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  1. 1. sussex SS16 fashion Amazing Arundel Schools special FOOD &DRINKCelebrating the gourmet delights of sussex T H E B E S T T I T L E I N T H E C O U N T Y MARCH/APRIL 2016 ISSUE 8
  2. 2. info@gunhillstudios.com | www.gunhillstudios.com 01825 873589 East Sussex“ Infinity within your reach... ” TM Europe’s largest infinity cove 4K Filming - Twin Turntables - Tungsten Lighting - Profoto Flash - Dolby 5.1 Protools
  3. 3. Contributors: Giles Paley-Phillips, Amanda Horlington, Danny Cobbs, Julia Wright, Joe McGann, Nick Mosley, Rhys Wilson-Plant, Lisa Moore, Charlotte Horlock, Hannah Collisson, Elisa Furci CoVEr sHot: ©tverdohlib/Dollar Photo Club 41 35 49 ContEnts FOOD & DRINK SPECIAL We’re overloaded with foodie goodness this month with recipes, reviews, exciting offers, blogs, festival news and much more in this, our food and drink spectacular. 20 FASHION SHOOT Spring is here and to celebrate we’ve got an exclusive fashion shoot with Gresham Blake featuring actor Steve Coogan as well as the latest SS16 line in store now. ARUNDEL SPOTLIGHT We check out the best of the best from Arundel’s street style, we go one-on-one with Mrs Arundel and we take a look at local business woman Denise Ravenall’s excellent beauty range. BRIGHTON & HOVE FOOD FESTIVAL We’ve teamed up with the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival to bring you an eight-page supplement on everything you could need to know about what’s going on at this year’s festival.
  4. 4. Title Sussex Magazine, Hova House, 1 Hova Villas, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3DH Tel: 01273 257037, Email: info@titlemedia.co.uk www.titlesussex.co.uk All material in this publication is strictly copyright and all rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is prohibited. The views expressed in Title Sussex Magazine do not necessarily represent the views of Title Media Ltd. The contents of this magazine are believed to be correct at the time of going to press, however, we cannot endorse, and readers should not rely solely upon the accuracy of, any statements or claims contained herein. Ed’s letter Well, we’re not running 27 marathons in 27 days (Eddie Izzard, is that really good for you?) but here at Title we’ve been quietly pushing our own boundaries. This month is a particularly lovely issue, threaded through with one of our favourite themes – food & drink – and we’re thrilled to bits with it. We’ve worked closely with our food festival partners and the amazing foodie people of Sussex and quite aside from the arduous task of having to try lots of amazing food, it’s been a fantastic issue to put together. We’re also quietly excited as our team has now grown to the point where we’re bursting out of our original little offices and so we’re moving into a larger space. As we passed our first year milestone in February, finding ourselves almost exactly 12 months later expanding has been almost overwhelming. We are all so grateful for the support we’ve received and the welcome that our little magazine has been given. And as our team expands, so does our portfolio. Look out for new magazines coming out of Title Media over the next six months – not only some of our own, but beautiful publications for clients too. To celebrate our growth and to thank those who have supported us, we’re also planning a big fat party coming up – so keep your eyes peeled for your VIP invite – it’s going to be THE party of the early summer season! And if you’re not on the list, don’t worry. We’re going to be doing some crazy ticket giveaways via our social media channels so if you don’t already follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc, you’d better get cracking. Finally I want to acknowledge our amazing team, and welcome some new bodies. We are very lucky to work with exciting, creative professionals and we couldn’t do it without you lot. Good times ahead. Cheers all Sam x You can find us at www.titlesussex.co.uk and also tweeting at @TitleSussex Or email me at sam@titlemedia.co.uk Issue 8. March/April 2016 Sam Harrington-Lowe – Managing Editor sam@titlemedia.co.uk As the managing editor Sam is responsible for the content of all Title publications and works to oversee the development of the brands and support relationships with all partners and clients. Daniel White – Deputy and Digital Editor dan@titlemedia.co.uk As deputy and digital editor Dan writes feature interviews and articles, edits copy and runs the Title website. Dan is the man for all online queries or contact. Frida Clementz – Design and Business Development frida@titlemedia.co.uk Frida is the creative force behind Title. Apart from being our head designer, she’s key for business development, working closely with clients to ensure they get the best from their campaigns. Gemma Windham - Sales & Marketing Executive gemma@titlemedia.co.uk As our main media sales person Gemma is responsible for building new relationships and securing excellent ad campaigns covering the whole of Sussex, working with the team to ensure the right outcome. Matthew Ryan – Business Development matt@titlemedia.co.uk Matt is our go-to man on the streets of Sussex and from motoring to photography, Matt has it covered, working with clients to generate the perfect campaign to promote their business. This monTh - what has our editor been up to? titlesussex.co.uk @TitleSussex Facebook.com/TitleSussex titlesussex titlesussex.tumblr.com Ruby met some new friends at the pug meet in Preston Park, Brighton! Had an amazing Sunday roast at Flackley Ash in Peasmarsh Took part in a fantastic Cocreation experience for InternationalWomen’s Day. Photo: Julia Claxton
  5. 5. TITLE MEDIA Contract publishing, web building and design, corporate literature and branding Design, illustration and photography Also film production and broadcast recordings… All under one roof We have a skilled team to support your business marketing needs, from writing and designing your company brochure or magazine, to creating a film or podcast What can Title Media do to bring your business into the spotlight? Title Media Ltd www.titlemedia.co.uk 01273 257037
  6. 6. Sussex Notes S U S S E X N O T E S#title2016 1.Sunglasses OK so maybe we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves here but we’re doggedly optimistic about the summer coming early and staying long. If we wish it hard enough, surely that will work?! Ray Ban Aviators £124 River Island £16 Primark £2 Miu Miu at The Sunglasses Shop £216 Prada at Zalando £240 Mens at Dune £30 Accessorize Neon Wayfarers £6 Rather than let their fruit rot on the ground, local people brought in bags, boxes and buckets bulging with ripe apples last year for Trenchmore Farm to turn into cider. And the first batch – known as Silly Moo – from last autumn’s harvest will be released on the spring equinox, Sunday 20 March. 1,000 bottles will then be collected by the Sussex apple tree growers in return for the spare apples they provided last autumn. Although Bramley was the most common, many fine varieties like Reverend James Grieve and Worcester Permain were fermented and carefully blended before being bottled. The Silly Moo cider orchard is also planted with over 15 traditional cider varieties from the West Country, where cloudy, dry scrumpy remains popular. By contrast, the Eastern counties historically make lighter cider from dessert and culinary apples. By blending apples from the orchard with those from local gardens, Silly Moo is a marriage of East and West country styles; plenty of tannic notes, a pronounced fresh apple aroma on the nose, crisp and light with a refreshing sparkle. Described by Trenchmore’s Andrew Knowles as a ‘civilised farmhouse cider’, he explains, “The first press was really popular, friends wanted to bring us their apples and we thought maybe some others locally would be interested. We opened the yard on Sundays and the response was amazing - the gardeners of Sussex were delighted to have their glut of apples used. People were so enthusiastic - this is set to become an annual event.” The cider is called Silly Moo as the cattle at Trenchmore Farm get very excited at pressing time and devour the sweet apple pomace. The cider is also on sale at pubs and farm shops across Sussex Trenchmore Farm, Cowfold www.trenchmore.co.uk 2.Silly Moo www.titlesussex.co.uk6
