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Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongMay 22, 2018
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Cocktails have become one of the most popular drinks, with venues serving more than ever before. But no longer are standard cocktails enough – us cocktail connoisseurs want flamboyance, drama, and, above all, intense flavour.

To create the perfect cocktail each ingredients must work in harmony with one another. The sometimes forgotten element – the mixer – can make or break a cocktail, so it’s imperative this is chosen with as much consideration as the spirits and garnishes. Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 – right here in London. Rapidly establishing themselves as experts in creating authentic, high-quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked
ingredients, the Franklin & Sons range of soft drinks became an instant hit. The range contains only natural flavours, extracts, and colours, with absolutely no preservatives or sweeteners and works excellently as a standalone soft drink and deliver brilliantly as a mixer for premium spirits. What’s more, each of the seven flavours boasts a tertiary food-led ingredient to unlock additional flavours in the drink – while also making food pairing simple.

Available across the capital in places such as Apero at The Ampersand Hotel and the Royal Garden Hotel, Franklin & Sons has built a reputation amongst bartenders as one of the most versatile ranges available today. Used in a variety of cocktails in some of the most exclusive bars and restaurants, the Franklin & Sons drinks are an integral part of countless serves in London. One of our favourite cocktails of the moment has been developed by the bar team at the Aqua Shard. Using the refreshing Franklin & Sons Wild Strawberry & Scottish Raspberry and Cracked Black Pepper soft drink, the team created the Apple of My Eye, a light and refreshing drink that tantalises the senses:
40ml Sipsmith Gin
25ml Teichenne Green apple
15ml Kalamansi juice
Top up Franklin and Sons Wild Strawberry and Scottish Raspberry with Cracked Black Pepper (about
100ml)

Cocktails were once solely reserved for days and evenings out, but nowadays it’s not uncommon for cocktail lovers to recreate their favourite cocktails at home.
Just like with bars, it’s important budding mixologists get all the ingredients right when building cocktails to drink at home. And the mixer is just as important as the chosen spirits to unlock the flavours.

Our seven-strong range, which contains delightfully summery drinks, such as Cloudy Apple & Yorkshire Rhubarb with Cinnamon, Sicilian Lemonade & English Elderflower with Crushed Juniper , and Valencian Orange & Pink Grapefruit with Lemongrass, contains a tertiary food-led ingredient –the only range on the market we know of to do so – give the drink depth and offer a more complex flavour, all while helping with food pairing.

At home
Available to buy in Harrods and online retailers such as ginkiosk.com, the Franklin & Sons soft drinks
offer a premium quality cocktail ingredient for any occasion. Those who purchase one of our special
750ml sharing serves this summer – which are perfect for summer parties – will receive an exclusive
free gift courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society.

To find out more about Franklin & Sons, follow them on social media:
Instagram @franklinandsons
Facebook /franklinandsons
Twitter @franklinandsons
Or visit the website: www.franklinandsons.co.uk


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongMay 14, 2018
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Gino D’Acampo, Marcus Wareing , Gordon Ramsey , Jamie Oliver , Heston Blumenthal, all make the shortlist for this year’s British Restaurant Awards 2018.

A few weeks ago the nominations for the British Restaurant Awards were announced. Some of UK’s top restaurants have made the shortlist at this exciting inaugural awards show focused on raising the profile of British Restaurants worldwide and providing an opportunity for customers to voice their opinions through nominations and votes. This year’s Best New Restaurant nominees features some amazing new launches who are making waves across
the country offering a unique experience in cuisine for their customers . Nominees include;
Lahpet – London , Chokhi Dhani – London , Londrino – London , Sorrel – Surrey
White Horse Oyster and Seafood Bar – Edinburgh , 20 Stories – Manchester
Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant – Liverpool , Elnecot – Manchester , Roganic – London
OSH – London, Dip in Brilliant – London

British Restaurant Awards (BRA) is an annual awards ceremony which provides an
opportunity for customers to nominate and vote for their Best Restaurants, Chefs and
culinary service in the UK.

From 20th of January till 23rd of April – Readers of Chelsea Monthly magazine,The National Post, and members of the World Restaurant Awards Guide ( WRAG) are given the opportunity to nominate their favourite restaurants per city, region and throughout the UK.

The restaurants who receive the most amount of nominations are shortlisted and released for the public to vote. The final list of winners as voted for by the public is announced at the annual gala/red carpet awards show. Hungry Nation, the US based food ordering platform launching in the UK is the title sponsor for the second year running.

Popular Chef’s; Gino D’Acampo, Marcus Wareing , Gordon Ramsey , Jamie Oliver , Heston
Blumenthal , Tom Brown, Tom Kerridge, Sabbir Karim and more top chefs are all up for the
Best Chef 2018 category.

