sussex MARCH/APRIL 2016 ISSUE 8
SS16 fashion Amazing Arundel Schools special
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FOOD & DRINK SPECIAL We’re overloaded with foodie goodness this month with recipes, reviews, exciting offers, blogs, festival news and much more in this, our food and drink spectacular.
FASHION SHOOT Spring is here and to celebrate we’ve got an exclusive fashion shoot with Gresham Blake featuring actor Steve Coogan as well as the latest SS16 line in store now.
Contributors: Giles Paley-Phillips, Amanda Horlington, Danny Cobbs, Julia Wright, Joe McGann, Nick Mosley, Rhys Wilson-Plant, Lisa Moore, Charlotte Horlock, Hannah Collisson, Elisa Furci
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ARUNDEL SPOTLIGHT We check out the best of the best from Arundel’s street style, we go one-on-one with Mrs Arundel and we take a look at local business woman Denise Ravenall’s excellent beauty range.
49 BRIGHTON & HOVE FOOD FESTIVAL We’ve teamed up with the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival to bring you an eight-page supplement on everything you could need to know about what’s going on at this year’s festival.
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Well, we’re not running 27 marathons in 27 days (Eddie Izzard, is that really good for you?) but here at Title we’ve been quietly pushing our own boundaries. This month is a particularly lovely issue, threaded through with one of our favourite themes – food & drink – and we’re thrilled to bits with it. We’ve worked closely with our food festival partners and the amazing foodie people of Sussex and quite aside from the arduous task of having to try lots of amazing food, it’s been a fantastic issue to put together. We’re also quietly excited as our team has now grown to the point where we’re bursting out of our original little offices and so we’re moving into a larger space. As we passed our first year milestone in February, finding ourselves almost exactly 12 months later expanding has been almost overwhelming. We are all so grateful for the support we’ve received and the welcome that our little magazine has been given. And as our team expands, so does our portfolio. Look out for new magazines coming out of Title Media over the next six months – not only some of our own, but beautiful publications for clients too. To celebrate our growth and to thank those who have supported us, we’re also planning a big fat party coming up – so keep your eyes peeled for your VIP invite – it’s going to be THE party of the early summer season! And if you’re not on the list, don’t worry. We’re going to be doing some crazy ticket giveaways via our social media channels so if you don’t already follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc, you’d better get cracking. Finally I want to acknowledge our amazing team, and welcome some new bodies. We are very lucky to work with exciting, creative professionals and we couldn’t do it without you lot. Good times ahead. Cheers all
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Sil y Moo
Rather than let their fruit rot on the ground, local people brought in bags, boxes and buckets bulging with ripe apples last year for Trenchmore Farm to turn into cider. And the first batch – known as Silly Moo – from last autumn’s harvest will be released on the spring equinox, Sunday 20 March. 1,000 bottles will then be collected by the Sussex apple tree growers in return for the spare apples they provided last autumn. Although Bramley was the most common, many fine varieties like Reverend James Grieve and Worcester Permain were fermented and carefully blended before being bottled. The Silly Moo cider orchard is also planted with over 15
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traditional cider varieties from the West Country, where cloudy, dry scrumpy remains popular. By contrast, the Eastern counties historically make lighter cider from dessert and culinary apples. By blending apples from the orchard with those from local gardens, Silly Moo is a marriage of East and West country styles; plenty of tannic notes, a pronounced fresh apple aroma on the nose, crisp and light with a refreshing sparkle. Described by Trenchmore’s Andrew Knowles as a ‘civilised farmhouse cider’, he explains, “The first press was really popular, friends wanted to bring us their apples and we thought maybe some
others locally would be interested. We opened the yard on Sundays and the response was amazing - the gardeners of Sussex were delighted to have their glut of apples used. People were so enthusiastic - this is set to become an annual event.” The cider is called Silly Moo as the cattle at Trenchmore Farm get very excited at pressing time and devour the sweet apple pomace. The cider is also on sale at pubs and farm shops across Sussex Trenchmore Farm, Cowfold www.trenchmore.co.uk
FIVE THINGS TO DO IN THE EASTER HOLIDAYS
The kids are off and you’re looking for thing to do. Here are five of our favourites for the Easter holidays…
Bluebell Walks, Arlington, East Sussex (April 2 – May 8) Seven walks over three working farms offers plenty of stunning bluebells as well as a vast array of farm animals in Arlington. www.bluebellwalk.co.uk
Normans & Crusaders, Arundel, West Sussex (March 26-28) Set in 1190, the Raven Tor Living History Group will recreate the crafts, weapons training and battle tactics of the period at Arundel Castle. www.arundelcastle.org
The Gruffalo at Drusillas Park, East Sussex (March 30) The fearsome favourite will be meeting visitors, with plenty of other animals to keep the excitement up throughout the day. www.drusillas.co.uk
Go Ape, Crawley (Weekends) Let your kids go ape, literally, with a day out canopy exploring, trail blazing and letting out your inner Tarzan. www.goape.co.uk
Easter Eggstravaganza at Fishers Farm Park, Nr Billingshurst, West Sussex (March 25 – 27) Let your kids take part in this Easter Egg Hunt to search for a series of Cadburys Crème Eggs laid by the magical chocolate-laying hens. www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk
EASTER EGGS IN SUSSEX
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Brace yourselves for the chocolate onslaught! We looked around at some of our favourite from Sussex chocolatiers… AudreY’S hAnd decorAted eASter eggS £15.40 Individually hand decorated eggs, each with a unique design. In white, dark or milk chocolate, filled with a bag of solid chocolate shapes. hove, east Sussex www.audreyschocolates.co.uk
terre A terre SAlted cArAmel truffleS £8.95 OK, so not strictly speaking Easter Eggs but we just had to include these. They’re absolutely the best salted caramel truffles we’ve ever eaten. Seriously. If you think you can beat these, come and have a go. We’ll be waiting! Brighton, east Sussex www.terreaterre.co.uk cocoA loco dArk chocolAte & gInger eASter egg £11.99 This dark chocolate egg jewelled with nuggets of crystallised ginger will awaken your taste buds! A dairy free/ vegan easter never tasted so good. West grinstead, West Sussex www.cocoaloco.co.uk
moococo hAre on log from £15 Hand-made chocolate by Kim Robinson, we love this hare on a log design, crammed with a selection of chocolate goodies. West chiltington, West Sussex www.moococo.co.uk
Pure chocolAte truffleS’ dArk eASter egg WIth no Added SugAr £5.95 OK, so probably not entirely an egg without guilt, but it’s not far off. Pure chocolate offer a range of products without any added sugar, including this egg. findon, West Sussex www.PUREchocolatetruffles.co.uk
chocolAtIcIAn chocolAte cumBerBunnY from £50 Yes, this is a chocolate rabbit with Benedict Cumberbatch’s face. A delicious Belgian chocolate rabbit ‘with a handsome face and a tasty bottom’. And you thought you’d seen everything, right? hove, east Sussex www.chocolatician.com
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A NEW DISH ON THE TABLE
This month we’ve fallen in love with the Parson’s Table in Arundel a bit. Lee and Liz met 20 years ago at Claridge’s Hotel, London, where Lee was a sous chef with a twinkle in his eye and Liz was newly arrived in London, undertaking a four year apprenticeship through The Savoy Group hotels. They now have their own restaurant and we’ve been there a couple of times already for an excellent lunch. We asked them to give us their signature dish and they said without hesitation Citrus Cured Sea Trout Gravlax with avocado, ruby grapefruit and pickled daikon radish. Fresh, zesty and delicious, we thoroughly recommend. For something new and tasty in Arundel, West Sussex www.theparsonstable.co.uk
8. SEAFOOD DIET
If fresh fish floats your boat then something you probably need to know about is the Grand Brighton’s weekly menu specials. Throughout the week their remarkable restaurant GB1 has daily offers such as Mussel Monday – a special rate to include frites and wine at £12.50 – or Oyster Saturday, with a dozen oysters and wine thrown in for £25.
7. ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS
Beatles fans sit up and take note. There’s a new show on the road, re-staging the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road Studios recordings. Following an open-doors charity preview in the Beatles’ home city, Liverpool, and the show’s already-soldout world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on April 1, the production - part blockbuster stage show, part accessall-areas musical documentary - will land in Brighton on 6 April. Set in a state-of-the-art reproduction of the iconic Abbey Road Studio 2, The Sessions will stage breathtaking, musically spectacular new live renditions of the timeless albums recorded there by The Beatles, to take us on a joyous, historically authentic voyage through the events that shaped popular music history. www.thesessionslive.com
The deals change all the time depending on seasonality, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for specials coming up. Go to the website and select the ‘Dining’ button. www.grandbrighton.co.uk
9.NEW AT THE TOWNER The gorgeous Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne has been awarded £450,000 from Arts Council England’s Small Capital Grants fund. The award is being used to develop a ground floor auditorium for presenting artists’ moving image, a film programme, live performances, talks and other events. Executive Director of Towner, Emma Morris said, “The new space will be an incredible asset for both the gallery and Eastbourne. Having a dedicated, fully accessible auditorium, equipped with high quality AV will allow us to deliver a richer and more diverse programme of moving image and digital works, support artists’ professional development and create new audiences.” Keep your eyes peeled for new programmes and exhibitions in this stunning space. www.townereastbourne.org.uk
Celebrating 50 years of commissioning cultural innovations, the highlight of the Sussex arts calendar is back, as the Brighton Festival returns with three weeks of local, national and international artists showcasing everything from dance to theatre to debate and much more. We caught up with the guys and gals running this year’s festival to get their top five picks for 2016. For tickets visit www.brightonfestival.org or call 01273 709709
HOWARD JACOBSON May 8, 5pm, Sallis Benney Theatre £10 Perhaps the leading observer of Jewishness in modern Britain, Howard Jacobson examines Shakespeare’s most controversial character in his new novel, Shylock is My Name. Including a shocking twist on Shylock’s infamous demand for a pound of flesh, the novel examines contemporary questions of Jewish identity and the relationship between fathers and daughters. Includes a discussion with Guardian Book Club host John Mullan.
OPERATION BLACK ANTLER Sat 7, Sun 8, Tue 10 – Sat 14, Tue 17 – Sat 21, Tue 24 – Sat 28 May Every 15 minutes from 6pm-9pm, secret city centre locations revealed after booking £20 For 40 years British police officers have been undercover inside protest groups. Scandals such as Wikileaks, the Snowden affair and the revelations about the Special Demonstration Squad show that secret forces within the state have little respect for law. Operation Black Antler is an immersive theatre piece from Blast Theory and Hydrocracker that seeks to explore this moral corruption as well as the wider ethical questions of when surveillance is justified. A World Premiere.
MUSIC FOR DOGS May 10, 6pm & 7.30pm, Brighton Open Air Theatre Free (tickets required, limited capacity) ‘Wouldn’t it be great if you’re playing a concert and you look out and everyone’s a dog,’ Laurie Anderson mused while waiting backstage with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. True to form, Anderson made her outlandish dream come true; first at the Sydney Opera House, and again in New York’s Times Square earlier this year, making headlines around the world. This 20-minute piece has been specifically designed for the canine ear, including frequencies audible only to dogs, as well as other sounds for humans to enjoy. A UK Premiere. 12
Photo by Victor Frankowski CHILDREN’S PARADE May 7, from 10.30am. Procession from Kensington Street to Madeira Drive Free Beginning the 50th Brighton Festival with a cavalcade of colour and cacophony, this year the theme is ‘Brighton Celebrates’. The 5000 participants from more than 80 schools and community organisations take inspiration from the people, places, ideas and innovations that shape Brighton’s unique character and identity.
LOU REED DRONES May 13-17, 12pm-5pm, The Spire, St Mark’s Chapel Free UK Premiere Both Lou Reed and John Cale instinctively knew the power of drones. In 1975, Reed played out that drone music on Metal Machine Music, an album credited with laying the foundation for the industrial and noise rock genres. Lou Reed Drones is an installation of his guitars and amps in feedback mode, a visceral, emotional and spiritual experience.
