Tasting Notes

Asparagus Season Launches

23 April is not only St Georges Day but it is also the start of Asparagus Season

The majority of the UK’s asparagus is now grown in the West Midlands with over three square miles of Worcestershire countryside dedicated to the crop. Consumer demand for asparagus in the UK is increasing by a 12 -14% per annum with UK production rising at around 7% per annum. None of the English crop is exported – we eat it all ourselves! Worcestershire’s Vale of Evesham is a major producer of this most British of vegetables...

April 11, 2012

read more

Tea time

The Tea Guild has bestowed 21 Awards of Excellence in this year’s Top London Afternoon Tea Awards 2012 to leading establishments in the capital.

The Tea Guildhas bestowed21 Awards of Excellence in this year’s Top London Afternoon Tea Awards 2012to leading establishments in the capital. The venues achieving this coveted Tea Guild award for recognition of their consistently exceptional standards of quality and tea service are: Brown’s Hotel; Claridge’s; Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane; Grosvenor House Park Room & Library; Sofitel London St James; The Capital...

March 28, 2012

read more

Food festivals in June

Who needs to go away for the summer holidays when the festivals are here

Tickets are on sale now for one of the biggest festivals this summer. Taste of London has the most amazing line-up of international chefs includingWolfgang Puck, Nuno Mendes,Bruno LoubetandDavid Chang. Taking place between 21st and 24th June at London's Regent's Park the festival will be celebrating its 9th year and will definitly not disapoint. New food trends will be discovered as chefs from around the world take to the AEG Theatre...

March 21, 2012

read more

Spring is here

Yummy spring vegetables

Spring is here, the days will be getting longer and the sun will be shining down on us more regularly (here's hoping it lasts past April!) Gardens and allotments are ripe for the picking, but which veg our ready now? Here are a few of our favourite: Asparagus,harvested now until June, this is the perfect time to pick up a spear and learn how to make hollandaise. Beetroot, perfect for salads and delicious warmed up with some strong...

March 19, 2012

read more