  7. 7. www.titlesussex.co.uk 3.FIVE THINGS TO DO IN THE EASTER HOLIDAYS The kids are off and you’re looking for thing to do. Here are five of our favourites for the Easter holidays… Go Ape, Crawley (Weekends) Let your kids go ape, literally, with a day out canopy exploring, trail blazing and letting out your inner Tarzan. www.goape.co.uk Easter Eggstravaganza at Fishers Farm Park, Nr Billingshurst, West Sussex (March 25 – 27) Let your kids take part in this Easter Egg Hunt to search for a series of Cadburys Crème Eggs laid by the magical chocolate-laying hens. www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk The Gruffalo at Drusillas Park, East Sussex (March 30) The fearsome favourite will be meeting visitors, with plenty of other animals to keep the excitement up throughout the day. www.drusillas.co.uk Bluebell Walks, Arlington, East Sussex (April 2 – May 8) Seven walks over three working farms offers plenty of stunning bluebells as well as a vast array of farm animals in Arlington. www.bluebellwalk.co.uk Normans & Crusaders, Arundel, West Sussex (March 26-28) Set in 1190, the Raven Tor Living History Group will recreate the crafts, weapons training and battle tactics of the period at Arundel Castle. www.arundelcastle.org www.titlesussex.co.uk 7
  8. 8. 4.EASTER EGGS IN SUSSEXYep, it’s that time of year again. Brace yourselves for the chocolate onslaught! We looked around at some of our favourite from Sussex chocolatiers… AudreY’S hAnd decorAted eASter eggS £15.40 Individually hand decorated eggs, each with a unique design. In white, dark or milk chocolate, filled with a bag of solid chocolate shapes. hove, east Sussex www.audreyschocolates.co.uk terre A terre SAlted cArAmel truffleS £8.95 OK, so not strictly speaking Easter Eggs but we just had to include these. They’re absolutely the best salted caramel truffles we’ve ever eaten. Seriously. If you think you can beat these, come and have a go. We’ll be waiting! Brighton, east Sussex www.terreaterre.co.uk cocoA loco dArk chocolAte & gInger eASter egg £11.99 This dark chocolate egg jewelled with nuggets of crystallised ginger will awaken your taste buds! A dairy free/ vegan easter never tasted so good. West grinstead, West Sussex www.cocoaloco.co.uk Pure chocolAte truffleS’ dArk eASter egg WIth no Added SugAr £5.95 OK, so probably not entirely an egg without guilt, but it’s not far off. Pure chocolate offer a range of products without any added sugar, including this egg. findon, West Sussex www.PUREchocolatetruffles.co.uk moococo hAre on log from £15 Hand-made chocolate by Kim Robinson, we love this hare on a log design, crammed with a selection of chocolate goodies. West chiltington, West Sussex www.moococo.co.uk chocolAtIcIAnchocolAte cumBerBunnY from £50 Yes, this is a chocolate rabbit with Benedict Cumberbatch’s face. A delicious Belgian chocolate rabbit ‘with a handsome face and a tasty bottom’. And you thought you’d seen everything, right? hove, east Sussex www.chocolatician.com S U S S E X N O T E S#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk8
  9. 9. Professional models fresh faces fearless walkers hotshot hosPitality We have an exciting range of new talent on our books for all shoots, runways and events. Please get in touch to find out more. www.mkmodelmanagement.com 07711 281974 or 07543 648113
  10. 10. 6.A NEW DISH ON THE TABLE This month we’ve fallen in love with the Parson’s Table in Arundel a bit. Lee and Liz met 20 years ago at Claridge’s Hotel, London, where Lee was a sous chef with a twinkle in his eye and Liz was newly arrived in London, undertaking a four year apprenticeship through The Savoy Group hotels. They now have their own restaurant and we’ve been there a couple of times already for an excellent lunch. We asked them to give us their signature dish and they said without hesitation Citrus Cured Sea Trout Gravlax with avocado, ruby grapefruit and pickled daikon radish. Fresh, zesty and delicious, we thoroughly recommend. For something new and tasty in Arundel, West Sussex www.theparsonstable.co.uk 5.KITCHEN GADGETSMaking kitchens fun… Alessi Duck Kitchen Timer £35 The Wrong Trousers? Anyone else thinking of that? 50fifty Breaking Bad Ice Cube Tray £6 Stay as cool as Eisenberg?! Red5 Minions Cookie Jar £29.95 We filled ours with sweets Gettingpersonal.co.uk Weighing Scale Stool £99.99 For you, and your food Tiger Apple Slicer £1 Making apples fun! Fred Funny Side Up Cat Egg Mould from Amazon £8.41 “Make charming cat-shaped fried eggs”! S U S S E X N O T E S#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk10
  11. 11. 7.ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS Beatles fans sit up and take note. There’s a new show on the road, re-staging the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road Studios recordings. Following an open-doors charity preview in the Beatles’ home city, Liverpool, and the show’s already-sold- out world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on April 1, the production - part blockbuster stage show, part access- all-areas musical documentary - will land in Brighton on 6 April. Set in a state-of-the-art reproduction of the iconic Abbey Road Studio 2, The Sessions will stage breath- taking, musically spectacular new live renditions of the timeless albums recorded there by The Beatles, to take us on a joyous, historically authentic voyage through the events that shaped popular music history. www.thesessionslive.com 8.SEAFOOD DIETIf fresh fish floats your boat then something you probably need to know about is the Grand Brighton’s weekly menu specials. Throughout the week their remarkable restaurant GB1 has daily offers such as Mussel Monday – a special rate to include frites and wine at £12.50 – or Oyster Saturday, with a dozen oysters and wine thrown in for £25. The deals change all the time depending on seasonality, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for specials coming up. Go to the website and select the ‘Dining’ button. www.grandbrighton.co.uk 9.NEW AT THE TOWNERThe gorgeous Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne has been awarded £450,000 from Arts Council England’s Small Capital Grants fund. The award is being used to develop a ground floor auditorium for presenting artists’ moving image, a film programme, live performances, talks and other events. Executive Director of Towner, Emma Morris said, “The new space will be an incredible asset for both the gallery and Eastbourne. Having a dedicated, fully accessible auditorium, equipped with high quality AV will allow us to deliver a richer and more diverse programme of moving image and digital works, support artists’ professional development and create new audiences.” Keepyoureyespeeledfornewprogrammesandexhibitionsinthisstunningspace. www.townereastbourne.org.uk S U S S E X N O T E S #title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk 11
