I’ve been meaning to check out Memoirs for some time- the now not-quite-new conversion of the old library in Colchester town hall into a fine dining restaurant. This was the first of several moves from the town hall to make more commercial use of the space there including The Cells in the old magistrates dungeons … Continue reading Afternoon Tea At Memoirs
Meatopia: Periodic gathering of carnivorous foodies and trendies to have a massive BBQ manned by the current favourite chefs on the scene. Born in concept across the pond, Meatopia made it's UK début at Tobacco Dock in Wapping last year to the simple promise of high quality, ethically sourced meat cooked on an open flame. … Continue reading MEATOPIA
Have you seen that advert for Sky on Demand? You know, where Idris Elba is in a spectacularly tight jumper and goes on about great TV that everyone else is going on about and you have to mutter a comedy grumpy 'I aven't seeyn it'? Well that advert is how I have felt for some time … Continue reading Thoughts on Galvin
Anyone remember that old TV advert for trying new things that you previously thought were rubbish that you might actually like and one of the things they suggested was Belgium, depicted by a lone cow in a flat field giving a long and forlorn moo? No? Well anyway I've been to Belgium a couple of … Continue reading Eating Ypres and A Night At Old Tom’s
Jamie Oliver. Now there's a bloke who raises a mixed opinion. Yeah, he's a bit of a nob with all the over affected Essex boyisms and unnecessary pounding of work surfaces and yes, his shows are often full of painfully scripted 'friends and family' who randomly turn up to devour and praise his makings but … Continue reading Jamie Oliver’s Italian
It's easy to get cynical about foodie events these days, particularly if one is restricted to public transport. In these parts, this pretty much leaves you to a few affairs in Castle Park and the Christmas market. I recently found out that most of the events around Colchester are organised by the same soulless money … Continue reading Mersea Food Festival
I'd be beyond remiss not to give a little shout out to Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam as we're talking about local food marvels. Tiptree jam is manufactured at the Wilkin and Sons factory roughly ten miles from the spot I am typing this from, and it's pretty famous in these parts. Now a trust run business, … Continue reading Eat Britain! Eat Tiptree Jam!