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Eat. Drink. Sleep June 2014


Eat. Drink. Sleep

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June 2014 4 News 24 Drinks 8 Editors Choice 26 Summer Drinks 10 Event Profile 34 Coffee 18 Design 38 Technology

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restaurant news

New street food report reveals influence on casual dining trends Street food dining is having an increasingly far-reaching influence on the eating out and catering industries, according to a new report. The Street Food Report 2014, commissioned by Santa Maria, polled 150 people face-to-face across four different street food markets in London. It found that engagement in street food markets is strong, and not just among the young, urban “hipster” crowd – although the majority of those polled were in the 25-24 age bracket. The figures also show that nearly half (47%) of consumers plan to eat more street food in the next 12 months than they do already.

The report also found that street food introduces people to new, global flavours; makes sharing plates and hand-held, easy-to-eat dishes more attractive; is perceived to be good value; and increases the social element of eating out. The influence of this level of interest in street food can be seen in the current trend for small plates and sharing dishes, the report said, as people look to taste many different things in one meal. Casual dining and catering operators should bear this in mind, the report suggested, and create easily sharable meals, handheld dishes, and mix-and-match options.

Ibérica aims for Eat, sleep, escape: UK restaurants 10 sites by 2016 with rooms Looking for some rural relaxation where you’re also guaranteed top-quality dining? Molly Monroe finds some delightfully secluded Spanish restaurant group Ibérica is to open a fifth London site later this year, as it aims to restaurants-with-rooms. reach 10 sites by 2016.

The plans for the new site, at an as-yetundisclosed location, come after the company secured a £2m funding packaged with bank Santander Corporate and Commercial. The company recently opened its fourth site in Farringdon, on the site of what was Jonathan Downey's Redhook, and also has sites in Great Portland St, Canary Wharf, and Canary Wharf La Terraza. All of the sites are overseen by managing director of Ibérica Restaurants, Marcos Fernández. Ibérica’s executive head chef is Nacho Manzano, who has a total of three Michelin stars to his name, including two at his restaurant Casa Marcial in Asturias, Spain. Marcos Fernandez Pardo, managing director of Ibérica Restaurants, said: “Ibérica has had phenomenal success since it was first launched six years ago. Our mantra has been to serve great, authentic Spanish food at a reasonable price, all from an ever-revolving menu created by Nacho Manzano. We are very excited about the next phase of our growth as we aim to reach 10 unique and authentically Spanish restaurants by the end of 2016.”

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In brief: Tucked away in a quiet part of rural Fife, just six miles from the home of golf (St Andrews), this restaurant-with-rooms is attracting a great deal of attention – for its warm hospitality and Michelin-starred food. The lowdown: It may not be easy to get to, but the reward is one of Scotland’s most famous gastronomic destinations. There’s nothing mysterious about the appeal: from the series of small, beautifully decorated dining rooms to eight garden-facing suites – mostly splitlevel with living rooms – everything has been designed for total comfort. What’s cooking: Geoffrey Smeddle draws on a fine network of local suppliers, while putting a fresh spin on the classics. So expect home-smoked breast of wood pigeon with celeriac rémoulade, celeriac baked in ash and horseradish crème fraîche, and fillets of lemon sole with poached lobster, fennel confit, new potatoes and lobster velouté. Cost: From £195 per double room per night B&B.

£30m alternative finance made available for hospitality Alternative finance firm Liberis has allocated £30m to lend to the hospitality sector, providing a flexible solution to an industry that struggles to obtain bank funding.


SATURDAY NIGHT TAKE AWAY BAR HIRE Saturday 5th April 14 saw the finale of the 11th series of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away air live on ITV.

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Two Kent based businesses teamed up to provide the equipment for the Rovers Return set up – Mobile Bar Hire Ltd and Caveman Brewery. Mobile Bar Hire, who are based in Bexley and Dartford, were contacted by ITV and asked to provide kegs of ale and dispensing equipment. Mobile Bar Hire, believers in using local Kent basedAnt web products, once again teamed up with Dartford based brewers Caveman Brewery for kegs of their unique ale. The ale of choice was Neanderthal Best Bitter, a 4.6% speciality, it is made of local Kent based ingredients including English hops and dark crystal malt. Mobile Bar Hire technicians set the equipment and were onsite throughout the show. Ant entered the Rovers Return in the lead and began to pour his 3 pints of ale. However, in trying to keep his lead Ant was trying to pour too fast which allowed too much air to enter and a big frothy head was the result. Once Dec entered the set he began his slower pour but was soon into the lead thanks to his accurate pour and precise frothy head. Dec left the Rovers Return first and eventually went on to win the challenge. Mobile Bar Hire were also asked to supply props for the back bar of the Rovers Return. The portable bar providers brought along a range of products to fill the shelves of the back bar – one including their Dreamy Cocktail Mixers. New flavoured cocktail mixers just hitting the market, they have already had great exposure. Mobile Bar Hire Director Ragbhir Sandhu didn’t waste any time in offering Dec the opportunity to come and pour a pint on any of their bars after seeing his great potential! Head brewer at Caveman Brewery said about Mobile Bar Hire using their product, ‘it is getting the exposure it deserves thanks to Mobile Bar Hire’s client base.’

