In a culinary world that seems to be overflowing with "authentic" restaurants but which, in reality, are parts of huge chains that means your meal is the same bland, un-authentic pap whether you're eating it in Nuneaton or Nandover (no typo). It's a welcome change therefore when you hear of the opening of a small, … Continue reading Review: Grazie Restaurant Sheffield. Mamma Mia!- Grazie Mille Vito E Piacere
It might have escaped your notice, but they handed out this years' Michelin Stars the other day in a big posh awards ceremony that was broadcast on You Tube. The places that earned stars will be rammed over the coming months, not because the elite food snobs bagging their latest catch appreciate fine food so … Continue reading Review: The Silver Plate Restaurant – Sheffield College. Silver Service Trumps Michelin Anytime.
Imagine a food event with no menu but a huge TV on the wall; where just the title of each dish comes up just before it's served, leaving you to ponder what will come out baring that name. In keeping with the TV theme what if the chefs bore a passing resemblance to fictional namesakes … Continue reading Review: The ‘Airoma’ of Success in the Beardy Village?
Just in case you hadn't noticed, I'm a bit "faddy" when it comes to Italian restaurants and food as my short series Italian Food Myths about how we, the Brits, have managed to bugger about with both the style and substance of Italian restaurants/food over the years hopefully shows. So, when our food buddies Martin … Continue reading Review-Vito’s: An Italian Too Far?
Since I wrote my original (in more ways than one) post about Yorkshire Puddings back in 2017, I've broken my own golden rule and done a bit of thinking around the great, much maligned Yorkshire Pudding. Partly off the back of the ridiculous Yorkshire Pudding cook off on Yorkshire Day this year when the beards … Continue reading Yorkshire Puddings….I may have been Wrong!
After the tour of the Acetaia and a tasting of some of the wonderful vinegars, it was time for, arguably, the best part of the trip - lunch at the family's on site Osteria, the Osteria di Rubbiara. As you can see, it's a wonderful old dining area and, since the kitchen is next door, … Continue reading Acetaia Pedroni Part 2 – Of Food, Wine and a Distinct Lack of Phones.
After a gap of four years, almost to the day, we decided we couldn't wait any longer to return and sample the fantastic food, produce and hospitality of Emilia and its people. If you're a reader of this site (and as always, thanks to the both of you), you might recall that, back then, we … Continue reading Groundhog Day in Modena -Acetaia Pedroni
Looking around, I drank in the view that always gladdens my heart in a restaurant. One that I rarely, if ever, see in the UK. No, not plates of steaming food coming out to tables. Nor bottles and carafes and glasses of various liquids heading likewise. What I love is the sight of the people … Continue reading Portuguese Algarve From Top to Bottom Part 2: A Trip in the TARDIS to Visit Food from Out of this World
More on pictures...the memories and places I'm going to in this post came long before we started writing food blogs and taking and posting photographs of food so, to be blunt, I have none. I've used some of the Bonchurch's own and I hope Adrian, Vicky and Gillian will approve. Following on from my bit … Continue reading More Comfort Food..And Memories – Italian Style
Just a note: An accident with my camera meant I lost all the photos I took of our meal at Peppercorn. Many thanks to Martin Dawes for stepping in and loaning me his. Amid all the doom and gloom surrounding the High Street, really good independent restaurants being forced to close and big restaurant chains … Continue reading Review: Peppercorn Restaurant Abbeydale Road, Sheffield