  12. 12. Photo by Victor Frankowski CHILDREN’S PARADE May 7, from 10.30am. Procession from Kensington Street to Madeira Drive Free Beginning the 50th Brighton Festival with a cavalcade of colour and cacophony, this year the theme is ‘Brighton Celebrates’. The 5000 participants from more than 80 schools and community organisations take inspiration from the people, places, ideas and innovations that shape Brighton’s unique character and identity. HOWARD JACOBSON May 8, 5pm, Sallis Benney Theatre £10 Perhaps the leading observer of Jewishness in modern Britain, Howard Jacobson examines Shakespeare’s most controversial character in his new novel, Shylock is My Name. Including a shocking twist on Shylock’s infamous demand for a pound of flesh, the novel examines contemporary questions of Jewish identity and the relationship between fathers and daughters. Includes a discussion with Guardian Book Club host John Mullan. OPERATION BLACK ANTLER Sat 7, Sun 8, Tue 10 – Sat 14, Tue 17 – Sat 21, Tue 24 – Sat 28 May Every 15 minutes from 6pm-9pm, secret city centre locations revealed after booking £20 For 40 years British police officers have been undercover inside protest groups. Scandals such as Wikileaks, the Snowden affair and the revelations about the Special Demonstration Squad show that secret forces within the state have little respect for law. Operation Black Antler is an immersive theatre piece from Blast Theory and Hydrocracker that seeks to explore this moral corruption as well as the wider ethical questions of when surveillance is justified. A World Premiere. LOU REED DRONES May 13-17, 12pm-5pm, The Spire, St Mark’s Chapel Free UK Premiere Both Lou Reed and John Cale instinctively knew the power of drones. In 1975, Reed played out that drone music on Metal Machine Music, an album credited with laying the foundation for the industrial and noise rock genres. Lou Reed Drones is an installation of his guitars and amps in feedback mode, a visceral, emotional and spiritual experience. 10.BRIGHTON CELEBRATESCelebrating 50 years of commissioning cultural innovations, the highlight of the Sussex arts calendar is back, as the Brighton Festival returns with three weeks of local, national and international artists showcasing everything from dance to theatre to debate and much more. We caught up with the guys and gals running this year’s festival to get their top five picks for 2016. For tickets visit www.brightonfestival.org or call 01273 709709 MUSIC FOR DOGS May 10, 6pm & 7.30pm, Brighton Open Air Theatre Free (tickets required, limited capacity) ‘Wouldn’t it be great if you’re playing a concert and you look out and everyone’s a dog,’ Laurie Anderson mused while waiting backstage with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. True to form, Anderson made her outlandish dream come true; first at the Sydney Opera House, and again in New York’s Times Square earlier this year, making headlines around the world. This 20-minute piece has been specifically designed for the canine ear, including frequencies audible only to dogs, as well as other sounds for humans to enjoy. A UK Premiere. S U S S E X N O T E S#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk12
  13. 13. WHAT International best-selling crime author Peter James’ novel You Are Dead reached No.1 in the fiction paperback charts and to celebrate he was joined by celebrities, guests and VIPs from across Sussex WHERE Theatre Royal, Brighton WHEN Monday 7 March WHY The full cast of Peter James’ on- stage adaptation of The Perfect Murder was announced with Eastenders’ Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie taking to the stage alongside Simona Armstrong, Stephen Fletcher and Benjamin Wilkin Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE DRANK White wine was our tipple of the night T I T L E S O C I A L #title2016 Rob Reeks and David Bell Fal and Gresham Blake Peter and Lara James Director Ian Talbot Peter James on stage with the cast of The Perfect Murder Tony Murray and Linda BuckleyShane Richie, Jessie Wallace and Peter James www.titlesussex.co.uk 13
  14. 14. WHAT Celebrities, guests and VIPs gathered for the launch of the Big Heart Auction 2016 with a selection of special art works available for auction WHERE Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester WHEN Tuesday 16 February WHY The Big Heart Auction is a very special charity art auction, raising money for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival’s Umbrella Club Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE LOVED Some fantastic works of art throughout the gallery! WHAT WE ATE Delicious nibbles from Jigsaw Catering T I T L E S O C I A L #title2016 John Plater and Lewis Zannella of Jigsaw Catering Marcus Townsend and Nicky Quinn from sponsors Classic Consulting Monty Python actress Carol Cleveland with her work “Fairy Queen” Joanna Jackson and Liz Higgins from Cowdray Park Chestnut Tree House and Big Heart Auction teams at Candida Stevens Gallery in Chichester Alex Watts and Gary Beves from Golf at Goodwood A good read for Monty Python actress Carol Cleveland’s dog Tallulah T I T L E S O C I A L#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk14
  15. 15. WHAT Over 60 people attended the first Brighton business networking breakfast hosted by Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice WHERE The Grand Brighton WHEN Tuesday 8 March WHY Guests networked before sitting down to a full cooked breakfast as charity patron Ambrose Harcourt acted as MC for the event while speakers addressed those in attendance Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE DRANK A wake up coffee hit the spot! WHAT WE ATE A tasty cooked breakfast T I T L E S O C I A L #title2016 Welcoming and signing in guests Lucy Groenewoud and Alison Taylor Lucky business card draw winner Craig Ryder from The Coal Shed with General Manager at The Grand Hotel Andrew Mosley and Patron Ambrose Harcourt Gemma King of Vivid Marketing and Alan Maher of Chestnut Tree House Lottery Chairman of Chestnut Tree House, Derwyn Jones Chairman of trustees Brian Quinton of Metro Bank, Flo Powell of Midnight Communications, Marie Frasier of Woman in the Black, Sam Williams and Alex Smallman of Uber Liestyles Sarah Laycock from Barclays, Pippa Atkinson and Sophie Shepherd from BA i360 and Juliette Macpherson and Alison Taylor from Chestnut Tree House Chestnut Tree House team Hug Lowson, David Pegler, Linda Perry, Ambrose Harcourt and Derwyn Jones www.titlesussex.co.uk 15
  16. 16. WHAT A sell-out crowd gathered as BBC presenter and fine arts expert Tim Wonnacott gave a presentation alongside James Peill on the Goodwood Art Collection WHERE Goodwood House, Chichester WHEN Thursday 25 February WHY The event celebrated the artistic theme of Chichester Cathedral’s Festival of Flowers for 2016 - The Artist’s Palette Photos: Graham Franks WHAT WE LOVED Some of the more unusual items from the collection, including a lock of beheaded Charles I’s hair! T I T L E S O C I A L#title2016 Kathy Gore OBE DL from Friends of Sussex Hospices Festival Patron, Tim Wonnacott by the famous entrance to Goodwood House Andrew Sadler James Peill, Curator Goodwood House High Sheriff of West Sussex Denise Patterson with the Chairman of Festival of Flowers 2016 Hilary Tupper Sharon Matthews and Sharron Hornsby Janet Willis and Janice Parsons Officers of the Chichester Cathedral Trust Rhona Scott, Craig Sergent, Ali George and Jane Feild www.titlesussex.co.uk16