All hail the ale

Want to see how a city runs a top beer festival? Yes, a city? Well Norwich City of Ale festival sweeps into view today, running until Sunday 1 June. Last year 57,000 pints brewed by 36 local breweries were served. This year there’s 44 pubs, 39 breweries and over 200 beers on offer. The roster of events is breathtaking – 200 in all. From Ale Tasting and Nibbles with beer royalty Roger Protz to a panel discussion celebrating women in beer with newly crowned Beer Sommelier of the Year, Jane Peyton, alongside former Brewer of the Year, Sara Barton of Brewsters in Grantham. There's a Fat Cat Fun Bus, joining the three iconic Fat Cat pubs, plus seven DIY ale trails, all detailed in the programme. So successful has this initiative been – this is its fourth year – that founders Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter are headed to the House of Commons in June to share their secrets. See for yourself - there's more info at the City of Ale site. A fuller report appears on DrinkBritain.com.

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bar news

CAMRA delivers petition to Vince Cable urging for pubco reform The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has mounted renewed pressure on the Government for pubco reform by delivering a petition to business secretary Vince Cable today. The petition, calling for Cable to “act now to save Britain’s struggling pubs”, gained more than 42,000 signatures, after surpassing 30,000 in five days. More than 100 campaigners, pub-goers and licensees gathered outside Parliament urging for an end to what anti-pubco campaigners call the “Great British Pub Scandal”. The Government launched its consultation on a statutory code on the pubco-tenant relationship more than a year ago, but has so far failed to deliver its response. ‘Absolutely vital’ CAMRA said it is essential that Cable “sticks to his guns” and makes an announcement in the next few weeks, to allow time for action before the General Election next year. “It is absolutely vital that the Government disarms the ticking time bomb threatening the nation’s pubs,” CAMRA national chairman Colin Valentine said. “CAMRA is demanding the introduction of a Pubs Watchdog to rule on disputes between licensees and pubcos, plus a guest beer right and a market rent only option for tied licensees. These measures are essential in order to create a level playing field for licensees, ensuring those tied to the large pubcos are no worse off than those that are free of tie.” He added: “The reforms CAMRA are seeking will enable publicans tied to the large pub companies to make a decent living and invest in their business, protecting thousands of valued pubs and creating a thriving industry. The current model is weighted far too heavily in the favour of the pub company at the expense of the licensee and it is essential the Government acts now to redress the balance, before thousands more people lose their livelihood.”

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hotel news National Insurance savings to be made with new Employment Allowance Thousands of small businesses in the accommodation and food sector will be able to access significant savings with the new Employment Allowance, which came into force this April. The scheme, which will mean eligible employers will save up to £2,000 a year on their employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs), will enable accommodation and food businesses to invest the money saved into growth or other areas that benefit them. The allowance, announced by the Chancellor at Budget 2013, is just one of the many schemes available to help small businesses start-up and scale-up their organisations in the UK, with many employers taking advantage in their first payroll of the year. The scheme feeds into the wider Business is GREAT Britain initiative, which aims to build confidence in small businesses

Healthy food increases delegates’ mental competence by 20 per cent

across the country and match their potential for success with the services that can help them grow, hire, lead and export. Matthew Hancock, minister for skills and enterprise said: “As businesses grow, it is crucial to recruit and retain staff with the right skills and attributes to go further, an area we support through Apprenticeships and through the business recruitment advice across Government’s small business services. “Government is backing Britain’s small businesses by supporting them to grow to their full potential, nurture new talent and skills, export where there is the interest and opportunity, and lead the way for others to follow. As well as financial support, such as the new Employment Allowance of £2000 off National Insurance, this support includes linking businesses together to mentor and share best practice.”

Guests complain beds were too comfy

Research commissioned by the Holiday Inn into the effect food has on delegates in meetings found a 20 per cent A holiday home insurance provider based in the increase in mental competence among delegates that UK has revealed the funniest complaints made by ate from a healthy food menu. The research, conducted by Manchester Metropolitan University Food Research Centre, compared two groups of delegates, both of which took part in the same full day conference with a series of seminars and cooperative learning exercises and presentations. Results suggested improved productivity among those who ate from the Holiday Inn’s new Food For Thought menu, instead of “traditional” meetings food. David Taylor, head of meetings and events for IHG said: “When we were creating the Food For Thought menu we noticed that there was very little in the way of research around the decline in concentration during meetings and conferences and how this is linked to food, so we saw this as a great opportunity to conduct some research ourselves.”

Britons following their stays at holiday homes in the UK and overseas, ranging from beds being too comfortable and décor being too attractive. The complaints, as rated and released by the team at www.Schofields.ltd.uk, were uncovered as part of the company’s ongoing research into guest satisfaction when visiting a holiday home.

Respondents were asked to comment on their last holiday home stay, including any complaints they Manchester Metropolitan University’s food science may have had, and the company sifted through professor, Chris Smith, said: “The group eating traditional the feedback to uncover the funniest and more conference food experienced a slump in energy towards bizarre bugbears. The top complaints included the end of the day whereas the Food For Thought group were able to concentrate for longer and were more aware beds being so comfortable that guests didn’t and responsive.” want to get out of them; a ski chalet located “too high” at the top of a mountain; and a well-stocked The Holiday Inn Food For Thought menu is an kitchen of local cheese, jam and bread that caused independently accredited menu which has been a guest to gain ten pounds. Other causes for specially devised by chefs to aid concentration and complaint were moonlight glinting on the sea and maintain energy levels throughout a day of meetings and sand on the pavements of a beachhouse. conferences. 6


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James Latham is now offering Shinnoki 2.0, a range of ready to use veneered panels that are supplied already stained and lacquered, requiring no further finishing. With Shinnoki, the veneer is applied to an MDF base, rendering the panels sturdy and easy to use. In addition, the panels are produced in both a single or double sided finish, with the first having a melamine faced-reverse. The veneers are mismatched, but stained and textured to create a consistent finish that shows the natural aspects and beauty of the species.

