Table Talk Friday 9th November

Hand-crafted chocolates, a Beatles-themed bar and new cook book from a Michelin star chef are the treats in store in this week’s Table Talk.

Henley Chocolates passion fruit truffles

Hand-crafted in the heart of Warwickshire, Henley Chocolates is currently running a CrowdFunding campaign. ‘Chocolate Can Bring Change’ aims to help to spread the chocolate love in an authentic way and the team are looking to raise £20,000 to invest in equipment to expand their business. Rewards vary from stocking fillers to chocolate for life so check out their page to support them.

Hard Days Night bar Newcastle under Lyne

If you are a Beatles fan, then head over to the new Hard Days Night bar which has opened on Kings Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Serving a range of Beatles-inspired cocktails craft beers and gins, the bar also features a replica of the Abbey Road pedestrian crossing.

Salt cook book by Paul Foster

On Monday (12th) you will need to make room on your bookshelf for Paul Foster’s first cookbook, named after his Michelin star restaurant Salt. His eagerly-anticipated debut book captures his remarkable story while offering 40 thrilling recipes that are “visually spectacular, intelligently designed and bursting with flavour.” RRP £39.99.

Bye bye Bar Hygge

I heard mixed reports about Bar Hygge  Northampton locals either found the Danish inspired bar’s drinks list intriguing and unusual or not to their taste at all.

But before we had chance to try it for ourselves, it has changed hands and is now John Franklins.


Local food entrepreneur Tom Hewer (owner of Frank’s Steakhouse) is behind the new bar which is open from 8am serving cakes, pastries and coffee, a deli counter with a selection of cheese and cured meat plus toasted sandwiches from a daily changing menu alongside craft beers.

So next time we are at the Royal and Derngate Theatre we look forward to popping in.