Cakes and Food
WSET marks its 50th anniversary with its first ever international celebration of wine education, and a Guinness World Record attempt
Ethical eating is big on the agenda. It's meteoric rise in recent years shows no signs of slowing down and we are fast becoming a nation more willing to be creative with diet and lifestyle than ever before.
Currently only around 3% of the population sticks to a vegetarian diet 100% of the time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all savour the delights and advantages of a meat-free regime. Vegetarians now have their pick of top restaurants and hotels in this rapidly growing sector of the hospitality industry.
This August will see the opening of The Kings Arms Hotel, set idyllically between the famed Bushy Park and bordering the maze of the Royal Hampton Court Palace - and The Six Restaurant, envisioned by Michelin starred chef Mark Kempson*. (*Mark is to continue his role as Head Chef at Kitchen W8, Kensington and will be at Six Restaurant, Kings Arms when his diary allows.)
Fancy a fabulous picnic in the sun? The Arch London has its very own takeaway picnic hampers for the summer. The five-star hotel is centrally located a stone’s throw from Hyde Park, the perfect spot for an al fresco feast.
The Arch London’s picnic hampers offer a taste of Hunter 486 restaurant’s critically acclaimed Best of British inspired menu.
The Pearson’s Arms, situated only a few paces from Whitstable’s famous oyster beds, is launching its summer menu championing the best of local seafood.
Move over cupcakes and eclairs. Little Moons, colourful, bite-sized, moreish mochis filled with artisan gelato ice-cream, are now the next big thing in desserts. So much so, that one is eaten every three seconds! Now anyone who has not yet succumbed to their myriad charms is in luck. For over the next few months Little Moons pop ups will be appearing all over the capital.
Celebrity chefs and local heroes, hands-on workshops and the art of drinking gin – just some of the delicious treats lined up for Sunderland Food and Drink Festival from 21 to 23 June.
The event will showcase a range of food and drink from local, regional and international traders, as well as a packed programme of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
And Sunderland foodies will be able to get tips from the greats, with demonstrations from a range of celebrity chefs, including Jean-Christophe Novelli, Dean Edwards and Katy Ashworth, as seen on CBeebies.
With Kent’s food and drinks industry growing rapidly and tourism numbers expected to be higher than ever, Kent food tourism initiative Kent Food Trails is pulling together the best of both and launching two new bite-sized guides ‘Hops and Beers’and ‘Apples, Ciders & Juices’ this month.