The extensive Shinnoki 2.0 range is supplied in designs which are completely in tune with current design trends and includes matching realwood and ABS edge banding. The 17 designs are also supplied in separate 3-ply veneer sheets, perfect for curved surfaces, doors or other interior requirements. Steve Frommont, James Latham’s Group Product Champion for veneers commented, “ The uniform quality and consistency of the Shinnoki 2.0 collection is fantastic . It enhances the natural beauty and lively appearance of real wood, both visually and to the touch and it’s already made a big impact with our interior design and furniture making customers in both the commercial and residential sectors.


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event profile

Manchester a host of new talent Debut exhibitors broaden The Manchester Furniture Show's appeal but the industry's most important summer buying platform remains central to all categories of furniture buyer both retail and contract It speaks volumes for the enduring appeal of the Manchester Furniture Show that it continues to attract new exhibitors, with this year’s roster boosted by the best of home and abroad. Taking place from 13 – 16 July a host of newcomers will join the ranks of many firm favourites. This July’s event again boasts an impressive exhibitor roster, including some major debuts like Westbridge Furniture Designs, one of the largest manufacturers in the UK home furnishings sector.

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Five years on from launching into the independents sector, the North Wales based company will preview a brand new upholstery collection which existing and new customers will see for the first time. Britain has enjoyed its own renaissance in upholstery in recent years, and will see the strong-performing Ashley Manor business flying the flag for British brands along with Airsprung owned Cavendish Upholstery and major upholstery supplier Buoyant with their new Gallery Collection. >>continued on page 12


Top-brand recliner company La-Z-Boy will also be among the headline acts in upholstery. After the successful launch of its new Inspirations Collection, they will be boosting their core Comfort Studio range with the launch of three new reclining products. Just as the city of Manchester has bloomed into one of Europe's finest, so too has the industry's lead annual summer trade show. Returning for a second year is Greenapple, the contemporary purveyor of occasional glass furniture and home accents, whose presence highlights the evolution not just of the furniture market here in Britain but of an expansive outlook that visitors to Manchester have on products. New to the Show are Spagnesi the leather upholstery manufacturers from Italy. They will be introducing a complete range of beautifully hand crafted leather collections in the finest hides all prepared in their own Tannery in the north of Italy. Cabinet is a Manchester strength: Popular British brands such as Corndell have again committed to exhibiting alongside the likes of the Morris Group, a longtime exhibitor that will show new ranges across its full gamut of marques spanning Relaxateeze, Zone, Morris and the iconic G-Plan Cabinets label. Painted furniture remains popular with Carlton returning to the show with 2 stunning new dining ranges.

Big trade names including Indian Furniture Direct, Kettle and Furniture Origins, will also show products likely to please buyers from all sectors with a good eye for commercial cabinet. Kingstown - One of Britain's manufacturing success stories of recent years and among the largest to boot - builds on the foundations of what makes Manchester special: a best of British core with an outward looking and international perspective. Importers including BM Direct, TCS and Scan-Thor will all be present to further augment sofa buyers' wish lists with the best the world's upholstery makers have to offer. Beds complete the main line product offer; with exhibitors including adjustable beds brand MiBed from Furmanac and TCS with their leading brand of mattresses - Royal Coil. Eclecticism lovers will make a beeline for exhibitors including Blue Bone, Febland, Crown Home Decor and Wilde Jave, whose ranges include contemporary vases, ornate carved mirrors and handcrafted lamps. Many of the exhibitors on show have their own contract division offering high quality furniture for hotels, restaurants and offices. The Manchester Furniture Show takes place at Manchester Central from 13-16 July. For more information visit

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Liberis

Liberis allocates £30m new lending for hospitality sector Alternative finance provider Liberis has allocated £30m of new lending for the hospitality sector to meet demand.

Says, Liberis CEO, Paul Mildenstein, “The economy is picking up and these businesses need capital to finance projects for improvement and growth which will make them more successful. Yet the funding is still so hard to get because they don’t fit the banks’ outdated lending models. Our lending criteria is based on future card sales which is much more pertinent to a hospitality business and we say yes to 90% of businesses who apply.”

Liberis’ business cash advance provides companies with an unsecured cash injection of between, £2,500-£300,000 with As banks continue to refuse repayments based on a set credit* to small businesses, percentage of the business’s future Liberis has seen a 300% increase credit and debit card takings until in demand from hospitality the amount is paid back. This means companies over the last two that the money is only paid back as years requiring funding for the business earns, so it’s completely new stock, new equipment, linked to cashflow. refurbishments and to plug seasonal cash flow gaps. “Hospitality businesses tell us our

funding suits them because it’s so flexible. There’s one cost agreed at the outset, with no time limit on repayment so it fits with the seasonal highs and lows, says Mildenstein.” The application process is quick and straightforward and doesn’t require business plans, surveys, legal or accountancy advice. Funds are usually with the business within 7-10 days of application. *The Bank of England’s latest Trends in Lending report published recently said the stock of lending by banks to small firms has continued its four-year decline, contracting by £0.5 billion in the three months to February 2014. www.liberis.co.uk

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Doing the Right Thing? Taking action on sustainability can be complicated and, occasionally, counter-intuitive. Leading organisations such as Whitbread, Centre Parcs & Macdonald Hotels work with the Carbon Trust to set sustainability strategies and build effective action plans to Measure, Manage and Reduce their environmental impact. And they demonstrate their environmental credentials by certifying to The Carbon Trust Standard, a truly impartial and independent standard that sends a powerful message to customers and employees. “As consumers become more discerning it’s not enough to do the bare minimum when it comes to sustainability. We see our sustainability strategy as an opportunity, not a compliance exercise, both in terms of future revenue growth and protecting existing value.

