Thursday 26th February was a bit of a special day for me, as it was the inaugural 2014 Live Love Eat awards and I had been invited along to take part in a grand celebration of locally produced food and drink, in an awards ceremony organised by Vicki Sargent and the Live Love Eat team. It took place in the Deer Park Hotel (set in … Continue reading Live Love Eat Awards 2014
Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is celebrating an exciting increase in the number of new exhibitors it will be welcoming to its 12th festival. Taking place this April from its city centre location at Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens, the Exeter Food Festival is a multi-award winning annual event that celebrates the very best of south west produce and producers as a … Continue reading New Exhibitors queuing to be part of the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink!
In writing this blog, I have met some people and eaten some food that I might not have been able to even consider. I’ve been given some ‘awesome food moments’ for me to write about and remember for years to come, and certainly the Pop-up restaurants that I have reviewed have given me plenty of material to digest and photograph. They are special, one-time menus … Continue reading Rob Dawe’s Pop-Up Restaurant at The Heart of Oak, Pinhoe
Quite a large article on the new Dining Quarter in The Express and Echo. So far all that has been revealed is that Artigiano is in talks to create a flagship venue (sounds expensive) and the developers are trying to get a balance between National and Regional chains. But alas no mention of independent establishments… http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Restaurants-line-Exeter-8217-s-12m-Guildhall/story-26029935-detail/story.html Continue reading Restaurants line up for Exeter’s £12m Guildhall development (via Express and Echo)
Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is celebrating another win after the South West Tourism Awards on Thursday 12th February 2015. Exeter’s only city centre festival scooped Silver in the Tourism Event of the Year category sponsored by Bristol Airport for its 11thannual event which took place in April 2014. Michael Caines MBE, Festival champion and co-founder said of the win: ‘I am … Continue reading EXETER FOOD FESTIVAL TRIUMPHED WITH SILVER WIN AT SOUTH WEST TOURISM AWARDS 2015
I was a little busy on Thursday night. Not only was I working late, but I just had to go and judge a design-a-burger competition too. Read all about it on Beer, Burger and Beyond Continue reading What’s Your Beef? Urban Burger’s burger competition winner announced. (via Beer, Burger and Beyond)
After a nail-biting few weeks of public voting, Darts Farm was awarded Best Farm Shop in the South West on Monday night as foodies from across the region joined forces to celebrate the fifth annual Food Magazine Reader Awards. Food Magazine readers voted in their thousands to secure Darts Farm the top spot in a hotly contested category with other finalists including Padstow Farm Shop … Continue reading Darts Farm crowned Best Farm Shop in the South West (via Express and Echo)
Ancient Greek doctors were the ones who invented the infamous Mediterranean diet, as hippocratic physicians used rich flavors in food in order to treat their patients, a new study from the British University of Exeter revealed, according to the Daily Mail. The experts at the University of Exeter studied texts of ancient Greek doctors and found that they believed rich flavors could improve the food’s … Continue reading Ancient Greeks invented the Mediterranean Diet, University of Exeter reveals…
Just had to stick my oar in with this one. The Express and Echo have put this up on their website and I can’t resist having my two cents about some of the options. You don’t have to agree with me, please comment in the comments box, it’d be nice to have a bit of debate going. (image mercilessly stolen from The Express and Echo) … Continue reading OPINION: Vote for the restaurants you want to see in The Guildhall Dining Quarter
Jamie’s Italian will officially open on Monday 2nd February 2015 at 12 noon in Princesshay. The restaurant is the first Jamie’s Italian to open in the West Country. Jamie Oliver’s Italian mentor and celebrity chef, Gennaro Contaldo will welcome guests to Princesshay’s newest restaurant on Monday 2nd February. The Italian legend is said to have taught Jamie Oliver everything he knows about Italian food. Jamie’s … Continue reading Jamie’s Italian in Princesshay – The opening date is revealed
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Pieminister-announces-hopes-open-Exeter/story-25819998-detail/story.html This stunningly successful Pie Restaurant is a south West success story. And now they want to come to Exeter. Possibly heading to the Guildhall Dining Quarter? Continue reading Pieminister announces hopes to open Exeter restaurant | Exeter Express and Echo
For the ale lovers amongst you, it is our local CAMRA Winter Ale Festival next weekend! More details here: This year, due to a surge in popularity, more ales have joined the line-up, more space has opened up, and there are two bars, one with live music, the other left quiet for conversation. The annual celebration of real ale is organised by the Exeter and … Continue reading CAMRA Exeter Winter Ale Festival: Next weekend
Tis the season to be jolly! Tis the season of late night shopping, Amazon wishlists, family logistics, Christmas meals and a very empty looking bank account. There are a lot of things that really annoy me about the whole season, but the one thing I look forward to, being the pig that I am, is the culinary side of it. Mince pies, seasonal specials, Christmas … Continue reading The Gobbler Burger & Peanut Butter Jelly Shake – Ruby Modern Diner, Queen St.
After realising we needed to pop to Tragic Mills today, the urge for fried stuff became overwhelming. This meant a quick visit to the Haldon Forest Diner, next door to the A38 it’s been consistently good and value for money. Continue reading Thumbs up for Haldon Forest Diner
Las Iguanas has been open just over a year now since it took over its prime spot on Queen St. after Pitcher & Piano abandoned it. After extensive works, which included stripping back the years of ‘super quick renovations’ to reveal the original flooring, the restaurant opened to a fanfare of Mexican goodness. Initially the first few months were a little shaky, and Trip Advisor was … Continue reading Las Iguanas, Queen St. Exeter
The Trill Winter Seasons Box is a delicious organic hamper full of exclusive seasonal products from Trill Farm an organic farm in Devon owned by Romy Fraser OBE (founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies). The Trill Winter Seasons Box is the ideal Christmas gift for a discerning friend or loved one this year. Order now and expect delivery on Wednesday 17th December. The Trill Winter Seasons … Continue reading Organic Christmas Hampers from Trill Farm, Axminster, Devon
A pop up cinema in Haldon Forest, dark and atmospheric screenings of classic thrillers, live Swedish music and a salivating food presentation; just some of the immersive cinematic experiences created by Exeter Phoenix this November. Scandiland: 8 – 28 November 2014 A season of Scandinavian and Nordic Cinema This November, Exeter Phoenix presents a season of Scandinavian and Nordic cinema. Featuring films from Norway, … Continue reading Exeter Phoenix’s Scandiland & Babette’s Feast ‘Food and Film’ evening…
See your recipe served up on the menu at urbanburger, Exeter’s original burger restaurant Exeter’s original burger restaurant, urbanburger, is today launching the ‘What’s your beef?’ competition inviting people to create the ultimate burger and win a place on the menu. Recipes will be judged by a panel of food experts with the winning burger being included on urbanburger’s menu. In addition, to this accolade … Continue reading ‘What’s your beef’ Devon burger fans? New Urbanburger competition!
World Gin Day is not something to be taken lightly. There seems to be a day for everything, but for me, a day dedicated to the wonderful concoctions to be made with juniper is one that should truly be savoured. Imagine my delight then, when I received an invite to sample the very stuff at the Magdalen Chapter in Exeter. There couldn’t possibly be a … Continue reading Emilee Tombs on World Gin Day @ The Magdalen Chapter
A few months ago, the independent family run Urban Burger Restaurant invited Beer, Burger and Beyond (Eating Exeter’s side project) to come down and pay them a visit and sample some of the delights that can be found on their awesome menu. Whilst there, I really really wanted a burger and at the time couldn’t quite bring myself to hit the brand new Smoke Shack … Continue reading Urban Burger, Queen St