Vineyard Stockcross Annual Wine Festival

I can’t think of anywhere better to have an annual Wine Festival than at the Vineyard, the place where the wine list is in fact a very heavy hard backed book! This was the fourth annual Festival and was well attended. There was a magnificent dinner put on the night before with a menu developed […]

Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa, Marrakech

I have been so slow in uploading this post that I am posting all the pictures of food together. We stayed at the Sirayane Boutique Hotel outside Marrakesh in Morocco and it was absolutely beautiful. Sorry that the pictures are not beautifully laid out but believe me the hotel was outstanding and we would return […]

Bladebone October 13 New menu new customers, thank you blog!

First of all such exciting news. We went to the Bladebone on Saturday to discover that a lovely couple had visited earlier in the week because they follow my blog!! Please identify yourselves, I am thrilled and delighted, mostly because I feel I am writing this for myself, friends and family, particularly the piggier ones […]

Blackberry Cottage, cakes with veg, well I never did!!

Kate from Blackberry Cottage recently visited West Berkshire Mencap bringing delicious supplies of cakes and traybakes which all had one thing in common, they all had vegetables in them. This venture started about ten years ago when a mum turned up at Kate’s home in tears because she was unable to get her child to […]

Vineyard Wine Event – next weekend

I can’t wait to attend this event, details below, and our radio station is going live so I am going to be able to do some interviews with satisfied attenders and providers. How exciting, have you booked your ticket yet? Once I know which bits I am interviewing I will blog it immediately so you […]

Vineyard Annual Wine Festival – don’t miss this fantastic event!

As I am sure you have read in previous posts I am in no way a wine expert. I drink champagne and that is about it. However at one of my recent visits to the delightful Vineyard I was persuaded by Saffron, and she is VERY persuasive, of the importance of food and wine pairing. […]

Donnington Valley Wine Press Restaurant

I dont know how many of you have gone to the Winepress Restaurant at the Donnington Valley. I visited it before my surprise trip to Morocco and was amazed at how good the quality of the food was and what amazing value. £22 for two courses or £28 for three courses. Seriously when you see […]

Pop Ups or Downs – Taste

When you go to eat, in particular when you go to have a great eating experience, what do you put that greatness down to? Let’s take the Vineyard as an example. A fantastic venue, fine art in every corner, a chef you just want to take home and keep in your cupboard because the food […]