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The consumer of 2014 is as likely to If you would like to find identify water, waste and depleting out how working with The resources as carbon when talking Carbon Trust can benefit you, about sustainability. A comprehensive please call us on understanding of and engagement 0207 170 7000 or visit with all of these issues should therefore www.carbontrust.com be a crucial part of any business’s core strategy and this is a prime reason why Whitbread has been motivated to work with the Carbon Trust to understand our impact, set meaningful targets and take action to become more sustainable. This has resulted in us being one of the first companies to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction.” Chris George, Head of Energy & Environment at Whitbread Of course, we’re delighted to work with industry leaders, but we also support independents and smaller chains to great effect.


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Established in 1983, Celebration supplies a wide range of paper disposables for use in restaurants and hotels. Most of our single use products such as coasters, napkins and hotel accessories are available as plain, practical stock designs. All of our paper products can be customised with a high quality print to promote your brand and corporate image. Custom Printed Coasters & Beer Mats Multi-ply tissue coasters and card beer mats are an inexpensive, fresh and hygienic way to serve drinks throughout the hotel and restaurant industry. The quality of our printing is excellent and is available in solid inks with fine detail or shiny, metallic foils applied to a smooth, plain surface or an embossed, textured finish. Whatever the application, at the bar, on the dining table, between cup and saucer, or on a room service tray; the high absorbency of the coaster material ensures that surfaces remain clean and inviting. Placemats & Tray Liners To reflect your quality of service while avoiding problems of laundering, disposable placemats and tray liners come in a wide variety of practical materials. Multi-ply tissue ensures absorbency along with a rich embossed eect, while absorbent paper, laminated to plastic, creates an absorbent mat with a liquid-proof backing. We have a range of materials available to suit all budgets and performance requirements. The mats are available in a wide range of sizes and are available plain white or with a high quality custom print. Hotel Accessories & Bath Mats Celebration will help you to display the pride you take in your establishment with products designed to impress, while perfectly suiting your individual needs. We oer a wide range of hotel and restaurant accessories to show that you care. The range includes: t t t t

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design

Grapes Design started life 18 years ago and are a consultancy that specialises in commercial interior design and architecture within the leisure, hospitality & retail market. Experiencing projects from new construction and redevelopment of major hotels, shopping centres to award winning restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Under taking the creation of future trends and initial concept schemes to fully completed operational sites. We are committed to, and place particular emphasis upon, working closely with both the client and the nominated contractors representatives at all stages of a project.

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PROJECT 1 - The Dorchester - Parklane The Dorchester - Penthouses Grapes Design worked in partnership with Vivid Interior Contractors to assist in the design implementation. Three luxury ‘roof suites’, consisting of a sitting room, cocktail bar, study, dressing rooms, ensuite master bathroom and an outside terrace. Unique features such as a bathroom that links directly to the terrace, a master bedroom that extends into a private conservatory and windows in the bathroom can be made either opaque or clear for privacy or views onto the private terrace. All overlooking Hyde Park and views towards Knightsbridge.

PROJECT 2 – Pandora Flagship Store - Oxford Street UK Flagship - opens the doors to its largest global store of its 900 worldwide sites. Designed by Grapes Design, features a stunning sculptured ceiling and 10metre Hand finished polished aluminum bar. The store design is described as “fresh yet Scandinavian” by the retailer. The first floor of the store will be used for entertaining and features a bar, which will be used for VIP events, press gatherings and celebrity appointments. ‘London is the fashion capital of the world and our flagship store on Oxford Street will amplify our position in the market as a leading jewellery brand, Grapes Design encapsulated the essence of the ‘Pandora” in this beautiful flagship’ said Peter Andersen, president for Pandora Western Europe PROJECT 3 - Bittersweet – Kingly Court – Soho Formally the infamous Pinstripe Club, which played host to Oliver Reed, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, not to mention it was where John Profumo met Christine Keeler, sparking the ‘Profumo Scandal' that led to the Pinstripe closing down. Grapes Design set themselves the objective to put back the former soul of the venue to enrich the experience when visiting such an unique environment. Exquisite detail, stylized materials & bespoke textures, create the illusion of an exclusive member club. The vaulted entrance has a ubranistic quality with rustic metallic tiling, copper light fittings & the stunning bonze sculptured vault, washed with LED, frames the final threshold to the main lounge space. A bespoke illuminated artwork forms the main focus reflecting in the polished porcelain tiles. Two arched entrances lead into chic Private Vaults each with its own exclusive furniture & intimate lighting. Aluminum laser cut screens define the lounge & main bar area. A new illuminated bar with a glass tiered bottle display, unique in design as each bottle is placed on its light source, casting an effect onto the curved polished plaster lining the vaulted ceilin PROJECT 4 - Dirty Martini - Bishopsgate The city’s newest late night - Premium cocktail bar. Conveniently located in Bishopsgate, Dirty Martini is within walking distance of both Liverpool Street and Old Street tube stations. Grapes Design set a president with the design of their infamous – Dirty Martini – Hanover Square. The challenge was to take the concept to the city, we felt there was a serious gap in the market in my view there’s not a professional cocktail venue that’s now accessible for the city. Our aim was to take the ascents of the `Dirty Martini’ but give it a subtle twist. Stylised furniture in mauve & turquoise accents punctuate the entire venue all designed with a sense of purpose from the petite elegant club chairs to the high back parlour loungers, beautiful hand made hexagonal screens separate the various private area & .Bespoke Bronze shimmer beams form layers washed with amber LEDs


Industrial elegance at its best shown in this Cleaver restaurant...

