The 100 day countdown to IFE 2017 begins!

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In just 100 days, the UK’s largest and most innovative food and drink event is bringing the world’s best produce to London. The International Food & Drink Event 2017 (IFE 2017) runs from 19 to 22 March at ExCeL London, and offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover a world of culinary innovation. Bursting with vibrant, new products from more than 1,350 global food & drink manufacturers and trend-led talks from industry experts, visiting buyers are certain to leave motivated, educated and inspired.

Serving up the ultimate Christmas cake! Bidvest Foodservice and Thomas Leatherbarrow join forces to create a Christmas cake worth over £1,000 in support of Hospitality Action

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To kick-start the festive season, Bidvest Foodservice has joined forces with award-winning patisserie chef, Thomas Leatherbarrow, to handcraft a show-stopping, artisan Christmas cake, with scrumptious ingredients worth over £1,000. The one-of-a-kind cake, which has been developed and baked by the leading foodservice provider’s team of expert chefs and decorated by Leatherbarrow, will be auctioned off in aid of the industry’s own charity, Hospitality Action.

Flat Three

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Holland Park has witnessed a culinary revolution, as Flat Three’s ever-changing menu of seasonal sharing dishes, inspired by the minimalist aesthetics and flavours of Japanese, Korean and Nordic cuisine, continues to thrill and delight all who dine there.

Flat Three is the creation of operations manager Juliana Moustakas and chef Pavel Kanja, whose culinary credits include such impressive names as Wabi, Roka and Nobu. Prior to opening their own restaurant, the duo collaborated on a series of dinners at Juliana’s Kensington home that tested many of the meticulous and deceptively simple dishes that inspired the menu, hence the origin of the name – Flat Three.

BEST HOTEL BAR AWARDS COME TO LONDON

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Starting 2017 the Best Hotel Bar Awards will expand to London. The independent elections for the best hotel bars in Amsterdam have been organised for the past four years. The primary goal: promoting hotel bars as the place to go out.

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE SPIRIT SHOW

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We’ve teamed up with The Spirit Show to offer ten lucky readers a pair of tickets to London’s first Spirit Show at The Business Design Centre in Islington on the 9th & 10th of December.

The Spirit Show will feature Craft, Unusual and Interesting Premium Spirits from around the world and unlimited tastings of 100s of different spirits. Guests will also enjoy a delicious meal at a dedicated ‘Street Food Village’ where a range of high quality foods will be on offer.

Unique Products at London’s First Spirit Show

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An Indian Single Malt Whiskey and Revolver Rum from Bogota to a recipe first created in Cornwall are among a host of unusual and interesting Premium Spirits from around the world to star at The Spirit Show later this week (December 9 & 10) at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

Vision Support Services Expand Presence with New Online Shop

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Leading textile supplier and distributor, Vision Support Services, have launched a brand new online shop in a bid to ensure their customers can shop with them 24/7.

The new online shop houses all three of their leading product brands under one roof including the specialist Whitakers range, the performance Hilden brand and the luxury Liddell collections.

Warm Up This Winter with a Hot ‘Joie de Vivre’ Cocktail

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As the weather changes so does our taste in drinks – and the last thing we want is an ice-cold beverage!   Therefore, this winter The Arch London will be serving a cocktail guaranteed to warm the cockles.

The ‘Joie de Vivre’ cocktail is a heartily warming concoction of Flamed Drambuie Liqueur, Fresh Winter Berries and Heated Apple Juice.

Five Factors for Consideration when Specifying Bedding

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While customer reviews can cover all aspects of a hotel experience, one of the most important components of a guest’s stay has always been the comfort and quality of beds and bedding so that guests can achieve a great night’s sleep.

As a result of ongoing innovation in the manufacture of hotel duvets, pillows and mattress toppers, choosing the right bedding isn’t as straightforward as it once was, and there is more choice than ever. In fact it can be a minefield! It’s no longer a choice of natural or synthetic and tog – there are many factors at play when updating the ‘all important bedding’ to deliver the ultimate guest experience.