  17. 17. An actor’s life for me Each month Joe McGann explores the ups and downs of an actor’s life… “There’s something about a man who ties his own bow tie, I like to think. A solidity; a trustworthiness alongside cool savoir-faire…” Actors and the self-tape It’s become a part of every professional actor’s life. The call from the agent comes; a casting director would like to look at you for a part, but they’ve asked you to self-tape the audition for them, is that ok? I have to admit that my heart always sinks a little. I’ve sent off at least 15 of these and have yet to get the job. I have tended til now to complete and send these tapes under sufferance, disdainfully even, so as not to get my own hopes up unrealistically. The constant existential tussle of the jobbing actor; the thin line between confidence and self-delusion. The call came 10 days ago, I was on holiday in Goa. Could I please self-tape the scene that they had emailed and get it back in 24 hours? It was for a part in a US TV mini-series about the men behind Harley- Davidson; a good gig, in other words, so I resolved to give the self-tape thing another go, and to do it in good heart. I had three A4 sides of a scene to learn, with three other characters involved, so I knew I’d need a friend to read in from behind the lens. I would also need to hint at the character and the setting (1920s America) so I needed to find something in my suitcase. I plumped for a blue chambray shirt and a vintage Paisley bow-tie, with a linen jacket. I would shoot the scene in medium close-up anyway, so my beach shorts and flip flops would be out of shot. The daytime temperature was reaching 35, so I’d shoot it in the cool of the morning, and the light at about 8.30am on my balcony would be perfect, a nice bounce off the river too, to light me kindly. Next morning, after yoga and breakfast, I arranged the chair and asked my friend Mollie to sit in it while I set up the camera and framed the shot. This involved me fiddling about arranging books, cushions and various toilet bag items in such a way as to keep my iPhone steady so that I could shoot the scene. After a few minutes and some swearing, we were set. Action. We did three takes and I picked what I thought was the best. This is tough in itself but I plumped for the one in which I thought I looked least needy, and sent it from my phone to my agent in London. Went off to the beach and put it out of my mind. Que sera sera, as Doris wisely sang. I arrived back to find my agent had emailed me that I’d been offered the job. Two weeks filming in Romania in March. Well, woo-hoo! I’d broken my self-tape duck. I was glad, but also curious. What made the difference? Was it my delivery, my accent, the cleft in my chin? Was it the beautiful setting, or respect for my 35 years of experience? What had I learned? Ultimately I reckoned it was the Paisley bow tie. There’s something about a man who ties his own bow tie, I like to think. A solidity; a trustworthiness alongside cool savoir-faire that harks back to the great days of Hollywood. Perhaps, anyway. It’s just as likely to have been that I was cheaper than others considered for the role. But I shall take it as a sign to maintain both a positive professional outlook, and my habit of shopping for quality vintage gentlemen’s accessories. Hi diddle dee-dee... T: @JosephMcGann T I T L E C o L u m n I s T #title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk 17
  18. 18. TITLE SUSSEX instagram @titlesussex
  19. 19. Spring is upon us and as we prepare for the sunny months ahead we’re bringing you the latest SS16 fashion trends as well as some serious style in our exclusive Gresham Blake shoot. FASHION – GRESHAM BLAKE – STYLE TRENDS
  20. 20. You’re nicked!Who’s been a naughty boy then? If you’re looking for a whistle that’ll get you out of trouble, Title Sussex and Steve Coogan take an exclusive peek at Gresham Blake’s SS16 looks... Clothing: Gresham Blake – www.greshamblake.com All photography: Kenny McCracken – www.kennymccracken.com Hair: Hugo @ Headmasters Brighton Makeup artist: Xoe Kingsley – www.xoe.org.uk Models: Steve Coogan Joanna May Parker – Girl Management Franky Vencentio – Storm Models Special thanks to Paul Roliche for the location... Three piece hounds tooth suit £695 Red skinny knitted tie £45
  21. 21. Cotton grenade jacket £350 Cotton grenade trousers £145 Black dot grenade shirt £120 Classic white tie £45
  22. 22. Parrot shirt £120 Two piece green Gabardine suit £495 Classic sunflower tie £45
  23. 23. Two piece diesel blue gabardine suit £495 Double breasted gabardine waistcoat £175 Amazon shirt £120 Classic sunflower yellow tie £45
  24. 24. Black three piece linen chalk stripe suit £495 White cotton shirt £95 Tie £45
  25. 25. Vision dreams of passion There’s a French, Bardot-style feel about a lot of the SS16 collections, and stripes were all over Victoria Beckham’s preview catwalks. So we’re all about summery stripes this month… Jacques Vert Pink Striped Shift Dress £149 TK Maxx stripe halter crop top £6.99 House of Fraser Therapy multi- colour striped handbag £32 La Redoute tunic top £19 M&S Autograph wrap dress £59 Related Amie skirt £135 River Island striped knitted knicker shorts £25 George at Asda striped bikini set £9 T I T L E F A S H I O N#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk28
  26. 26. www.titlesussex.co.uk True blueWhether it’s skinny jeans, a jacket with attitude or a boyfriend shirt, something that never goes out of fashion is denim; and this season’s catwalks were full of it. Here’s how you can get the look on the high street… M&S Indigo Collection Denim Jumpsuit £49.50 Joy Valley of the Dolls Greenfield Denim Skirt £35 George at Asda Fashion Box Denim Shirt Dress £22 Simply Be Zip Front Midi Skirt £35 Very Rochelle Humes Distressed Denim Jacket £39 F&F Whipstitch Cork Platform Denim £20 New Look Blue Straight Leg Jeans with Ripped Knees £24.99 River Island T I T L E F A S H I O N #title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk 29
  27. 27. A RECIPE FOR HEALTHINESS Making good food choices will help you maintain good health and weight, as Lisa Moore explains Understanding that foods high in sugar and saturated fat will lead to sugar cravings is key, as they create a quick energy high and then a big energy drop. That is when you’ll reach for the chocolate or crisps and the vicious cycle begins. Here are my top tips for a healthy diet: 1) Enjoy your food but EAT SLOWLY – sometimes we don’t realise how much food we eat. We shovel it in as quick as we can. This can lead to overeating, as it doesn’t give our bodies time to tell us when we are full. Try putting your cutlery down in between each mouthful and truly savour your food. 2) Eat more vegetables (6-8 portions a day) – At least half of your plate should be vegetables or salad. Add variety for texture and taste. Always ensure you’ve washed them to get rid of chemicals and, if you can, buy organic. 3) Drink plenty of water – keep a bottle of water on your desk at all times, when it’s empty, fill it up. 4) Eat protein at each meal – This will fill you up and help reduce sugar cravings. Your body works harder to process protein so you’ll burn more calories this way too. Choose lean options such as turkey, chicken, venison, salmon or mackerel. 5) Try something new once a week – Never tried aubergines? Find a recipe that looks appealing and give it a go. What’s the worst that could happen? Need some help with your nutrition or fitness then give me a call on 01444 847951 or visit www.fitformoore.co.uk Get the kit Good nutrition is important for good health, and exercise with it is even better. Get kitted out Deichmann UK silver trainers £19.99 Tesco F&F Active Colour Block Swimsuit £14 Argos Davina kettlebell £3.99 Lookagain.co.uk boucle shorts £18 Odo Sport Sports Kit Wash £5.99 Get The Label Gola Redford Bag in pink £9.99 T I T L E F I T N E S S#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk30
