Food: Sabai Sabai, Harborne

Sabai translates to happy, comfortable and relaxed. Eating good food often leaves me feeling this way. I guess Sabai Sabai, is what hygge is to the Danish. This is my Sabai Sabai blogger review.

Event: Blogger Bites at Chung Ying Central, Birmingham

It’s late January, it’s still pretty chilly here in Birmingham and all the festive food has finally worn off. An invitation to a warming banquet of Chinese food is the perfect anecdote.

A group of bloggers and I were invited to the Chung Ying Bloggerโ€™s Bites event at the Colmore Row location last night.

Food: Chez Mal Brasserie at Malmaison, Birmingham

If you havenโ€™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.

Event: Wine Down Under at The Water House Project, London

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.