The Restaurant at Drakes, Brighton, Fine Dining

Plates VS Slates, What Do You Think? I have a few bits of crockery at home made by a company called ‘people will always need plates.’ They sell a range of architecture inspired homeware, based on the premise that people will always need plates. You’d think so wouldn’t you? But if you’ve eaten out recently,…

DOG FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS BRIGHTON

Doggy Bags Explained Not so long ago we had a slightly awkward post meal encounter with a waitress. No, we weren’t querying the bill or pointing out that service was already included but my mother, who is both hard of hearing and plain of speaking (which means she often voices her plain thoughts at full…

Living off the land I consider myself as someone with a very healthy attitude towards food. By ‘healthy’ what I mean is that I wholeheartedly appreciate, enjoy and recognise good quality food. I don’t take it for granted, and I get a great deal of pleasure from purchasing, cooking and eating it. A fresh and…

silo, fermented foods, octopus alchemy, brighton, north laine, blog post

Fermented Foods Workshop Octopus Alchemy By Finola Robinson, December  2015 There’s no doubt about it, fermented foods have become a bit of a buzzword recently. It’s a funny turn of events really, given that people have been using fermentation for thousands for years to preserve food and drinks naturally, without refrigeration. But why the sudden revival…

london road, brighton, open market, blog post

Brighton’s New Shoreditch? Once one of the most run down areas of the city, London Road has been dubbed “the New Shoreditch” and, while you might want to take this with a pinch of salt, the salt is likely to be hand raked Sel de Carmargue, sourced form the new look Open Market’s Pacta Now…

The call of the sea – Brighton’s seafront bars Graham Greene’s novel “Brighton Rock” describes the hordes of day trippers swarming from station to seafront in a way that does not seem to have changed in 80 years. Before that The Prince of Wales, to become King George IV, built his pleasure palace here. The…

summer drinks

Wines for Valentine’s Day Whether you’re looking to pop a big question over a bottle of bubbles or cosy up with a lovingly prepared home-cooked meal; Valentine’s day is a special occasion that calls for a bottle of something special. A romantic evening in needs everything to go right, and the last thing you want…

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