This year’s British Restaurant Awards 2018 takes place on the 24th of May 2018 at the
Porchester , London W2 . This year’s British Restaurant Awards will be recorded for
broadcast on VTV on Sky Showcase. The British Restaurant Awards is organised annually by WRAG- World Restaurant Awards Guide.

British Restaurant Awards 2018 – Nominees

Best New Restaurant:
Lahpet – London
Chokhi Dhani  – London
Londrino – London
Sorrel  – Surrey
White Horse Oyster and Seafood Bar  – Edinburgh
20 Stories  – Manchester
Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant – Liverpool
Elnecot – Manchester
Roganic – London
OSH  – London
Dip in Brilliant – London

Best Chef:
Clare Smyth
Luke Selby
Stephen Harris
Stephen Gomes
Nathan Outlaw
Gordon Ramsay
Jamie Oliver
Heston Blumenthal
Gino D’Acampo
Marcus Wareing
Tom Brown
Tom Kerridge
Sabbir Karim

Best Young Chef:
Danny Young
Craig Johnston
Tom Phillips
Mark Winter
Niall Keating
Jack Barwick
Tommy Banks
Luke Thomas
Damien Wager
Louisa Ellis
Georgia Dent

Best Luxury Restaurant:

Restaurant Fraiche – Birkenhead
The Fat Duck – Berkshire
Gidleigh Park – Chagford, Devon
Kinloch Lodge – Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Araki – London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester – London
Hakkasan – London
The Ledbury – London
La Dame de Pic – London
Marcus – London
The Waterside Inn – Maidenhead
Artichoke – Amersham

Restaurant of the Year:

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw – Cornwall
L’Eclume – Cumbria
The Black Swan – Yorkshire
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Oxford
The Raby Hunt – Darlington
The Waterside Inn – Maidenhead
Sat Bains – Nottingham
Claude Bosi at the Bibendum – London
The Three Chimneys – Isle of Skye, Scotland
Stark – Kent
The Oxford Brasserie – Southampton
Thai Square – The Strand

Best Hospitality Team:
Sat Bains – Nottingham
Paul Ainsworth at no. 6 – Cornwall
Bohemia – Jersey
Elystan Street – London
The Three Chimneys – Isle of Skye
Beach House Restaurant – Swansea
Levi’s Roots Caribbean smokehouse – London
Brilliant Restaurant – London
Thai Square 

Best Restaurant Chain:

Las Iguanas
Bills
Franco Manca
The Breakfast Club
Honest Burger’s
Cau
Gaucho
Nandos
Sticks n Sushi
Thai Square
Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant

Best Supplier:

Disposables and Catering Supplies
York Catering Supplies
Crosbys
KCCJ
FEM
Nisbets
The Restaurant Supplier
Vegetarian Express
Debono Foods
Lowrie Foods
MKG Foods
Clarks Foods
Unique Seafood

Best British Takeaway:

The Lime Pickle – Birmingham
Chicken George – Luton
Mr Chef – Scotland
Nacho Cheese – Wiltshire
Wiwo Noodle Bar – Wales
Pax Burger – Huddersfield
Joe & Za – Hoxton
Irmak BBQ – Dunstable
Brunch – Prescot
Eastern Cuisine – London
Masala Indian Takeaway – Barnstaple

Best Food Ordering Company:

Deliveroo
Just Eat
Hungry Nation
Uber Eats
One – Delivery
Feast
My Home Chef
Hello Fresh

Best Culinary Experience:

Inamo  – London (Soho Branch)
Bob Bob Ricard – London
Tiroler Hut  – London
Away2Dine  – Birmingham
Dans le Noir  – London
Sarastro  – London
Proud Cabaret – Brighton
Levi’s Roots Caribbean smokehouse  – London

Best Restaurant in Manchester:

Wood
Adam Reid at the French
Manchester House
Tattu Restaurant and Bar
Ocean Treasure 23
Elnecot
Rosso
Pasha
El Gato Negro Tapas
Hawksmoor – Manchester
Australasia

Best Restaurant in London:

Namaaste Kitchen
Nuala
Restaurant Story
The Ritz Restaurant
Sketch
ROKA Mayfair
Pollen Street Social
Som Saa
The Smoking Goat
Brawn
MAM
Levi’s Roots Caribbean smokehouse
The Ivy – West Street, Covent Garden
COYA – Mayfair
Buddha Bar
James Cochran Restaurant
Cafe Raj
Signor Sassi

Best Restaurant in Liverpool:

Lunya
Cowshed
Panoramic 34
60 Hope Street
George’s Great British Kitchen
Spire
Trattoria 51
Bistro Franc
Moor Hall

Best Restaurant in Wales:

Thackeray Bar and Grill
Sosban and the Old Butchers
Ynyshir
Pysgoty
The Hardwick
Slice
The Potted Pig
Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias
Castle Cottage
Coast Saundersfoot
Signatures

