A couple of weeks ago for Afternoon Tea week I went to the Steakhouse Bar And Grill on the 25th floor of The Cube, Birmingham which is owned by Marco Pierre White.  The Steakhouse is decorated in a very modern theme, all black and white with a touch of colour here and there in the classic decorations. The bar is all ultra modern with shiny chrome and glass with a touch of orange lighting.  the room is large and airy and has a very opulent feel to it with a number of large comfy sofas over looking an outside balcony which… View Post

I was contacted by Mor Sausages and asked if I would like to try a selection of their sausages, naturally being a family who loves sausages we said yes. The sausages come in 4 flavours: Pork, super green veg & lentil Pork, beetroot & Bramley Apple Chicken, sundried tomato & basil chipolatas Moroccan spiced pork, cauliflower & chickpea The lovely people from Mor sent us a pack of each to try. We tested the chipolatas out with our Sunday lunch of roast pirk. They were really nice flavour and complimented the roast perfectly. We had the Pork, Beetroot & Bramley… View Post

I love pumpkin pie.  A sweet desert without being over sweet.  I find the pie very easy to make and rather tasty and lovely to eat after a roast.   You will need: 50g/1lb 10oz pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks 350g sweet shortcrust pastry plain flour, for dusting 140g caster sugar ½ tsp salt ½ tsp fresh nutmeg, grated 1 tsp cinnamon 2 eggs, beaten 25g butter, melted 175ml milk 1 tbsp icing sugar To make the pumpkin pie it is an easy recipe to follow.  This is the pastry recipe I use but you can always ready made shop brought shortcrust pastry if… View Post

Last week I was invited by the lovely people at Birmingham Hippodrome to see their current show Miss Saigon and to sample the Musical’s inspired menu at their AA Rosette awarded Circle Restaurant.  Upon arrival we were greeted with a lovely cocktail, ‘Sun and Moon’ which was a mix of Schnapps, Creme De Cassis and fruit juice. While we were chatting we were served some Miss Saigon inspired canapes.  All the food that were were to sample was inspired by the musical and the chefs at the Hippodrome design the menus to compliment each show.  The goats cheese and caramelised… View Post

Last week was Afternoon Tea Week and me being me decided it was a perfect opportunity to partake in an afternoon tea or two!  On Monday, I made my way in to Birmingham to the Hotel Du Vin in the city centre. The bar was decorated very classy with leather benches and armchairs.  A good selection of drinks were on display. The afternoon tea was served in the room in the middle of the hotel which had a glass ceiling.  I picked the Mighty Assam tea which according to the Hotel Du Vin is “mighty by name, mighty by nature.… View Post