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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Uk Burger Battle Round 4

Just before Christmas I brought you a review of the very first UK Burger Battle. Now 6 months down the line and these one on one battles are a raving success and a few weeks ago saw the 4th event! Take a look at my previous post to find out all about how it works, and lets take a look at the contenders for the most recent event.

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Sizzling Salmon Cups: A Stoves UK & Shelina Permalloo Recipe


A few weeks ago I headed to the BBC Good Food Show – you can read my round up here. One of my favourite bits is always watching the chefs cook dishes on the small demo stages that are dotted about.

This years Stoves UK were sponsoring the Live Cook Stage with the likes of Michael Caines, Tom Kerridge and Brian Turner amongst the featured Chefs. I really enjoyed watching Michael Caines cook his Baked Salmon and Watercress Salad recipe, in fact all of the recipes on the Stoves stage line up sounded great! The one that jumped out at me though to try and recreate was Shelina Permalloos Sizzling Mexican Salmon Cups. Continue reading


New Opening: Fuzzy Duck Pub & Kitchen Nuneaton

Last week I joined a few other foodies at the opening night of The Fuzzy Duck Pub & Kitchen in Nuneaton. A place probably not known for it culinary prowess. Well The Fuzzy Duck is trying to change that just a little bit.


We tried out a few samples of the food, knocked back a cocktail or two, and possibly most importantly got to chat to the new Head Chef about his menu, his food and his vision. Not surprisingly, local produce and provenance featured highly, but this is so important to patrons nowadays it was good to hear.
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Nomad Residency at Kitchen Garden Cafe Extended

A little while back I told you all about Nomad, the pop up concept from Alex Claridge. Well the really great news is that following a sold-out 3 month residency, Nomad will be extending their Kings Heath residency until the end of August.

At this point, they will be moving back to Birmingham city centre to continue the journey with a new Nomad concept alongside a ‘badly behaved bar’


Nomad is a small restaurant, serving 20 covers a night only using the spoils of their allotments and foragers working across the UK. They offer a short or long menu and are also bringing in their own wine list of experimental and unusual wines, with support from top merchants Enotria.
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