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BrewDog, Manchester – Great Beer, Good Food & Company On A Surreal Day

BrewDog, Manchester – Great Beer, Good Food & Company On A Surreal Day

Last Thursday was one of my best days as a food blogger, though looking back feels slightly surreal. I started with a fabulous preview lunch at Aiden Byrne’s new fine-dining, Michelin star chasing restaurant ‘Manchester House‘ and ended up slightly worse for wear stealing pulled pork and pickles from a prolific food blogger. Sandwiched in-between was the launch party of ... Read More »

Tapas 24, Barcelona, Spain – Home Of The McFoie!

Tapas 24, Barcelona, Spain – Home Of The McFoie!

Chef Carles Abellán had revolutionised the tapas scene with his restaurant Comerç 24. After working with culinary legend Ferran Adrià at elBulli and other restaurants for 15 years he opened Comerç 24 in 2001. The food there is elaborate ‘designer tapas’ with influences from Mexican, Italian and Asian cuisines. I recently visited his second restaurant Tapas 24. Certainly more traditional ... Read More »

Bubó, Barcelona, Spain – Cake Heaven, Featuring The ‘Big Mac-aroon’

Bubó, Barcelona, Spain – Cake Heaven, Featuring The ‘Big Mac-aroon’

Bubó is a pâtisserie/cake shop with a fabulous reputation, particularly famous for it’s macaroons and chocolate cake which apparently once won ‘The World´s Best Chocolate Cake’. I visited the original store in the Born area of Barcelona which opened in 2005, there are now several other branches in Barcelona and oddly one in Kuwait which opened last year. From the ... Read More »

Esquitx Creperia, Reus, Spain (Warning: Contains Pancakes!)

Esquitx Creperia, Reus, Spain (Warning: Contains Pancakes!)

I landed in Spain with food on my mind (shocking I know!) and wanted my first meal to be something traditional; mussels perhaps, or maybe a paella. I’d chosen a seemingly suitable restaurant for lunch but arrived to find the shutters down. It was early so we went for a walk around the town expecting to return to an open ... Read More »

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