Bills at Home Review: April 2017
Bill Collison both driven and inspired by his Dads love for fresh home grown produce, started out in a small space that his dad showed him, which was no bigger than a shed, just off the high street in Lewes in East Sussex. Since he has never looked back, but it has not all been plain sailing. Rapid Success and growth meant the need to acquire new premises, but tragedy struck in 2000 with the heavy floods wiping Bill’s shop out. Starting from scratch Bill remained positive and not only has Bill Collison brought a boom to our high streets with the opening of many successful Bill’s restaurants, but now you can enjoy the Bill’s experience in the comfort of your own home.
Creative Nature Organic Chocolate Brownie Mix Review: February 2017
Natural and Organic Awards Europe 2016 Finalist for best new special diet product and shortlisted in 2016 for the Best of Organic Markets Awards, this brilliant brownie bake mix stands out from the crowd. 100% natural, organic, vegan and raw ingredients such as Organic Cacao powder, Chia seeds and Dairy Free Chocolate Chips make up this heavenly mix. CEO/Owner Julianne Ponan herself has a nut allergy so worked endless evenings to create a nut free formula that is also gluten free, soya free, dairy and wheat free – what is not to like!
Asha’s Restaurant Visit: May 2016
There are a lot of Indian restaurants in Manchester city centre. However, Asha’s restaurant located on Peter Street, inspired by Bollywood legend Asha Bhosle, was the obvious choice, as the restaurant group have an impressive resume and years of experience. WAFI City Dubai in 2002 was the location of their first opening. The Indian restaurant group now have 10 restaurants in 6 countries around the world! Therefore, they must be doing something right. I popped along to sample a Sunday dinner “Indian style” and I can now see why they are “hot” in the restaurant scene.
Décor was contemporary, modern and lavish. Opulent light features were impressive and really set the scene. The colour scheme of gold and deep purple gave the place a luxurious Indian feel. The mix of Indian family traditional yet contemporary theming to the restaurant makes this venue a good place to gather friends, family or hold corporate events.
Thaikhun Cooking School Visit: May 2016
Thaikhun is pronounced “Tycoon” both a homage and celebration to the street food sellers in Thailand. Owner and Chef Director Kim Kaewkraikhot started out with a small restaurant in Bangkok. Establishing a renowned reputation for fantastic fresh flavours which has enabled Kim to introduce the UK to the true Flavours of Thailand. Opening their first Thaikhun restaurant in the heart of Manchester city centre on the 26th May.
Thaikhun at Manchester’s Spinningfields offers people the opportunity to participate in a Thai Cooking School to test out their culinary cooking skills under the guidance of a skilled chef.