If you haven’t heard of Malmaison, they are a small chain of classy, stylish boutique hotels. Malmaison can be classed as a relaxed, upmarket destination. With the premise of upmarket, comes a responsibility to provide a smart brasserie with quality food and service. Their food can be described as British-cum-French.
For those of you that don't know me so well, I'd like to share a little secret... I absolutely love wine! My former non-glamorous-wine-trade-life gave me the pleasure of trying so many fabulous wines and the opportunity to meet winemakers and importers. Since leaving almost 2 years ago, these opportunities are few and far between. Through… Continue reading Wine: Love Wine Festival, Birmingham
Cafe Rouge has something new to offer and why you don't want to miss out!
I was recently invited to a Dinner Down Under, hosted by Jackson Estate and Wirra Wirra in collaboration with Chef Gabriel Waterhouse. Gabriel is an ex Chef de Partie of Galvin la Chapelle, and now runs his own supper club The Water House Project. The Evening Standard credits the supper club to be within the top 5 in London. I made my way down to the Chef's East London flat, for a supper club with a Antipodean wine focus. Once in, I was welcomed with a big warm smile and to the aromas being conjured in the kitchen. I was rather excited to be dining with Matt Patterson-Green (Jackson Estate) and Paul Smith (Wirra Wirra) who had brought a selection of their portfolio to showcase alongside Gabriel's 5 course menu.
I often travel for food and wine adventures, however it's always a pleasure when a culinary experience is at my doorstep. With my recent departure from London to Birmingham, I was excited to hear that The Midlands had a lot to offer in wine and drinks events, the key was to find them This week… Continue reading English Wine Takes Over Birmingham