Best Restaurant in Surrey:

Stovells
Giggling Squid
The Tudor Room at Great Fosters
Sorrel
1907 Restaurant, bar & grill at Brooklands Hotel
The Bingham Restaurant
The Clock House
Matt Worswick at The Latymer
Beaverbrook
The Clink

Best Restaurant in Essex:

Haywards
Pig & Whistle
Ranfields Brasserie
Smith’s Restaurant – Ongar
Le Talbooth
Vita Bella
Magic Mushroom
Felix Seafood Grill
La Bicicletta

Best Restaurant in Newcastle:
Peace and Loaf
Artisan
Blackfriars Restaurant
Luigikhan’s
Aveika
Fuego at Fenwick
The Broad Chare
Harissa
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse

Best Restaurant in Sheffield:

Rafters
Juke and Loe
Sfinx
Kashmiri Aroma
Joro
Maranello’s Italian
Efes

Best Restaurant in Bradford:

Classic Persian Restaurant
Bangkok Thai Restaurant
Waterside Bistro & Bar
Bhajis and Beer
Guzelian Café Bar
Rajshahi
Valentinos
The Foundry

Best Restaurant in Bristol:

Casamia
No Man’s Grace
The Ethicurean
Bravas
Urban Tandoor
Bulrush
Pipal Tree
Everyday Thai
Pasta Loco

Best Restaurant in Brighton:

Isaac At
Little Fish Market
Restaurant at Drakes
GB1 Seafood Restaurant
Pascere
Pike and Pine
Etch
The Chilli Pickle
Jamie’s Italian Brighton

Best Restaurant in Leeds:

Stockdales of Yorkshire
Crafthouse
Ox Club
Issho
Pintura
Bulgogi Grill
Culto
Sukhothai
Hansas
The Man behind the Curtain
My Thai

Best Restaurant in Birmingham:

Adam’s
Carter’s of Moseley
Comptoir Libanais
Bodega
Simpsons
Purnell’s
Itihaas
Original Patty Men
Harvey Nichol’s Restaurant
Opus
Asha’s
Piccolino

Best Restaurant in Southampton:

The Oxford Brasserie
Ennio’s
Steak of the Art
Royal Thai Pier
Bayleaf Kitchen
Nara
Ceno
Three Tuns
Max’s Bar and Brasserie
Bacaro

Best Restaurant in Cambridge:

Midsummer House
Stem and Glory – Vegan Restaurant
Galleria
The Blue Lion, Hardwick
Navadhanya
The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill
Trinity
The Olive Grove
The Oak Bistro
The Millworks
Restaurant Twenty Two

Best Restaurant in Leicester:

Heritage India
Knight and Garter
Grounded Kitchen
John’s House
The Blacksmiths Arms
Kayal
The White Peacock
The Fish and the Chip
The Lighthouse

Best Bar:

Trippets Lounge Bar  – Sheffield
Zebranos  – London
Swift – London
Gleneagles – Perthshire
Bar Opus – Birmingham
Neighbourhood  – Liverpool
The Devils Advocate – Edinburgh
Red Light  – Bristol
Rumpus Room Rooftop Bar – London
Bohemia  – Brighton

To vote go to : www.britishrestaurantawards.org/vote


Lisa FullerLisa FullerJanuary 25, 2018
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With eleven botanicals in total, the remaining botanicals featured in the gin include vanilla, pink peppercorn, angelica and liquorice, resulting in a smooth and fresh taste that can be enjoyed as a sipping gin, a cocktail gin or with the classic tonic water. A CollaGin G&T is best served with a slice of fresh pink grapefruit and star anise.
CollaGin is distilled with America’s number one collagen brand which does not affect the taste, smell or appearance of the gin. Co-Founder Camilla Brown comments: “This really is the smoothest gin I have ever tasted and works so well in many different ways. We’ve used complementary botanicals and a dose of pure, powdered collagen to create a surprise and delight product that gets people talking.”

Co-Founder Liz Beswick adds: “it took a year in the making and we have had many hurdles along the way, but we are so proud of the result. The gin is fragrant, soft and the aftertaste is velvety, with a hint of vanilla. It has been worth the highs and lows of starting our own business to beautify the world of
spirits.”

Over 50m bottles of gin were consumed in the UK alone outstripping sales growth in beer and sparkling wine. Annual gin sales rose 20% to smashing through the £1bn barrier, and CollaGin is set to capitalise on this ever-growing market with their unique offering. It has also been announced today that the company has signed an exclusive partnership deal with the National Film Academy -producers of the annual National Film Awards UK to become the exclusive Gin sponsor for the 2018 awards ceremony! CollaGin will be sponsoring the Best Independent Film 2018 and sampling on all the tables at one of the UK’s most prestigious film award shows.

