Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour

Hard Rock Cafe are well-known for their burgers across the world, and all 199 sites have been coming up with creations that define their corresponding city. For the next two months though, customers are being invited to sample the aptly named Local Legendary Burger offerings, with 8 being highlighted at Manchester’s Hard Rock Cafe overContinue reading “Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour”


Asian food is a cuisine that is rarely called upon in my world. I’ve nothing against it, I just prefer other types ahead, but like I am with my drink, on the odd occasion I will branch out, experience, learn and hopefully enjoy. With an invite to Sakana, the fairly new opening on Peter StreetContinue reading “Sakana”


The vermouth category is often overlooked, with many customers not realising perhaps how much vermouth impacts a wide variety of serves, with the Martini and Manhattan cocktails probably the two most commonly known. I’ve featured a good range of vermouth brands on this site so far, from the well-known to the newly formed, but aContinue reading “Belsazar”


Liqueurs are a huge part of any bar offering, or indeed your own collection at home. Most of you have heard of the classics – Baileys, Tia Maria, Bénédictine etc, but there’s always one’s that stand out when browsing a little closer to the flavour profiles available. How about Solerno for example? A blood orange flavouredContinue reading “Solerno”

Need Some More Inspiration For Christmas? Take A Look At These Festive Recipes!

The “Zacanta”, from James Fowler, UK World Class Winner 2014, served at The Larder House Bournemouth Ingredients –  2 bar spoons of Christmas mincemeat 15ml Spiced pineapple puree 50ml Ron Zacapa 23 10ml Kamm & Sons 10ml Lime juice Method –  Pop all in a shaker and shake with good ice, then strain into gobletContinue reading “Need Some More Inspiration For Christmas? Take A Look At These Festive Recipes!”

Gallo Show Off The Perfect Christmas Pairing

Get your Christmas teeth stuck into a Gallo Family Vineyards Autumn Red with venison steak, blackberry sauce and horseradish and potato rosti! Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients –  · 4 venison steaks (use beef if you can’t source venison) · 1tsp black peppercorns · 1tsp dried mugwort (optional) ·Continue reading “Gallo Show Off The Perfect Christmas Pairing”

Hard Rock Cafe And #NationalBurgerDay

I’ve been to the Manchester branch of Hard Rock Cafe a fair few times over the years, but it had been a while since my last visit. Time to duly rectify this with a burger hit on #NationalBurgerDay of all days! Although the rise in smaller independents that cover Manchester, Hard Rock have always had aContinue reading “Hard Rock Cafe And #NationalBurgerDay”

Noilly Prat

There’s generally considered to be three main brands of vermouth in the world that most, if not all bars and restaurants will stock. I’ve already featured two within my site, Martini Rossi and Cinzano, but I’ve finally been able to discover the third major presence, Noilly Prat. But compared to the stories of the twoContinue reading “Noilly Prat”

Artisan – Does It Change In A Year?

“There always seems to be something new popping up in the Manchester restaurant scene. New concepts, new ideas, re-vamping tired menus or giving a new lease of life into forgotten venues. These are what seem to define many a city’s food culture. To be fair, nothing against that. It’s what keeps us on our toesContinue reading “Artisan – Does It Change In A Year?”

A Guest Look At . . . . Turtle Bay

A look at the new Turtle Bay opening in Manchester, by guest writer Carmen Chapell Elkin.  On Thursday 29th of June, Turtle Bay Manchester opened its doors for a Caribbean night to remember. The restaurant chain, which has branches all across the country, specialises in providing an exotic setting with delicious, spicy Caribbean flavours. TheContinue reading “A Guest Look At . . . . Turtle Bay”