TITLE SOCIAL WHAT International best-selling crime author Peter James’ novel You Are Dead reached No.1 in the fiction paperback charts and to celebrate he was joined by celebrities, guests and VIPs from across Sussex WHERE Theatre Royal, Brighton
Fal and Gresham Blake Rob Reeks and David Bell
WHEN Monday 7 March WHY The full cast of Peter James’ onstage adaptation of The Perfect Murder was announced with Eastenders’ Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie taking to the stage alongside Simona Armstrong, Stephen Fletcher and Benjamin Wilkin
Peter and Lara James
Director Ian Talbot
Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE DRANK White wine was our tipple of the night
Shane Richie, Jessie Wallace and Peter James
Peter James on stage with the cast of The Perfect Murder
Tony Murray and Linda Buckley www.titlesussex.co.uk
WHAT Celebrities, guests and VIPs gathered for the launch of the Big Heart Auction 2016 with a selection of special art works available for auction WHERE Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester
John Plater and Lewis Zannella of Jigsaw Catering
Marcus Townsend and Nicky Quinn from sponsors Classic Consulting
WHEN Tuesday 16 February WHY The Big Heart Auction is a very special charity art auction, raising money for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s
Monty Python actress Carol Cleveland with her work “Fairy Queen”
Joanna Jackson and Liz Higgins from Cowdray Park
Photos: Graham Franks
WHAT WE LOVED Some fantastic works of art throughout the gallery! WHAT WE ATE Delicious nibbles from
Chestnut Tree House and Big Heart Auction teams at Candida Stevens Gallery in Chichester
A good read for Monty Python actress Carol Cleveland’s dog Tallulah
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TITLE SOCIAL WHAT Over 60 people attended the first Brighton business networking breakfast hosted by Chestnut Tree House childrenâ€™s hospice
Welcoming and signing in guests Lucy Groenewoud and Alison Taylor
WHERE The Grand Brighton
Gemma King of Vivid Marketing and Alan Maher of Chestnut Tree House Lottery
WHEN Tuesday 8 March WHY Guests networked before sitting down to a full cooked breakfast as charity patron Ambrose Harcourt acted as MC for the event while speakers addressed those in attendance
Lucky business card draw winner Craig Ryder from The Coal Shed with General Manager at The Grand Hotel Andrew Mosley and Patron Ambrose Harcourt
Chairman of Chestnut Tree House, Derwyn Jones Chairman of trustees
Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE DRANK A wake up coffee hit the spot! WHAT WE ATE A tasty cooked breakfast
Brian Quinton of Metro Bank, Flo Powell of Midnight Communications, Marie Frasier of Woman in the Black, Sam Williams and Alex Smallman of Uber Liestyles
Sarah Laycock from Barclays, Pippa Atkinson and Sophie Shepherd from BA i360 and Juliette Macpherson and Alison Taylor from Chestnut Tree House
Chestnut Tree House team Hug Lowson, David Pegler, Linda Perry, Ambrose Harcourt and Derwyn Jones
WHAT A sell-out crowd gathered as BBC presenter and fine arts expert Tim Wonnacott gave a presentation alongside James Peill on the Goodwood Art Collection
Festival Patron, Tim Wonnacott by the famous entrance to Goodwood House
Kathy Gore OBE DL from Friends of Sussex Hospices
WHERE Goodwood House, Chichester WHEN Thursday 25 February WHY The event celebrated the artistic theme of Chichester Cathedral’s Festival of Flowers for 2016 - The Artist’s Palette
James Peill, Curator Goodwood House
High Sheriff of West Sussex Denise Patterson with the Chairman of Festival of Flowers 2016 Hilary Tupper
Photos: Graham Franks
WHAT WE LOVED Some of the more unusual items from the collection, including a lock of beheaded Charles I’s hair!
Sharon Matthews and Sharron Hornsby
Janet Willis and Janice Parsons 16
Officers of the Chichester Cathedral Trust Rhona Scott, Craig Sergent, Ali George and Jane Feild www.titlesussex.co.uk
An actor’s life for me Each month Joe McGann explores the ups and downs of an actor’s life…
Actors and the self-tape It’s become a part of every professional actor’s life. The call from the agent comes; a casting director would like to look at you for a part, but they’ve asked you to self-tape the audition for them, is that ok?
“There’s something about a man who ties his own bow tie, I like to think. A solidity; a trustworthiness alongside cool savoir-faire…” I have to admit that my heart always sinks a little. I’ve sent off at least 15 of these and have yet to get the job. I have tended til now to complete and send these tapes under sufferance, disdainfully even, so as not to get my own hopes up unrealistically. The constant existential tussle of the jobbing actor; the thin line between confidence and self-delusion. The call came 10 days ago, I was on holiday in Goa. Could I please self-tape the scene that they had emailed and get it back in 24 hours? It was for a part in a US TV mini-series about the men behind HarleyDavidson; a good gig, in other words, so I resolved to give the self-tape thing another go, and to do it in good heart. I had three A4 sides of a scene to learn, with three other characters involved, so I knew I’d need a friend to read in from behind the lens. I would also need to hint at the character and the setting (1920s America) so I needed to find something in my suitcase. I plumped for a blue chambray shirt and a vintage Paisley bow-tie, with a linen jacket. I would shoot the scene in medium close-up anyway, so my beach shorts and flip flops would be out of shot. The daytime temperature was reaching 35, so I’d shoot it in the cool of the morning, and the light at about 8.30am on my balcony would be perfect, a nice bounce off the river too, to light me kindly.
shot. This involved me fiddling about arranging books, cushions and various toilet bag items in such a way as to keep my iPhone steady so that I could shoot the scene. After a few minutes and some swearing, we were set. Action. We did three takes and I picked what I thought was the best. This is tough in itself but I plumped for the one in which I thought I looked least needy, and sent it from my phone to my agent in London. Went off to the beach and put it out of my mind. Que sera sera, as Doris wisely sang. I arrived back to find my agent had emailed me that I’d been offered the job. Two weeks filming in Romania in March. Well, woo-hoo! I’d broken my self-tape duck. I was glad, but also curious. What made the difference? Was it my delivery, my accent, the cleft in my chin? Was it the beautiful setting, or respect for my 35 years of experience? What had I learned? Ultimately I reckoned it was the Paisley bow tie. There’s something about a man who ties his own bow tie, I like to think. A solidity; a trustworthiness alongside cool savoir-faire that harks back to the great days of Hollywood. Perhaps, anyway. It’s just as likely to have been that I was cheaper than others considered for the role. But I shall take it as a sign to maintain both a positive professional outlook, and my habit of shopping for quality vintage gentlemen’s accessories. Hi diddle dee-dee... T: @JosephMcGann
Next morning, after yoga and breakfast, I arranged the chair and asked my friend Mollie to sit in it while I set up the camera and framed the
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FASHION – GRESHAM BLAKE – STYLE TRENDS
Spring is upon us and as we prepare for the sunny months ahead we’re bringing you the latest SS16 fashion trends as well as some serious style in our exclusive Gresham Blake shoot.
You’re nicked! Who’s been a naughty boy then? If you’re looking for a whistle that’ll get you out of trouble, Title Sussex and Steve Coogan take an exclusive peek at Gresham Blake’s SS16 looks...
Three piece hounds tooth suit £695 Red skinny knitted tie £45
Clothing: Gresham Blake – www.greshamblake.com
All photography: Kenny McCracken – www.kennymccracken.com Hair: Hugo @ Headmasters Brighton
Makeup artist: Xoe Kingsley – www.xoe.org.uk Models:
Joanna May Parker – Girl Management Franky Vencentio – Storm Models
Special thanks to Paul Roliche for the location...
Cotton grenade jacket £350
Cotton grenade trousers £145 Black dot grenade shirt £120 Classic white tie £45
Parrot shirt £120
Two piece green Gabardine suit £495 Classic sunflower tie £45
Two piece diesel blue gabardine suit £495
Double breasted gabardine waistcoat £175 Amazon shirt £120
Classic sunflower yellow tie £45
Black three piece linen chalk stripe suit £495
White cotton shirt £95 Tie £45
TK Maxx stripe halter crop top £6.99
Jacques Vert Pink Striped Shift Dress £149
La Redoute tunic top £19
Vision dreams of passion House of Fraser Therapy multicolour striped handbag £32
There’s a French, Bardot-style feel about a lot of the SS16 collections, and stripes were all over Victoria Beckham’s preview catwalks. So we’re all about summery stripes this month…
Related Amie skirt £135
George at Asda striped bikini set £9
M&S Autograph wrap dress £59
River Island striped knitted knicker shorts £25
F&F Whipstitch Cork Platform Denim £20 Very Rochelle Humes Distressed Denim Jacket £39
Simply Be Zip Front Midi Skirt £35
Whether it’s skinny jeans, a jacket with attitude or a boyfriend shirt, something that never goes out of fashion is denim; and this season’s catwalks were full of it. Here’s how you can get the look on the high street…
George at Asda Fashion Box Denim Shirt Dress £22
M&S Indigo Collection Denim Jumpsuit £49.50
Joy Valley of the Dolls Greenfield Denim Skirt £35
New Look Blue Straight Leg Jeans with Ripped Knees £24.99
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R O F E P I C A RE S S E N I H T L HEA
TITLE FITNESS Making good food choices will help you maintain good health and weight, as Lisa Moore explains
Understanding that foods high in sugar and saturated fat will lead to sugar cravings is key, as they create a quick energy high and then a big energy drop. That is when you’ll reach for the chocolate or crisps and the vicious cycle begins. Here are my top tips for a healthy diet: 1) Enjoy your food but EAT SLOWLY – sometimes we don’t realise how much food we eat. We shovel it in as quick as we can. This can lead to overeating, as it doesn’t give our bodies time to tell us when we are full. Try putting your cutlery down in between each mouthful and truly savour your food. 2) Eat more vegetables (6-8 portions a day) – At least half of your plate should be vegetables or salad. Add variety for texture and taste. Always ensure you’ve
washed them to get rid of chemicals and, if you can, buy organic. 3) Drink plenty of water – keep a bottle of water on your desk at all times, when it’s empty, fill it up. 4) Eat protein at each meal – This will fill you up and help reduce sugar cravings. Your body works harder to process protein so you’ll burn more calories this way too. Choose lean options such as turkey, chicken, venison, salmon or mackerel. 5) Try something new once a week – Never tried aubergines? Find a recipe that looks appealing and give it a go. What’s the worst that could happen? Need some help with your nutrition or fitness then give me a call on 01444 847951 or visit www.fitformoore.co.uk
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HEALTH & BEAUTY – DENISE RAVENALL - BEAUTY PRODUCTS
We’ve got everything a girl could need in her make-up bag this month as well as an interview with Arundel’s Denise Ravenell as she tells us the secrets behind her beauty range.
Back to basics
There are just some things that every girl needs in her makeup bag, from a good foundation through to a sensible brow kit. We look at some of our favourites
DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX £16 No celebrity red carpet look would be complete without it. Whether it’s a feline flick or just natural definition, getting it on straight can be a challenge! This one gives you a fighting chance.
Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner £16 Create that smoky look with these kohl liners. As they’re waterproof, they’re also great for your inner rims. Get smudging.
Benefit Cha Cha Tint £24.50 Mango tinted lip and cheek stain is perfect for giving your face a radiant glow. Use your finger to dab and even it out across the apple of your cheeks.
Origins Maskimizer SkinOptimizing Mask Primer £18.50 The first of its kind in the world. A mask that works in the same way as a primer works but offering skincare at the same time.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation £36 One never needs an excuse to use Chanel products and this new foundation, launched in January, is just lovely.
Time Bomb Powerball Intensive Moisturiser £36 This power-house blend of 21 natural hydrating agents will ensure your skin looks tip top before you get started.
Benefit BrowZings £24.50 The brows are everything! Get brows on fleek with this handy little kit, all in one. Wax and colour, with little brushes and a mirror.
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Eyeshadow Quads in Smoky Black or Moody Brown £25 Check out these collections for natural daytime or more dramatic evening looks. Plenty of tones to choose from, in a lovely compact.
YSL Touche Éclat £25 No makeup bag should be without one. We’re still to find a better concealer.
Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil £18 Don’t forget to take it all off again. This is a lovely gentle cleanser that removes even the most stubborn makeup.
ZOEVA Rose Golden luxury brush set £55 From Beautybay.com this a professional design brush set with rose golden ferrules and natural and vegan taklon bristles for face and eyes.
M·A·C Patenpolish Lipglass in Myth RRP £14.50 Loving this natural warm gloss for a bit of instant glam that’s perfect at any time of the day.
Topshop Air Cushion Skin Perfector £16.50 For something a bit more ‘all in one’ we are loving this fresh new product from Topshop. Anything for an easy life.
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Denise Ravenall runs her exclusive beauty range from her base in Arundel. Here Gemma Windham catches up with her to find out the secrets behind the brand… Photos: Matt Ryan
WHO IS DENISE RAVENALL?
My professional background was in luxury hotels and so I was familiar with using the high end beauty products that would be in these hotels around the world. And, like most people I really enjoyed collecting them, and using them in my bath time routine. However, after the birth of my first child my skin became hyper-sensitive and would come out in rashes if I used most products. So I was forced into examining the back of skin care products and checking what the manufacturer was putting inside them. I quickly established that cost didn’t always equate quality. Chemicals and synthetic perfumes seemed to be in most products. Unable to find a brand that offered exactly what I wanted, for myself and my three children I decided out of necessity to make my own.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS?
Your skin has a big job to do in protecting your body and we need to look after it. I believe more and more men and women are questioning what they are actually putting on their skins; after all, some of it is going to be absorbed by the body so it makes sense to know that what we apply is the very best it can be. Our products are paraben and sulphate free and absolutely nothing is tested on animals. Our signature product, the Organic Unperfumed Cocoa Shea Body Butter, does not compromise on performance. Like all of our products it’s 100% natural, suitable for vegans and vegetarians and will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised.
WHAT GETS YOU UP IN THE MORNING?
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TiTle recommends… Organic Cocoa Shea Body Butter £9.99 for 60g I put Denise’s Organic Cocoa Shea Body Butter to the test and it didn’t disappoint. The presentation is great, the box and ribbon make it a lovely product to give as a gift and the jar looks great sat on the bathroom shelf or dressing table, not one you’d hide away in a drawer! The butter took a fair amount of rubbing in but then once it was all absorbed my skin felt really soft and not at all greasy; and what was surprising for an unperfumed product was that I applied this first thing and could still smell the peach kernel and coconut oils at lunchtime! Overall a great product; I’ve spent far more on less effective products in the past.