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Nominations for the Best Independent Film 2018 sponsored by CollaGin are;
God’s own country
Film stars don’t die in Liverpool
The Intent
Jawbone
My Name is Lenny
Lady Macbeth
Rise of the Footsoldier 3
Eat Locals

Voting is currently live here, and winners will be announced in March.

CollaGin is distilled in the Midlands, UK and bottled in Lancashire, UK. The bottle is 50cl at 40% proof and available now at DrinkSupermarket.com or  Collagin.co.uk for £34.99.

Get a taste of CollaGin at the National Film Awards UK taking place on the 28th of March 2018 or for more information. Visit: www.collagin.co.uk 


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongDecember 6, 2017
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This December Ketel One will be popping up at Callooh Callay to launch their brand new flavour Ketel One Oranje. The festive pop-up, which will be open throughout December, will boast a festive hideaway and a private bar as well as an exclusive limited-edition menu of adventurous cocktails using the new spirit.

‘Upstairs’ at Callooh Callay is an area which has been created to allow the expert bartenders to explore and experiment outside the standard cocktail menu. Exclusively for this pop-up they have been challenged to create cocktails using ten key ingredients and an overarching theme as well as the New Ketel One Oranje Vodka which is infused with all natural essential oils from Valencia and Mandarin oranges meaning each creation will have it’s own festive twist.

Opening throughout December the pop up is available for walk-in guests on a first come first serve bases as well as having availability to book private tables in advance.

 ‘Upstairs’ at Callooh Callay

65 Rivington St,

London,

EC2A 3AY


Alberto ArnaudAlberto ArnaudOctober 19, 2017
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  • Luxury residential development breaks ground one year after Aston Martin and G&G Business Developments announced partnership
  • Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way is the first condominium tower to begin construction in Downtown Miami in 2017 and is on track for completion in 2021

18 October 2017, Miami, FL: Aston Martin and global property developer G&G Business Developments have broken ground on Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami, confirming that construction of the 66-story luxury condominium tower is set for completion in 2021. The milestone marks the development of Aston Martin’s first real estate project, and the iconic brand’s expansion into luxury residential design. Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way has become the first condominium tower to break ground in Downtown Miami this year, underscoring the development team’s strength and market confidence.

The striking building of curvilinear glass and steel is set to rise on one of the last parcels of developable land on the Downtown Miami waterfront and has been designed by Revuelta Architecture and Bodas Miani Anger, renowned for creating visually impressive and exceptionally well-engineered landmark properties. General contractor Coastal Construction Group will now begin work on the tower.

The 391 condominiums will combine breathtaking design aesthetic with an ideal location, featuring spectacular panoramic vistas of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The development’s seven penthouses and one duplex penthouse – all of which will enjoy private pools and spacious terraces – will be complemented by a range of expansive one to four-bedroom apartments.

Aston Martin’s design team, led by EVP and Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, will design the interior and amenity spaces throughout the development. Key Aston Martin design elements, such as the signature carbon fibre reception desks, will adorn each of the tower’s two private lobbies. Highlight features will include doors with bespoke artisan Aston Martin handles, number plinths and kestrel tan leather door tabs. Residents will be able to relax and unwind just steps from their front doors, with 42,275 square feet of outstanding Sky Amenities spanning four full levels between the building’s 52nd and 55th floors. Amenities will include a double-level fitness centre overlooking the ocean, spinning studio, boxing gym, virtual golf room, art gallery, two cinemas, as well as a full-service spa, beauty salon and barber shop.

These exquisite spaces will be encased in a bold sail-shaped building reflecting the marina setting and offering superb views of the local surroundings. Residents will also be able to enjoy direct access to the turquoise waters of Miami via an exclusive yacht marina.

Representing Aston Martin at the ground breaking ceremony, Simon Sproule, Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, said: “Aston Martin is on a growth trajectory globally and across the United States. Our partnership with G&G Business Developments to create Aston Martin Residences Miami, forms an important part of that growth story and of our desire to bring our brand to new audiences across the world.”

German Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments said: “In October 2016 we announced the partnership with Aston Martin and our plan to break ground in October 2017. Exactly one year later we are here to celebrate the start of construction which is confirmation of our commitment to follow our own strict timeline. This development has been extremely well received, in part due to the unique offer but also due to the outstanding job our official broker Cervera is doing. I am confident we will deliver on our promise to create the ultimate residential tower and I’m looking forward to admiring the view from the top of this special building when it is complete.”

Coto concluded: “The success of this collaboration is a testament to the team work, mutual trust and dedication of everyone involved, both at G&G and Aston Martin.”

The residences and penthouses, which range from 700 to 19,000 square feet, are priced from $600,000 to upwards of $50 million.

