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Revealed: Where in the UK Getting Ready to Pop the Question

With weddings in the UK placed on the back-burner for more than a year, it should come as no surprise that a backlog of nuptials are set to take place on the route to normality. However, you may be shocked to discover that as we navigate out of lockdown and through the restrictions, we’re actually witnessing more engagements. Yes, perhaps all that time spent in isolation has made couples around the globe realise who the real ‘one’ is. 

McVITIE’S® LAUNCH LIMITED-EDITION WHITE CHOCOLATE JAFFA CAKES ON INSTAGRAM 

  • McVitie’s offer 40 lucky Jaffanatics the chance to be one of the first to try their new, limited-edition McVitie’s White Chocolate Jaffa Cakes  
  • McVitie’s White Chocolate Jaffa Cakes feature iconic springy sponge layers and tangy orange flavoured centre of the original, with a silky white chocolate top  
  • Available from Thursday until Monday via competition on McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Instagram 

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The unprecedented challenges faced by the hospitality sector over the last two years have resulted in many businesses looking to alternative ways of operating and to adopting new practices.  Technology has been a key enabler, allowing many to not only survive but thrive moving forward.

New Retro Arcade Bar NQ64 to Launch in London this May

Next month a new arcade bar concept is coming directly to the heart of the capital in Soho, Berwick Street, following a £1.4m investment into the gaming brand by leisure investor Imbiba. 

Promising to light up London’s nightlife this Spring, NQ64 will be bringing a mix of retro gaming, bespoke cocktails and the brand’s signature neon-filled aesthetic to provide the latest immersive experience for Londoners. With spray paint artwork that covers the walls and ceiling in the NQ64 signature street style that glows under UV lights, the venue is set to become an unmistakable attraction for party-goers in the capital.

WHISK ME AWAY TO A HAPPY PLACE: THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY CREATE WORLD’S FIRST LITERAL MEMORY BOXES

JOIN THE FLAVOUR HUNTERS THIS MAY: The world’s most entertaining whisky club have created literal memory boxes in collaboration with a memory psychologist, chef and ‘thrill engineer’ to capture key moments in life that impact the way we experience flavour.

Santa Maria invites operators to tap into the indulgent dish trend with the launch of comforting Cheddar Cheese

As the trend for indulgence continues, Santa Maria is introducing a new Cheddar Cheese Sauce to foodservice. A versatile off-the-shelf option for chefs, the sauce is ideal for dipping, topping and filling.

New Season Lighting Trends from Gong

The new Spring/Summer season is upon us and Jo Plismy, lighting designer and founder of Gong, shares her expert knowledge of the latest trends and fashions in lighting interior design.  From her work with architects, interior designers, hotels, restaurants and decoration shops all over the world, Jo is perfectly placed to keep at the cutting edge of lighting design.

EATALY LONDON CELEBRATES ITS 1ST BIRTHDAY  

Celebrate one year of Eataly where you can eat, shop and learn with a whole host of events, classes, and special offers .

DON Q RUM PORTFOLIO RECIEVES TEN TOP AWARDS AT THE 2022 SAN FRANSISCO WORLD SPIRIT COMPETITION

Puerto Rico’s Award-Winning Rum Sets the Standard for Excellence in this Year’s Compeition.

Destilería Serrallés Inc., the producer of Don Q, Puerto Rico’s number-one rum, is proud to announce two Double Gold Medals in the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), for the Don Q Double Aged Cognac Cask Finish Rum and Don Q 151 Rum expressions.

Surprise Dad with a Mexican inspired Afternoon Tea-Quila at NYX Hotel on Father’s Day

Shopping for Father’s Day isn’t always easy. What do you buy the dad that has everything, needs nothing or simply hasn’t a clue what he wants? If you’re short on inspiration, why not ditch the gifts and spoil him with some good old fashioned ‘you and him time’ and a one-of-a-kind experience?