My children, first and foremost. And having being diagnosed with Lupus, I also understand the importance of living every day to the maximum. I am a passionate person and I think that my range has evolved from a necessity for an affordable quality hand-blended product. www.deniseravenall.com 0800 8841048
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Clive has owned and worked in Castle Chocolates in Tarrant St for over 20 years and is an Arundel legend. Several of the people we met told us they bought sweets from him as children and our Frida fell in love with him and his salted liquorice. His daughter is taking over the business but Clive isn’t ready to hang up his apron; he told us he’ll still be serving truffles and sugar mice for a long time yet.
Street Style - Arundel Each month we make it our business to explore Sussex and check out what’s going on. This month, the stately ancient town of Arundel gets the Title treatment Words: Gemma Windham Photos: Matt Ryan
Sian and Leanne from Worthing had popped over to visit the shops and said that they liked the variety of ‘not on the high street gifts’ in Sparks Yard. Both girls were wearing jeans from Topshop and while Sian wore hers with a jumper and coat from New Look, Leanne had chosen a jumper from Zara and coat from Primark. We loved her Ted Baker handbag.
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David spotted us admiring a leather chair outside the Arundel Militaria market where he has spent 26 years and took us into the courtyard to see his collection of sculptures. He was happy to pose in a selection of hats from the market surrounded by his three wise monkeys.
Georgina and Paul were visiting Arundel on a day trip in the hope of visiting the castle if the rain stopped for long enough! Matt caught them for a photograph as Paul was looking very dapper in a coat by Hugo Boss with Ralph Lauren jeans, George West shoes and a stylish Lyle and Scott scarf. Georgina had teamed her Ted Baker dress with a lovely Michael Kors handbag and shoes by Russell and Bromley.
Liz and Lee Parson met while they were working in Claridge’s Hotel kitchens. They’ve worked all around the world but have settled back in the UK with their twin girls and have owned and run The Parson’s Table in Castle Mews for just three months. They were getting ready to open for lunch with their restaurant manager Connor when we wandered past but they stopped to give us a tour of the newly refurbished restaurant and Lee and Connor stopped for a picture on their patio.
Next month we’ll be heading to Worthing, looking at people, places and property in this thriving Sussex town. If you think there’s anywhere we should visit or someone we should talk to, Tweet or Instagram a picture of the person or place with the hashtag #TitleStreets
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HEREâ€™S TO YOU
Mrs Arundel Sussex is full of character and, as a place is only as good as the people in it, weâ€™re delving into the personalities that make the county great and this month we talk to the passionate Barbara Hogan, better known as Mrs Arundel
Arundel Castle - just one of the beautiful things to see in the area
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Who is Mrs Arundel and what you do? I am Barbara Hogan and am employed by my nephew, Ash Kent, who owns the Visit Arundel website and is in partnership with Mike Tod of Tents N Events, the marquee and hire company. I do all the business development for both companies which involves spending a lot of time networking locally, supporting the town of Arundel however I can and in particular with website advertising for all the events they put on. I deal with our many and varied clients around the area. I look after our clients which include the wedding venues that we have throughout the area. I have been involved with horseracing for many years and I work on race days at both Brighton and Fontwell racecourses, where I am usually looking after owners, trainers, winning connections and providing racecourse tours. I am really lucky as I really enjoy all my jobs! Describe yourself in three words Friendly, confident and talkative. What is the thing you are most proud of? My two grown up daughters – one is off to Uni in September studying for a primary school teaching degree. The older one works for Goodwood. Do you have any regrets? No I don’t think I have any. What phrase or word annoys the hell out of you? The casual and, I think, condescending reply when I am
asking if I can help someone and they say “If you want” or “if you like” when a simple YES PLEASE is really the answer I would like to hear. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self some advice, what would it be? Only worry about the things you can actually change and then change/improve them. Don’t waste your time worrying about things you cannot and never will be able to alter. If you were Queen of Sussex for a day, you would… Try to persuade all the people living in our area to visit the beautiful South Downs and show them all the wonderful wildlife and plants which inhabit the Downs. I’d try to show and explain to them all the history of the Downs and how the past has shaped where we are today but also how fortunate it is that so much is still unchanged and wild. I feel that having spent my whole life riding, walking and living on the Downs that too many people in this area never make the time to see what is literally on their doorstop and the South Downs is a truly amazing place to live and visit. If there’s one thing you know for sure, it’s… This life isn’t a trial run so make the most of every day as we only get one go at it! If you’d like to know more about Arundel go to www.arundel.org.uk or www.facebook.com/visitarundel
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BRIGHTON & HOVE FOOD FESTIVAL – RECIPES – TERRE A TERRE - FOODIES FESTIVAL
Our food and drink special is crammed full of exciting content this month from local food and drink festivals to restaurant reviews to our favourite foodie blogs, we’ve got everything covered and then some.
www.64degrees.co.uk email@example.com Phone 01273 770115 53 Meeting House Lane Brighton BN1 1HB
64 Degrees is an intimate, open kitchen restaurant in the heart of The Brighton Lanes serving an everevolving menu of sharing plates. In 2015 the restaurant was voted number 24 in The National Restaurant Awards Top 100 List and has won best restaurant in Brighton two years running at the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Awards. 64 Degrees also won best restaurant at the recent Brightonâ€™s Best Top 20 Restaurants Awards 2016.
THE HILTON AFTERNOON TEA MENU SEASIDE DELIGHTS £17.95 per person Include a glass of Prosecco for £6 per person. Include a glass of Champagne for £8 per person.
High time for AFTERNOON TEA
Frida Clementz and Gemma Windham spent one Friday afternoon in luxury at the Hilton Brighton Metropole trying the latest Afternoon Teas Tell us about it The Waterhouse Bar is named after the famous architect who designed the Metropole in 1890 and is perfect for afternoon tea by the sea. It’s a modern space with leather alcove seating and grey wood panelling and feels really luxurious, but in a relaxed sort of way. It’s the sort of place you might find ladies that lunch – we saw a few of those – or couples taking their time over food. What did you eat? We opted to try both the Seaside Delights and Traditional Afternoon Tea, much to the amusement of the two ladies on the next table (only seemed fair if we were reviewing it to try it all!) It was all delicious but the highlights had to be the scones which were incredibly light and served with clotted cream, and the Brighton Rock Cheesecake which had a really refreshing minty taste. That was best eaten last actually; it was good for cleansing your palette. Both options looked amazing though, the presentation was well thought out with the Traditional served on a cake stand with a salad garnish at the centre of the sandwiches and the Seaside Delights on a wooden block giving it a much more modern feel but still beautifully presented.
the service was exceptional; we were looked after by Kika who couldn’t have been more attentive. She was happy to answer our questions and checked on us often enough that we didn’t feel we had to attract her attention to ask for anything but not so often that we felt rushed. What was also great was that they cater for any dietary requirements and actually list a gluten free tea so you can order it as an option rather than a ‘special request’. It really was the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon and, to top it all off, Frida and I went to gaze at the vintage jewellery in the Lanes, to burn off the calories, of course!
FINGER SANDWICHES Selection of Finger Sandwiches on Brown and White Bread: Oak Smoked Salmon with Soft Cheese, Sussex Ham and Free Range Egg and Mayonnaise SAVOURY ITEMS Hailsham Lamb Burger, Wild Mushroom and Sussex Scrumpy Quiche Cakes Brighton Rock Cheesecake topped with Popcorn, Mini Jam doughnuts, Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Tart and Almond Macaroons Scones Warm Mini Plain Scones, served with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve
TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA
£17.95 per person Include a glass of Prosecco for £6 per person. Include a glass of Champagne for £8 per person FINGER SANDWICHES Selection of Finger Sandwiches on Brown and White Bread: Poached Salmon and Crème Fraiche Hummus and Grilled Peppers Sussex Ham and Cheese Free Range Egg and Rocket CAKES Selection of Traditional Cakes: Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Victoria Sponge, Lemon Delice and Almond Macaroons SCONES Warm Mini Plain Scones, served with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve Both afternoon teas are served with your choice of: Tea from theTwinings finest selection or coffee from the freshly made Costa range Served between 2pm - 5pm seven days a week
Sum it up for us The food was lovely but it was the experience as a whole that would inspire us to go back. Not only did we get to sit, relax and eat A LOT of cake but www.titlesussex.co.uk
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PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP Finally the long winter days are receding and spring is here, bringing with it the joy of Easter, and lamb! Two beautiful springtime dishes here to make your mouth water…
Ballymaloe Roast Rack of Lamb With Fresh Apple and Mint Chutney
A rack is a deliciously tender cut of lamb that, once it’s been prepared, is easy to carve and serve. Ask your butcher to prepare it for roasting if you’d rather not do it yourself. The apple and mint chutney is particularly good with young sweet lamb in the spring or summer. Serves 4–6 as a main course 2 racks of spring lamb (6–8 cutlets each) Salt and freshly ground black pepper for the fresh apple and mint chutney 1 large cooking apple (such as Grenadier or Bramley Seedling), peeled and cored Large handful of fresh mint leaves – Spearmint or Bowles mint 50g (2oz) onions, peeled and roughly chopped 20–50g (¾–2oz) caster sugar (depending on tartness of apple) Salt and cayenne pepper, to season
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TO COOK Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F), Gas mark 7. Score the fat of the racks into roughly 2–3cm (¾–1¼in) squares or diamonds, making sure to cut through only the fat, not the meat. Sprinkle the scored fat with salt and pepper and place on a roasting tray, fat side up. You can either cook it straight away or refrigerate until needed. Roast the racks for 25–35 minutes depending on the age of the lamb (very small racks in spring might take just 25 minutes, but larger racks later on in the year might take 35 minutes to cook) and degree of doneness required. When cooked, remove the lamb to a warm serving dish. Turn off the oven and leave the lamb to rest for 5–10 minutes before carving. Meanwhile, put the apple, mint, onions and sugar in a food processor and whizz to combine, then season with salt and cayenne pepper. Carve the lamb and serve 2–3 cutlets per person, depending on the size of the cutlets. Serve with the chutney.
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SALTY & TWEET NEST
OK so it doesn’t get much more Eastery than this, and it’s almost more of a craft project than an actual recipe, but we just love this. Great fun to do with the kids, and utterly delicious too. The inclusion of salty pretzel sticks along with the sweet chocolate is what makes this so delicious; a real tweet treat for Easter. You could even make the nest a feature of an Easter Egg hunt – every discovered egg must be brought back to the nest, and then everyone can dive in!
Makes a 20cM nest serves 10-12 FOr tHe tIFFIn 100g butter, roughly chopped 2 tbsp golden syrup 200g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces 200g milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces 100g large shredded wheat cereal biscuits 100g salted pretzel sticks 100g desiccated coconut tO DecOrate 50g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces assortment of foil-wrapped chocolate eggs extra pretzel sticks extra chocolate-covered biscuit sticks, such as Mikado; chocolate sticks, such as Matchmakers; or chocolate flutes, such as Elizabeth Shaw’s eQUIPMent 20cm frying pan Medium paintbrush tO Make take a piece of baking parchment and scrunch it up in your hands, then smooth it out (this makes it easier to manipulate). Use the parchment to line the frying pan. Put the butter and golden syrup in a large heavy-based saucepan. set over a gentle heat and warm, stirring occasionally, until the butter has melted. Add all the chopped chocolate for the tiffin and stir the mixture until smooth and combined. remove the pan from the heat. set aside one of the shredded wheat biscuits. Break up the remaining shredded wheat and the pretzel sticks and add these to the saucepan, along with the desiccated coconut. combine everything gently but thoroughly. transfer the mixture to the lined frying pan, pressing it up the sides with your fingers to produce a hollow nest shape. refrigerate until set, preferably overnight. remove the nest from the fridge and allow it to return to room temperature. Melt the extra chocolate for decorating in a microwave or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (bain-marie). Break up the reserved shredded wheat biscuit in a bowl. remove the nest from the frying pan, keeping it on the parchment. Using the paintbrush or a pastry brush, paint the melted chocolate over the nest. scatter over the shreds of shredded wheat and press them on to the surface of the nest so they adhere to the melted chocolate – apply more chocolate if any shredded wheat fails to stick. Leave to set before filling the nest with an assortment of chocolate eggs. varIatIOn If you don’t like coconut, you can use a mixture of salted peanuts and raisins instead. To create an even more realistic-looking nest and provide even more sweet tweets to nibble on, sit the nest in a bed of ‘twigs’ made from extra broken-up pretzel sticks and chocolate sticks or flutes.