The sales centre for the Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, Florida is open daily from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

– Ends –

www.astonmartin.com

 

 

Note to Editors:

About Aston Martin

Aston Martin is an independent British luxury sports car company. Famous for the creation of beautiful handcrafted sports cars, the Aston Martin range today comprises the Vantage, Rapide S, Vanquish, DB11 and special-series cars such as the Vanquish Zagato and Aston Martin Vulcan. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin designs and creates sports cars, which are sold in more than 50 countries around the world.

Founded in 1913, the company recently launched its six-year Second Century plan for sustainable long-term growth. This is underpinned by the replacement of its entire sports car range, including the all-new DB11, an all-electric RapidE, the reintroduction of the Lagonda marque, as well as the development of a new manufacturing centre in St Athan, Wales which will build the company’s new sports utility vehicle.

About Aston Martin Art of Living

Aston Martin is a British luxury brand with more than a century of success behind it. Now, with its Art of Living portfolio, the brand is translating its legendary quality into a new generation of carefully crafted commercial partnerships that are the very best reflections of its high luxury values. Art of Living by Aston Martin is a growing collection of luxury lifestyle goods and services made and delivered with the care and quality that would be expected of Aston Martin.

About G&G Business Developments:

Headquartered in Miami, G&G Business Developments, founded and managed by key members of the Coto family, is the largest domestic retailer in Argentina and one of the country’s leading exporters.

The company has quickly established success in the global real estate market, attracting investors seeking well-funded, innovative projects, delivering exceptional results.

 

 


Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonSeptember 5, 2017
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Honeybee Gin, prepares an exclusive preview tasting session as it goes on sale exclusively in Fortnum & Mason’s as from October. Honeybee Gin, the latest addition from craft distilling stalwarts, husband and wife team Tom and Tina Warner. Inspired by the plight of bees across the UK and the world – which are suffering depopulation due to the use of new pesticides that prevent wildflower growth – this gin is the latest in the Warner Edwards Limited Edition Botanical Garden Range.

Its unique botanical blend includes responsibly-sourced honey, grapefruit peel and chamomile. In all, almost 30 botanicals go into this amazing blend, including one top-secret ingredient.  If all goes to plan, we are all hoping Chelsea Monthly readers might be lucky enough to have a taste of Honeybee Gin at the prestigious upcoming 7th annual National Reality TV Awards.

For more information on Honeybee Gin. Please visit: www.warneredwards.com 


Lucy ColemanLucy ColemanJuly 22, 2017
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* 47% of consumers would view a business more favorably if it served high quality coffee
* Millennials are six times more likely to view a business harshly, while men are twice as likely to take their business elsewhere if served poor quality coffee

Businesses are being urged to take a fresh look at their coffee offer to delight their customers and improve the customer experience. The call to improve the services on offer follows new research, commissioned by Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional, that reveals 72% of consumers expect to be served a hot beverage when making a significant purchase or when seeking professional advice.

The survey of 1,000 consumers, revealed at the launch of JDE’s new Promesso coffee solution, also highlighted the power of coffee to make an unforgettable first impression, with one in two consumers likely to view a business favourably if it served high-quality coffee in the lobby or reception area. The research also showed that men are twice as likely to take their business elsewhere if businesses neglect their coffee offering, while millennials are six times more likely to take a negative view of a business as a result.

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“Coffee plays a significant role in consumers’ lives and provides those all-important moments of relaxation and indulgence,” explained Heike Wiesner, JDE Professional. “Businesses need to examine how high-quality coffee can be one of the subtle nuances that puts them ahead of the competition, and change how their customers view them. It’s important not to risk disappointing your customers by taking a chance on your coffee offer.”

Consumers’ appreciation of the breadth of coffee styles and flavours has dramatically increased, resulting in coffee overtaking tea as the nation’s favourite hot beverage. In the UK, more than 21 million cups[iii] are consumed each day out of home and there is an expectation for high quality and variety, regardless of the location.

To create the opportunity for customers to enjoy the personalisation and service that they have come to expect – irrespective of where they are – a high-quality coffee solution is needed. JDE’s Promesso offers businesses just that. Recognised by the Red Dot Awards for product design, Promesso impressed the judges who said it ’embodied an entirely new generation of fully automatic coffee makers’. Its ‘stylistic idiom that skilfully borrows elements from the era of Art Deco, blending with modern details’, unprecedented coffee personalisation and clearly designed touchscreen fascinated the judges, who described it as ‘elegant to handle in office environments’. Its perfect combination of functionality and quality is combined with effortless interaction and ease of use. No training is needed and it’s easy to maintain, requiring no more than seven minutes per week to clean, just 13% of the time needed to service fully automatic espresso machines.

It offers consumers fresh-bean quality coffee, tailored to each consumer’s personal taste, serving up to 130 cups per hour using JDE’s Promesso Blend No.1. Made from the finest selection of 100% Arabica beans, Promesso Blend No.1 is optimised for an Espresso coffee taste profile. This characterful, UTZ Certified sustainable coffee carefully combines roasted notes with rich aromas for a deep, well-balanced taste with a sweet nuance and is at the heart of Promesso’s personalised offering. For example, Promesso enables users to customise every element of their favourite hot beverage by adjusting the strength, volume and even coffee to milk ratio. Favourite beverages can even be saved to a personal profile, making it easy to access personalised drinks at a touch of a button.

