Right now on the Events page are a host of great events to eat and drink your way around the West Midlands.
In April, The Wellington and 100 Trades in Brum are the places for real ale lovers to head for, whereas cocktail fans can get hands-on in the Breaking Bad Cocktail Experience.
Learn how to mix the perfect negroni, make Indian street food snacks or which cheeses are best paired with whisky in mini classes and tastings.
Dinners paired with gin and wine are taking place at The Tame Hare in Leamington, as well as the Rose & Crown and Old Shire Hall in Warwick.
You can take also afternoon tea with an Indian twist at Praza in Birmingham or celebrate musicals at Coventry’s Priory Visitors Centre.
Take your pick from this cornucopia of food and drink events in the Midlands this month.
In Warwick you can sip tea at Warwick Street Kitchen or shots of Chase Vodka at Square Wine and enjoy the next in the series of Dine with Wine evenings at High Pavement. I’ll be in town mid month for Rob Eatwell’s ‘Feather & Fur’ menu at the Rose & Crown.
Help celebrate both the Thai Festival and their 10th anniversary at Sabai Sabai restaurant in Moseley, or try a raw food evening with the Latvian supper club Two Cats Roaming at 6/8 Kafe.
Put your skills to the test and learn how to cure and smoke your own meat with Italian deli Squisito, or go the whole hog and butcher a pig with the Loaf chefs.
Get your bake on at the Cake International Show and return to the NEC for the BBC Good Food Show Winter at the end of the month.
Wine lovers can discuss vintages with Tim Atkin at Hampton Manor or stock up for the holidays at the Christmas Wine Fair.
For next year I’m planning an even bigger and better events calendar, where you can search for food and drink events by area and category. By subscribing to my blog you will automatically receive these updates.
It has been pretty quiet over in Warwick for a while and all of a sudden there are two new openings planned for local venues!
According to Big Hospitality, the Castle Keep Kitchen Bar has been bought by a group of local friends, who intend to open a new restaurant and cocktail bar. Number 6 Castle Street is scheduled to open in May, with Andrew Paul as general manager and Shahid Ahmed as chef.
I’m watching Twitter to see when the new bar The Old Post Office opens in West Street, with its real ale and pies.
Until then, on Tuesday 8 April, High Pavement is hosting a French dine with style evening in association with Wine Poole. Chilled crab consommé, fillet of cod and navarin of lamb feature on the menu for £35 per person.