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June 2019

June starts with a Pudding Party and finishes with a Rum Festival. Let my blog will be your guide to eating and drinking at the best events this month. All the details are over on the Events page.

Things to do in May

May events

May sees Birmingham welcoming three new food and drink events to the city’s Eastside – Street Banquet, the En Place pop-up and English Wine Festival. Foodies are bound to give these exciting events a warm welcome.

As the weather gets more clement the smell of charcoal fills in the air, with BBQs being fired up at both The Highfield in Birmingham and Aubrey Allen in Leamington Spa.

All good  food needs a refreshing cold drink and there are opportunities for mixologists to learn new skills and savour classic cocktails at Leamington’s Restaurant 23.

Grape lovers will be spoilt for choice at the New Zealand wine tastings in Warwick and the English Wine Tasting with the Birmingham Wine School at The Old Joint Stock.

As an early Fathers Day present,  the Beer & Butchery course at Becketts Farm or the Chase Distillery Dinner at Turners Restaurant may fit the bill.

Check the Events May 2015 page for all the details and get the dates in your diaries as they are bound to sell out quickly!


October food and drink events

October’s food and drinks events page is the fattest blog post I’ve ever written!

October events

Chefs taking on new challenges include Adam Stokes pairing up with Purity Bar & Kitchen, while the Eden Hotel Collection chefs battle it out in their annual competition against each other.

For drinks events how about a tutored wine tasting with a screening of Sideways at The Electric, an introduction to sherry at The Bluebell in Henley in Arden, a Bordeaux tasting with Loki Wine or German beerfest at The Wild Boar in Warwick.

Seasonal markets are back at The Bond, this time with a new afternoon tea and cocktail masterclass and Birmingham’s newest gastropub The Highfield is hosting its first Steak Night with Aubrey Allen.

With even more opportunities to meet producers, sample themed menus, shop at markets and celebrate at festivals lets keep it local!

The Highfield review

Langleys No 8 gin

Last night I had a fab supper at The Highfield Edgbaston’s new gastropub. As part of the soft opening fortnight my work colleagues and I went along to ‘ooh’ and ‘ah’ at the countrified interior, £60 sharing steak platter and these soup bowls of Langleys No 8 gin and Fentimanns tonic. Review coming soon!