Review: Emirates #HelloEast Food Festival

When an email popped into my inbox telling my about an upcoming food festival I’d not heard of, I was intrigued. Airline Emirates have been putting on their #helloeast festival in a few cities across the country over the past couple of months and this weekend it rolled into Birmingham.

Over yesterday and today (4th & 5th July), Centenery Square has been turned into a riot of colour and sights. With a central seating area and surrounding stalls it was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.


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Review: Mr Vine App

Mr Vine is a clever new mobile wine app that has recently launched in the UK and is changing the way wine lovers can find and buy their favourite wines.


The market for wines can be both baffling and confusing (at least it is for me…) and sometimes finding the right bottle for a certain meal or occasion can be a bit of a lottery.
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Kitchen Bites Edition #4

Well, it’s now the start of July so time for another Kitchen Bites! This last month has been a great month in the Foodie Couple Kitchen. The start of the month saw our lovely holiday to Ibiza, which I’ll be telling you more about in some posts soon, which was swiftly followed by the BBC Good Food Show and with this we were happy to try a variety of samples from some of the exhibitors there before the show. We’ve also had and some sweetie treats too and some lovely new books to take a look through. And after we’d tried out some of the recipes, a new cleaning product to help us clean up a bit!!

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Review: El Borracho del Oro

El Borracho Del Oro is the latest opening from Alfonso and Emma Yufera-Ruiz, owners of the Authentic Tapas Group. It was always their dream to open in the beautiful leafy suburb of Edgbaston, and 10 years on from when they met, their dream is now very much a reality.

We have been to one of their other restaurants, Don Diego in Sutton Coldfield on numerous occasions, and love it so were very much looking forward to going to El Borracho Del Oro. Emma was kind enough to invite us to their launch party a few weeks ago, and we got a taste of Alfonso’s delicious Paella, so not long after we went down to try out the menu.

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