Nottingham’s Brand New Brew Pub, Brewhouse and Kitchen, comes to Nottingham Castle

Brewhouse and Kitchen, which opens its doors to the public in mid-June, have come on board as a main sponsor of this year’s Nottingham Castle Great Food and Drink Festival.

The event, which takes place on May Bank Holiday (27th-29th), will see Brewhouse and Kitchen’s brewer, Nick Antoniades, take to the main stage on Sunday 28th at 2pm as well as multiple workshops over the weekend. Visitors will also be able to sample an array of alcoholic beverages as well as purchasing bottled beer to enjoy in the comfort of their own home.

A long-time brewer, Nick decided to make a career out of his passion and completed his brewing diploma in 2015.

When it comes to making beers, Nick likes to push the boundaries, he is inventive and creative with the flavours he chooses to use. His latest projects are attempting to create a 0 IBU beer and working closely with the head chef of his pub. Nick will be creating beers that can be paired with the chef’s specials.

Nick Antoniades, Head Brewer at Brewhouse and Kitchen

Nick Antoniades, Head Brewer at Brewhouse and Kitchen

Brewhouse & Kitchen will be opening on Trent Bridge, brewpub who specialises in brewing craft beer onsite in a micro-brewery, they will serve 50+ different craft beers and ciders and their entire food menu will be beer matched to different styles of beer. 

General Manager, Jon Bellamy said

“We are very proud to be part of Nottingham Castle Great Food and Drink Festival and looking forward to bringing the Brewhouse and Kitchen brand to Nottingham.

The renovations on site are well under way and the venue is beginning to take great shape.

The venue will be opening on Sunday 18th June - Father’s day for reservations only. Due to be fully open on Monday 19th June, we look forward to welcoming you all then.”

The menu has a focus on cooking with beer; their 21-day aged Birchstead beef burgers are topped with their very own cask ale relish and are served in a sourdough beer bun with a side of garlic & hop salted skin-on fries and an IPA cured pickle… and their Tortilla Chips & Beer Dips served with IPA hummus & cask ale cheese sauce are great for groups to share!

Brewhouse & Kitchen will also host Beer Masterclasses and Brewery Experience Days –providing you with a chance to spend the day brewing beer with their brewer!

To be kept up to date with the latest news and for an invite to their opening events you can register on their website here: www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

Cirio Become Headline Sponsors of Nottingham Castle’s Great Food and Drink Festival

The Great Food and Drink Festival are delighted to announce that global market leading brand, Cirio, are the official headline sponsors for their Nottingham Castle event, which takes place over the May Bank Holiday (27th-29th).

The Italian company, who are primarily known for their tomato based products, produce a staggering 650,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables a year thanks to their 14,500 associated farmers. Continuing to grow on a global scale, Cirio have now attained 11% of the tinned tomato market through the UK.

The excellence of Cirio's products comes from the exceptional quality of the 100% Italian raw produce and the extreme care they take throughout the growing, picking, processing and packaging process.

Their products are “Tracked from Seed to Fork” with a vigorous Quality Assurance System that monitors each stage from growing the vegetables right through to the packing process, ensuring that the end-products are up to their own high standards.

The Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle sticks with the Italian theme, as the Godfather of Italian Gastronomy, Antonio Carluccio takes to the kitchen demonstration theatre on Saturday 27th May. Carluccio, who has been a Cirio brand ambassador for the last two years, will be doing three cooking demonstrations for fans at the festival.

Jean-Christophe Novelli, the nation’s best French Chef, and Adam Simmonds, winner of The Great British Menu will also be at the festival over the weekend on the Sunday and Monday respectively.

To find out more about the products Cirio offer, as well as recipe ideas, their history and more about the company, visit www.cirio1856.co.uk and follow them on social media channels.

You can also find out more about the Great Food and Drink Festivals and how to book your tickets to see their celebrity chefs by going to www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk

5 reasons you should attend The Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle!

The Great Food and Drink Festival is returning to Nottingham Castle for the third straight year over the May Bank Holiday (27th-29th). Take a look below at 5 reasons we think you should come a long!

1.       Food – Everyone loves food, right? So why not treat yourself to some delicious delights that will have your taste buds dancing like they’re at an 80’s disco! There will be everything from cheese, sausages and burgers to Italian and South African cuisine and everything in between.

2.       Drink – It’s the bank holiday weekend, if you like a drink then this is the best time for it! With an array of bars at this year’s festival, we are sure there will be something that quenches your thirst. Greene King will be providing a bar full of real ales, there will be a double decker bus bar, a Pimms and Prosecco bar as well as Coolest Drinks Bar who will be providing cider, spirits and wines!

3.       Celebrity Chefs – You don’t very often have the chance to see a famous chef cooking right in front of your eyes. The thing is, we don’t just have the one! With Antonio Carluccio (Saturday), Jean-Christophe Novelli (Sunday) and Adam Simmonds (Monday) there will be plenty of opportunities to watch and learn as these chefs take to the stage.

4.       Local Chefs – As well as our celebrity chefs, we have local chefs on our stage too! On Saturday, you’ll be able to see Ben Chaplin of the Lace Market Hotel and Danny Holloway of Butchers Bar and Steakhouse. Sunday, we will be bringing you live demos from Daniel Burridge, head chef of Harts Hotel and Restaurant as well as Nick Antoniades, the head brewer at sponsors Brewhouse and Kitchen. Last, but by no means least, are our Monday chefs. Annie Spaziano, of Annie’s Burger Shack will be taking to the main stage, as will former chef to the Queen, Des Sweeney. Nottingham’s famous butcher Johnny Pusztai will also be on stage!

