It's April! Each month that goes by seems to get foodier and foodier and this one is looking no different.
So what foodie goodness was there in March that I haven't already written about?
I popped along to Marmalade at the REP for breakfast. The Full English was huge and really good quality. I loved the sausages and the coffee. Will definitely be back for French Toast.
I used this gorgeous David and Oliver sauce with venison and penne pasta. I've only recently started to appreciate pasta and this was a great mid-week meal.
One Trick Pony
Edd and I had 241 burgers at this new venue in Moseley. It's styled as an independent but is actually Mitchells and Butler. I don't mind that as long as they're doing something unusual. I went for a chicken, bacon and avocado burger and it was absolutely fine. I wouldn't pay full price but I'd go again on a Tuesday. Need to try the wings too!
I took my class along to Cadbury World as part of our Chocolate topic. All the teachers sneaked out to the shop to buy Cadbury mis-shapes. They're so good and it's exciting when you get a creme egg one!
Speaking of creme eggs...have you tried them this year? Did you notice the difference in the chocolate? I can't say I did but it does make me sad that they aren't using proper Cadbury chocolate anymore.
I love this coffee shop! Great flat whites and the cakes are incredible. Edd and I had discounted coffee and cake using my Birmingham Independent card. You should definitely get one if you spend much time in the city- you can get great discounts and support independent businesses at the same time.
Also look at that red velvet cake. Dreamy!
The Delhi, Solihull
I went for a curry for my friend's birthday. This is a really pretty, cosy restaurant in Solihull. We started with some fabulous poppadoms with lovely dips and chutneys. Loved the mango chutney! I then had a very good peshwari naan and some huge tandoori prawns.
Sunday Lunch at The Fiddle and Bone
I am so happy that The Fiddle and Bone is back! Just down the canal from Brindley Place, this gorgeous Victorian building used to be a live music venue and pub that I would visit with my parents as a child. It closed in the early 00's due to complaints about noise, but is now back up and running. Edd and I visited for Sunday Lunch and were really impressed. Definitely a contender for the city centre's best roast.
I had slow cooked pork belly with the most amazing crackling, honey roast parsnips and lovely seasonal veg. I liked that they didn't bulk it out with a giant pointless Yorkshire pudding (I know others would disagree). Washed down with a pint of cider and a live jazz band playing upstairs, this was a wonderful Sunday afternoon.