The culinary scene on Tyneside is vibrant. From the food trucks that park at the Quayside, for the market held each Sunday, to fine-dining restaurants, Newcastle offers an array of cuisines and dining experiences.
Stuart Forster sips a bottle of Red On beer and interviews Sean Crawford, the founder of DropZone Brewery. During an autumn evening in 2020, Sean Crawford was drinking wine with a friend. By the time they had drained their final glasses of the night, the concept behind DropZone Brewery was sketched out. Sean is a...
The attractive German city of Bamberg is the third largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site in the European Union and its cathedral holds the tomb of the only pope buried north of the Alps. However, culture and history can wait, I came here for a beer.
Leipzig’s Bayerischer Bahnhof has claims to being the world’s oldest railway terminal. That significant piece of transport history isn’t what drew me here. I’ve come to sample gose, a style of beer brewed onsite in the microbrewery.
“We always have our steak for two on, which we’re proud of — either a chateaubriand or roasted rib with chips and a bearnaise. It might sound a bit boring for a signature dish but it’s something we have on all the time. It’s rooted in that pub ethos of steak and chips. But it’s the best steak you can get, with everything well prepared,” said Guy Manning of the Red Lion Freehouse.
Rene Uusmees is the Executive Chef at Mekk. He opened the restaurant in central Tallinn five years ago and is making a name for serving contemporary Estonian cuisine in smart but casual surroundings, ensuring that diners can relax and enjoy his food.
Revolucion de Cuba is part of Newcastle’s buzzing nightlife and party scene. The drinks menu features several rum-based cocktails while the food menu has several Cuban-inspired dishes.
A lambic beer undergoes spontaneous fermentation in a vast open tanks known as a coelship. To an untrained eye a coelship looks much like a shallow swimming pool filled with wort prepared by the brewers of the Pajottenland.Translated from Flemish into English, Toer de Geuze means 'Tour of Gueuze'. Typically held over one weekend every two years, the event is a celebration of gueuze beer presenting aficionados with opportunities to visit lambic breweries and gueuze blenderies.
The traditional process of making L'Evitaz Swiss cheese would be familiar to cheesemakers living 500 years ago in the Alps.
According to the popular saying, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Perhaps that’s why Goa has found such a special place in mine; I love the cuisine of this Indian state.