“Consumers are all different – they have their individual style, personal tastes and unique character – and this drives their desire for a coffee that meet their needs and mood, no matter the activity or location,” explained Wiesner. “Promesso is a coffee solution that is smart, innovative and takes care of itself. As businesses look to improve their customer service and stand out from the competition, the coffee they choose to serve could be that all important differentiator. Promesso is ideal for businesses in the corporate and hospitality sectors looking to serve premium quality coffee without the hassle and training required by more complicated coffee solutions.

“It allows businesses to surprise and impress customers with a high-quality coffee shop experience, that surpasses their expectations, improves customer service and enhances consumer’s perceptions of the business. It means businesses across the corporate, hospitality and leisure sectors can treat their customers to a hot beverage experience that offers the quality to impress and consistency to deliver the perfect coffee, in every cup. With eight varieties of premium hot beverages on offer, and endless personalisation options, businesses and their customers no longer have to compromise.”


Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongMay 21, 2017
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This week, the nominations for the British Restaurant Awards were announced. Some of UK’s top restaurants have made the shortlist at this exciting inaugural awards show focused on raising the profile of British Restaurants worldwide and providing an opportunity for customers to voice their opinions through nominations and votes. This year’s Best New Restaurant nominees features some amazing new launches who are making waves across the country offering a unique experience in cuisine for their customers ; Ritorno, Onodera, Oktopus , Ivy Soho Brasserie, 100 Kensington Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse and Machiya.

British Restaurant Awards (BRA) is an annual awards ceremony which provides an opportunity for customers to nominate and vote for their Best Restaurants, Chefs and culinary service in the UK.

 

From  20th of January till 23rd of April – Readers of Chelsea Monthly magazine,The National PostLuxury Weekly, and viewers of  VooVix.com are given the opportunity to nominate their favourite restaurants per city, region and throughout the UK. The restaurants who receive the most amount of nominations are shortlisted and released for the public to vote. The final list of winners as voted for by the public is announced at the annual gala/red carpet awards show.

Popular Chef’s; Gordon Ramsey , Jamie Oliver , Adam Woolven Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre White , Vineet Bhatia and Levi Roots are all up for the  Best Chef 2017 category.

This year’s British Restaurant Awards 2017 takes place on the 14th of June 2017.  To vote go to www.britishrestaurantawards.org

Full List of BRA 2017 nominees:

Best New Restaurant 2017
Ritorno
Onodera
Oktopus
Ivy Soho Brasserie
100 Kensington
Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse
Machiya

 

Best Chef 2017
Gordon Ramsey
Jamie Oliver
Adam Woolven
Heston Blumenthal
Marco Pierre White
Vineet Bhatia
Levi Roots

 

Best Young Chef 2017
Georgina Dent
Matt Gillian
Marcus Eaves
Florence Knight
Stevie Parle
Brett Graham
Ollie Dabbous
Shuko Oda

 

Best Luxury Restaurant 2017
Dinnings
Vineet Bhatia, London
Chai Wu, London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Australasia, Manchester
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Hakkasan,  Mayfair

 

Restaurant of the Year 2017
Thai Square, The Strand
Hakkasan,  Mayfair
Rossi’s Italian Restaurant, Sheffield
The Oxford Brasserie, Southhampton
Twenty Two, Cambridge
Mantra Thai Dining Restaurant, Newcastle
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Signatures Restaurant, Wales
Savina Mexican Restaurant, Liverpool
Vineet Bhatia, London

 

Best Hospitality Team 2017
Thai Square
Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse
Jamie’s Italian
Australasia, Manchester
Ocean Treasure 235
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Hakkasan,  Mayfair
Benares Restaurant

 

Best Restaurant Chain 2017
Thai Square
Nandos
Wagamma
Prezzo
Bella Italia
Yo! Sushi
Slug and Lettuce
Jamie’s Italian
Chiquito

Best Supplier 2017
Nisbets
Brakes
Clarks Foods
New Wave seafood
Creed food service

 

 

Best British Takeaway 2017  sponsored by Hungry Nation
Lime Pickle, Midlands
Wiwo Noodle Bar, Wales
Shimla Spice Fine Indian Dining, Gloucester
Bangla Fusion, Rhyl
Masala Indian Takeaway, Barnstaple
Bistro Pizza, Bournemouth
Pimms Pizza, Bristol
Chicken George, Luton
Kuryz Indian Cuisine, Hastings
Kempthai, Brighton
Vindaloo Indian Takeaway, Farnborough
Tez Indian Takeaway, Tonbridge
Mr Chef, Wishaw
The Royals, Wembley
The Golden Fish, Dagenham
Sumo Fresh, Wanstead
Sushi Box, Hoxton
Pumpkin Rice Jerk Grill, Barnet