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Copper, zinc, wooden plank and waney edge table tops some even onscaffold mixed with an eclectic collection of industrial chairs to carry on the theme. UHS supplied JP chairs, Milo chairs, Lorenzo chairs, Hula chairs, Fero chairs, Checko chairs and reclaimed chairs along with the distressed leather chesterfields sofas and leather wingbacks all customised to the designers specification. All these chairs can be found on our website www.uhs-group.com. 22

UHS is creating the industrial look for restaurants with chairs, soft seating and tables we have in our ranges. We customise our products and can lacquer raw metal, distress wood, copper and zinc to create this look. The full range of images of this project can be found on our website www.uhs-group.com Industrial style has now become a style where once it was in the workplace, its lack of pretension and the stripped back look has made it a design feature for interiors and furniture. This project is Cleaver restaurant in Oxford.

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Small batch Darnley’s View London Dry Gin is brought to you by Edinburgh based independent

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The name is inspired by the moment when Darnley’s View Spiced Gin was awarded a husband Lord Darnley while staying at

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Darnley’s View Spiced Gin uses more warming spices as its botanicals including mixes well with both tonic and ginger ale Text

‘Mary’ Queen of Scots Ingredients 50ml Darnley’s Spiced Gin 75ml tomato juice

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summer drinks With summer just around the corner we thought it would be a good idea to give you some cocktail ideas from our friends at Maxxium. Maxxium UK is one of the country’s most dynamic and innovative spirits companies, passionate about creating quality mixed drinks and cocktails.

Harveys Spritz Ingredients: 1 fresh orange slice 50ml Harveys Fino 125ml sparkling wine Method: Squeeze orange wedge over ice in a wine glass/ goblet, add all other ingredients and gently stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

Red Stag Manhattan Ingredients: 3 parts Red Stag 1 part sweet vermouth 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters Method: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry and/or lemon peel.

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Method: Fill a tall glass with cubed ice and squeeze over fresh lime wedge. Add Jim Beam Honey, pressed apple juice and top with ginger ale. Softly stir for 5 seconds and garnish with an apple slice or lime wedge

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Beam Honey Buck Ingredients: 25ml Jim Beam Honey 1 wedge fresh lime 50ml pressed apple juice Top with ginger ale

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Courvoisier Punch Ingredients: 1 shot(s) Courvoisier VS Cognac 1 wedge(s) fresh orange squeezed 1 wedge(s) fresh lemon squeezed 2 dash(es) Angostura Bitters Top with lemonade Method: Add all ingredients to tall glass filled with cubed ice starting with citrus, swizzle

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With the World cup in brazil looming and looking to be a main focus of this summer’s events, we at Eat Drink Sleep thought we would take a look at some of the best beers from each of the competing nations.

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world cup beers

bfm abbaye de saint bon-chien 2012

doggerlander california

Light amber with good head retention. Some Hazy amber/orange with a huge of off-white caramel, fruity and hoppy aroma. Fruity head and good lacing. caramel flavour with a Aroma is winey with red fruits, light caramel, dry finish and a typical California Common oak, light alcohol and bitterness. This beer has light vinegar. Taste is moderately acidic with drinkability, a balanced flavour, and aroma, winey notes, red fruits something that it is and oak. Alcohol is very well hidden in the very difficult to find in Ecuador. taste. Medium to full body. Low/moderate carbonation.

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cidre dupont réserve Pours a sparkling bright golden colour with a short lived fizzy white foam head. Nice & complex aroma with apple, wood, honey, funk, syrup, vanilla, oak. Taste is well balanced and with depth, sweetish tangy apple, woody oak, barnyard funk, vanilla, fruit & honey, bittersweet, sour & dry tannins. Smooth and slightly oily mouth feel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry oaky finish. Very drinkable.

cerveza imperial Aromas of light corn, musty hops, and some cereal. Flavours follow suit, old grassy hop flavour, expected for this style.


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araucana rojiza fuerte A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw. The flavour is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, straw, and fruit, leading to a dry fruity finish.

Pours a medium dark and slightly hazy black color with a decent cream colored head. The aroma is immediately quite soury, but is then followed by a more pleasant roasted aroma. Gentle but nice. The taste is complex. Starts very bittery. It’s followed by more gentle bitterness together with some sweetness and also some strong spices

legend extra stout Pours dark as Coke with a tiny tanned head. Aroma is dark malty, roast and liquorice. Taste is smooth, light sweet, burnt and roasted malts, some liquorice towards the finish

iran bartar castle brau Pours into the glass a strong golden yellow beer, which has nearly no foam. It smells very fruity and grainy, pleasantly sweet. Starts strange, with sweet malts, fruity and slightly watery. Slightly chemical. In the middle you get used to it, and the fruity component is very pleasant. Goes to a slightly musty-malty and chemically-sweet finish

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ayinger celebrator doppelbock Pours very dark brown with thick tan head. A lot of carbonation. Nose is very dark and sweet. A bit of clove, licorice, prune and a lot of caramel malt. Mouth is very sweet. A definite smokey presence with a very subtle sourness. The roasted malts and coffee come through after a few seconds.

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stone strong lager A dark golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops, malt, and brewing cereal. The flavor is sweet with notes of dusty hops, brewing cereal, and metal, leading to a dry finish. The body is light.

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mean sardine amura Color is amber, with a medium but persistent head till the end. Quite herbal, citric (grapefruit mostly) malt, hoppy, medium body and carbonation enough. Very refreshing but aftertaste is short and dry.

toppling goliath mornin’ delight Aroma is maple, roasted almonds, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate, hazelnuts, coffee ice cream. Alcohol is well masked. Taste is sweet milky espresso and dulce de leche fading into bitter chocolate. Maple sugar. Creamy.