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Spring Harvest 2016 Friday 19 May - bank holiday Monday 30 May
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H EA D L INE S P ONS ORS Our thanks go to the following organisations for their ongoing commitment to the success of the festival organisation – it is only through the generous support of these businesses that all of our major events remain free access for everyone to enjoy and experience both local and good food & drink. So our Sussex food heroes are:
FE STIVA L PATRONS Nick Beddows David Blood, Posture People Simon Broad, Ten Green Bottles Henry Butler & Cassie Gould, Butler’s Wine Cellar Julia Claxton, Julia Claxton Photography Denise Cobb Seb Cole, Boho Gelato Jess Crocker, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
Myles & Zoe Cunliffe, Mixology Group David Deaves, La Cave á Fromage James Dempster, Cobb Digital Sharon & Steve Honey Tina Horvath, Cantina Jason Hurwitz Karl Jones, Moshimo Sue Korman, Learn Local First
Carla ter Maat, Drakes of Brighton Euan MacDonald Amanda Menahem Ian Miller & Amanda Lucas Steph Mills Shoshana Plail Sue Popper, Joogleberry Acts Olivia Reid, Terre á Terre
Jane Ringe, Poised to Move Mardi Roberts & Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview Wine Estate Helen & Mike Taggart, Metrodeco Nathan & Sarah Thompson, Blackdown Artisan Spirits Julia Weeks, Quidcard
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OU R CHA RITIES We’re proud to support the FareShare Sussex and Rockinghorse Children’s Charity at our events
FareShare Sussex is a charity project that fights hunger and tackles food waste by redistributing surplus food to where it is most needed in the local community. Every month they prevent around 40 tonnes of food from going to waste and instead deliver it to organisations serving vulnerable people including lunch clubs, food banks and supported housing schemes. www.faresharesussex.org.uk
Rockinghorse are the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) where they raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs. They also support the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. www.rockinghorse.org.uk
M ED IA PA RTNERS Regional media who support the festival and the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards 2016
I N TERN ATI ONA L PA RTNERS & F ESTIVA L S We are working with colleagues and friends around the world in 2016, jointly celebrating the gastronomic offerings of our regions
We invite you to dive into the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival ‘Spring Harvest’ 2016 As we enter our 14th year, this May sees the most exciting food festival ever to hit the seafront and streets of Brighton & Hove. The success of the ever-growing festival is entirely reflective of the dynamism of the food and hospitality economy that we find in the city and surrounding county. From our internationally acclaimed wine industry through to our burgeoning independent restaurant scene, 2016 really is an exciting time for food and drink in our region. Like much of what happens in our wonderful city, the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is a very unique vehicle driven by the passion and talent of the festival team and the hundreds of stakeholders we work alongside each year. Despite our scale and scope, we are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company with specified aims and objectives in terms of supporting and nurturing the local food economy, promoting both good and local food and drink to residents and visitors, and taking our food and drink offering to the wider world in terms of both export opportunities and gastronomic tourism promotion. We receive no public funding, so rely entirely on the ongoing generosity and support of our patrons, sponsors and the hospitality and food community of our region. Uniquely for a major food festival - whether here in the UK or overseas - all of our outdoor activities are FREE to enter. Other than the tasty morsels from our 80 plus stallholders on Hove Lawns at our Sussex & The World Weekend, we offer a varied offering of events and activities including our Children’s Food Festival, Live Food Show, Beach BBQ Cook Off, live entertainment and our Taste The World area in conjunction with this year’s international partners from Sicily, Sweden, The Netherlands, Portugal, Guernsey and India. 2016 is a truly momentous time for Sussex as this year we host the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium right here in Brighton & Hove, running alongside the food festival. ICCWS happens every five years, and sees hundreds of cool climate wine makers and wine media from across the globe descend on our city for a conference and exhibition at the Hilton Brighton Metropole that happens once every five years. Previous host cities have included Christchurch in New Zealand, Oregon in the USA and Tasmania in Australia. It really is a mark of how important Sussex and the south of England have become in terms of quality wine production in the past two decades, and as an organisation we’re very proud to be delivering the consumer events for ICCWS alongside our friends at Butlers Wine Cellar, Laithwaites and English Wine Producers.
This year’s Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival ‘Spring Harvest’ has a really exciting 10-day programme that involves oodles of truly delicious food and drink businesses. We’ve an Indian Banquet at Hotel du Vin with Curry Leaf Café, and beer tasting on Hove Lawns, both supporting FareShare Sussex; cool climate themed wine dinners at Terre à Terre, The Set Restaurant and Jeremy’s Restaurant; fusion chef, producer and mixologist events at 64 Degrees and The Plotting Parlour; the UK’s largest ever English Wine festival on Hove Lawns – along with a world record attempt for the biggest cheese board with La Cave à Fromage; a punk wine tasting supporting Rockinghorse children’s charity; a Swedish tea dance with Visit Sweden, Metrodeco and Swing Sussex; an amazing brunch with the hugely talented chef Simon Mckenzie from the five star Old Government House in Guernsey at Market; and we’re even looking after our four-legged friends with The Dogs Dinner. The city’s food awards also launch on 1 April with public nominations in over 15 categories running until the end of August before our panel of judges head out to secret shop and interview the finalists with our grand final hosted in early November where we crown the creme de la creme of our hospitality and food industry. I really hope I’ve got you salivating for more. And there is more. The food festival organisation runs across the year with our International Chef Exchange programme – this year we’re working on partnerships in the US, Sweden, The Netherlands and India –, our monthly Sussex Wine & Gourmet Bus Tours taking you to vineyards and artisan producers, and we also do the whole Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival again from 25 August to 4 September. As ever, I’d like to give a heartfelt thanks to my festival colleagues, our patrons, sponsors and media partners, and of course to the many hundreds of food and hospitality businesses who support us across the year. Its only through their commitment to the festival that we can continue to lay claim to being one of the biggest - and best - food festivals in Europe. So tuck in, enjoy and join us for the bounty of world (and world-class) food right here on our doorstep! Nick Mosley Director, Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival CIC Web: www.brightonfoodfestival.com Facebook: brightonfoodfestival Twitter: @brightonfood Instagram: brightonfoodfestival
Festival photography: Julia Claxton
Saturday 21 May
Thursday 19 May
Three Chefs go to the Musicals
Sussex Wine Bus Tour
9.30am (prompt departure from Old Steine, central Brighton) - 5pm (approx), tickets £80 in advance from www.brightonfoodfestival.com
7pm, tickets £25 in advance available directly from The Plotting Parlour • Telephone 01273 621 236 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org • www. facebook.com/theplottingparlour • The Plotting Parlour, 6 Steine Street, Brighton, BN2 1TE
The food festival kicks off with our monthly Sussex Wine & Gourmet Bus Tour programme with visits to our friends at Albourne Estate and Ridgeview Wine Estate. The winemakers will take you on fun and informative behindthe-scenes tours of both the vineyards and the wineries, giving you an insight into English still and sparkling wines that have won national and international awards and recognition. You’ll also enjoy tutored tastings of a range of wines produced at each vineyard, and a relaxed Sussex produce lunch crafted by the chefs at the Half Moon in Warninglid.
7pm for 7.30pm, tickets £50 in advance available directly from Jeremy’s Restaurant • Telephone 01444 441 102 • Email reservations@ jeremysrestaurant.co.uk • www.jeremysrestaurant. co.uk • Jeremy’s Restaurant, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP The festival’s ever-popular ‘Three Chefs’ night goes razzmatazz for a show-stopping dinner at Jeremy’s Restaurant in Borde Hill. Our awardwinning and acclaimed chefs – Jimmy Gray, head chef at Jeremy’s Restaurant; Sam Lambert, head chef at 64 Degrees; Semone Bonner, co-head chef at The Set – will each present a creative dish themed around their favourite West End or Broadway musical. Expect a few interactive elements in your dish… and in the restaurant itself!
Friday 20 May
Around the World in Five Wines 6pm and 8.30pm sittings, tickets £65 in advance available directly from The Set • Telephone 01273 855 572 • www.thesetrestaurant.com • The Set Restaurant, Artist Residence Hotel, 33 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2GG We’re celebrating cracking Cool Climate wines from Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia at The Set, one of Brighton’s most exciting and dynamic restaurants. Head chefs Dan Kenny and Semone Bonner present a creative tasting menu that’ll whisk you around the globe accompanied by interesting wines – some grapes you’ll know, some you won’t.
Monday 23 May
Sunday 22 May
We all know that Brighton is a great UK culinary destination, but – with our amazing cocktail bars – we’re also one of the country’s leading mixology cities holding our own against London, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh. Cocktail Fusion sees our highly creative chefs and mixologists join together for a mixed-up, mashedup, messed-up canapé and cocktail fusion night sponsored by Sussex’s Blackdown Artisan Spirits. We’ll be joined by mixologists Luke Loddo (The Plotting Parlour), Max Curzon-Price (The Cocktail Shack at The Artist Residence), Rafal Tetich (Merkaba at myhotel), Chris Menning (Hotel du Vin) and Alex Palumbo (The Salt Room), alongside chefs Matt Price (The Coal Shed), Kanthi Kiran Thamma (Curry Leaf Café), Jake Northcote-Green (The Guerrilla Grill), Dan Kenny (The Set) and Kieron James (The Beach BBQ).
Tuesday 24 May
Food Lab 12 noon - 3pm, tickets £75 in advance from www.brightonfoodfestival.com • 64 Degrees Restaurant, 53 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB • Telephone 01273 770 115 • Email • www.64degrees.co.uk The creme de la creme of culinary Brighton and Sussex partner for Food Lab. Fusing the creative input of the both chef and producer, every festival Food Lab delivers some amazing one-off dishes and a line-up of creative food and drink that is once in a lifetime experience. Hosted at Brighton’s #1 restaurant 64 Degrees, Food Lab participants include chefs Michael Bremner (executive chef, 64 Degrees), Matt Gillan (executive chef, The Pass at South Lodge), Semone Bonner (co-head chef, The Set), Alun Sperring (The Chilli Pickle), Matty Bowling (head chef, Terre à Terre) and Tom Griffiths (FLANK) alongside producers Sarah Thompson (Blackdown Artisan Spirits), Seb Cole (Boho Gelato), Joanne Knowles (Trenchmore Farm), Mardi Roberts (Ridgeview Wine Estate), Niki Deighton (Two Tribes brewery) and David Deaves (La Cave à Fromage). This year, we’re also adding a twist to our chef and producer matching – we’ll be throwing a theme for each course… it may be a food decade, the cuisine of a country… or something a little more off-the-wall. Suffice to say, you’ll never have a meal like this ever again! Selected drinks available to purchase by the glass/bottle from 64 Degrees.
Curry Leaf Café Indian Banquet supporting FareShare Sussex Sponsored by Curry Leaf Café & Hotel du Vin 7pm for 7.30pm, tickets £45 in advance directly from Curry Leaf Café • Telephone 01273 207070 • Email email@example.com • Venue: The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD We’re heading East for an atmospheric evening of food, drink, music and entertainment from the Indian sub-continent. Kanthi Kiran Thamma, executive chef of Brighton’s acclaimed Curry Leaf Café, leads the kitchen fusing traditional dishes and street food from different regions of India from Kerala to Kashmir. Hosted in the beautiful Dome Room behind Pub du Vin, you’ll enjoy four courses, accompanied by gin and tonic from Blackdown Artisan Spirits and craft beer from The Beer Collective (wines available to buy on the night). All profits from this event will be donated to FareShare Sussex, our local food redistribution charity supporting those in food poverty in the city and surrounding county. There’ll also be a blind auction on the night with some great prizes from local restaurants and hospitality businesses.
Wednesday Wednesday 25 25 May May
Friday Friday 27 27 May May
Cool Cool Steamers: Steamers: Organic Organic Cool Cool Climate Climate Wine Wine Meal Meal sponsored sponsored by by Vintage Vintage Roots Roots Tables Tables available available from from 6pm, 6pm, we we recommend recommend you you book book in in advance, advance, tickets tickets £55 £55 in in advance advance from from Terre Terre àà Terre Terre •• Telephone Telephone 01273 01273 729 729 051 051 •• www. www. terreaterre.co.uk terreaterre.co.uk •• Terre Terre àà Terre, Terre, 71 71 East East Street, Street, Brighton, Brighton, BN1 BN1 1HQ 1HQ To To coincide coincide with with the the International International Cool Cool Climate Climate Wine Wine Symposium, Symposium, Terre Terre àà Terre Terre isis offering offering aa fabulous fabulous 33 course course set set menu menu –– Me Me Old Old China, China, Steam Steam Dreamer Dreamer –– with with aa matching matching organic organic cool cool climate climate wine wine flight flight featuring featuring Davenport Davenport && Albury Albury Vineyard Vineyard wines wines from from the the UK. UK. Winemakers Winemakers will will be be present present to to introduce introduce their their wines wines for for the the early early sitting. sitting.
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Jeremy’s Jeremy’s Cool Cool Climate Climate Wine Wine Dinner Dinner 7pm 7pm for for 7.30pm, 7.30pm, tickets tickets £70 £70 in in advance advance available available directly directly from from Jeremy’s Jeremy’s Restaurant Restaurant •• Telephone Telephone 01444 01444 441 441 102 102 •• Email Email reservations@ reservations@ jeremysrestaurant.co.uk jeremysrestaurant.co.uk •• www.jeremysrestaurant. www.jeremysrestaurant. co.uk co.uk •• Jeremy’s Jeremy’s Restaurant, Restaurant, Borde Borde Hill, Hill, Haywards Haywards Heath, Heath, West West Sussex, Sussex, RH16 RH16 1XP 1XP Jeremy Jeremy picks picks his his favourite favourite ‘cool ‘cool climate’ climate’ wines wines from from around around the the World World for for aa four four course course wine wine dinner dinner fusing fusing international international flavours flavours with with local local and and seasonal seasonal Sussex Sussex produce. produce.
