A Foodie, Boozy Year in Pictures
2016 has been a year of true ups and downs. Everyone seems to be blogging their resolutions, goals, memories and complaints about how this year has treated them and I don’t know if I can be bothered to reflect on it all here. However, we have had a great year of fantastic food and drink, so let’s see some of the best in my foodie year in pictures! Click on the caption to read the original post.
NB – sorry to anyone that didn’t get a mention – the post was already getting far too long – what a year it’s been!
What was your gastronomic highlight this year?
|We had some superb japes courtesy of the Western Park Beer Festival team|
|We enjoyed a predominantly vegetarian affair in India|
|A phenomenal trip to Porto rounded off a busy start to the year|
|2016 was the year all food went blue for LCFC. And so did my hair.|
|The Birmingham Foodie Festival was a great treat|
|Incredible menus were presented at Chutney Ivy|
|Sadly we said goodbye to some Leicester food greats – like The Kitchen at the Cookie|
|The Parcel Yard presented some blinding special menus – this was for the Queen’s Birthday|
|We visited Ireland for the first time and enjoyed phenomenal fish and Guinness!|
|I enjoyed the best wine tasting of my life care of Recaredo|
|We went on a staycation and fed an American more pork pie than is advisable|
|2016 was the year of the Afternoon Tea, like this bottomless example from Exchange|
|We rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest Gelatiere in the world, including Leicester’s Gelato Village at Via Del Gelato, Turin, at the Terra Madre festival|
|We welcomed some new friends to the city, including Bodega!|
|Local wine tastings were on par too – like this example in Oakham with Bat & Bottle|
|And finally, the festive offer has been strong, like 33 Cank Street’s incredible menu with Ben Martin|