venetian delicacies. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite. 

Pudding Society

Friday 9th November
Pudding Society
Whittle’s at Binswood Hall, Binswood Avenue, Leamington
7pm – 9pm

A real treat for those with a sweet tooth, local bakers Caking and Baking will be serving five delicious sweet courses, from rocky road cheesecake to sticky ginger parkin in an evening dedicated to desserts with a Prosecco cocktail on arrival.

Ridgeview Wines

Saturday 10th November
Love Wine Festival
Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 120 New Street, Birmingham
Noon – 3pm £22 or 4 – 7pm £25

30 exhibitors wine talks and masterclasses all in one space, in a relaxed environment to learn and enjoy all types of wine. Around 250 wines to taste and talks with wine celebrities from ITV and BBC.

Anderson and Hill cheese

Wednesday 14th November
Gin, cheese and chocolate
40 St. Paul’s, Birmingham
6 – 10.30pm

In conjunction with Sacred Spirits, a fun evening tasting three cheeses from Anderson & Hill with truffles, chocolates and gin at this Jewellery Quarter bar dedicated to the spirit.

Urban Company BBQ ribs

Saturday 17th November
BBQ & Meat Carnival
Boxxed, 104 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, Birmingham
1 – 10pm

Award winning festival organisers Taste and Liquor, will be hosting a meat-lovers dream. Over the day they will be championing seven Midlands top street-food traders, who’ll be offering Turkish, Korean, Jamaican and British barbecued meats to savour.

Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival

Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th November
Shrewsbury chocolate festival
St.Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury
10am – 5pm

Showcasing some of the UK’s best chocolatiers, with plenty of hand- made chocolates and truffles to try and buy. Demos, talks, tastings and children’s lollipop making classes running over the weekend

 Shropshire Wine School

Friday 23rd November
Cheese and wine matching
The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury
7 – 9pm

Love Cheese? Love Wine? Why not come along to this workshop and learn more about the best cheese and wine pairings to enjoy at home. During the evening you will try six different cheese and wine combinations. Professional ISO tasting glasses and all tasting materials including tasting sheets are provided as are water biscuits, oatcakes and table water.