What's on the menu?

What's on the menu?

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Nottingham Street Food Club Opening Review

Every so often we get an invite to an opening event that really grabs our attention. We love something that little bit different so the idea of the Nottingham Street Food Club really needed a visit and review. Especially when the invite promised drinks and samples.

The Nottingham Street Food Club is situated upstairs in the Intu Victoria Centre in the Clocktower Dining area off Mansfield Road. It's premise is simple- to bring street food flavours within an enclosed food court environment. We love the idea although from this evenings opening night we're a little unsure a number of things will work for the new venture.

The Nottingham Street Food Club

Monday, 24 April 2017

Hitting the Mountainous Die Zugspitze Burger at Tap Haus

Mansfield's Tap Haus has been on our list of places to visit for some time. We even tried to use the Nottingham Food Lovers name to try and get a reservation on opening weekend without joy. We've popped in for a drink on a few occasions as it's one of the few local places in the Mansfield area we can get great Continental Beers on tap including the likes of Erdinger and Kozel. 

Die Zugspitze Burger at Tap Haus, Mansfield Woodhouse

Since it's opened we've heard mixed reports regarding the food with friends leaving before even being served on the opening night and a look on the likes of Tripadvisor gives a very varied impression but after a hard day cycling and running in the Peak District we desperately needed food and with our usual go-to for pub food having had a record breaking day leading to them running out of meat our next closest option was Tap Haus. We can't always set our stall our to head somewhere for a food review but on this occasion circumstances worked in our favour. 

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Moo-ve Over. Son of Steak is Now Open

Whilst one of our motto's is "Life Tastes Better with Piggy", there are other times where it seems more viable to add another animal into that mix. Whether life''s clucking marvelous or moo-ving too fast as Romina Johnson sang. Holy cow it's steak time!

Son of Steak Nottingham 

Friday, 14 April 2017

Dolcino- Italian Gelato, Coffee and Cocktails in Nottingham

Visiting Dolcino Nottingham 

Last weekend we sent Charlotte to celebrate the opening of Nottingham's newest Ice Cream Parlour for some Italian Gelato at Dolcino.

Pistachio Ice Cream and an Espresso
First walking into Dolcino you immediately notice the large array of ice cream in all different colours: there’s Mars Bar Magic, Black Forest Gateaux and Toffee Popcorn to name just a few. It took us over 5 minutes to actually decide what flavours we were going to go for, but thankfully a friendly member of staff came to the rescue. She provided tasters of any we were intrigued by before we finally settled on pistachio and banana – both with generous servings of course.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Pizza and Cake at the Crimson Tree Sherwood

The Crimson Tree has been in Sherwood for a good number of years now. Having formerly been situated on Mansfield Road close to the Sherwood Manor they've recently moved close by into what used to be the old Police Station into a larger property.

The Crimson Tea in Sherwood
We've been driving past and seeing the pretty lights throughout the winter although hadn't taken the plunge to visit until recently. Meeting Mark for a catch up in Sherwood last week seemed like a great opportunity to try out somewhere new and so we headed up from finishing a quick pint in the Joseph Else up the hill to the Crimson Tree.

Inside the Crimson Tree is a lovely, inviting dining space. It's open and friendly whilst having a relaxed air. As we hadn't booked as it was a Wednesday Night we were advised that most of the tables had been booked and were given a table beside the the selection of cakes which would feel like absolute torture with our love of a good dessert.

We were sat beside all these cakes- Absolute torture with my sweet tooth. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

Possibly the Best Easter Cocktail Ever- The Chocolate Batida

The Ultimate Easter Cocktail Recipe

The Chocolate Batida from Las Iguanas

Easters on it's way and whilst it's a great time of the year to celebrate with children, it's also nice as an adult to really get into the swing of things. 

Why should the kids have all the fun and when we found out about the Chocolate Batida Cocktail from Las Iguanas well felt it needed introducing. Featuring their Magnifica Cacaca (Brazilian Sugar Cane Spirit) with chocolate liqueur and condensed milk with a topping of every adults favourite Easter indulgence- Mini Eggs.

Chocolate Batida Cocktail Recipe

15ml Las Iguanas Magnifica Cachaça
25ml Crème Cacao Brown Chocolate Liqueur
25ml Condensed milk
50ml Full fat milk
Dash of chocolate bitters

Add the ingredients together in a glass filled with ice before sprinkling chocolate power and crushed min egg pieces on top for the ultimate adults Easter indulgence. 

The Las Iguanas monthly Cocktail 'Hot List' launched on March 21st with a great selection of 2-4-1 cocktails during happy hour.. The list changes every month so we''re sure you'll find something you like.

The Chocolate Batida retails at £9.75 and is part of the Hot List so you can enjoy two during happy hour or make them yourself with the Easter chocolate cocktail recipe above.

Las Iguaas Nottingham is at Chapel Quarter, 4 Chapel Bar, Nottingham NG1 6JS