Denby Pottery to Relaunch

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The British manufacturer of pottery Denby Pottery will relaunch itself into the hospitality sector at Hotelympia, the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event. Making great food look beautiful has always been one of Denby’s core values and research shows that nearly half of us think the way our food is presented is just as important as how it tastes.

The trends of plain white tableware have long gone and now, people want to see more interesting plates and bowls that showcase dishes both at home and when they eat out. Denby’s artisan handmade ranges of tableware are eminently placed to provide a beautiful canvas for all kind of cuisines.

The company has an experience of over 200 years in design and craftsmanship, which makes them specialists in colour and reactive all over glazes that are totally unique and extremely hard wearing. By using the Derbyshire stoneware clay, which is very strong and fully vitrified, the products acquire strength, durability, and chip resistance. They are made to resist the hard conditions of commercial restaurants and kitchens and to prove how confident Denby is in its range, it offers the Denby 10 year Edge Chip Warranty.

The manufacturer’s ranges are designed to be beautiful and practical at the same time, being tested to tough industry standards as well. Every single one of their plates and bowls are designed to stack and they all are dishwasher, freezer, microwave, and oven safe. They have an extensive range of shapes and patterns, with over 25 coupe plates that complement how modern chefs present their dishes.

Denby already has a customer base that includes restaurants from all over the world. If you are interested in Denby’s fresh look and the range it has on offer, the company can be found at Hotelympia between the 5th and the 8th of March on Stand No. 2237.

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Bluebird Café to Open at Television Centre White City

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The Bluebird Café expansion is due to start this April, as the Chelsea restaurant and café will open at Television Centre White City, one of London’s hottest new developments. Bluebird Café White City will be at the heart of the £8 billion regeneration that will be open to residents, diners, and revellers, for the first time in its history.

The new Bluebird sister will bring a chic, all day drinking and dining destination to West London. It will be perfect for everything, from power breakfasts to leisurely elevenses, working lunches and afternoon teas. In the evening it will evolve into a restaurant and bar where guests can enjoy a glass of wine and a few cocktails or have dinner with friends.

Bluebird Restaurants’ Executive Chef Simon Gregory has created a modern European menu which will be served from 8.00am until 11pm daily and features dishes such as Nduja crusted yellow fin tuna with grilled onion and green sauce, Butter chicken curry with basmati rice and burnt chilli and Spiced King prawns with yoghurt and pistachio. Seasonal specials will also be highlighted throughout the year, as well as a selection of legendary desserts and classic pastries from award winning Executive Pastry Chef, Roger Pizey.

The interior has been designed by David d’Almada’s Sagrada and incorporates a mix of British styling from the 1960s and modern Bluebird Chelsea glamour. The artwork has been sourced by Fraser Scott and includes works by young British artists as well as designs inspired by Bridget Riley and Celia Birtwell.

“I’m incredibly excited to be a part of such an iconic redevelopment – the Television Centre couldn’t be a better home for the first Bluebird Café. We can’t wait to bring the very best of Bluebird’s all-day dining to the West London community,” said Simon Gregory. The Executive Head Chef.

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VegfestUK to Return to Brighton

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VegfestUK, one of Europe’s leading vegan brands, is bringing a delicious explosion of health conscious cuisine, ethical products, and entertainment to the shores of Brighton between the 24th and 25th of March.

Taking place at the heart of the renowned seafront, VegfestUK usually attracts more than 10,000 guests eager to immerse themselves in the colourful world of sustainability and plant based living. Almost 230 stallholders will be exhibiting fashion, art, and lifestyle products, while an array of 19 caterers will be offering vegan delights from around the world including the warming tasted of the Mediterranean from Greek Vegan Deli, the irresistible goodness of smoothies by Damage Limitation, freshly rolled sushi sensations from Happy Maki, and the American diner delights of Bad Boy Vegan Kitchen.

“We are thrilled to begin our year in Brighton. VegfestUK has now become an essential for those passionate about their lifestyle and delicious food and we look forward to welcoming every new and familiar face as we continue across 2018 with festivals in both Bristol and London,” said Alan Lee, VegfestUK organiser.

Some of the other attractions that can be found at the food festival include The FxEctive Factor competition for vegan musicians, Cookery demos from top industry professionals, The Vegan Academy that will house a series of tropical lectures on optimum health, creative exhibitions, children’s areas, and the Vegan Comedy Festival; all packed under one roof for a memorable experience.

Tickets are available via www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk/tickets, and until the 28th of February there is a BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offer available.

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Action Against Hunger Fundraising Events

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The international development organisation Action Against Hunger has launched a new concept called ‘Moveable Feasts’, will take place throughout the month of March in London, Liverpool, and Leeds. Top chefs will create menus for some of the most exclusive private spaces and guests at each event will attend a drink reception before rotating between four renowned restaurants, enjoying a different course at each venue.

In London there will be two events: The City, taking place on the 12th of March, will include venues such as Greek Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street, Dan Doherty’s Duck & Waffle with its spectacular views from the 40th floor of Heron Tower, meat lover’s paradise Hawksmoor Guildhall, and Darbaar by award-winning chef Abdul Yaseen; and Soho on the 27th of March, which will be held at Jun Tanaka’s Michelin-starred The Ninth, the original Hakkasan – Michelin-starred Hakkasan Hanway Place, the exclusive Marx Room at Barrafina Drury Lane, and élite private members club Quo Vadis.

“Guests are going to be in for a really special treat, dining at some of Action Against Hunger’s top supporting restaurants throughout London, Liverpool, and Leeds. Every course within each venue has been carefully thought about to give diners a unique evening filled with mouth-watering food and an experience they won’t forget,” said Emma Cullingford, Head of Food Related Fundraising for Action Against Hunger.

Additionally, this year the organisation will hold events in Liverpool and Leeds as well. The event in Liverpool will take place on the 22nd of March in the Philharmonic area of the city, while the one in Leeds will be held on the 14th of March in the city centre. Another event will take place in Manchester later on this year.

Each event has 60 spaces available and the tickets are £80 per person, including entry to the event, a drinks reception, and a 4 course dinner with drink pairings. All funds raised will support Action Against Hunger’s work to end child malnutrition in over 49 countries around the world.

More information can be found here: http://againsthunger.uk/moveable2018.

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