  28. 28. We’ve got everything a girl could need in her make-up bag this month as well as an interview with Arundel’s Denise Ravenell as she tells us the secrets behind her beauty range. HEALTH & BEAUTY – DENISE RAVENALL - BEAUTY PRODUCTS
  29. 29. Back to basicsThere are just some things that every girl needs in her makeup bag, from a good foundation through to a sensible brow kit. We look at some of our favourites Time Bomb Powerball Intensive Moisturiser £36 This power-house blend of 21 natural hydrating agents will ensure your skin looks tip top before you get started. Origins Maskimizer Skin- Optimizing Mask Primer £18.50 The first of its kind in the world. A mask that works in the same way as a primer works but offering skincare at the same time. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation £36 One never needs an excuse to use Chanel products and this new foundation, launched in January, is just lovely. Benefit Cha Cha Tint £24.50 Mango tinted lip and cheek stain is perfect for giving your face a radiant glow. Use your finger to dab and even it out across the apple of your cheeks. Benefit BrowZings £24.50 The brows are everything! Get brows on fleek with this handy little kit, all in one. Wax and colour, with little brushes and a mirror. Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner £16 Create that smoky look with these kohl liners. As they’re waterproof, they’re also great for your inner rims. Get smudging. DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX £16 No celebrity red carpet look would be complete without it. Whether it’s a feline flick or just natural definition, getting it on straight can be a challenge! This one gives you a fighting chance. T I T L E B E A U T Y#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk32
  30. 30. ZOEVA Rose Golden luxury brush set £55 From Beautybay.com this a professional design brush set with rose golden ferrules and natural and vegan taklon bristles for face and eyes. YSL Touche Éclat £25 No makeup bag should be without one. We’re still to find a better concealer. Topshop Air Cushion Skin Perfector £16.50 For something a bit more ‘all in one’ we are loving this fresh new product from Topshop. Anything for an easy life. M·A·C Patenpolish Lipglass in Myth RRP £14.50 Loving this natural warm gloss for a bit of instant glam that’s perfect at any time of the day. Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil £18 Don’t forget to take it all off again. This is a lovely gentle cleanser that removes even the most stubborn makeup. Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Eyeshadow Quads in Smoky Black or Moody Brown £25 Check out these collections for natural daytime or more dramatic evening looks. Plenty of tones to choose from, in a lovely compact. T I T L E B E A U T Y #title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk 33
  31. 31. An independent Nurse Prescriber and Nurse Trainer specialising in Aesthetic treatments to help reduce the physical signs of ageing to the face, neck and hands. Offering free cOnsultatiOns fOr Muscle Relaxing injections Lip Enhancements Dermal fillers Medical Skin Peels Micro-Surgical Needling Ellanse Skincare Products PRP (platelet rich plasma) Member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN), and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) In clinics across Sussex including Peacehaven, Eastbourne, Worthing East Grinstead, Brighton and Hove as well as offering mobile Botox and dermal filler treatments. Teresa is also available for home visits in the Sussex area so you can fit your treatments into family life whether it be during the day evenings or weekends. 01273 586 906 07825 331 529 www.teresakis.co.uk
  32. 32. Beauty made in Sussex Denise Ravenall runs her exclusive beauty range from her base in Arundel. Here Gemma Windham catches up with her to find out the secrets behind the brand… Photos: Matt Ryan WHO IS DENISE RAVENALL? My professional background was in luxury hotels and so I was familiar with using the high end beauty products that would be in these hotels around the world. And, like most people I really enjoyed collecting them, and using them in my bath time routine. However, after the birth of my first child my skin became hyper-sensitive and would come out in rashes if I used most products. So I was forced into examining the back of skin care products and checking what the manufacturer was putting inside them. I quickly established that cost didn’t always equate quality. Chemicals and synthetic perfumes seemed to be in most products. Unable to find a brand that offered exactly what I wanted, for myself and my three children I decided out of necessity to make my own. WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS? Your skin has a big job to do in protecting your body and we need to look after it. I believe more and more men and women are questioning what they are actually putting on their skins; after all, some of it is going to be absorbed by the body so it makes sense to know that what we apply is the very best it can be. Our products are paraben and sulphate free and absolutely nothing is tested on animals. Our signature product, the Organic Unperfumed Cocoa Shea Body Butter, does not compromise on performance. Like all of our products it’s 100% natural, suitable for vegans and vegetarians and will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised. WHAT GETS YOU UP IN THE MORNING? My children, first and foremost. And having being diagnosed with Lupus, I also understand the importance of living every day to the maximum. I am a passionate person and I think that my range has evolved from a necessity for an affordable quality hand-blended product. www.deniseravenall.com 0800 8841048 TiTle recommends… Organic Cocoa Shea Body Butter £9.99 for 60g I put Denise’s Organic Cocoa Shea Body Butter to the test and it didn’t disappoint. The presentation is great, the box and ribbon make it a lovely product to give as a gift and the jar looks great sat on the bathroom shelf or dressing table, not one you’d hide away in a drawer! The butter took a fair amount of rubbing in but then once it was all absorbed my skin felt really soft and not at all greasy; and what was surprising for an unperfumed product was that I applied this first thing and could still smell the peach kernel and coconut oils at lunchtime! Overall a great product; I’ve spent far more on less effective products in the past. 20% discount off all Denise Ravenall products when you quote ‘Title Magazine’ at the online checkout, valid until 31 May. www.titlesussex.co.uk 35
  33. 33. Street Style - ArundelEach month we make it our business to explore Sussex and check out what’s going on. This month, the stately ancient town of Arundel gets the Title treatment Words: Gemma Windham Photos: Matt Ryan Clive has owned and worked in Castle Chocolates in Tar- rant St for over 20 years and is an Arundel legend. Several of the people we met told us they bought sweets from him as children and our Frida fell in love with him and his salted liquorice. His daughter is taking over the business but Clive isn’t ready to hang up his apron; he told us he’ll still be serving truffles and sugar mice for a long time yet. Sian and Leanne from Worthing had popped over to visit the shops and said that they liked the variety of ‘not on the high street gifts’ in Sparks Yard. Both girls were wearing jeans from Topshop and while Sian wore hers with a jumper and coat from New Look, Leanne had chosen a jumper from Zara and coat from Primark. We loved her Ted Baker handbag. T I T L E S P O T L I G H T O N A R U N D E L#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk36