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Dark brown with a creamy top. Complex taste with dark chocolate, coffee beans, green apples, Irish coffee, cassonade graeffe. The finish is a bit sweeter with more sugar and some more acidity, very long finish. A lot of layers in this beer.

schems bavaroise Pours a medium gold with a medium white head with decent retention. Aroma of sweet bread, white grapes, and mild tropical fruits. Flavor to match. Moderate body.

baltika 6 porter Pours a deep dark brown colour, almost black, with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, date, chocolate, caramel and liquorice. Soft to average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is medium bitter passing a light sweet and finishing in long dry and sweet notes.

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coffee Cursive Coffee’s Brick-and-Mortar Plans Part of a Growing Vermont Coffee Community One of a tightly knit small group of high-end retailers helping to develop the coffee scene in Northern Vermont, Burlington-based Cursive Coffee is nearing the end of an Indiegogo campaign to outfit its first brick-and-mortar shop. Co-owners Jim Osborn and Sam Clifton are planning to open the shared space in Middlebury with architect and designer Anne Barakat, initially focusing on single-origin espresso drinks with a recently purchased Kees van der Westen Mirage model espresso machine.

What Happens when a Hungarian Roaster Geeks Out on a Moka Pot for Months Great brewed coffee. That’s what Gábor Laczkó of small hungarian roastery Kávékalmár says was finally achieved after months of trial and error with a classic Bialetti Brikka moka pot and all kinds of related brewing gear. “I think this brewing method is highly neglected or misundertsood by many or most of the baristas and the coffee world,” says Laczkó

Colombian Farmer Reflects on Lessons Learned at SCAA 2013 At 26 years old, Fabian Andres has inherited his father’s coffee farm in the town of San Pablo in Nariño, Colombia, where many smallholder farm communities have suffered from years of armed conflicts.

Introducing Hand Feel, a Mind/Body Approach to Cupping The team at green coffee importer Coffee Shrub has introduced the next movement in cupping: hand feel. “Relying on your taste buds can be problematic, at best,” says Coffee Shrub’s Dan Wood, adding, “In the past, handfeel has been relegated an accidental spill and a burn or through the filter of a paper towel when you’re cleaning up a mess when you spill your coffee.” However, he says, “It’s surprising how much information you can actually parse out just by using your hands.” Says Coffee Shrub’s Thompson Owen, “This regressive aspect of hand-feel tasting — can we call it that? I don’t know what to call it — is really where this whole thing kind of comes together: mind, body, hand, coffee, hand.”

Colombian Farmer Reflects on Lessons Learned at SCAA 2013 At 26 years old, Fabian Andres has inherited his father’s coffee farm in the town of San Pablo in Nariño, Colombia, where many smallholder farm communities have suffered from years of armed conflicts. Andres is now locally helping lead a Fair Trade pilot initiative, and he was invited by FTUSA and the Specialty Coffee Association of America to attend the SCAA Event in Boston earlier this year. In the following Q&A with Griselda Barraza, Andres reflects on his time in Boston and shares some of the practical applications of the lessons learned there.

Andres is now locally helping lead a Fair Trade pilot initiative, and he was invited by FTUSA and the Specialty Coffee Association of America to attend the SCAA Event in Boston earlier this year. In the following Q&A with Griselda Barraza, Andres reflects on his time in Boston and shares some of the practical applications of the lessons learned there.

Steady Growth Leads to Cafe Grumpy’s ‘Grand’ Opening New York’s Cafe Grumpy has officially opened inside the Lexington Passage at the Grand Central Station. Much has been made of the symbolic significance of the Grumpy opening, as it supplants a Starbucks store after the company’s lease ended, and the city’s Metro Transit Authority prohibited large chains from bidding on the space. Whether a win for the little guy, a watershed moment in New York coffee or a sign of the mutual maturity of a generation of coffee consumers and roasters/sellers, the opening is a big deal. It is worth noting that Cafe Grumpy is not the only reasonably local chain option for coffee and espresso in the Grand Central

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However, fantastic news and developments for hotels and serviced apartments as these now qualify for 5 years up to 50”guarantee!!!! that el Mode and eview TV’s from As an independent British company, Linsar want to support the British Hospitality industry further and are now a Partner of ASAP (Association of Serviced Apartment Providers). d Apartments, It is clear that Linsar not only have great reliable products, cial usage. but they have great support as everything and everyone is one phone call away in Poole, Dorset.

All TV’s from 22” up to 50” are SMART, USB pause/record, hotelyou mode, Freeview HD. Linsar also have basic Freeview ology allows TV’s from ne on your Echo 20” available. In fact, their 22” TV/DVD, smart, USB pause/record, 1080P, Freeview HD recently won a Which?Best Buy which is great news for Linsar as their TV/ DVD combi’s have the same mechanics as their non DVD ngs British! Edge lit smart sets.

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coffee Two cups of coffee a day cuts overall risk of dying by 10 percent, research shows How good is coffee for your health? For years, research has gone both ways, with some studies finding it boosts risk for heart disease, while other studies find it could be protective against breast and skin cancers. A large-scale study of 400,000 people offers good news for coffee-drinkers: you might just live longer. The study is the largest ever done on the issue, and the results should reassure any coffee lovers who think it’s a guilty pleasure that may do harm. And whether it’s regular or decaf doesn’t even matter. “There may actually be a modest benefit of coffee drinking,” said lead researcher Neal Freedman of the National Cancer Institute. The study, published online in the May 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, kicked off in 1995 and involved 402,260 AARP members ages 50 to 71 who lived in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Atlanta and Detroit. People who already had heart disease,

stroke or cancer weren’t included in the study, nor were extreme eaters who ate too many or too few calories per day. The rest gave information on coffee drinking once, at the start of the study. “People are fairly consistent in their coffee drinking over their lifetime,” so the single measure shouldn’t be a study limitation, Freedman said. Of the participants, about 42,000 drank no coffee. Most people had two or three cups each day, and about 15,000 reported drinking six cups or more a day. By 2008, about 52,000 of the participants had died. Compared to those who drank no coffee, men who had two or three cups a day were 10 percent less likely to die at any age. For women, it was 13 percent. Even a single cup a day seemed to lower risk by 6 percent in men and 5 percent in women. The strongest effect seen in the study was in women who had four or five cups a day - an impressive 16 percent lower risk of death. In general, coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart

