Food & Drink

Enjoy a Cocktail… It’s Daiquiri Day!

Friday, July 18, 2014 8:20

Are you looking for a way to cool down in this glorious summer heat?  If so, why not try a Daiquiri?  This refreshing drink has been a popular choice for over a century and it is also rumoured to be the favourite tipple...... Read more

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Treats to eat in May

Get busy and polish off the last of the Easter chocolate. May is here and with it comes a host of great new ingredients including asparagus, succulent lamb and delicious......

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Afternoon tea scones

Why Brits Love Afternoon Tea

Few can resist the temptations of perfectly decorated sweet treats and finger sandwiches, all arranged flawlessly on an elegant three tier silver stand.  These days, afternoon tea is often seen as......

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What the papers say: Restaurant review

“Stunning setting for good value dining” Find out what the Birmingham Post thinks of Aalto Restaurant in our latest rave review            ...

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Barman Nick gets a taste for the Caribbean

Congratulations to Hotel La Tour barman Nick Robinson who is through to the finals of a new city cocktail competition. Nick retained his cool – he’s rarely shaken and seldom......

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Now being served: children’s afternoon tea

As Birmingham’s newest luxury venue, we’re delighted to be reviving the tradition of an elegant afternoon tea. This occasion has become something of a must-do with new editions being launched throughout......

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Make it yourself: Vegetable Terrine

Vegetable Terrine A smashing looking dish which will appeal to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Looks great on the plate. You can play around with the quantities of vegetables too, serve......

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Mix yourself an Old Fashioned

  Pour 50ml of Woodfords Reserve bourbon over three cubes of brown sugar steeped in barrel aged whisky bitters, add orange peel and stir. Pour over ice and garnish with......

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Choose your menu to bring luck at New Year

Mark the New Year with a meal carefully chosen to help bring fortune and happiness. Did you know that in Spain revellers will be sure to eat one grape for......

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