Showing posts from May, 2018

#20 Good food, drinks and gaming at Victoria Gate Casino last Wednesday!

You won’t be left short on good food, drinks and gaming at the brilliant Victoria Gate Casino in Leeds. We were welcomed into their trendy Curve Bar last week to sample cocktails before a three course tasting menu. Overlooking the busy action of the casino floor below; I opted for a Brockmans Bramble signature cocktail. It tasted excellent - fresh and delicately served. With various other names from the Queens English to a Smugglers Mojito – there is certainly an impressive list of champagne, classic and contemporary cocktails on offer here. We headed to our table for the evening and settled down to excellent food. Like the drinks, the food menu is extensive and serves up vegan friendly alongside the more traditional. For starters, I settled with a delicious whitebait served with crispy kale and an excellent lemon crème fraiche. The grill packs a punch with delicious T-bone, fillet and sirloin options available but tonight I was drawn to the main   menu and the Gourmet Burge

#19 Cheeky Bang Bang Pickle with natural yogurt

Ideal as starter, delicious as a side or perfect on its own – this Cheeky Food co Bang Bang Pickle with yogurt will taste simply fantastic. I used this recipe to accompany a starter with poppadom's for a  vegetarian curry night with friends – the result – a definite crowd favourite. Serves: 4. Time: Under 10 minutes to prepare Ingredients 4 heaped tablespoons of natural yogurt 1 heaped teaspoon of Cheeky Food Co Bang Bang Pickle 1 teapsoon of nigella seeds 1 small handful if chopped coriander Method 1.        Using a decorative side dish - add the natural yogurt 2.        Add the Cheeky Bang Bang Pickle on top of the yogurt 3.        Sprinkle over the nigella seeds before topping with the coriander 4.        Serve as a side to a main dish or simply enjoy on its own as a dip with raw vegetables A delicious mix of hot Indian scotch bonnet and bullet chilli with fennel, fenugreek, mustard seeds and sunflower oil make this pickle from Cheeky Food Co