  34. 34. Next month we’ll be heading to Worthing, looking at people, places and property in this thriving Sussex town. If you think there’s anywhere we should visit or someone we should talk to, Tweet or Instagram a picture of the person or place with the hashtag #TitleStreets David spotted us admiring a leather chair outside the Arundel Militaria market where he has spent 26 years and took us into the courtyard to see his collection of sculptures. He was happy to pose in a selection of hats from the market surrounded by his three wise monkeys. Georgina and Paul were visiting Arundel on a day trip in the hope of visiting the castle if the rain stopped for long enough! Matt caught them for a photograph as Paul was looking very dapper in a coat by Hugo Boss with Ralph Lauren jeans, George West shoes and a stylish Lyle and Scott scarf. Georgina had teamed her Ted Baker dress with a lovely Michael Kors handbag and shoes by Russell and Bromley. Liz and Lee Parson met while they were working in Claridge’s Hotel kitchens. They’ve worked all around the world but have settled back in the UK with their twin girls and have owned and run The Parson’s Table in Castle Mews for just three months. They were getting ready to open for lunch with their restaurant manager Connor when we wandered past but they stopped to give us a tour of the newly refurbished restaurant and Lee and Connor stopped for a picture on their patio. T I T L E S P O T L I G H T O N A R U N D E L #title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk 37
  35. 35. HERE’S TO YOU Mrs Arundel Sussex is full of character and, as a place is only as good as the people in it, we’re delving into the personalities that make the county great and this month we talk to the passionate Barbara Hogan, better known as Mrs Arundel Arundel Castle - just one of the beautiful things to see in the area T I T L E S P O T L I G H T O N A R U N D E L#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk38
  36. 36. Who is Mrs Arundel and what you do? I am Barbara Hogan and am employed by my nephew, Ash Kent, who owns the Visit Arundel website and is in partnership with Mike Tod of Tents N Events, the marquee and hire company. I do all the business development for both companies which involves spending a lot of time networking locally, supporting the town of Arundel however I can and in particular with website advertising for all the events they put on. I deal with our many and varied clients around the area. I look after our clients which include the wedding venues that we have throughout the area. I have been involved with horseracing for many years and I work on race days at both Brighton and Fontwell racecourses, where I am usually looking after owners, trainers, winning connections and providing racecourse tours. I am really lucky as I really enjoy all my jobs! Describe yourself in three words Friendly, confident and talkative. What is the thing you are most proud of? My two grown up daughters – one is off to Uni in September studying for a primary school teaching degree. The older one works for Goodwood. Do you have any regrets? No I don’t think I have any. What phrase or word annoys the hell out of you? The casual and, I think, condescending reply when I am asking if I can help someone and they say “If you want” or “if you like” when a simple YES PLEASE is really the answer I would like to hear. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self some advice, what would it be? Only worry about the things you can actually change and then change/improve them. Don’t waste your time worrying about things you cannot and never will be able to alter. If you were Queen of Sussex for a day, you would… Try to persuade all the people living in our area to visit the beautiful South Downs and show them all the wonderful wildlife and plants which inhabit the Downs. I’d try to show and explain to them all the history of the Downs and how the past has shaped where we are today but also how fortunate it is that so much is still unchanged and wild. I feel that having spent my whole life riding, walking and living on the Downs that too many people in this area never make the time to see what is literally on their doorstop and the South Downs is a truly amazing place to live and visit. If there’s one thing you know for sure, it’s… This life isn’t a trial run so make the most of every day as we only get one go at it! If you’d like to know more about Arundel go to www.arundel.org.uk or www.facebook.com/visitarundel Photo: Matt Ryan T I T L E S P O T L I G H T O N A R U N D E L #title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk 39
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  38. 38. BRIGHTON & HOVE FOOD FESTIVAL – RECIPES – TERRE A TERRE - FOODIES FESTIVAL Our food and drink special is crammed full of exciting content this month from local food and drink festivals to restaurant reviews to our favourite foodie blogs, we’ve got everything covered and then some.
  39. 39. 64 Degrees is an intimate, open kitchen restaurant in the heart of The Brighton Lanes serving an ever- evolving menu of sharing plates. In 2015 the restaurant was voted number 24 in The National Restaurant Awards Top 100 List and has won best restaurant in Brighton two years running at the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Awards. 64 Degrees also won best restaurant at the recent Brighton’s Best Top 20 Restaurants Awards 2016. www.64degrees.co.uk info@64degrees.co.uk Phone 01273 770115 53 Meeting House Lane Brighton BN1 1HB :
  40. 40. Tell us about it The Waterhouse Bar is named after the famous architect who designed the Metropole in 1890 and is perfect for afternoon tea by the sea. It’s a modern space with leather alcove seating and grey wood panelling and feels really luxurious, but in a relaxed sort of way. It’s the sort of place you might find ladies that lunch – we saw a few of those – or couples taking their time over food. What did you eat? We opted to try both the Seaside Delights and Traditional Afternoon Tea, much to the amusement of the two ladies on the next table (only seemed fair if we were reviewing it to try it all!) It was all delicious but the highlights had to be the scones which were incredibly light and served with clotted cream, and the Brighton Rock Cheesecake which had a really refreshing minty taste. That was best eaten last actually; it was good for cleansing your palette. Both options looked amazing though, the presentation was well thought out with the Traditional served on a cake stand with a salad garnish at the centre of the sandwiches and the Seaside Delights on a wooden block giving it a much more modern feel but still beautifully presented. Sum it up for us The food was lovely but it was the experience as a whole that would inspire us to go back. Not only did we get to sit, relax and eat A LOT of cake but the service was exceptional; we were looked after by Kika who couldn’t have been more attentive. She was happy to answer our questions and checked on us often enough that we didn’t feel we had to attract her attention to ask for anything but not so often that we felt rushed. What was also great