The Gastronomic Gorman
Grill LaTour

Hotel La Tour is somewhere I have admired from afar for a while. It’s iconic design protruding proudly from the skyline, perched on the edge of the shoppers paradise of the Bullring and the arty, creative quarter in Digbeth. I’d never thought of it as a place to eat or go for drinks though. The fine dining badge always made it feel somewhat out of reach, so when I was invited to sample the new…

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Slow Cooker Sunday

Before I set off for uni, my nan gave me, among other things, a slow cooker cookbook. ‘You really ought to get one darling’ she said to me, but she will also tell you that I was a defiant teenager and I dismissed her advice to invest a mere £20 on an old fashioned crock pot and instead invested it on the usual student activities.

Safe to say I spent my Uni years penniless, surviving mainly on…

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An Evening of Spice and Discovery at Itihaas Restaurant

An Evening of Spice and Discovery at Itihaas Restaurant

Indian food has long been a passion of mine, from home cooked curries to the table naans of the Balti Triangle, so when I was invited along to a bloggers evening at Itihaas Restaurant I couldn’t say no!

Nestled on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter, Itihaas isn’t in a place where I’d usually head to for Indian food, but as soon as you walk in you can feel the authenticity. The decor is stunning,…

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Pure Heaven
Scotch Egg

After a very busy few weekends spent packing boxes, moving house, and then unpacking said boxes, I haven’t been out much. Last weekend was the first one in weeks where I could relax, so a well deserved beer was on the cards.

I was first introduced to Purity ales at last year’s Birmingham Independent Food Fair, and I’ve had my eye on Pure Bar & Kitchensince it opened, so I headed over there to…

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A French Kiss: Edmunds Restaurant

A French Kiss: Edmunds Restaurant

If there is one person in my life who knows the best gifts to buy me, it has to be my aunt. My birthday gift from her and my uncle this year was a meal for two at Edmunds French fine dining restaurant in Brindleyplace. I think it’s fair to say I was thrilled with this, and I felt much the same about the meal itself.

I arrived with the other half for a late lunch, the restaurant was quiet so the…

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The Great British Tag

The Great British Tag

The lovely Charlotte over at A Much Prettier Puzzle has introduced me to the Great Brisith Tag, so you have her to thank for this post!

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? + How many sugars?

I’m a massive tea fan, so I have about 4 – 6 cups every day. A good old fashioned strong English Breakfast normally, Earl Grey when I’m feeling civilised. Always without sugar though, why spoil it? I…

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Le déjeuner délicieux

Working in Brindleyplace, I’m constantly surrounded by food & drink. I start deciding what to eat for lunch at 9am as I’m making my way into the office, but as much choice as there is on my doorstep, sometimes its good to venture out.

Today I had the pleasure of getting lunch at Madeleine on level 7 of The Cube, a stones throw from my office and well worth the walk.

The atmosphere is relaxed and…

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Restaurant Review: Chung Ying Central

Dim Sum, according to Chung Ying Centralowner James Wong, originates from an ancient Chinese love story. The Emperor would lay on lavish feasts for his concubine, and when she expressed concern over her expanding waistline, the Emperor ordered his chefs to create tiny but beautiful dishes to satisfy her. When he presented them to her, he said “these are little pieces of my heart I give to you”…

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Restaurant Review: Bun & Bowl

Restaurant Review: Bun & Bowl

After the fantastic launch event I was invited to a few weeks ago, Bun & Bowl, Birmingham’s only Burger and Shrimp restaurant, invited me back for the full-size experience. Of course I was happy to oblige, so I headed over last Friday after work to sample the delights of their entire menu.

We arrived at 7, where it was quiet but welcoming, and straight away we were seated by the huge windows with…

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