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The The stunning stunning Channel Channel Island Island of of Guernsey Guernsey hosts hosts its its second second international international food food festival festival from from 23 23 September September to to 22 October October 2016. 2016. Featuring Featuring gala gala dinners dinners with with both both local local and and guest guest chefs chefs from from the the UK UK and and Europe, Europe, the the festival festival showcases showcases the the creativity creativity of of food food and and hospitality hospitality businesses businesses on on the the island island alongside alongside international international talent. talent. The The opening opening weekend weekend sees sees the the Big Big Guernsey Guernsey Market Market on on Crown Crown Pier Pier in in the the heart heart of of St St Peter Peter Port. Port. With With over over 30 30 stalls stalls sampling sampling and and selling selling everything everything from from Haut Haut Maison Maison liqueurs liqueurs and and Wheadon Wheadon gin gin to to Torteval Torteval Cheese Cheese and and Herm Herm oysters, oysters, itit really really is is aa fantastic fantastic opportunity opportunity to to try try the the quality quality produce produce that that Guernsey Guernsey is is acclaimed acclaimed for. for. There’s There’s also also free free activities activities for for children children and and the the Live Live Food Food Show Show plus plus aa host host of of other other interactive interactive food food and and drink drink events. events. The The festival festival also also offers offers Cocktail Cocktail Carnival Carnival Week, Week, international international chef chef exchanges exchanges with with the the Liam Liam Mooney Mooney of of the the Duke Duke of of Normandie Normandie and and Simon Simon Mckenzie Mckenzie of of Old Old Government Government House, House, an an Ale Ale Trail, Trail, masterclasses, masterclasses, wine wine tastings tastings and and foraging foraging workshops. workshops. The The closing closing weekend weekend will will be be packed packed with with food food and and fun fun around around the the Market Market Place. Place. White White Rock Rock Brewery Brewery and and Rocquette Rocquette Cider Cider host host the the Guernsey Guernsey Beer Beer && Cider Cider Festival Festival featuring featuring local local and and guest guest beverages beverages alongside alongside aa line-up line-up of of live live music music and and aa World World Street Street Food Food avenue. avenue. Only Only aa short short hop hop by by ferry ferry or or plane plane from from the the south south of of England, England, Guernsey Guernsey should should be be top top of of any any food food lovers lovers to-do to-do list list this this Autumn. Autumn. For For more more info info www.visitguernsey.com/food-festival www.visitguernsey.com/food-festival
Saturday 28 - bank holiday Monday 30 May
Sussex & The World Weekend
Saturday 28 May 10am - 8pm, Sunday 29 May 10am - 8pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 10am - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront
Enjoy an epic bank holiday weekend of food and drink at our Sussex & The World Weekender on seafront Hove Lawns. Incorporating the Sussex & The World Market, Live Food Show, Children’s Food Festival, Beach BBQ Cook Off, Taste the World, Shake Your Own cocktail bar and the English Wine Week Festival, plus entertainment for young and old, this FREE ENTRY event is one of the biggest celebrations of food and drink in the UK.
Sussex & The World Market Saturday 28 May 10am - 8pm, Sunday 29 May 10am - 8pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 10am - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Producers and restaurateurs from across Sussex are joined by high-quality street food stalls and selected growers and makers from around the UK for the huge Sussex & The World Market. An unmissable day out for any foodie. The festival bars hosted by The Beer Collective, Butlers Wine Cellar, Wobblegate Cider and Blackdown Artisan Spirits will trade from noon 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, and noon - 6pm on bank holiday Monday. Thanks to Moët & Chandon for sponsoring our backstage hospitality area.
Children’s Food Festival supporting Rockinghorse children’s charity Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm, Sunday 29 May 11am - 4pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 11am - 4pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Edible fun and games for little ones, the Children’s Food Festival includes interactive making and tasting activities plus craft activities, entertainment and face-painting.
Beach BBQ Cook Off Saturday 28 May, Sunday 29 May & Monday 30 May 11.30am and 3.30pm shows, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Aussie Kieron James hosts the Beach BBQ Cook-Off, a fun and informal barbecue challenge that sees two chefs go head-to-head with meat and marinades. Join the audience to cheer your favourite restaurant on, and sample tasters of the dishes the chefs prepare.
Taste the World Saturday 28 May 12 noon - 6pm, Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 6pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 12 noon - 4pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival has championed the local food economy for well over a decade, promoting the great produce of our region and the restaurant scene to both locals and visitors. Over recent year’s we’ve developed our International Chef Exchange which has seen top chefs and producers from our region swap kitchens with colleagues all over the World, including as far afield as Vancouver in Canada. During the Sussex & The World Weekend, we’re welcoming our friends from Sweden, The Netherlands, Portugal, the Channel Islands, India and Italy to join us in our Taste the World area. Sample authentic cuisine from our partners including the Nivarata festival of granita in Sicily who’ll be presenting amazing gelato and sorbets in conjunction with Seb Cole of Boho Gelato and the Guernsey International Food Festival, and find out about the countries and ways to visit them.
Live Food Show Saturday 28 May noon - 6pm and bank holiday Monday 30 May noon - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Top chefs from Brighton and surrounding Sussex join Live Food Show host Andrew Kay to demo their favourite dishes. Enjoy 45 minute demos from: Saturday 28 May Noon 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm
Peter Buckingham, Hilton Brighton Metropole Alun Sperring, The Chilli Pickle Matty Bowling, Terre à Terre Jai Johnson, Market Paul Welburn, The Leconfield Simon Mckenzie, Old Government House in Guernsey, and Bas Oonk, Basaal Restaurant in The Hague
Monday 30 May Noon 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm
Blair Hammond, The Salt Room Tom Griffith, FLANK Michael Bremner, Sam Lambert & Josh Kitsun, 64 Degrees Kanthi Kiran Thamma, Curry Leaf Café Jeremy Ashpool & Jimmy Gray, Jeremy’s Restaurant Isaac Copeland, Isaac At
World’s Biggest Cheese Board Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Head to the English Wine marquee on Sunday 29 May and feast your eyes on the World’s Biggest Cheese Board, presented by La Cave à Fromage and Premier Cheese. Over 100 cheeses will be on show to try and buy.
The Dogs Dinner Sunday 29 May 11am FREE ENTRY • Live Food Show marquee, Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront The Dogs Dinner returns! We’ve invited special guest dogs (and their owners) to sample tasty canapés prepared by top local chefs. Who’s going to serve up the tastiest morsel for our pampered pooches?
Laithwaites Wine Festival Saturday 28 May • Ticketed sessions 12-2pm, 3-5pm and 5.30-7.30pm, £20 tickets in advance from www.laithwaites.co.uk • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Imagine yourself on the Brighton seafront with a glass of chilled wine in your hand. Sound perfect? Well, at the end of May Laithwaites will be showcasing over 70 of their wines under canvas right on the Hove Lawns alongside lots of fun features such as wine walks, food and wine matching and a few special surprises too - plus a chance to buy wines with very special one-dayonly discounts. Just a few of the countries that will feature at this tasting: England - including the award-winning Wine Estate, Ridgeview France - including the Laithwaite Family Wines New Zealand Australia Germany Argentina USA Plus many more! Hosted by the Laithwaites team and guest winemakers, whether it’s fine fizz from Tasmania, an award-winning wine from Blighty or a perfumed Pinot Noir from Central Otago, this is your chance to taste an exciting range of wines.
Saturday 28 - bank holiday Monday 30 May Taste of Guernsey lunch sponsored by Taste Guernsey
Swedish ‘Fika’ Tea Dance Sunday 29 May 1pm-5pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront For our Metrodeco and Sussex Swing tea dance this May, we’re teaming up with West Sweden tourism. Fika is the Swedish equivalent of coffee/tea and cakes so we’ll be enjoying some authentic recipes prepared by the team at Metrodeco, alongside free dance classes for all ages in the festival marquee, and the opportunity to find out more about visiting Sweden.
Shake Your Own sponsored by Blackdown Artisan Spirits Saturday 28 May 12 noon - 8pm, Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 8pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 12 noon - 6pm • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront A brand new festival interactive experience, hosted by Sussex’s Blackdown Artisan Spirits and featuring guest spirits from Belvedere vodka, Lidkoping in Sweden and Bella Luce in Guernsey. Our hosts will guide you through the process of crafting your own gin or vodka drink, including what mixers and botanicals you should be combining to excite your own tastebuds!
English Wine Week Festival presented in conjunction with English Wine Producers and Butlers Wine Cellar Sponsored by Yelo architects Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 6pm & bank holiday Monday 30 May 12 noon - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront English Wine Week launches with our two day festival of wines from Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Dorset and further afield. England and Wales are now one of the most recognised emerging wine regions in the World with nearly 500 vineyards currently in operation, producing predominantly sparkling and still white wines. Around 25 vineyards will be joining us and showcasing English produced wines that grace the shelves of both local vintners and national supermarkets including Waitrose and M&S, export as far as the US and Australia, and are regularly enjoyed at State Banquets at Buckingham Palace. Free entry, wine is available to buy using our tasting token system, or by the glass/bottle. On Sunday 29 May, we’ll also be attempting an incredibly tasty World Record attempt: the World’s biggest cheeseboard! David and the team from La Cave à Fromage / Premier Cheese will be presenting over 100 cheeses to try and buy! See page 12.
Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 2pm, £35 in advance available directly from Market • Telephone 01273 823 707 • Email kate@ market-restaurantbar.co.uk • www.marketrestaurantbar.co.uk • Market, 42 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1JD We’re joined by the talented chef Simon Mckenzie of the 5* Old Government House in Guernsey for a one-off lunch packed with delicious produce from the Channel Islands. Internationally renowned for the highest quality dairy and seafood, you’ll enjoy Torteval Cheese, Guernsey butter..... Find our more about the forthcoming Guernsey International Food Festival at www.visitguernsey.com/food-festival
Thursday 2 June English Wine Maker’s Dinner Wednesday 2 June 7pm for 7.30pm, £85 in advance available directly from Drakes • Telephone 01273 696 934 • Email carla.termaat@ drakesofbrighton.com • www.drakesofbrighton. com • The Restaurant at Drakes, 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE In celebration of English Wine Week and to champion a selection of our wonderful Sussex producers, Drakes is delighted to be hosting an English Wine Maker’s Dinner. Enjoy a four course fine dining menu, paired to perfection with wines presented by Albourne Estate, Blackdown Cellars, Bluebell Vineyard and Stopham Wine Estate.
English Wine Week
Saturday 28th May - Sunday 5th June 2016 English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country through retail outlets – from supermarkets to independent wine merchants, delicatessens to hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. Vineyards across the country will also be opening their doors to welcome visitors, offering tours, tastings and special offers. There are a wide range of activities which take place across the country to celebrate English Wine Week. English Wine Week starts over Spring bank holiday which is also half term holiday for most schools. It marks the start of the tourist season, and the vineyards themselves are waking up to the new growing season – there is plenty to see and enjoy. During the Brighton & Hove Food
and Drink Festival, English Wine Producers (the marketing body for the English Wine industry), Brighton’s Butlers Wine Cellar and dozens of English wine makers will be joining together for a two day English Wine Festival on Hove Lawns on Sunday 29 and bank holiday Monday 30 May. Supported by Yelo architects, its your opportunity to try and buy wines produced right here on our doorstep in the south of England. Drakes of Brighton is also hosting an English Wine dinner on Thursday 2 June. See page 14 for more details on both these events. For information on more English Wine Week events visit www. englishwineproducers.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @ englishwine and @englishwineweek.
Sussex Wine & Gourmet Bus Tours: all aboard! Throughout the summer, the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival runs monthly wine and gourment bus tours taking you behind-the-scenes at quality local producers. Tours last a full day and include transport, two vineyard visits, a Sussex produce lunch at the Half Moon at Warninglid and a cheese tasting with La Cave à Fromage. See page 8 for details of our May bus tour, or visit www.brightonfoodfestival.com for further dates until September 2016.
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The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards are the annual celebration of the very best of hospitality in the city. We are only accepting nominations for food and drink businesses with a national Food Hygiene Rating [formerly ‘Scores on the Doors’] of 4 stars or greater. Public nominations for our 2016 awards are open from 1 April, and you can nominate your favourite Brighton & Hove based businesses in any or all of the categories on the food festival website at
Public nominations close on 31 August and then the top three in each category go to our panel of judges – including professional food and travel journalists, chefs and our sponsors – for secret shopping and interviews. Category
Best Place to do Business
Best Place to Sleep
Best Cocktail Bar
Best Family Dining
Best Food / Drink Shop
Best Sunday Lunch
Best Food Pub
Sustainable Food Business
An individual who has gone the extra mile for the food & hospitality industries of the city
Best International Cuisine Newcomer
Trading in the city for 18 months or less
Best Food / Drink Producer Young Chef of the Year Young chefs under the age of 25 on 31 August may self-nominate this category
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Public nominations run from 1 April through to 31 August 2016, after which the top three nominations in each category go to our panel of judges for secret shopping. This year, only businesses with a Food Hygiene Rating of 4 or greater (‘Scores on the Doors’) will be eligible – good businesses should proudly display their rating, or you can visit Brighton & Hove City Council’s environmental health department website or check online here: http://ratings.food.gov.uk/authority-search/en-gb/brighton-and-hove. The winners will be announced at our Grand Final in early November 2016. Please nominate your choices only once – we automatically cross reference email addresses. Businesses nominated must be located within the political boundary of the City of Brighton & Hove.
