Food: Gusto Restaurant arrives in Birmingham

A new restaurant has arrived on Colmore Row and last week a few bloggers and I were invited to try out the early evening set menu. Gusto falls under the Living Ventures umbrella and is joined by The Alchemist next door. I’d heard of Living Ventures for years, but had never been to any of their bars or restaurants….

Drink: Gin, Nibbles and Twitter at The Gin Vault, Birmingham

I find Twitter useful in delivering short bursts of information almost immediately. I don’t have any special secrets, but find engagement is key. In addition to this, getting to know your target audience and followers is imperative.

Event: Cocktail Masterclass at The Colmore Club, Birmingham

I’m not much of a chemistry expert, but I particularly enjoyed mixing things whilst at school. I guess the fascination of molecules and compounds integrating to create something really got me excited about wines, cocktails and food. Something about the process of making and mixing really excites me. It’s the same with cooking, I love experimenting…