Birmingham, Fitness, Food, Healthy, Review

Food: First Look at Wrap Lab, Birmingham

22 days into the New Year and I’m pleased to say that the fitness regime is still going extremely well. I’m currently obsessed with the Les Mills Body Pump and Les Mills Body Attack classes, with a bit of killer abs sessions thrown in for good measure. Let’s see if I can say the same… Continue reading Food: First Look at Wrap Lab, Birmingham

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Birmingham, Event, Food, Restaurant, 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 Blogger’s Bites event at the Colmore Row location last night.

Birmingham, Food, Restaurant, Review, Wine

Food: Chez Mal Brasserie at Malmaison, Birmingham

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.

Event, Food, Lifestyle, London, Restaurant, Wine, Wine events

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.

Birmingham, Food, Restaurant

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.… Continue reading Food: Gusto Restaurant arrives in Birmingham