Coffee Defies Gravity, Surges to 26-Month High on Brazil After surging 19 percent the past four weeks, coffee extended its ascent. Futures jumped to the highest in more than two years yesterday, after drought damage in Brazil prompted Volcafe Ltd. to cut its outlook for the crop in the South American country, the world’s top grower and exporter. The worst Brazilian drought in decades ravaged plants earlier this year, and production of arabica beans will be 18 percent less than projected, Volcafe, a unit of commodity trader ED&F Man Holdings Ltd., said in an e-mailed report yesterday. Coffee futures jumped as much as 8.3 percent, driving volatility to the highest since 2000. “People are realizing every day that there’s damage, and that the losses will be hard to quantify,” Hernando de la Roche, a senior vice president at INTL FCStone in Miami, said in a telephone interview. “Traders are jittery because of the uncertainty about the Brazilian harvest and what it would mean to world supplies.” The global harvest, which includes the robusta variety, will fall short of demand by 11 million bags, Winterthur, Switzerland-based Volcafe estimates. That would mean a world deficit about the size of production in Colombia, the second-largest supplier of the premium arabica beans, which are favored by Starbucks Corp. A bag weighs 60 kilograms, or 132 pounds.

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or respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, injuries, accidents or infections. No effect was seen on cancer death risk. None of the risk reductions were big numbers though, and Freedman can’t say how much extra life coffee might buy. “I really can’t calculate that,” especially because smoking is a key factor that affects longevity at every age, he said. About two-thirds of study participants drank regular coffee, and the rest, decaf. The most widely studied ingredient - caffeine - didn’t play a role in the new study’s results. No one knows why. Coffee contains a thousand things that can affect health, from helpful antioxidants to tiny amounts of substances linked to cancer.

What your coffee says about you? According to a study in which clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula analysed 1,000 coffee lovers and examined common personality styles and psychological traits, how you take your coffee is a good indication of what sort of person you are, although she adds that despite the intriguing results, that “We are no more defined by our coffee orders than we are by our astrological signs.” Coffee-drinking has a cultural dimension to it that cannot be ignored. Durvasula found that those who drink black coffee are your basic old-school purists. These hard-headed individuals gravitate towards the simple life. But they can also be abrupt, moody, impatient and even averse to change. Interestingly, the French, who drink their coffee black, exhibit many of these tendencies, including a purist’s traditionalism and disciplined approach to food (and life), a great deal of self-possession and a world view that tends not to centre around material things. And, of course, it also explains the famous Parisian irritability Latte drinkers, the study indicates, are people-pleasers and comfort-seekers, who can be slightly neurotic. These folks are open, generous, ready to help others and have a tendency to overwork and neglect themselves.


Brooklyn Roasting Helping Pilot To-Go Cup Sharing Program Brooklyn Roasting Company is helping to pilot test a new reusable to-go cup program that aims to reduce paper and plastic waste throughout New York.

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The blue “Good to Go” cups launched yesterday and are the result of a Sustainable Cup Challenge led by fellows at the Do School in Dumbo, an innovation and education lab that provides support platforms for the projects of select “social entrepreneurs.” The cup project responds to one of the retail coffee industry’s worst blemishes: the fact that there are many billions of plastic-lined paper cups and plastic lids sent to landfills each year in the United States. The pilot with Brooklyn Roasting involves a reusable blue plastic cup. For now, users buy the $5 cup with a free coffee, which they later return to the cafe or other drop-off locations, while keeping the lid in order to verify their participation. Cups are thoroughly washed and returned to circulation, with patrons currently getting a discount on Good to Go cup drinks. At this point, the program doesn’t deviate much from any number of reusable cup programs run by individual coffee retailers, but the bigger vision is to expand the program to a wider range of retailers and drop-off locations, to make the process as smooth as possible for consumers. With the support of sponsors like Newman’s Own Foundation and Dekeyser and Friends Foundation, the group has been working with the New York City Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, and will be developing infrastructure for the concept over the next 10 months. The popular analogy is that these could be the Citi Bikes of coffee cups.

Costa Coffee profits rise again

Costa's booming sales helped drive Whitbread's underlying group pretax profit rise 16.5% to £412m in the year ended 27 February Britain's seemingly insatiable appetite for coffee helped Costa owner Whitbread beat City forecasts for annual profits.

France after four stores that opened last year in coffee-conscious Paris performed well.

added: "There are signs of an improved consumer trend outside the M25 but it's very early days."

Profits at the coffee chain's 1,755 shops in the UK and Ireland rose 22% to £110m with revenue at stores open a year or longer up 5.7%.

Costa's booming sales helped drive Whitbread's underlying group pretax profit rise 16.5% to £412m in the year ended 27 February - beating analysts' consensus forecasts of £402m.

He said the company would open extra hotels this year and that there would be more refurbishment of Premier Inn rooms, including upgrading wifi and installing air conditioning.

Costa opened 177 branches in Britain last year and served 400m cups of coffee. The chain's worldwide sales were £1.2bn and are on course for a target of £2bn by 2018 as it targets 2,200 UK stores and expands abroad.

