Good Food Birmingham
Starting today and running until Sunday 29 November the Good Food Show Winter 2015 will be continuing Birmingham's addiction to great food with hundreds of exhibitors, culinary tips and talks, tastings and demos.
Doors open from 9.30am - 6pm on Thursday and Friday, 9am - 6pm on Saturday and 9.30am - 5pm on Sunday.
Experts and professionals who will be sharing their knowledge and entertaining and educating include Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Michel Roux Hr and James Martin. Alongside these there will hundreds of exhibitors revealing new brands and offering tastes of their produce.
Readers of this blog can get 15% off booking using promo code: MVS18
To book and to find out more you can visit, https://www.bbcgoodfoodshowwinter.com/
In April 2014 I wrote an article called Yummy Brum, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.com/2014/04/yummy-brum.html, and it's fair to say it's a very yummy Brum indeed with new restaurants opening, more accolades with Carters of Moseley becoming Birmingham's fifth Michelin starred restaurant and the buzz of good food permeating press, social media and conversation. Restaurants are springing up across the city and offering visitors and locals alike a taste of the world for every taste and budget.
The growing foodie offering has even caused terest and i'd argue jealous attacks in the media with an Observer restaurant pundit following The Times' Giles Coren's attack on Birmingham's new food offering, http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2015/feb/06/why-giles-coren-got-birminghams-food-scene-all-wrong
Despite recently winning its fifth Michelin star, the city often finds itself at the sharp end of reviewers’ tongues. But unfairly so – its pool of chefs may not measure up to London, but it is highly skilled, unpretentious and home-grown
With so much choice it's hard to work out where to eat but there are lots of helpful ways of choosing with Dine Birmingham offering an online food and drink guide, Visit Birmingham offering information on food events and a search of places to eat, and the Birmingham Mail giving reviews of restaurants and news about events and restaurants.
IChooseBirmingham, the weekly quality editorial magazine which should be compulsory compulsive reading has produced a list of the 20 coolest restaurants in Shortlist, the freely distributed print magazine, http://www.shortlist.com/food-drink/the-20-coolest-restaurants-in-birmingham
A photo of some of the restaurants in Grand Central.