Nominate your favourite Brighton & Hove food and drink businesses today at www.brightonfoodfestival.com/foodawards2016
Brunch in the city
It’s not just for hot New Yorkers exchanging sexy tales. Sam Harrington-Lowe went to test some knockout vegetarian brunch at Brighton’s Terre a Terre…
here’s something very decadent about brunch. Famously quoted in The Simpsons by Jacques the flirty French bowler as being “…not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of canteloupe at the end,” it’s the sort of meal I associate with having a lie in, or a late night, or a lazy life. I’m not too sure about the cantaloupe bit but in my books, having a right old filling breakfasty sort of a meal that’s later in the day and could quite possibly have a cocktail with it sounds a bit like my idea of heaven.
was piled up on rosti, mushrooms, beans, and moated with a Bloody Mary ketchup. A veggie’s answer to the trashy wonder of the McMuffin is their Muffin Butty, which is a buttery toasted muffin filled with a truffled egg omelette and served with an allspice molasses ketchup – utterly delicious (£7.55). But the Run Rarebit Run Pickle Chips (£8.50) is quite possibly one of the most indulgent things I’ve ever eaten – it is literally handmade chips in a gooey, cheesy Rarebit sauce, with cheese and shaved truffle on top, with a poached egg. It should be illegal.
So imagine my delight when Olivia Reid at Terre a Terre suggested I might like to come along and try the brunch there. What me? At this time of day? With my reputation? I was there like a shot.
TaT have done quite a clever thing; their meal times overlap a bit, so you never really know which time of day it is by the menu and I like that. Brunch officially runs up until 1pm but there’s plenty of the brunch dishes on the daytime menu, so it doesn’t really matter. Also, if you act fast they’ve got a special offer on for a while, which is free toast and tea or coffee with every brunch dish ordered. Not sure how long that will go on for though so I wouldn’t hang about.
So – it’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, and it’s not quite dinner either, but the brunch at Terre is phenomenal. Honestly, every time I go there I am consistently surprised by the quality of the food. Which sounds like a backhanded compliment, but you forget. And then you think, well just how interesting can vegetables be? And then you eat there and you are reminded.
I recommend you sashay down to Terre, late morning, and indulge in some of this sticky, carby awesomeness. You’ll thank me for the advice – as they say on their menu; ‘Heaven is a place on oeuf’.
I felt it was my business to try a few things, so I chose a range but be warned, these are filling dishes. There’s a bunch of different Rosti dishes, and I went for the one with griddled marinated halloumi and a poached egg on top (£14.98), which
Terre a Terre East Street Brighton
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We’ve teamed up with food event platform Tabl to bring you five of our favourite foodie events coming up in Sussex over the next month Dinner and duvet: An East Sussex countryside escape – £150 This Syrian style banquet offers seven different kinds of culinary delights as well as a sleep over for eight people in a beautiful, glass-fronted eco house, with your own personal chef. When: 2 April, 8pm Where: Lewes Crime Cocktails & Canapés with Peter James - £25 The Book Lovers’ Supper Club presents an evening of canapés, cocktails and crime with bestselling crime writer Peter James. He will be talking about his books The House on Cold Hill and You Are Dead, along with a Q&A and the chance to buy personally signed copies of Peter’s novels. When: 6 April, 6.45pm Where: Lewes Flavours of Vietnam – £28 Indulge in five courses of Vietnamese delights as well as a lychee mojito and coffee with Bite Club, inspired by their travels by bus around Vietnam – from SaPa back down to Ho Chi Minh. Vegetarians welcome too! (And it’s BYOB). When: 9 April, 7pm Where: Southwick Tapas and wines of Catalunya – £45 Take your taste buds on holiday to Catalunya with your sommelier for the evening, Xavi, who has spent over 15 years working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain and the UK, and will introduce you to a surprising range of wines. Chef Andy will be on hand creating a delicious dinner inspired by Catalan cuisine. When: 16 April, 7pm Where: Brighton Isaac @ Gloucester Street – £45 to £47 The chefs at ISAAC are keeping it seasonal this month and, with five courses on offer, the evening will be bursting full of local flavours and ingredients, prepared and cooked right in front of you. One dish changes each week, meaning no two weeks are the same! When: Throughout March Where: Brighton For all these events, and a further range of fabulous foodie dining experiences across Sussex and the South East, go to Tabl and get stuck into some top chef’s tasting menus, boozy brunches, literary suppers and home-cooked dining. www.tabl.com 58
Open Tues-Fri Lunch & Dinner Sat Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Sun Brunch, Lunch Join us on our sunny terrace through Spring and Summer for Al Fresco Dining
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“My tempura seafood was like having an indecent proposal whispered into one’s mouth by a short-sighted pervert.” – Julie Burchill, Title Sussex “Whatever words I use won’t do the food justice – it’s simply exquisite, and you’ll have to experience it first-hand to understand what I mean.” – Donna Martin, Inside Sussex
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“Jeremy Ashpool can cook, and if you don’t visit his restaurant, you will be more the poorer for it.”– Maarten Hoffman, Platinum Business
Contemporary dining in the idyllic rural setting of Borde Hill, near Haywards Heath. Call us or visit our website for our à la carte and daily menus, our special events diary, and information on private events and weddings.
Daily menu of the day: 2 courses £20 or 3 courses £25
Choose from a three-choice menu, including vegetarian options. Available Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday dinner. À la carte also available. Jeremy’s Restaurant, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP Telephone 01444 441 102 | Email email@example.com | www.jeremysrestaurant.co.uk | Twitter @jeremysrest | Facebook Jeremys Restaurant
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Drove my Chevvy to the levee
If there’s anything nicer than settling into a warm pub with an open fire when it’s freezing cold and blowing a hooley outside, Sam Harrington-Lowe isn’t sure what it is… Photos: Matt Ryan The Dyke might be a big old barn of a place but there’s something really warm and cosy about the atmosphere inside. Score immediate points for feeling like coming home into the warm after a really long day at the coal face. It’s undergone some changes to the team and the menu recently and we were keen to check out both the service and the quality of the food. It’s often a hard line to tread – the difference between high end restaurant food, and good quality pub fare but a glance at the new menu tells us where we are. Good reliable standards like gourmet burgers, sirloin steak and risotto jostle for position amongst some more daring dishes such as extensive seafood platters and slow-cooked ribs. There’s also a specials board, something I’m always usually drawn to because I somehow get the feeling this is where a chef likes to try out the fun dishes. And so it was that we found ourselves going off-piste as much as down the
standard slopes. Starters were (from the specials) Cream of wild mushroom, chive and asparagus soup (£5.95) and from the standard menu, Venison carpaccio with rocket, Parmesan shavings and truffle oil (£7.49). And then from the standard menu, the Cod with crushed new potatoes, tenderstem broccoli, savoy cabbage, samphire, red pepper coulis and lobster butter sauce (try saying that after a few wines) at £13.95 and Roast pork belly with spiced chorizo, crispy wild boar lardon and haricot bean cassoulet, topped off with a red onion sour cream (£12.95) from the specials. AND HOW WAS IT? OK, so firstly this is a place that offers excellent value for money. The portions are huge. Obviously we tried three courses (more about pudding later) but honestly, I wouldn’t normally be able to eat that much, so pace yourselves. The food overall has some really sophisticated touches – really close attention to detail and some lovely www.titlesussex.co.uk
frivolities like the crispy thing resting on the soup to the swirls of lobster butter on the cod plate. The food is all very well-seasoned – not a place to add salt – but there is some real creativity on the menu and we were impressed with the obvious thought that had gone into the dishes. The real star of the starters and main courses we had was actually the cassoulet – although surprisingly spicy – it was an indulgent dish of absolute sticky, beany heaven. The cod was beautiful cooked, just slippery enough but set. And we loved the lobster goo round the edges. Overall, some really lovely food. 61
“Overshadowing the exemplary pud was the shortbread biscuits. Whoever baked those has the touch of an angel.” DESSERT? The pudding selection is mercifully light; I always hate it when there’s too much choice. By the time you’ve eaten two courses already, having a million sweet things to choose from is always overwhelming. We took about three seconds to choose Rhubarb crème brûlée with homemade shortbread biscuit (£5.45) and Chocolate fondant with vanilla pod ice cream (£5.45). For those in the know, yes the fondant was gooey on the inside and yes the brûlée cracked when you broke into it. But almost overshadowing the exemplary pud was the shortbread biscuits. Whoever baked those has the touch of an angel. SO… Overall we had a lovely time. Cosy, out of the blustery night, sat near the fire, stuffing our faces. But the Dyke is a bit more than just straightforward comfort food – there’s someone in that kitchen with a little bit of daring and creativity. Good stuff. Dyke Pub & Kitchen 218 Dyke Rd Brighton www.dykepub.co.uk 01273 555672
A delicious selection of ﬁnger sandwiches, all-butter scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, with a selection of cakes. All served with your choice of tea or coﬀee. S E R V E D D A I LY F R O M 1 1 A M U N T I L 5 P M in the Waterhouse Bar & Terrace To reserve a table, please call 01273 775432 or email
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FOODIE FUN AT THE FOODIES FESTIVAL The Foodies Festival is back on Hove Lawns this summer for a three day celebration of food and drink over the May Bank Holiday. Now in its seventh year, the Foodies Festival welcomes over 30,000 hungry visitors from April 30 – May 2 with entertainment from some of the country’s best chefs as well as live bands, children’s activities, endurance challenges and some taste-bud-tickling food and drink. This year’s festival includes a fivestar line-up in the Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre, where top chefs will be showcasing their culinary skills, share insight into 2016’s food trends and answer questions from the audience. Chefs taking part this year include Michelin Star chefs Adam Simmonds, Matt Gillan and Stephen Crane, MasterChef winners Steven Edwards and Ping Coombes as well as Drakes’ Andrew McKenzie, Stephen Crane of The Chili Pickle and Dave Mothersill of The Coal Shed and The Salt Room. With sustainability and healthy eating high on the agenda, visitors will get a chance to see healthy living chefs and food writers cook with superfoods with the festival’s new Feel Good Foods theme. However, if kale and celery aren’t your cup of tea then festival-goers can also discover the advantages of other, more commonly used feel good foods, such as cheese and chocolate. The festival is not just restricted to foodlovers though as the Drinks Theatre will be home to expert mixologists and sommeliers who will host champagne and wine masterclasses, while beer connoisseur Melissa Cole will be on hand with craft beer tutorials. For the self-titled experts there will also be a blindfold challenge, where you can 64
taste and smell a range of drinks in search of their ingredients and country of origin. As always, there will be a wealth of cuisine at Street Food Avenue where you can indulge in flavours from all corners of the world, including Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, Argentinian, Turkish, Indian, Korean, Brazilian, Mexican, French, African and many more. The festival is free to children aged 12 and under with parents and, for the young ones, there’s the Children’s Cookery School where kids can make cupcakes and pizzas and learn some basic cookery skills to practice at home. One of the highlights of the event though must be the Chilli-Eating Challenge, which is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Fans of spice are invited to start at the low end of the chilli spectrum before things quickly get hotter with Habanero, Scotch and Carolina Reaper (world’s hottest chilli). Those still standing are then inflicted to pure chilli extract, increasing in strength, until a winner is crowned. From this year there will also be the Artisan Producers Market where visitors can meet over 100 local and national award-winning artisan producers to shop and sample from. If all that’s not enough there’s still the Cake, Bake & Tasting Theatre, the Bush Tucker Trial, the Entertainment Stage and much more across this three day gastronomic celebration. Hove’s Foodies Festival takes place from April 30 – May 2 and tickets are on sale now at www.foodiesfestival.com or by calling 0844 995 1111. @foodiesfestival
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TITLE SOCIAL WHAT Over 80 guests attended a Fawlty Towers-themed comedy night which included a raffle, silent auction, a disco and entertainment throughout the night from the parody characters
Dream Flights team Emma Hudson, Sarah Turner, Clare Baker and Lucy Groenewoud Lucy Bunn with her Mickey
WHERE Wickwoods Country Club, Albourne WHEN Saturday 13 February WHY The night was held in order to raise money for childrenâ€™s charity Dreamflight
DJ for the evening Charlie Baker
Wickwoods hospitality consultant Giusy
Photos: Graham Franks
WHAT WE DRANK It was wine all the way for us! Craig Daly wins the last raffle prize a Fawlty Towers DVD!
Basil Fawlty at Wickwoods
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INSTAGRAM FOOD Top notch food and drink always looks good but it looks even better on Instagram…
Restaurants Brighton Covering Brighton and Sussex, this account showcases some stunning photography from the best food and drink the county’s restaurants have to offer @restaurantsbrighton
Steven Edwards If this Sussex-based chef, who’s best know for winning season six of Masterchef, is not plating up food he’s sitting down to taste some truly delicious looking meals www.steven-edwards.co.uk @stevenedwards
The Glass House Wickwoods The Glass House is an award winning restaurant at Wickwoods which serves the highest quality cuisines, all showcased on their Insatgram account @theglasshousewickwoods www.wickwoods.co.uk/glasshouse
The Trolls Pantry Specialising in sustainable, local, zerowaste food, the Trolls Pantry is the king of the burger, with some downright droolinducing images @thetrollspantry www.thetrollspantry.co.uk
Nelson Coffee Company Speciality coffee is hot property right now and the guys at Nelson Coffee Co. in Eastbourne do it to perfection, with some stunning coffee art to boot @nelsoncoffeeco
MOTORS - ENTERTAINMENT - TRAVEL
We test drive the Mercedes GLC SUV take a trip to Corfu and look at this monthâ€™s latest cinema releases across Sussex.
