Experiences

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Frivolitea on tour in Iceland – The Reykjavik Food Walk

I know I've said before that food was not the focus of our trip to Iceland but when I discovered that there was a walking food tour of Reykjavik I knew it would be the best way to see the city and an excuse to eat lots of food. Not that I ever really need an excuse... We met our guide Egill outside the magnificent Harpa concert hall at lunchtime...

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Aulis at Fera, Claridges

Have you ever exclaimed 'How on earth do they do that' whilst eating stunning food in a restaurant? Yep me too. Often when we eat out at places where chefs are at the top of their game I spend the evening not only enjoying every morsel of food but racking my brains trying to work out how it was achieved. I love the mystery and intrigue of well crafted food....

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Gin and Food Pairings with Sara Danesin and Still and Heart

You've probably worked out by now that I love gin and I love food. However I have never thought of having the two together. Gin is something I normally enjoy as a pre dinner drink, a way to mark the beginning of a great evening. So I was really intrigued when Sara Danesin joined up with Catherine and Claire of Still and Heart to run Gin tastings that pair the gin...

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Catch and Sea

We had the fantastic opportunity on Saturday morning to go on the maiden Catch and Sea trip with Causeway Coast Foodie Tours.   Our morning started very early, we met at 6.15am at the Causeway Lass in Portrush Harbour and we were taken out towards the Skerries and Dunluce Castle in time for sunrise. That experience in itself was worth the cost of the trip but it got better and better....

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Isle of Harris Distillery

 We have been on numerous distillery tours over the last few years. I love whisky and I love the opportunity to find out more about how each distiller crafts their whisky (and of course its nice to have a wee dram too) However this tour was unlike any we have been on before. I can honestly say it was the best (though I feel the need to apologise to my...

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Guest blog – Brew Lab training lab

For our anniversary the ever thoughtful Mrs Frivolitea bought a session at Brew Lab in Edinburgh on artisan coffee brewing. I'm not sure what this says about my coffee making skills but it was, nonetheless, most welcome. A nice surprise ahead of the day was a message that I was the only person booked in. Rather than cancel, we were offered free places for any friends who might care to...

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Spa and Dine at Cedar Court Grand

 Recently I met up with a friend for a catch up.  We try and do something nice together a couple of times a year and had in the past enjoyed a spa day.  Unfortunately we didn't have a day to catch up this time so I was on a mission to find something  that felt like a treat and was similarly relaxing.  We'd agreed York was the best place to...

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Lakes Distillery

I have to admit, I was particularly excites about this visit as part of our most recent holiday in the Lakes.  A distillery visit is always something I enjoy and one that also makes gin is a particular win.    The Lakes distillery has not been open long.  Everything looks new but still somehow connected to the landscape around it thorugh the use of slate and stone.          We...

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Sara Danesin supper club photo blog

We visited Sara's supper club for the first time in 2012. It's a fantastic experience eating great Italian food with a small number of people you have never met before and be able to watch Sara work and explain her food with such passion.  15th September 2012 (not the best photos) Amuse Bouche of quail egg on rye with truffle butter  Starter of red pepper and parma ham bake with...

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