A Biscuit Tin That’s Too Good Not To Share 

 McVitie’s UK&I launch new limited edition Britain’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer Biscuit Tins 

  • Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) fans can now bring the magic of the show into their kitchens with a new exclusive McVitie’s® Golden Buzzer Biscuit Tin 
  • Stylised in the trademarked McVitie’s blue, complete with a shiny functioning golden buzzer on the lid, viewers can be part of the action from the comfort of their own home 
  • The biscuit tin is packed full of tasty McVitie’s favourites, including Milk Chocolate Digestives, Chocolate Hobnobs and original Jaffa Cakes in limited edition Britain’s Got Talent packaging 
  • The interactive biscuit tin comes complete with the sound effects fans have become accustomed to when something magical has happened on the show 
  • Golden Buzzer Biscuit Tins are available to purchase for £40 while stocks last from Saturday 23rd April 
  • They can be purchased here:  https://itvshop.co.uk/  

NEW HOTEL LODGE RANGE DELIVERS INCREASED RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Hotel resorts can increase their revenue streams with a new range of Scandinavian-style luxury leisure accommodation designed and built by Samlingen, part of the Studio Anyo group of architects and interior designers.

BREWDOG UNVEILS NEW FOOD LINE-UP AND JOINS FORCES WITH SUSTAINABLE PLANT-BASED PIONEERS TiNDLE ON THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN THE UK

Independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog continues to champion inclusivity with a relaunch of their food menu across their UK bar network, expected to feed 2.5 million people per year. As part of this, the brewery is proudly collaborating with Next Gen plant-based pioneers TiNDLE as they launch for the first time in the United Kingdom.

Goupie Launches Speciality Hot Chocolate Partnership

Following the success of their Tunbridge Wells Chocolate House, Goupie have decided to offer their hot chocolates as a speciality wholesale package for hospitality.

Michelin Star Chef, Frank Rosin Kicks Off Season of Epicurean Experiences at The Ixian Grand & All Suites

Two Michelin star Chef Frank Rosin will be putting on an exclusive event for guests of the hotel on 27th April

The hotel is also an official partner of the inaugural Rhodes Food Festival taking place in May and October 2022

SUBWAY® APPOINTS FIRST ‘CRISP SANDWICH SOMMELIER’ 

  • Subway® appoints Crisp Sandwich Sommelier in partnership with Walkers to educate customers on the art of creating the perfect crisp sarnie 
  • New study from top UK food scientist identifies the top 10 perfect crisp and sandwich filling pairings for crisp sandwich lovers 
  • Michelin-trained chef, Poppy O’Toole, the ‘Potato Queen’ of TikTok, landed the coveted job and says she wants to “bring the joy of crisp sandwiches to a wider audience”   

IT’S WORLD COCKTAIL DAY!

With World Cocktail Day fast approaching on the 13th of May, why not shake yourself one of the best-loved classic rum cocktails?

A Hotel Revamp: The 2022 Top Interior Design and Surface Trends

In 2022, the focus is back on hospitality. This is the year of the ultimate hotel experience that’s elevated by unique interior design and surface trends. Biophilia, sustainability, homecoming, and artistry are the main themes, and it’s all looking way too exciting.

Got a Gut Feeling? Ways to Improve your Gut Health

“Listen to your gut” has become a buzz phrase in today’s health-conscious and mindfulness-oriented society. While the phrase is used to refer to our intuition, its connection with the gut is not a coincidence.

The gut is often referred to as the second brain due to the bacteria and nerves contained there that control our brain. It’s not only responsible for some vital bodily functions but also for our mood.

Fire up the Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo at Sabine Rooftop Bar

With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, Sabine Rooftop Bar is the perfect venue to celebrate this colourful and fun-filled Mexican tradition. Join the fiesta with specially crafted margaritas, including the ‘Guarita’- a fresh and fruity cocktail with tequila and guava purée – thrilling entertainment and never-before-seen views of iconic St Paul’s Cathedral.

An Open Bar is an Open Goal for Your Wedding! Here’s Why:

A wedding, in many ways, is an event of two halves. There are two partners, joining together with promises to last a lifetime. Two families; split by an aisle that will soon be erased. And two celebrations for the happy day: the ceremony and the reception.

Jestic provide chefs with holding power with the launch of Mibrasa® Hot

Designed to be the ‘most comprehensive charcoal oven’, the brand new Mibrasa® Hot takes streamlined cooking to the next level thanks to the addition of three, space saving and gastronorm pan compatible holding drawers, in which chefs can confit, slowcook, regenerate or rest. Using residual heat from the oven itself, the drawers maintain a consistent temperature of between 55ºc and 90ºc as Michael Eyre, Culinary Director for Jestic Foodservice, explains:

Trendiest Brunch Destinations in London This Summer

London is bustling with life. It doesn’t matter which cuisine you’re in the mood for, the options for a scrumptious brunch are endless.