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Turtle Bay and British Virgin Islands launch competition with more than a thousand prizes up for grabs including a luxury trip to the Caribbean

Caribbean restaurant, Turtle Bay, has partnered with British Virgin Islands Tourist Board to offer one lucky winner the ultimate Caribbean experience to the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Each week until January 2020, one hundred prizes will be up for grabs at Turtle Bay restaurants across the UK, including a once in a lifetime holiday for two, sailing with Dream Yacht Charter around the islands of the BVI for seven nights, including round trip flights from London Gatwick, full board meals and five-star accommodation. To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is pop in to your nearest Turtle Bay, enjoy the best Caribbean cuisine on the block, and you will be given a special competition card containing a unique code to unlock an online competition entry page https://www.turtlebay.co.uk/win*. The grand prize draw will take place in January, but not to worry, whilst you wait to find out if you’re heading to one of the world’s most sought after destinations, Turtle Bay will be selecting an additional one hundred winners each …

JFOODO Japanese Sake Pop Up to Launch in London Throughout October in Celebration of World Sake Day

The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center (hereafter JFOODO) is delighted to announce an exciting London pop-up celebrating Sake & Seafood in October. World Sake Day on the 1st October announces the start of this exciting month of Sake. Starting from October 24th for an exclusive 3 days, JFOODO are collaborating with London’s iconic seafood restaurant, The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen. Taking place in POPUP restaurant “Restaurant Paired”, in Shoreditch, JFOODO and The Oystermen will celebrate Japanese Sake as the best alcoholic beverage to enhance the taste of seafood by offering a new pairing menu. JFOODO hopes to break the stereotype “seafood goes well with white wine” and instead wants to encourage the pairing of Japanese sake with seafood instead. Sake is both a beverage and an expression of Japanese identity. It embodies craftsmanship, innovation and versatility. Escape the Ordinary Through their three-day POPUP, JFOODO in collaboration with The Oystermen is proud to offer visitors the chance to ‘Escape the Ordinary’ through the ‘fresh harmony of Seafood and Sake’. Throughout the three day pop up, …

Award-winning gardener gets set to showcase glorious autumn at stately home

ONE of the most spectacular seasons of the year is just around the corner and soon the gardens and grounds of Holker Hall will be enveloped in the golden canvas of autumn. Now, visitors can soak up the glorious colour surrounding the Grade II-listed home with a special tour and afternoon tea event with head gardener Glyn Sherratt. Taking place on Wednesday, October 16, it will see those taking part enjoy a fascinating, fact-packed guided walk around the award-winning gardens from 2pm. Afterwards, the tour will retreat to the Ilex Brasserie for a tasty, home-produced afternoon tea. Glyn, who trained at the renowned Kew Gardens in London, said: “The gardens are always changing so there’s something new to see throughout the year. “The light is very different in the autumn. Seeing the hall bathed in golden sunshine is a very special sight. People often think of spring or summer as the perfect months to visit a garden,” he added. “But autumn, when the leaves begin to show a pallette of yellows, oranges and reds, really …

Underground cocktail bar and all-day dining spot to be the perfect escape from the city that never stops

This autumn, pub and bar group Fuller’s is opening a brand-new, all-day dining restaurant and bar, presenting the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of London, without leaving.  Located just a stone’s throw away from Tower Hill tube station, The Chamberlain is set to be one of the City’s hottest bars and eateries, serving fantastic food and classy cocktails non-stop.  Inside the Chamberlain, guests will discover a modern lounge bar, restaurant, an underground cocktail bar and a comfy co-working space, all in one place. Whether it’s to fill an empty stomach, quench the thirst, smash that deadline for work, or even enjoy a basement boogie, this all-inclusive venue has space for everyone – local foodies, City professionals, or those from further afield. For those seeking a unique drinking experience Hidden beneath The Chamberlain, visitors can discover an exclusive, low-lit basement bar – The Chambers. With a subtly spirited ambience, this is the perfect space to enjoy cocktails, nibbles, music and dancing. The Chambers presents an eclectic mix of innovative cocktails, named after some …

The Cake and Bake Show 2019 Serves up Sweetest Treat

Bounty of Big Name Bakers to Headline this Autumn UK’s Biggest Consumer Baking Event Returns to ExCeL London, 4-6 October The Cake & Bake Show will return to ExCeL, London this autumn complete with all the ingredients to whip up its eighth show-stopping year.  A collection of the nation’s best loved bakers, TV personalities, experts and big-name baking brands will come together at ExCeL, London from 4 – 6 October with a feast of culinary inspiration, shopping and entertainment.  Bursting with baking brilliance, a stellar line up of celebrity names will be showing off their skills and prowess with show stalwarts Rosemary Shrager and Eric Lanlard hosting a series of demonstrations on the main stage alongside GBBO favourites  Candice Brown, Selasi Gbormittah, Paul Jagger, Briony May and Karen Wright, and a myriad of other well-known names including Rosie Cake Diva and Mollie Robbins of Extreme Cake Makers fame and YouTube baking sensation, Katie Pix over the three day run. Alongside the celebrities and experts cooking up a storm in The Baking Theatre there will be an impressive array of live demonstrations and audience interaction – including workshops and demonstrations brought to you by Le Cordon Bleu – skills …

Gin-credible new feature introduced for 25th Autumn Show

For the first time ever visitors to the Malvern Autumn Show will be able to gin-dulge themselves with some of the finest spirits from the Three Counties region. People will be getting into the spirit of things at the inaugural Malvern Gin Show where they will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of drinks from local and surrounding gin distilleries, the gins themselves will be going head to head in a competition to find out which is the people’s favourite.  The event runs all weekend, September 28 and 29, and showcases all the weird and wonderful gins on offer, everything from asparagus to flavoursome fruit and of course the traditional London Dry. It’s the first time gin producers will be able to compete in classes at the show, sponsored by Waitrose and Partners, including Product Presentation, Classic Gin, Flavoured Gin, Contemporary Gin and the People’s Choice Competition, voted for by visitors. Just some of the confirmed distilleries at the show include Hussingtree Gin from Worcestershire, Brennan and Brown from Gloucestershire and Haven Distillery …

An Indian summer in East London

Great Trunk Road Restaurant adds cooling ice creams and sorbets to the menu With warmer weather predicted for London over the bank holiday weekend those with discerning palates will have the Grand Trunk Road Restaurant high on their itinerary. Based in East London’s South Woodford area the Grand Trunk Road restaurant takes is flavours and inspiration from Asia’s longest trade road. Connecting Bangladesh to Afghanistan the route was a highway for ingredients and spices and provided a diversity of colour and cultures. Included in the Michelin Guide and with a plethora of awards and accolades it has also been named Best Indian Restaurant in London by the Asian Curry Awards. Chef Sharma takes flavours from India, Afghanistan and Pakistan to create taste bud indulging ice creams and sorbets. Unique pairings of Rose Petal & Avocado, Lime & Thyme Sorbet and Coconut & Pineapple Ice Cream recreating the authentic flavours of the regions. The new ice cream flavours are an addition to Chef Sharma’s popular dessert menu all invoking the taste and essence of the Grand …