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Non alcoholic espresso martini mocktail

Non-Alcoholic Espresso Martini

Incredible work from The Gadabout, experimenting in nuance, spice and flavour to create a robust cocktail that is complex .and layered, but has no alcohol. This very much speaks to...

pumpkin tortellini with crab bisque

Diverse Cultures at Zoilo

When The Boy and I popped down to London for the D1 Cocktail Exchange recently, we had the rare luxury of some free time together for a lunch date. A...

Grouse and Pheasant Pie

Wild & Game Grouse and Pheasant Pie

After trying the Wild & Game selection of game pates recently, I was delighted to receive their Grouse and Pheasant pie to sample as a pre-Christmas treat. Pies are a...

Treasure Island at Leicester's Haymarket Theatre, Captain Flint the parrot

Treasure Island makes a big splash Leicester

It was exciting this evening to attend the Press Night for the Haymarket Theatre’s first ever house production, Treasure Island. Penned by the idiosyncratic comedic talent, Sandi Toksvig, this production...

Italian vermouth in Turin

The European Capital of Booze

Where is the European Capital of Booze? This post was inspired by a bit of banter with friend and fellow blogger Lucia, over at Turin Epicurean. Anyone that knows someone...