 

Best Food Ordering Company 2017
Hungryhouse
Just-eat
Delivery Roo
Ubereats
Hello Fresh

 

Best Culinary Experience 2017
Circus, London
Giglamesh, London
Buddha Bar, London
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Newcastle
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
Sarastro
Dans Le Noir
Shaka Zulu, Camden
Australasia, Manchester

 

Best Restaurant in Manchester
Australasia, Manchester
Manchester House Restaurant
Piccolino
Mr Cooper’s House & Garden
Miller & Carter
The Lime Tree Didsbury
Gaucho
La Bandera
Tattu Restaurant and Bar
Albert’s Shed, Castlefield
Umezushi
San Carlo

 

Best Restaurant in London
Hawksmoor, London
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London
Buddha Bar London
Aqua Shard
Amaya
ROKA Charlotte Street
Ceviche Soho
Zebranos,  Soho
Bocca di Lupo
The Ivy

Best Restaurant in Liverpool
Panoramic 34
Delifonseca’s
Yukti
Chy Liverpool City Centre
Neon Jamón
Etsu
Lunya
Bakchich Lebanese Restaurant
Nolita Cantin
Sapporo Teppanyaki

 

Best Restaurant in Wales
The Walnut Tree
Tyddyn Llan
The Hardwick
Slice
Sosban
The Checkers
Moksh
Signatures Restaurant
Chez Francis
Casanova

Best Restaurant in Surrey
Stovell’s
The Clink
The Latymer
Surrey Palace
Hillside Restaurant
Frascati
Surrey Tandoori

 

Best Restaurant in Essex
Russells
Alec’s
Blue Anchor
The Magic Mushroom
Olio Italian Restaurant
La Bicicletta
ZENXI
Russells Restaurant

 

Best Restaurant in Newcastle
House of Tides
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse
Six
Dobson and Parnell
El Coto
The Patricia
Babucho
Achellos Italian Restaurant

Best Restaurant in Sheffield
The Milestone
Nonnas
Marco @ Milano
Le Bistrot Pierre
VeroGusto
Rafters Restaurant
Silversmiths Restaurant
Lokanta Restaurant
Efes Restaurant
Otto’s Restaurant
Carluccio’s

 

Best Restaurant in Bradford
Cona
Golden Fleece
Valentino
Rajshahi
Prashad
The Foundry
Box Tree
Jinnah
Rocca

 

Best Restaurant in Bristol
The Ox
Bulrush
Adelina Yard
Casamia
Wilks
The Mint room
Pasta loco
Yume
Aquila
Soukitchen
Spiny lobster

 

Best Restaurant in Brighton
Bill’s
Plateau
Côte Brasserie
Jamie’s Italian Brighton
Terre A Terre
The Gingerman
Riddle Finns
Las Iguanas
64 Degrees
Bincho Yakitori

 

Best Restaurant in Leeds
Gaucho
Browns
Fazenda Leeds
Las Iguanas
Red Chilli
The Man Behind The Curtain
My Thai Restaurant
Ephesus Restaurant
Zucco

 

 

Best Restaurant in Birmingham
Carters of Moseley
Pushkar
Lasan
Rico Libre Tapas
MODU Restaurant
The Karczma
The Wilderness
Coast to Coast
Bucklemaker
Viceroy Tandoori
Rodizio Rico
Piccolino

 

Best Restaurant in  Southampton  
Casa Brasil
The Oxford Brasserie
Quay FIFTEEN
Ennio’s
Blue Island
Everest Cuisine
La Tavernetta Italian Restaurant
Bacaro
Scoozi
Mango Thai Tapas Bar & Lounge
Kohinoor of Kerala

 

Best Restaurant in Cambridge        
Cotto Restaurant
The Oak Bistro
Aromi
Raja Indian Cuisine
La Pergola
Twenty Two
Alimentum
De Luca Cucina & Bar
Smokeworks Ltd
Tradizioni
Varsity Restaurant

 

Best Restaurant in Leicester
Maiyango
Lighthouse
Windmill Inn
Kayal
Shivalli
Reservoir Inn
Saray Mangal

 

Vote now for your favorites at www.britishrestaurantawards.org


Johana BaldellaJohana BaldellaMay 3, 2017
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She may be the darling of the celebrity media but coffee lover and TV star Melanie Sykes has revealed, given the choice, she’d rather spend her time relaxing in front of a box-set.

 

The TV star, model and mum has revealed her ultimate way to relax is to be at home, chilling out in front of her favourite Netflix series – with a cup of her favourite Lyons Coffee in hand.

