Speciality & Fine Food Fair

The countdown is underway for this year’s special 20th anniversary edition of Speciality & Fine Food Fair (SFFF). As the leading showcase for the industry’s artisan producers, 2019 promises some unmissable highlights – making 1 to 3 September an essential diary date. Find your next best sellers At the heart of the fair, which is …

Riding House Café

Fitzrovia’s all-day drinking and dining institution Riding House Café has unveiled a remodelled interior and new food and drinks menus. The interior makeover, featuring changes to the iconic long bar and most of the lighting and finishes, is said to result in a “brighter evolution”. Meanwhile, head chef Henry Omereye has enhanced the current dining …

Taps & Tapas

Spanish wine and produce specialist The Tapas Room has joined forces with Brixton-based microbrewery and bottle shop London Beer Lab to open a new venue in Tooting Bec. The resulting marriage of these two brands is Taps + Tapas, a craft beer tap room and tapas bar “uniting a shared culture of learning, tasting and …

H2H Skin On Fries

Potato specialist Lamb Weston has added new Skin-On Fries to its Hot2Home range, created to help operators keep fries hot and crispy for longer. Hot2Home Fries, which launched to the UK market in 2018, works in a winning combination of two parts: newly developed fries with a special ultra-thin starch coating to ensure they stay …

Abbey Road cocktails at The Ivy St John’s Wood

The Ivy St John’s Wood has launched an exclusive cocktail menu, dessert and installation to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, one of The Beatles’ greatest albums. Running from now until the end of September, the bar’s new cocktail offering features tipples named after iconic songs from the album. Here Comes The Sun, for …

Gourmet Burger Guide

The Americana Burger Board has launched The Gourmet Burger Guide in a bid to help operators grow sales and satisfy customers by premiumising their menu selection and trading up to gourmet. A tangible reference tool, The Gourmet Burger Guide, which is available to download online, is full of advice such as ‘how to take plant …

Nine Elms

London-based brand Nine Elms is launching No 18, its first alcohol-free drink, which has been designed to complement “good food”. Originally conceived in London’s historic Nine Elms area, the non-alcoholic drink is produced using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques. Nine Elms No 18 has a “complex yet balanced taste profile”, derived from the …

Baboo Gelato rosé sorbet

Artisan producer Baboo Gelato has joined forces with West Country fine wine specialist Furleigh Estate to create a rosé sorbet for summer. The new iced offering is made with Furleigh Estate’s Sea Pink Rosé, a dry, still wine packed with ripe summer fruits and hints of floral scents. Pale pink in colour and “cleansing on …

Mussels in Garlic White Wine Sauce

Young’s Foodservice has added new rope-grown, organic mussels sourced from the Irish waters of Bantry Bay to its portfolio. The mussels, which take just four minutes to microwave from frozen, come in a classic white wine, garlic and cream sauce. According to Young’s, the new mussels are perfect for summer menus in bars, restaurants, hotels …

Made for Drink snack for Offshore Pilsner

Berkshire fine snack producer Made for Drink has teamed up with Offshore Pilsner from north Cornwall-based Sharp’s Brewery to create a new summer snack pairing. Made For Drink’s “delicate yet crunchy” Hungarian Mangalitza salami chips are said to complement the crisp, clean flavour and citrus aromas of Offshore Pilsner, which is brewed with Czech yeast …