Friday, 10 July 2015

Seven Plate 'Blind' Tasting Menu

Grenache is one of our favourite local restaurants so I was super excited to find a deal on Amazon for their seven plate 'blind' tasting menu for £49 for 2 people.

The deal is available Wednesday to Thursday 5.30pm until late and on Fridays from 5-7pm. Unfortunately when I phoned to book Fridays were all booked up until the end of August due to the popularity of the Amazon deal so we decided to go on a Thursday evening. With it being a school night we booked for early doors and were home with our PJs on in time to watch Love Island (anyone else secretly loving LI?!)

All seven courses were yummy and included a delicious parfait, mini fish cakes, lamb main course(was so tasty I forgot to take a photograph!) and THE BEST Eton mess ever. The mini meringues were superb.

Grenache are taking part in a 'chef swap' and will be working in collaboration with Tom Parker from The White Swan in Fence, Burnley where they will swap restaurants for two nights. These nights are described as 'for hardcore foodies only' so they certainly have our names on them! More details here 

We have been to Grenache several times and have always been impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. 

Do you have a favourite local restaurant? 

Ruthie x

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Copper Home Accessories

Copper and bronze home accessories are my favourites amongst the metallics at the moment. Here are a few that are on my wish list from 3 of my preferred homeware high street shops.

Shop Here -
1) Mesh triple pendant light £199
2) Copper geo cushion
3) Set of 2 copper effect lanterns
4) Bison head £199
5) Tiered copper pendant light shade Asda Direct
6) Copper zig zag cushion £12 Next
7) Copper drum light shade £10 Asda Direct

What new home accessories would you like to add to your home? Do you have a theme?
Ruthie x

Sunday, 5 July 2015

June Highlights

June Highlights

June was a busy one with lots of food, family & friends (3 of my favourite things)!

Me & T had been meaning to visit The Midland Hotel, Manchester for afternoon tea for a while and after seeing the recent behind the scenes programme on Channel 5 we decided to book and were not disappointed. Highlights were the raspberry meringue and chocolate brownie. The fizzy vimto jelly was a bit of a let down and just tasted like jelly to be honest! The atmosphere, staff and presentation of the afternoon tea were lovely. At just under £20 each it was a lovely treat, but I have had better afternoon tea experiences for a lot less money.

My lovely friend Michelle invited me to join her to review Boogie Nights at The Lowry which was a lot of fun for a random Wednesday evening, check out Michelle's review here

We spent a leisurely few hours wandering round Northwich's artisan market and tasted THE best scones ever! Have you been to an artisan market recently? There are lots in the North West and we intend to visit a few more. Check out for details of future artisan markets in the North West.

I joined the What's Good To Do review team in June and had the opportunity to review a lovely make-up pouch by Tillyanna (sold on Not On The High Street) and Brewers Fayre, Dalesway. Why not pop over and have a look at the reviews here of things to do in your local area

Other June highlights included Father's Day at TGI Fridays in Prestwich; celebrating my newphew's 9th birthday at Calico Jack's in Skipton & seeing the legend that is Kylie at Haydock Races with some lovely ladies.

I'm taking part in #mystylephotochallenge over on Instagram if you fancy following me there.

I hope you've enjoyed my first post & I look forward to seeing what fun July brings! Any feedback would be appreciated!

Ruthie x