Best known for her role as a TV and radio presenter, Mel co-hosted Let’s Do Lunchwith Gino D’Acampo for three years and has recently appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Sky’s Fit In Five.

 Mel, who has just been announced as the new face of Lyons Coffee Bags, confesses to spending much of her time chilling out in comfy clothes and watching episodes of The Sopranos.

Mostly you will find me sitting at home watching box-set after box-set. I don’t know where my life would be without Netflix. I will just devour entire series in one sitting.

 

Mel is also a massive coffee aficionado. She says becoming the new face of Lyons Coffee Bags was a natural and obvious choice, as she’s such a big fan.

She said: “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Lyons coffee. Everyone knows I’m a coffee lover – I can’t start the day without one – and Lyons Coffee Bags have completely transformed the way I enjoy my coffee. I have a very busy schedule so the bags are perfect as I can take them with me in my handbag and enjoy them anytime, anywhere.  I also love that there are three strengths and a decaf option, so I can satisfy my coffee cravings whenever the mood takes me.  Forget fiddly pods and cleaning up – just add water and go… genius!”

 Mel has just launched a lifestyle website which gives a great insight into how she keeps herself trim and healthy but also offers advice and inspiration to others on fitness, food and parenting. She’s also big into meditation – and uses her smartphone for inspiration. “I do those meditation apps on my phone. I do get anxious about things so they really relax me,” she admits.

 Lyons coffee bags are an every-day coffee hero, perfect for busy people like Mel, who want convenience but don’t want to compromise on flavour. The bags contain 100% freshly ground coffee beans and are easy to prepare – just add freshly boiled water, stir, and brew for three-four minutes until the coffee is as strong as required.

 Quick and easy to use, they are ideal choice for busy mums, active families or time pressured commuters on the go.  


Johana BaldellaJohana BaldellaApril 11, 2017
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REVEALED: THE WIERD AND WACKY WAY BRITS EAT THEIR EGG – FROM DUNKING PIGS-IN-BLANKETS TO CREATING ‘YOLK SPREAD’

  • As hen eggs trump chocolate eggs, it’s time to dip into how the nation eats the oozy delight and what it can reveal about your personality

According to latest research, eggs have much to be ‘egg-static’ about this Easter, as a third (31%)of Brits admit they prefer to reach for traditional soft boiled eggs over their chocolate equivalents.

Results of the study commissioned by the happy egg co., also found that, as a nation of foodies, there is great variety in how we tuck into our soft boiled eggs. Gone are the days where we stick to traditional toasted soldiers for dipping. Brits are now opting for: crispy bacon, asparagus, croque monsieur, chips, pigs in blankets and even fish fingers. Eating behaviours have also advanced, ranging from new found methods such as peeling the shell and smashing on toast to, right through to creating ‘yolk spread’ (spreading the yolk on toast), and even using the yolk as a pouring sauce.

 

 

How we eat our soft boiled eggs can even provide some revealing clues about our personalities. Human behaviour expert, Dr Jane Cox has been analysing soft boiled egg eating behaviours and is able to attribute different personality traits to people depending on their egg-eating methods:

  • 41% of Brits eat their soft boiled egg in an egg cup; dipping ‘soldiers’ of any kind (toast, asparagus, bacon etc). Dr Cox says: This way of egg-eating shows stability and convention. Most people learn to eat boiled eggs this way and some never feel need to change tradition.
  • A fifth of Brits eat their egg in an egg cup; scooping out the egg with a teaspoon. Dr Cox says: This is no nonsense approach to eggs that’s bound to be reflected in other parts of their lives. No accompaniments, no stopping to savour, just doing what needs to be done.
  • Nearly a quarter of Brits eat their soft boiled egg from the wide, bottom side as opposed to the traditional pointy, narrow end. Dr Cox says: Those who turn their egg on its head probably approach lots of things in their lives differently. They’re likely to reject what doesn’t work for them and seek more of what they enjoy.
  • One fifth of people prefer to shell their soft boiled egg and eat it on toast. Dr Cox says: A degree of practicality features within those who shell their eggs. They also have a lovely sense of humour.

 

Human behaviour expert, Dr Jane Cox, who was involved in the study, commented: “The way that we eat is an expression of our individualism and can reveal a lot about our personalities. Your reliability, adventurousness, sensitivity or hunger for life may be seen in the way that you scoop, tip, or dip your way through the yolk.  Perhaps you’re a dipper, easy going and stable or a scooper, someone who doesn’t like to waste a moment of time.  A tipper reveals you have a dreamy gentle personality, and a smasher, unsurprisingly just gets stuck into life and enjoys every day.”

The trend towards traditional hen eggs at Easter comes at a time when egg consumption is booming as a result of recognised nutrition and health benefits, versatility, baking and a shift toward ‘brunch’ dates with friends. In the week of Easter alone, over 100million individual eggs are expected to be bought.



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