All news articles for July 2007

The backlash against mineral water

The backlash against mineral water

By BigHospitality Writer

With trendsetting Californian restaurants opting for old-fashioned tap water, expect a backlash against mineral water any time soon says Alex Renton Only morons drink imported mineral water, says The Times's Giles Coren – and he now marks ...

Birmingham Bites Restaurant Awards

Birmingham Bites Restaurant Awards

By BigHospitality Writer

Michelin-starred Simpsons in Edgbaston beat off stiff competition to take the top title. The other winners were: Best Family Restaurant Cielo Best Service Bank Best Business Lunch Hotel du Vin Best Wine List Opus Best out of Town Restaurant Mallory ...

Simon Wall buys Davenport Arms

Simon Wall buys Davenport Arms

By BigHospitality Writer

Simon Wall of Pub Management Estates Ltd has bought the Davenport Arms, near the Shropshire Union Canal in the Cheshire village of Alpraham, near Tarporley. The pub, which has been closed for several months, will be reopened ;as a traditional ...

Lasagne awareness month

Lasagne awareness month

By BigHospitality Writer

Are you aware of lasagne? If you are, and we're sure you are, you're half way there. It may sound like a peculiarly daft American initiative but maybe there's something in it. After all, it's been years since lasagne was taken ...

Napkin-on-a-roll invention

Napkin-on-a-roll invention

By BigHospitality Writer

Rolldrap UK are the bright sparks behind this nifty napkin-on-a-roll invention. As seen at el Bulli Hotel in Spain, they're a cross between a kitchen towel and a linen napkin, designed for one use only. They're available in a range of ...

The Vita-Prep blender

The Vita-Prep blender

By BigHospitality Writer

The Vita-Prep is back. Boasting a new and improved motor, it can blend thicker and tougher ingredients than before. It can even blend blocks of chocolate with no need to heat or stir. A perfect solution for blending, chopping and grinding – ...