5.       It’s a great day out! – Tens of thousands of people have flocked to the Nottingham Castle event over the years. There is entertainment for all the family, including live music, soft play areas, chef demos and more. So if you are stuck for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend, then do not worry! Get yourself down to Nottingham Castle and have a great time!

Advance tickets are £8, so be quick to get yours! Ticket will be £10 online from Sunday 21st May, so you only have a few more days to get cheaper tickets.

www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk/tickets

Under 10’s are free with a paying adult.

Brewhouse and Kitchen - Nick Antoniades

Long-time home brewer, Nick decided to make of his passion his career and completed his brewing diploma in 2015.

Having started his career in Asia working as a consultant on a brewery project and as a brewer trainer; Nick has now joined the Brewhouse & Kitchen team and is the brewer at their new Bournemouth pub.

When it comes to making beers, Nick likes to push the boundaries, he is inventive and creative with the flavours he chooses to use. His latest projects are attempting to create a 0 IBU beer and working closely with the head chef of his pub. Nick will be creating beers that can be paired with the chefs specials.

Brewhouse & Kitchen will be opening on Trent Bridge in June 2017, a brewpub who specialises in brewing craft beer onsite in a micro-brewery, they will serve 50+ different craft beers and ciders and their entire food menu will be beer matched to different styles of beer.  

The menu has a focus on cooking with beer; their 21-day aged Birchstead beef burgers are topped with their very own cask ale relish and are served in a sourdough beer bun with a side of garlic & hop salted skin-on fries and an IPA cured pickle… and their Tortilla Chips & Beer Dips served with IPA hummus & cask ale cheese sauce are great for groups to share!

Brewhouse & Kitchen will also host Beer Masterclasses and Brewery Experience Days –providing you with a chance to spend the day brewing beer with their brewer!

Come and see Nick Antoniades at Nottingham Castle on Sunday 28th May at 2pm.

To be kept up to date with the latest news and for an invite to their opening events you can register on their website here:

Www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

Lexus Nottingham sponsor Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle.

The Great Food and Drink Festival are delighted to announce that Lexus Nottingham have come on board as a main sponsor at this years Great Food and Drink Festival.

Lexus Nottingham will be bringing along a range of cars to showcase their showroom to Nottingham Castle. If you are on the lookout for a new car, you’ll be able to see Lexus’ latest range of cars as well as talking to staff members about what they can offer you.

Housed in our modern premises on Derby Road, Lexus Nottingham is part of the Inchcape Group - the largest independent automotive company in the world. They are perfectly placed to ‘create amazing’, offering the complete Lexus Experience, from superior customer service and personal attention, to the exceptional Lexus hybrid range.

The Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle has a great line-up of chefs as the Godfather of Italian Gastronomy, Antonio Carluccio takes to the kitchen demonstration theatre on Saturday 27th May.  

Jean-Christophe Novelli, the nation’s best French Chef, and Adam Simmonds, winner of The Great British Menu will also be at the festival over the weekend on the Sunday and Monday respectively.

To find out more about the products Lexus Nottingham offer, as well as recipe ideas, their history and more about the company, visit www.nottingham.lexus.co.uk/ and follow them on social media channels.

You can also find out more about the Great Food and Drink Festivals and how to book your tickets to see their celebrity chefs by going to www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk

Tuesday Treat #7 - Selasi Gbormittah

After announcing the most relaxed baker in the world, Selasi Gbormittah, on Friday we have a great recipe from the man himself.

The former GBBO contestant will be appearing at our Hardwick Hall Great Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 30th September, with Matt Tebbutt appearing on Sunday 1st October.

WEEK SEVEN - SELASI GBORMITTAH - CHERRY CHOCOLATE CAKE

Selasi Gbormittah

Selasi Gbormittah

INGREDIENTS

Chocolate Sponge:

80g unsalted butter
250g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence with seeds
2 large eggs
40g cocoa powder
200g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
240ml whole milk

Decoration and filling:

Tinned Cherries (stoned), keep some whole and slicesome in half. 
100ml kirsch
500ml double cream
40g icing sugar
½ jar cherry jam
100g dark chocolate, grated

You will need 8inch sandwich tin or 6 inch tin for 3 tiered cake.

Image courtesy of - http://www.itv.com/thismorning/food/selasi-cookery 

Image courtesy of - http://www.itv.com/thismorning/food/selasi-cookery 

METHOD

  1. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale and fluffy.

  2. Beat the eggs separately and gradually incorporate into the creamed butter and sugar until light and creamy.

  3. Add the sieved cocoa, flour, baking powder and milk and combine together well

  4. Pour into the prepared cake tins and bake in the pre-heated oven at 180c for 18-20 minutes until risen.

  5. Cover the drained tinned cherries in kirsch and put to one side.

  6. Whip the cream with the icing sugar until really stiff peaks and put into a piping bag and chill until needed.

  7. Pipe the cream onto one of the cakes and dollop over the cherry jam, cherries and sprinkle with plenty of grated chocolate. Sandwich the other cake on top. Pipe the remaining cream on top and dollop over a little more jam, cherries and sprinkle over the grated chocolate.

Make sure you have a go at the delicious looking recipe! 

Recipe from - http://www.itv.com/thismorning/food/selasi-cookery