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WORLD The new GLC paves the way for Mercedes, as Danny Cobbs finds out
f you add up all the vehicles Mercedes currently offer with an all-wheel drive system it would total eighty-eight. And even though they encapsulate nearly every sector of the marketplace, Mercedes have yet to make their presence felt in the booming premium mid-sized SUV market. There was the boxy GLX, which was only ever available with left-hand drive, so it meant UK buyers went looking elsewhere, mainly to the Audi and BMW camps - it was never in the same league as its German rivals either. The GLX, however, is finally being phased out, replaced instead with the new GLC, which went on sale last October - and with right-hand drive too. It also marks the start of Mercedes launching a batch of brand new all-wheel drive vehicles over the next 12 months (the prefixed ‘GL’ now becomes shorthand for ‘fitted with 4matic’). Mercedes are clearly taking this fight very seriously and have positioned the GLC to go head-to-head with the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, which is a tough battle, even for Mercedes.
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The GLC does make a case for itself as soon as it’s driven. Since it shares many of its mechanical components with its C-Class saloon brother, the two cars drive in a very similar way – which is nothing to complain about. The steering is consistently weighted, accurate and precise, and it displays excellent body control, arguably better than the X3. This all makes the GLC feel very nimble for a car of its size and shape. It rarely encourages you to make the most of its abilities, but when you do indulge yourself, its superb composure when tackling challenging roads is remarkable. A lot of its handling skills can be attributed to the GLC’s 4Matic system which distributes power to the wheel(s) most in need - which is the same principle it applies when given an off-road mission. Despite the GLC’s go anywhere appearance, it really doesn’t have the ground clearance or approach angles to ever be considered a hardcore mud-plugger, even when fitted with the optional off-road package. It’s still worth considering this option as it also includes a selectable air suspension system which makes the ride a lot more refined. You will have to find another £495 though, in addition to the GLC’s starting price of £34,950. From launch there will be two diesel engines to choose, the 220d and 250d, mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. These are actually the same 2.1-litre twinturbo units, just with two different power outputs – 168bhp and 210bhp. Economy and emissions ratings are identical, with both producing 129g/km of CO2 and averaging 56.5mpg. A plug-in hybrid will follow. There is nothing especially ground-breaking about the interior of the GLC; it’s as conservative as car design gets. Those in the front get figure-hugging seats, and a wide range of adjustments to ensure a comfortable journey, while those seated in the rear benefit from the longer wheelbase and the extra legroom it brings with it. The rear bench usefully splits and folds flat to the floor to expand boot space from 550 litres to 1,600 litres, which makes it one of the largest in its class. Offered in three trims – SE, Sport and AMG Line – the GLC is surprisingly well equipped. All cars feature a suite of safety equipment, touchscreen monitor, reserving cameras, powered tailgate, DAB radio and keyless entry. Still, the attention to detail is what counts, and the level of fit and finish, sumptuous quality of materials, and new high-tech gadgets all make the GLC feel competitive with the best premium SUVs around. With the GLC, Mercedes are throwing down the gauntlet of intent. They may be the last to join the mid-sized SUV party but they’re not about to miss out on any of the fun.
A beautifully crafted SUV, intentionally designed to appeal to those seeking driveway kudos. Its limited ground clearance will always dictate how far off-road it will travel. MERCEDES GLC Sector: SUV Price: £34,950–£36,105 Fuel: 56.5mpg CO2: 129g/km On Sale Date: Now, delivery Oct.
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TOP TITLES Our favourite cinema picks of the month Words by Rhys Wilson-Plant
Hail, Caesar! is not your conventional film; it follows many protagonists and jumps to and fro throughout. However each story carries its own unique comedy and entertains thoroughly. The story is a broad one, and it predominantly follows Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) who is head of physical production at Capitol Pictures, or more fittingly, a fixer who tries to keep his wild performers in line. This film goes against every rule in film. The Coen brothers often jump into scenes that have no relevance to the story but are comically rich. At first these scenes are a delight, but what eventually results is a film filled with these scenes and because of that, it makes it a bit of a disorganised affair. Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Release Date: 4 March
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR
After Maria (Sarah Waynes Callies) loses her son in a tragic accident she can only feel responsible for, she seeks out an ancient Indian temple where you can contact spirits for one time only. However, open the door inside the temple, and you will upset the balance between life and death. This film lacks the scare factor it should be championing as it explores Indian culture and afterlife, however, this understanding is often more confusing than clear, which leads to a puzzling finale.
LONDON HAS FALLEN
After the British Prime Minister dies in his sleep from a supposed heart attack, the US President insists to be present at the funeral. His team make the trip, only to find that the grandest of traps awaits them. From the outset, the audience is exhaustingly introduced to a handful of the world’s democratic leaders that within ten minutes all get brutally killed. The film then converts into a series of different ways to kill a terrorist, rather than a story. Director: Babak Najafi Release Date: 3 March
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANCE
If anyone is thinking, “Oh of course, I remember watching the first one, what was it about again?” you wouldn’t be the only one. It seems that Hollywood persists on pumping out sequels, even if the first isn’t particularly good. After destroying the Erudite coup in Divergent, Tris and Four make it over the wall that circles Chicago, and discover the shocking truth that lies behind it. Rather than offer answers, Divergent poses more questions and lacks an impactful climax.
Director: Robert Schwentke
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Release Date: 10 March
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SCHOOLS – OPEN DAYS – KIDS & FAMILIES – GILES PALEY-PHILLIPS
As we dive into spring and leave behind the winter months it’s time for parents to begin thinking about schools again. You have spoken to other parents, read online reviews but now it’s time to get out and go to the open days and to help, we’ve put together our pick of the bunch…
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The dreaded homework! Award-winning author Giles Paley-Phillips launches into a new parenting adventure each month
Half-term is over and it’s back to the regular regime of packed lunches, school runs and acceptable bedtimes. The new term has started off well and the children are happy; that is, until the weekend comes round again and whilst rummaging in the book bags, you find the dreaded sheets of homework, crumpled up at the bottom. The debate surrounding homework given to primary school age children has been raging for many years. Previous guidelines introduced by the Labour government under Tony Blair suggest an hour of work a week for infants aged up to the age of seven, rising to half an hour a night for those in the final four years of primary education; but many homework tasks can take far longer than this, and be extremely stressful and cause some children – and their parents – a lot of anxiety.
“Many homework tasks can be extremely stressful and cause some children – and their parents – a lot of anxiety”
In 2014 Dawn Moore, head of King Alfred School in north London, said, “I really question how beneficial homework is, particularity for the younger primary age children.” She went on to warn of the damage it might cause by overloading children, highlighting that, “I think children have a very busy day at school and when they get home they’re often quite tired and need some downtime.” This last part really resonates with me. Family life is often very hectic, and for younger primary school children doing homework isn’t something they can do independently; they will usually need the aid of a parent to complete the work and in some circumstances, you end up doing the whole thing. Unfortunately, now that homework is part and parcel of primary school life, what strategies can parents put in place to ease the pain? If you’re at the end of your tether, here’s a few things we’ve found really helpful: Go to the library – doing homework in a space outside of the home environment can make it less distracting. Join a homework club – many schools run homework clubs to allow children to complete their work in a school environment. Sticker chart – for those children reluctant to participate in homework tasks, offer an incentive by completing a sticker chart and rewarding them when it’s finished. Don’t stress – if you get stressed, your children will too! Read a book instead! I’m sure many teachers and parents would agree with me on this one!
For me and my family, moving forward, we continue to discuss the merits of completing the homework tasks each week, ever hoping that one weekend when we’re rummaging in the book bags, we won’t find any crumpled bits of paper with that week’s homework on, and that we can go back to playing games, reading books and allowing our children to be children for a bit longer. T: @eliistender10
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Giles’ GEMS Broken Sky by L.A. Wetherley Usbourne £6.99 A truly original and unique YA novel from the best-selling author of the ANGEL series. Set in an alternative 1940s where clashes in the sky help to maintain the peace. Wonderfully written with rich detail and I’m really very excited for the next book! For ages 14+
Lexiland by Suzi Moore Hodder £6.99 Secrets uncovered, mysteries unravelled and a friendship to last forever. A beautifully written story of grief and friendship by the super talented Suzi Moore. A book that will make you laugh and cry. For ages 12+
Each month award-winning children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips picks three of the best reads for kids
The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Jim Field Orchard Books £6.99 A lovely rhyming tale that fizzes off the page about a mouse looking for his roar, with fantastic illustrations by the brilliant Jim Field. For ages 2-6 years
Giles was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up on the south coast. His book ‘THE FEARSOME BEASTIE’ (Maverick Arts Publishing) won The People’s Book Prize 2012, as well as the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award 2013, Bizziebaby Gold Award and was Highly Commended in The Forward National Literature Award in the US. 2016 will see the release of a CG animated short film of ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ starring Brian Blessed and Alison Steadman.
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BRIGHTON & HOVE HIGH SCHOOL Tell us about your school… Brighton & Hove High School is located in the heart of the city and is the only allthrough girls’ independent school in this vibrant metropolis. The school has been praised for successfully meeting its aims to provide a high quality, broad based education for girls in a happy, stimulating and safe environment, supported by a strong pastoral system. With exceptional educators, the school achieves outstanding results and is proud of their grounded, friendly, confident students. The girls primarily come from families based in Brighton and Sussex, helping to create strong relationships and a sense of belonging to a wider community. All girls have access to the extensive extra-curricular programme that the school has on offer. The school is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), a charitable trust and the UK’s leading group of independent girls’ schools. The GDST has over 4,000 staff and 20,000 students in 26 schools throughout the country. What is the best thing about the school? Parents say we produce empowered, confident, clever girls who are, nonetheless, hugely supportive of each other. Art and STEM subjects are particularly strong. Brighton & Hove High School Montpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3AT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.bhhs.gdst.net Tel: 01273 280170
LANCING COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL AT HOVE Tell us about your school… Lancing College Preparatory School at Hove is an independent day school for boys and girls from nursery to year eight. Children learn so much more if they feel valued, safe and secure and to ensure that happens the school is run on family lines. Children should be happy and successful - in that order. Recently a new nursery has been added and planning permission has been granted for a new multi-purpose hall. Lancing College Prep at Hove is best known for its friendly atmosphere and confident pupils. The ethos is all about providing opportunity, opening doors for children and keeping them open for as long as possible. What is the best thing about the school? Lancing College Prep at Hove achieved a clean sweep of the highest possible grades awarded by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in March 2015. The rare accolade came after an intensive four day process by four inspectors, with the report particularly highlighted the brilliance of the teaching stating that, “Teaching is excellent and employs high quality resources to engage all pupils including the use of ICT”. In addition, “Throughout the school, the lively, challenging and often inspirational teaching supports the school’s aims”, and all pupils, “acquire excellent subject knowledge across a wide range of study and interests”. Anything else we should know? Forthcoming Open Days Saturday 14 May 2016. 10.00am until 12.00noon Saturday 8 October 2016. 10.00am until 12.00noon You are welcome to visit Lancing College Preparatory School in Hove at any time during the school year. Lancing College Preparatory School at Hove The Droveway, Hove, BN3 6LU Email: email@example.com Web: www.lancingcollege.co.uk Tel: 01273 503452 80
WHAT 13 teams from West Sussex schools took part in the third annual Clear Computingâ€™s IT Schools Challenge with Felpham College winning on the day WHERE Worthing Rugby Club
Students from Durrington High School enjoying the challenge
Plenty of IT available for online research
WHEN Tuesday 2 February WHY With issues surrounding cyber bullying and trolling by teenagers the task this year was to build a social media platform or mobile app for young people in education giving them the opportunity to put forward their thoughts on these issues
Durrington High School practice their presentation
Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE LOVED There was a great buzz throughout the day as ideas led to some great concepts
Plenty of hard work and enthusiasm from the students
Judges Andy Ferrett from Brightec, James Constable from Nat West, Marc Burrage from D3R, Sheila and Barney Hall from Clear Computing with course coordinator Jacqui Scerri from Scerri Solutions
A celebration from the winners, Felpham Community College
Enjoy delicious food and drink, stunning beaches and total relaxation in Corfu at Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa AMAZING HOLIDAY DEAL Sussex is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the country. Always pushing the boundaries of how and what local dishes are made from, there is a veritable feast of culinary delights on offer. However, if you’re craving sun, sand and sea alongside your favourite dishes, then we’ve got a holiday break that’s perfect for you. We’ve teamed up with tour operator Pope&Sons to offer Title Sussex readers a special offer on a fabulous 5-star Corfu holiday to Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa. The Hotel-Bungalow complex is situated on the eastern shoreline of the Isle of Corfu, only six kilometres from the capital, Corfu Town. You’re spoilt for choice as you’ve got the option to relax on your complimentary sun-lounger at either of the two sandy beaches, kick back on the sun terrace by the seawater infinity pool or the lawns under the shade of the immense cypress trees. Alternatively, you can also select one of the lovely sundecks that stretch out over the water’s edge and relax in a cool sea breeze to the sound of the sea as it gently washes over the rocks. There’s also an indoor heated fresh-water pool located in the spa centre, while, for the little ones, there’s a safe children’s pool located in the secluded Children’s Village. The views from the main building of Kontokali Bay are breathtaking, as it overlooks the sparkling blue waters of the Ionian Sea that separates Corfu from the coastal mountains of the Greek mainland. FINE DINING However, it is on the culinary side of things that Kontokali Bay and Beach Resort really comes up trumps, as it offers an exceptional dining venue entwining gourmet cuisine of indigenous and international dishes with choices for vegetarians, seafood and meat lovers alike. The food is all served with impeccably friendly service in tranquil surroundings and, with excellent quality, Kontokali Bay are deservedly proud of their restaurants and bars. STUNNING ROOMS This deal includes stunning rooms that come with full breakfast included and have views of the Marina Gouvia and the green hills of Corfu. At 23m2, the sizeable rooms include double 82
We’re thrilled to have teamed up with Pope&Sons to exclusively offer Title Sussex readers this amazing deal that includes flights and hotel and is not if perfect for food loving couples and families everywhere. Price per person: 7 nights departing 2016 May from £675, Jun from £845, Jul from £1,165, Aug from £1,295, Sep from £995.