The company increased its annual dividend by 19.9% to 68.8p, in line with the rise in profit after tax, which was boosted by the government's staged reductions in corporation tax.

Costa opened a net 73 new shops in China last year, giving it 326 stores in 30 cities with more openings on the way in the world's most populous nation. Harrison said: "In China we are seeing growth of the coffee shop culture. Starbucks are growing in China in the same way we are. The Chinese really have a taste for Western coffee shops." Whitbread is also expanding Costa in

Profits at hotels and restaurants, including Beefeater and Brewers Fayre, rose 11% to £348m, helped by total sales up 13% at the budget Premier Inn hotel chain. Harrison said the London economy was "going from strength to strength" and

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Harrison said: "We delivered double-digit growth throughout the teeth of the recession and we continue to do that now the economy is on a more positive note. After tax profit is up 20%; the dividend is up 20%." He said the dividend would keep increasing with profit after tax but that Whitbread had no plans to use share buybacks or a special dividend to return more cash to shareholders.

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BRISTOL

CHERTSEY, SURREY

SOMERSET

MANCHESTER

WT £8,000 Extremely well presented throughout EPC rating D 3 bed flat £69,950 LEASEHOLD

T/O £250,000 EPC Rating D Town centre location Fantastic reputation £165,000 LEASEHOLD

Turnover £500,000 19 en-suite bedrooms with 9 external rooms 1500sq ft open plan owners accommodation Land of approx 3.5 acres including stream fed fishing lake £1,750,000 FREEHOLD

T/O £TBC Excellent trading location Significant scope for development EPC Rating E £Offers Invited FREEHOLD

ITALIAN CAFÉ & RESTAURANT

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

27 BED HOTEL

FULLY RENOVATED VICTORIAN GUEST HOUSE

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA

CUMBRIAN MARKET TOWN

DOCKLANDS, EAST LONDON

EAST SUSSEX

FALMOUTH

HASLINGDEN, LANCASHIRE

WT £4,000 Town centre location Superbly fitted throughout 2 bed accommodation above £225,000 LEASEHOLD

T/O £1,100,000 Prime location High footfall Close to Excel Exhibition Centre £1,600,000 LEASEHOLD

Turnover £175k Seaside location 27 Guest Bedrooms Established as a Coaching Hotel £899,950 FREEHOLD

Fully renovated 10 Bedrooms South facing sea views EPC rating C £875,000 FREEHOLD

T/O £150,000pa Busy main road close to town centre Fully equipped and in excellent order Substantial property with spacious living accommodation £75,000 LEASEHOLD

SUPERB PEAK DISTRICT PUB & RESTAURANT WITH 9 ROOMS

GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOUSE BOUTIQUE B&B

INDIAN TANDOORI RESTAURANT

BULGARIAN RESTAURANT

4 HOLIDAY LETS

HATHERSAGE, DERBYSHIRE

LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK

LONDON

LONDON

NEW ROMNEY, KENT

March 2014 Projected T/O £600,000 Impressive detached Superbly appointed bar and dining facilities, 9 lovely en-suite guest rooms, £950,000 FREEHOLD

Lake District National Park T/O £50,000, High occupancy rate Substantial property with six letting rooms Spacious private living accommodation, EPC Rating E £775,000 FREEHOLD

T/O £275,000 EPC Rating C & D Indian Cuisine Excellent Reputation Desirable Area £875,000 FREEHOLD

WT £2,400 EPC Rating C Bulgarian Food A3/A5 Licence £60,000 LEASEHOLD

Turnover £30,000 EPC Rating D/E Ideal lifestyle change opportunity Planning permission to extend property and increase accommodation £640,000 FREEHOLD

BAR & RESTAURANT

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FREE OF TIE PUBLIC HOUSE

CHIC, BOUTIQUE CAFÉ

FINE DINING ITALIAN RESTAURANT

PINNER, NORTH LONDON

PLYMOUTH HOE

EAST SUSSEX

CENTRAL SHREWSBURY

SOUTHWARK, LONDON

WT £20,000 EPC Rating D 80 covers Licensed for late opening £485,000 LEASEHOLD

TO £72,000 EPC Rating C 9 Letting Rooms Excellent Location £525,000 FREEHOLD

EPC rating C Village location 4 Bed accom Large car park £899,995 FREEHOLD

WT £2,800+, Excellent busy market trading position Experienced staff Fully equipped café Secure lock up £100,000 LEASEHOLD

Rent £70,000pa plus service charge EPC Rating E 85 Covers Prime Location £200,000 LEASEHOLD

CHARACTERISTIC 4 STOREY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

23 BEDROOM HOTEL WITH DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

GUEST HOUSE

DOUBLE FRONTED CHINESE RESTAURANT/TAKEAWAY

HOTEL

ST IVES, WEST CORNWALL

TORQUAY

TORQUAY

WALLASEY, WIRRAL

WHITCHURCH

Fully refitted and in excellent order EPC Rating C Stunning Harbour Views Centrally Located £499,999 FREEHOLD

Turnover £235,000 increasing annually Excellent occupancy rates (90% booked for 2014) EPC rating D Licensed premises with swimming pool £1,249,000 FREEHOLD

Turnover £72,000 Established over 20 years EPC rating C 6 en-suite guest rooms £440,000 FREEHOLD

WT £2,500 - £3,000 EPC Rating E Good reputation Loyal regular customer base £265,000 FREEHOLD

T/O £275,000 10 letting rooms Substantial freehold premises with function room and bar/restaurant EPC rating C £560,000 FREEHOLD


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Tableware www.slateware.co.uk +44 (0)1248 600656

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