was that they cater for any dietary requirements and actually list a gluten free tea so you can order it as an option rather than a ‘special request’. It really was the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon and, to top it all off, Frida and I went to gaze at the vintage jewellery in the Lanes, to burn off the calories, of course! High time for AFTERNOON TEA Frida Clementz and Gemma Windham spent one Friday afternoon in luxury at the Hilton Brighton Metropole trying the latest Afternoon Teas THE HILTON AFTERNOON TEA MENU SEASIDE DELIGHTS £17.95 per person Include a glass of Prosecco for £6 per person. Include a glass of Champagne for £8 per person. FINGER SANDWICHES Selection of Finger Sandwiches on Brown and White Bread: Oak Smoked Salmon with Soft Cheese, Sussex Ham and Free Range Egg and Mayonnaise SAVOURY ITEMS Hailsham Lamb Burger, Wild Mushroom and Sussex Scrumpy Quiche Cakes Brighton Rock Cheesecake topped with Popcorn, Mini Jam doughnuts, Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Tart and Almond Macaroons Scones Warm Mini Plain Scones, served with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA £17.95 per person Include a glass of Prosecco for £6 per person. Include a glass of Champagne for £8 per person FINGER SANDWICHES Selection of Finger Sandwiches on Brown and White Bread: Poached Salmon and Crème Fraiche Hummus and Grilled Peppers Sussex Ham and Cheese Free Range Egg and Rocket CAKES Selection of Traditional Cakes: Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Victoria Sponge, Lemon Delice and Almond Macaroons SCONES Warm Mini Plain Scones, served with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve Both afternoon teas are served with your choice of: Tea from theTwinings finest selection or coffee from the freshly made Costa range Served between 2pm - 5pm seven days a week www.titlesussex.co.uk 43
  41. 41. PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEPFinally the long winter days are receding and spring is here, bringing with it the joy of Easter, and lamb! Two beautiful springtime dishes here to make your mouth water… Ballymaloe Roast Rack of Lamb With Fresh Apple and Mint Chutney A rack is a deliciously tender cut of lamb that, once it’s been prepared, is easy to carve and serve. Ask your butcher to prepare it for roasting if you’d rather not do it yourself. The apple and mint chutney is particularly good with young sweet lamb in the spring or summer. Serves 4–6 as a main course 2 racks of spring lamb (6–8 cutlets each) Salt and freshly ground black pepper for the fresh apple and mint chutney 1 large cooking apple (such as Grenadier or Bramley Seedling), peeled and cored Large handful of fresh mint leaves – Spearmint or Bowles mint 50g (2oz) onions, peeled and roughly chopped 20–50g (¾–2oz) caster sugar (depending on tartness of apple) Salt and cayenne pepper, to season Coast: Recipes Inspired by Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast by Rachel Allen is published by HarperCollins at £25, photography by Maja Smend www.titlesussex.co.uk44 T I T L E F O O D & D R I N K#title2016
  42. 42. TO COOK Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F), Gas mark 7. Score the fat of the racks into roughly 2–3cm (¾–1¼in) squares or diamonds, making sure to cut through only the fat, not the meat. Sprinkle the scored fat with salt and pepper and place on a roasting tray, fat side up. You can either cook it straight away or refrigerate until needed. Roast the racks for 25–35 minutes depending on the age of the lamb (very small racks in spring might take just 25 minutes, but larger racks later on in the year might take 35 minutes to cook) and degree of doneness required. When cooked, remove the lamb to a warm serving dish. Turn off the oven and leave the lamb to rest for 5–10 minutes before carving. Meanwhile, put the apple, mint, onions and sugar in a food processor and whizz to combine, then season with salt and cayenne pepper. Carve the lamb and serve 2–3 cutlets per person, depending on the size of the cutlets. Serve with the chutney. www.titlesussex.co.uk 45 T I T L E F O O D & D R I N K #title2016
  43. 43. SALTY & TWEET NEST OK so it doesn’t get much more Eastery than this, and it’s almost more of a craft project than an actual recipe, but we just love this. Great fun to do with the kids, and utterly delicious too. The inclusion of salty pretzel sticks along with the sweet chocolate is what makes this so delicious; a real tweet treat for Easter. You could even make the nest a feature of an Easter Egg hunt – every discovered egg must be brought back to the nest, and then everyone can dive in! www.titlesussex.co.uk46 T I T L E F O O D & D R I N K#title2016
  44. 44. www.titlesussex.co.uk Makes a 20cM nest serves 10-12 FOr tHe tIFFIn 100g butter, roughly chopped 2 tbsp golden syrup 200g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces 200g milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces 100g large shredded wheat cereal biscuits 100g salted pretzel sticks 100g desiccated coconut tO DecOrate 50g dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces assortment of foil-wrapped chocolate eggs extra pretzel sticks extra chocolate-covered biscuit sticks, such as Mikado; chocolate sticks, such as Matchmakers; or chocolate flutes, such as Elizabeth Shaw’s eQUIPMent 20cm frying pan Medium paintbrush tO Make take a piece of baking parchment and scrunch it up in your hands, then smooth it out (this makes it easier to manipulate). Use the parchment to line the frying pan. Put the butter and golden syrup in a large heavy-based saucepan. set over a gentle heat and warm, stirring occasionally, until the butter has melted. Add all the chopped chocolate for the tiffin and stir the mixture until smooth and combined. remove the pan from the heat. set aside one of the shredded wheat biscuits. Break up the remaining shredded wheat and the pretzel sticks and add these to the saucepan, along with the desiccated coconut. combine everything gently but thoroughly. transfer the mixture to the lined frying pan, pressing it up the sides with your fingers to produce a hollow nest shape. refrigerate until set, preferably overnight. remove the nest from the fridge and allow it to return to room temperature. Melt the extra chocolate for decorating in a microwave or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (bain-marie). Break up the reserved shredded wheat biscuit in a bowl. remove the nest from the frying pan, keeping it on the parchment. Using the paintbrush or a pastry brush, paint the melted chocolate over the nest. scatter over the shreds of shredded wheat and press them on to the surface of the nest so they adhere to the melted chocolate – apply more chocolate if any shredded wheat fails to stick. Leave to set before filling the nest with an assortment of chocolate eggs. varIatIOn If you don’t like coconut, you can use a mixture of salted peanuts and raisins instead. To create an even more realistic-looking nest and provide even more sweet tweets to nibble on, sit the nest in a bed of ‘twigs’ made from extra broken-up pretzel sticks and chocolate sticks or flutes. extract taken from Quinntessential Baking by Frances Quinn (Bloomsbury £25) Photography Georgia Glynn smith www.titlesussex.co.uk 47
  45. 45. EXPERIENCE LUNCH AT THE GRAND BRIGHTON1 COURSE £11.952 COURSES £14.95* 3 COURSES £17.95* GB1 RESTAURANT For GB1 News & Offers:Follow us on twitter @grandbrighton like us on facebook TheGrandHotelBrightoneat@grandbrighton.co.uk / www.grandbrighton.co.uk * special menus available for this offer.