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• 7 nights at Kontokali Bay and Beach Resort in a Twin Garden View Room on a bed & breakfast basis • Bookings must be made by 30 April 2016
• To book with our trusted partner please quote or twin beds plus a small couch or sofa-bed, bath or shower, bathroom amenities including bathrobes and slippers as well as a safe, hairdryer, satellite flat-screen TV, free WiFi access, air-conditioning, mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities and a terrace or balcony with outdoor furniture. When you arrive in your room there will already be a complimentary bottle of wine and a bottle of mineral water, while other rooms and meals plans are also available on request. The hotel also offers a wide range of beach and water sports including water-skiing (tuition available), paragliding, fun rings and banana rides, wakeboards, pedaloes, scuba-diving (tuition available) and boat rental. If relaxation is your main aim, though, located next to the hotel’s main building is the Spa & Wellness Centre, which offers the opportunity to relax your mind and soothe your senses with various services and facilities, as well as 11 treatment rooms, including a double room for couples.
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BUSINESS – BAHBAS – ACCOUNTANCY – ‘APPY TALK
It’s business time baby and this month we’ve got news on the Brighton and Hove Business Awards, clever accountancy with Julia Wright and the best apps this month.
LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS The BAHBAs are set to return this year and are on the hunt for sponsors for their 11th annual event
The Brighton & Hove Business Awards are back in 2016 and we’re delighted to be sponsors once again of the prestigious awards. The BAHBAs are well renowned for honouring local business talent and success across the city, with 2016’s awards marking their eleventh year of this annual scheme. Over the years some of the city’s biggest and best known brands have taken home a coveted trophy including The Treatment Rooms, The Grand, B&H Albion, Brighton Pride, Duke of Yorks, Hotel du Vin, Gresham Blake and many more. The competition is highly regarded in the city and, as well as recognising the best big, medium and upcoming businesses across Brighton and Hove, the values of winning a BAHBA go beyond the honour and acknowledgement of the night. Mike Gilson, editor of The Argus and Chair of the Awards explains, “The Brighton and Hove Business Awards have been celebrating the brightest, most successful and most unique businesses from across the city for the last decade. “The leaders that drive these businesses demonstrate 86
that combining passion and business nous with fun and individuality can be a real recipe for success. It is Brighton and Hove’s personality that puts it among the UK’s favourite cities, and that personality is reflected in our business community.” However, they are now on the hunt for sponsors for the 2016 awards. So far there are two new sponsors - RBS and Dental Health Spa – but the organisers are looking for more and, as media sponsors of last year’s BAHBAs, we know just how important our association with the awards has been to the Title brand. Chris Langley at RBS echoes this sentiment saying, “We understand that strong businesses are created and developed through leadership, innovation and collaboration. That’s why we are particularly pleased to be sponsoring the Brighton & Hove Business Awards as they both recognise and celebrate the diversity of business in the city.” Other sponsors who are back on board include Cardens, City Cabs, Martin Searle, Yelo Architects, Robinson Low Francis and Graves Jenkins. Having sponsored the awards for the last three years, Phil Graves of Graves Jenkins says, “We are extremely proud to once again support and sponsor the
BAHBAs. They are very Brighton - endorsing the success of the city, its diversity and entrepreneurial spirit – and at the same time recognising what makes the city stand out over many others. “I’m a lifetime Brightonian and as a business we try to invest in the city through our business connections and the BAHBAs undertake the same. It’s an obvious partnership and an event which betters itself year on year. “ The awards are set to launch at the end of April, with the ceremony scheduled for early autumn and, as well as bringing value to all those in the running for an award, the night is always a great occasion, as the managing director of second time sponsors, Yelo Architects explains, “The BAHBAs were a real highlight for Yelo last year. Not only did we feel the benefit of being a sponsor but the awards night itself was brilliantly organised and huge fun. We enjoyed being involved in the judging and it provided a real insight into the amazing businesses that we have in this city. It was a delight to see so many prospering.” The awards are supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Brighton & Hove City Council, Brilliant Brighton, the Brighton Business Curry Club and Brighton & Hove Tourism Alliance and, if you are interested in sponsoring the 2016 awards, contact the organisers on 01273 666200 or email email@example.com. www.bahba.co.uk www.titlesussex.co.uk
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What’s hot in food & drink apps Whether your motto is ‘eat to live’ or ‘live to eat’ there’s a plethora of apps to make shopping, cooking, eating and drinking even better; from planning meals and picking that perfect bottle of wine to what to throw in the juicer, your smart phone is a foodies best friend.
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Epicurious The granddaddy of recipe apps, with Epicurious there’s no excuse to be in a food rut as you can browse 30,000+ food and drink recipes by categories, skill level or theme, then save and share your favourites. The hands-free cook mode means the screen won’t dim in the middle of that tricky fricassee.
pEppErplaTE a popular bells and whistles app for busy cooks, pepperplate is the clear winner in the mealplanning category. great if you want to eliminate the stack of books in the kitchen, it helps you import new recipes from a raft of popular websites, scale recipes to make the right quantities for your dinner guests or create and edit your own recipes.
Jason ValEs 5-Day JuicE challEngE if the description ‘The Jamie oliver of Juice’ doesn’t put you off then Jason Vale’s 5-Day Juice challenge app is a straightforward and effective health and weight loss app providing nutritious and surprisingly delicious juices that don’t all resemble pond.
pockET WinE If you’re not confident enough to join in the dinner party wine banter and frankly don’t know your artig from your elbow, this is the app for you. in an easy-to-use interface pocket Wine neatly explains what makes each wine unique and how it may be served with different foods.
TEnDEr This time you’re swiping for hot food not hook-ups with this spawn of Tinder; the Tender app helps you quickly discover and save great recipes with a simple swipe; swipe right to save to your cookbook, swipe left to pass and go on to the next recipe.
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Lunch? I’ll get this and put it through the business…
You take some clients or suppliers out for lunch near your home base. In this case the entire meal is definitely entertaining and as there is no allowable travel involved there is no potential subsistence element.
But can you claim it? Is it allowable or not? Will it be classed as subsistence or entertaining? There is so much confusion between subsistence and entertaining, and the distinction is important because one is an allowable expense for tax and the other just isn’t. WHAT IS SUBSISTENCE? Subsistence is food and drink when you are travelling for business. What you can claim as subsistence depends on your particular business circumstances. Subsistence is an allowable expense for tax. AND ENTERTAINING? Entertaining is providing hospitality and entertaining for customers, potential customers and other people. Usually this is food and drink but could include other forms of entertainment such as event tickets as well as accommodation, gifts and free samples. The cost of entertaining clients, customers or third parties in relation to the business is not allowed as a deduction for tax purposes. It still should be included as a business expense on your “Profit and Loss” account but it should be separately analysed so that it can be added back for tax purposes. Confused? Talk to the expert Julia Wright at Accountancy Plus 01273 735344 www.accountancyplus.biz 90
You are staying away on business and pay for a meal for yourself, a subcontractor who works for you and some clients. Can you claim any of this for tax? It all depends on the primary purpose of your trip. If the main purpose of the trip was for business then you may include the cost of your own meal as a subsistence expense. Everyone else is classed as entertaining and is not allowable for tax. If the purpose of your trip was to primarily to meet with the clients or suppliers for a meal, then unfortunately the whole trip including travel would be counted as entertaining. This is the case even if you were discussing business while you ate.
MAYBE ALLOWABLE IN PART
You are a Limited Company director staying away on business with two employees. You pay for the evening meal for the whole group. In this case, because everyone was an employee of the company and it was a business trip, providing the circumstances of the trip satisfy all the necessary requirements, the meal is classed as subsistence and is allowable. Although a subcontractor may feel like an employee for travel, subsistence and entertaining purposes they are not. They need to be on the payroll to be classed as an employee.
PROPERTY – INTERIORS – NEWS
In a food and drink special it’s only natural to turn to the kitchen so this month we’ve got our favourite must have kitchen items as well as the latest property news from across Sussex.
PROPERTY NEWS BARRATT HOMES INVEST £40M IN LOCAL AREA
Local housebuilders Barratt Homes Southern Counties brought in around £40million of investment to the local area of Lindfield in the last year, according to research. The figures reveal that the company built 625 homes between July 2014 and June 2015. While the company itself has made more than £31million of contributions to councils and into infrastructure and affordable housing for local people, it also calculates that the local economy has benefited from £8.7million of additional spending in shops and services from the residents of new homes they have built.
SAWYER & CO. DO THE DOUBLE
Estate and lettings agency Sawyer & Co. has scooped two awards at The Guild of Professional Estate Agents Annual Awards. They were awarded silver for both Best Lettings Agent in the UK as well as for the South Region for Sales at a ceremony in London. The judging panel consisted of industry experts that commended Sawyer & Co. for its consistently high levels of customer service, outstanding expertise and use of unique marketing tools. Director Chris Sawyer said, “Receiving this award is a huge honour to all of us at Sawyer & Co. I would like to personally thank all of our staff for always striving to go above and beyond what is expected to provide our clients with a personable service. 2016 promises to be an extremely exciting year for us and we’re confident that this award is the first of many successes.”
Barratt Homes Southern Counties managing director Ian Menham said, “While people are often aware of the thousands of jobs we create and support directly in the areas we build new homes, this research highlights the investment we also bring to local communities and the economy.“
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SACKVILLE TOWER PLANS SCRAPPED
The Hyde Group that had proposed a 17-storey building on the site of the old Sackville Hotel in Hove has withdrawn its planning application after receiving over 800 objections during consultations. The Sackville Tower, planned for Kingsway on Hove seafront, would’ve provided 98 homes, ranging from penthouse apartments to “affordable” flats. However, after considerable protest from local residents and the ‘No To Sackville Tower’ campaign group, which ranged from the tower’s size and design to the effect it will have on the surrounding buildings, the plans have been scrapped. The Hyde Group has said it will submit a revised scheme in the near future and, with the site derelict since 2006, we want to hear your opinions on the proposals. Do you want a building on the site? What style should it be and will the houses be affordable? Let your voice be heard by emailing your opinions to email@example.com and you could feature in the next issue.
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Eat, drink and be merry As this issue is all about food and drink, our thoughts naturally turned to kitchen and dining when we started to think about interiors this month…
Global Fusion – Dunelm Mill
We’re loving this look, with lots of copper and wood, with a dark colour to emphasise the bright elements of kitchen and cooking. T & G Acacia End Grain Chopping Board: £11.99 Acacia Board with Handle: from £6.99 Infinity Copper Tri-ply Frying Pan: £41.99 Infinity Copper Trip-ply Saucepan: £34.99 - £44.99 www.dunelmmill.co.uk
Kitchen unit – Lilly Loray
The concept behind these designs is geared towards creating beautiful items that fit equally well into a country kitchen and a town house. This is hard wearing and the bottom shelf is ideal for all those heavy items such as copper pots or cast iron casserole dishes. All of the furniture is handmade and so will take 8-10 weeks to arrive at your door. Price: £995 www.lillyloray.com
Green Glass Kitchen – LWK Kitchens
The clean lines and elegance of this kitchen makes the best of the light and space. The LWK website has a really cool online tool for getting a quote instantly, and all kitchens are bespoke, so you can create your dream kitchen, tile by tile. www.lwk-home.com
Furniture Village – Vermont dining table and chairs We loved the light colour and shabby-chic feel of this set, and at this price it’s a bit of a steal. Table and chairs set: £1595 www.furniturevillage.co.uk
Ivar Designers – bespoke design
Not everyone has bags of space for a huge kitchen and we love the clean and efficient lines of this kitchen setup for a town house. Ivar designers typically ensures that the grain of a veneer is laid horizontally across doors to create a visually striking effect. Only when veneering is bespoke like this can a craftsman ensure that the grain lines work like this across the doors. Prices on application www.ivarlondon.com
Drinks table – Houseology
Sorry, but if there’s a better thing you can have in your garden we’re not sure what it would be. This Garden Trading St Mawes Drinks Planter Coffee Table is totally on our wishlist for summer – imagine being able to sit and eat outdoors and never worry about your drinks warming up! Want. Price: £580 www.houseology.com
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