Sunday, 1 November 2015

October in food

Foodie bits and bobs I didn't blog about in October.

Nomad and Langley's Sloe Gin night

I was very lucky to go along to an exciting evening at Urban Coffee Company where Nomad's current pop up is. Nomad had teamed up with Langley's Gin to make seasonal food and drink with a focus on sloe berries.

This was being filmed by BBC Midlands Today and they needed some people who were happy to be filmed. I realised that night that I am terrible on camera!

I did get to eat some amazing food and drink super cocktails though. I had the most beautiful fish dish topped with one of the best prawns I've ever had. The douglas fir martini was incredible too.

Langley's and Nomad seems like an amazing pairing to me. I'm very excited for Bar by Nomad to open. Click on the link to have a look and book book book!

Gas Street Social

Gas Street Social just keeps getting better and better. Their brunches are a firm favourite of mine and I had a great lunch there last week. I picked chicken wings off the small plates list and added some sweet potato fries. The wings could have been meatier but the glaze was divine and the hot sauce on the side was hot but not lacking in flavour.

 Pret a Manger

Edd and I had popped into Pret so he could grab a sandwich for his lunch. While we were in the queue we spotted mac and cheese in the heater. The man in front of us in the line told us it was really good so we bought it, spur of the moment!
Obviously it wasn't as good as something you might have in a restaurant freshly cooked, but it was very satisfying. In addition to the cheese and macaroni there was also cauliflower which was a nice touch.

Tapas Revolution

My friend and I went to Tapas Revolution in Grand Central last week. I've heard excellent things about it so I perused the menu with anticipation! We both went for the lunch deal, which is a 'burger' or paella plus a glass of wine, beer or sangria for £7.50. The burgers are actually little brioche rolls (bocadillos?) filled with various tasty options. I went for the fried egg and pancetta one with spicy mojo sauce. It was excellent for lunch.

My friend had the chicken paella which he said was tasty but a little dry. I think I made the right decision!

Anyway, I will definitely be back to try the tapas menu.

Coming up in November- Tapas in Kings Heath, the last Birmingham Burger Battle and the best afternoon tea in Birmingham?

1 comment:

Imogen said...

How exciting! and so many tasty meals here.