Sunday, 31 July 2016

Culinary Captures - July 2016

With summer holiday breaks, birthdays and other fun things going on, if you’re like me, no doubt you’ve been trying to maximise those sunny days when they happen and try to get out and about!

So, if you’re wondering what’s new or just want an idea of somewhere to go or something to do, then check out the info below!

Photos:  Word In Veg Ways

I must applaud Malmaison Birmingham who were running an excellent deal of 3 courses plus a cocktail from their fixed summer menu for £19.95 per head (when booked online – selected timings – check offer expiry date).  With fixed menus, sometimes you can have compromised portions and few choices.  But I have to say, the portions were hearty and even though there were only a few veggie choices, the staff went out of their way to make me something that suited which I really appreciated.  Also, their knowledge of each dish’s ingredients was extensive and they knew all of the non-vegetarian elements within and advised me accordingly.  We came out very impressed!  Really worth checking out this offer or keeping your eye on future ones.

Photo:  c/o BFDH Awards

The Birmingham Food Drink & Hospitality Awards were recently held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground where nominated restaurants, chefs, venues and traders were all bidding for their category’s prize.  I was nominated for the Best Food & Drink Blogger category with the winning trophy going to Independent Birmingham (well done!).  But thank you so much to everyone that took the time to vote for me – I truly appreciated it.  It was great to be part of it and to also have the excuse to drink Prosecco on a Monday night!  Take a look at the winners here.

Photo:  c/o The Highfield
Photo:  c/o The Highfield

Looking at the leisure side of things, the ever popular The Highfield in Edgbaston has alongside it now The Highfield Town House.  Converted from a listed 1860’s villa, the boutique hotel has individually designed rooms that feature décor from Cotswold manufacturers and offers contemporary comfort complemented by the gastro offerings at The Highfield next door.  Located near enough to access Birmingham city centre but yet far away enough to enjoy a peaceful suburban slumber.


Photo:  Word In Veg Ways

As you will have seen in my post last month, I am all over Rofuto – Birmingham’s new Japanese restaurant.  As well as their gorgeous food, they are now offering yoga classes.  At 16 floors up, it is somewhere different to get your inner zen.  Oh, and a top tip -  do try their veggie sushi whilst you’re up there!

Note:  All items/services featured have been personally selected and I have not received any incentive or compensation to feature them. 









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