We discovered that Circa infuse their own spirits, and the first thing I was recommended was the jalapeño Gin, which – despite my initial concern about starting the evening with burnt tastebuds – was absolutely divine, all the flavour of of a jalapeño pepper without any of the heat (they take the seeds out) it was superb and incredibly morish.
On Wednesday evening I was invited to Piper’s Farm with some of Exeter’s finest food writers to hear about – and taste the food cooked on – one of Dean Forge‘s wood burning stoves. It was a perfect pairing of homegrown businesses. Dean Forge are a family owned and with forty years of experience under their belt they are…
With a tagline like ‘demand proper pizza’ and toppings including; pancetta, porcini mushrooms, Cajun-spiced chicken, taleggio, Sicilian sausage, buffalo salami, tartufata paste, gourmet black olives, fresh field mushrooms, artichoke hearts, gran milano on the menu, we expected good pizza..
I was very grateful for the opportunity to go to River Cottage for a Foodies 100 bloggers Christmas event earlier this month along with 49 other food and lifestyle bloggers from around the country.
We would have quite happily stayed for the afternoon (and overnight) but we both agreed that the thought of our brother attempting to manage our threenager for more than a couple of hours was slightly scary. So we went back to make sure that he was still alive and intact.
Yesterday I had a chocolate lunch with Lauren from Eating Exeter at Chococo Exeter. Manager Bob told us all about how they ethically & responsibly source the chocolate. And gave us a bit of a taster session. The chocolate & the hot chocolate was lovely, it’s made from whole chocolate not powder so it’s isn’t…
Mark Hall, the Group Operations Director explained that they had chosen Exeter for their first restaurant outside of London for its “vibrancy.. because it’s growing and thriving and because it is an amazing city”
At Base + Barley all day, every day except Monday, kids eat three courses for £1 when purchasing any adult main from the main menu! It’s a total bargain and we will definitely head back again sometime soon.
Forn has a fab gin menu that I’m planning on going back to work my way through at a later date. I ordered the saffron gin to taste and it didn’t disappoint.
For me the ultimate veggie breakie is not in the quality of the Quorn sausages, but in the variety of the natural foods I find on my plate and how well prepared and presented they are.