  46. 46. www.brightonfoodfestival.com brightonfoodfestival brightonfood brightonfoodfestival Spring Harvest 2016 Friday 19 May - bank holiday Monday 30 May In association with sussex EXCLUSIVE GUIDE
  47. 47. Nick Beddows David Blood, Posture People Simon Broad, Ten Green Bottles Henry Butler & Cassie Gould, Butler’s Wine Cellar Julia Claxton, Julia Claxton Photography Denise Cobb Seb Cole, Boho Gelato Jess Crocker, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership Myles & Zoe Cunliffe, Mixology Group David Deaves, La Cave á Fromage James Dempster, Cobb Digital Sharon & Steve Honey Tina Horvath, Cantina Jason Hurwitz Karl Jones, Moshimo Sue Korman, Learn Local First Carla ter Maat, Drakes of Brighton Euan MacDonald Amanda Menahem Ian Miller & Amanda Lucas Steph Mills Shoshana Plail Sue Popper, Joogleberry Acts Olivia Reid, Terre á Terre Jane Ringe, Poised to Move Mardi Roberts & Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview Wine Estate Helen & Mike Taggart, Metrodeco Nathan & Sarah Thompson, Blackdown Artisan Spirits Julia Weeks, Quidcard FESTIVAL PATRONS INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS & FESTIVALS We are working with colleagues and friends around the world in 2016, jointly celebrating the gastronomic offerings of our regions MEDIA PARTNERS Regional media who support the festival and the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards 2016 HEADLINE SPONSORS Our thanks go to the following organisations for their ongoing commitment to the success of the festival organisation – it is only through the generous support of these businesses that all of our major events remain free access for everyone to enjoy and experience both local and good food & drink. So our Sussex food heroes are: BRIGHTON & HOVE FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2016 SPONSORS sussex OUR CHARITIES We’re proud to support the FareShare Sussex and Rockinghorse Children’s Charity at our events FareShare Sussex is a charity project that fights hunger and tackles food waste by redistributing surplus food to where it is most needed in the local community. Every month they prevent around 40 tonnes of food from going to waste and instead deliver it to organisations serving vulnerable people including lunch clubs, food banks and supported housing schemes. www.faresharesussex.org.uk Rockinghorse are the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) where they raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs. They also support the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. www.rockinghorse.org.uk
  48. 48. As we enter our 14th year, this May sees the most exciting food festival ever to hit the seafront and streets of Brighton & Hove. The success of the ever-growing festival is entirely reflective of the dynamism of the food and hospitality economy that we find in the city and surrounding county. From our internationally acclaimed wine industry through to our burgeoning independent restaurant scene, 2016 really is an exciting time for food and drink in our region. Like much of what happens in our wonderful city, the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is a very unique vehicle driven by the passion and talent of the festival team and the hundreds of stakeholders we work alongside each year. Despite our scale and scope, we are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company with specified aims and objectives in terms of supporting and nurturing the local food economy, promoting both good and local food and drink to residents and visitors, and taking our food and drink offering to the wider world in terms of both export opportunities and gastronomic tourism promotion. We receive no public funding, so rely entirely on the on- going generosity and support of our patrons, sponsors and the hospitality and food community of our region. Uniquely for a major food festival - whether here in the UK or overseas - all of our outdoor activities are FREE to enter. Other than the tasty morsels from our 80 plus stallholders on Hove Lawns at our Sussex & The World Weekend, we offer a varied offering of events and activities including our Children’s Food Festival, Live Food Show, Beach BBQ Cook Off, live entertainment and our Taste The World area in conjunction with this year’s international partners from Sicily, Sweden, The Netherlands, Portugal, Guernsey and India. 2016 is a truly momentous time for Sussex as this year we host the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium right here in Brighton & Hove, running alongside the food festival. ICCWS happens every five years, and sees hundreds of cool climate wine makers and wine media from across the globe descend on our city for a conference and exhibition at the Hilton Brighton Metropole that happens once every five years. Previous host cities have included Christchurch in New Zealand, Oregon in the USA and Tasmania in Australia. It really is a mark of how important Sussex and the south of England have become in terms of quality wine production in the past two decades, and as an organisation we’re very proud to be delivering the consumer events for ICCWS alongside our friends at Butlers Wine Cellar, Laithwaites and English Wine Producers. This year’s Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival ‘Spring Harvest’ has a really exciting 10-day programme that involves oodles of truly delicious food and drink businesses. We’ve an Indian Banquet at Hotel du Vin with Curry Leaf Café, and beer tasting on Hove Lawns, both supporting FareShare Sussex; cool climate themed wine dinners at Terre à Terre, The Set Restaurant and Jeremy’s Restaurant; fusion chef, producer and mixologist events at 64 Degrees and The Plotting Parlour; the UK’s largest ever English Wine festival on Hove Lawns – along with a world record attempt for the biggest cheese board with La Cave à Fromage; a punk wine tasting supporting Rockinghorse children’s charity; a Swedish tea dance with Visit Sweden, Metrodeco and Swing Sussex; an amazing brunch with the hugely talented chef Simon Mckenzie from the five star Old Government House in Guernsey at Market; and we’re even looking after our four-legged friends with The Dogs Dinner. The city’s food awards also launch on 1 April with public nominations in over 15 categories running until the end of August before our panel of judges head out to secret shop and interview the finalists with our grand final hosted in early November where we crown the creme de la creme of our hospitality and food industry. I really hope I’ve got you salivating for more. And there is more. The food festival organisation runs across the year with our International Chef Exchange programme – this year we’re working on partnerships in the US, Sweden, The Netherlands and India –, our monthly Sussex Wine & Gourmet Bus Tours taking you to vineyards and artisan producers, and we also do the whole Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival again from 25 August to 4 September. As ever, I’d like to give a heartfelt thanks to my festival colleagues, our patrons, sponsors and media partners, and of course to the many hundreds of food and hospitality businesses who support us across the year. Its only through their commitment to the festival that we can continue to lay claim to being one of the biggest - and best - food festivals in Europe. So tuck in, enjoy and join us for the bounty of world (and world-class) food right here on our doorstep! Nick Mosley Director, Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival CIC Web: www.brightonfoodfestival.com Facebook: brightonfoodfestival Twitter: @brightonfood Instagram: brightonfoodfestival We invite you to dive into the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival ‘Spring Harvest’ 2016 Festival photography: Julia Claxton
  49. 49. Thursday 19 May Three Chefs go to the Musicals 7pm for 7.30pm, tickets £50 in advance available directly from Jeremy’s Restaurant • Telephone 01444 441 102 • Email reservations@ jeremysrestaurant.co.uk • www.jeremysrestaurant. co.uk • Jeremy’s Restaurant, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP The festival’s ever-popular ‘Three Chefs’ night goes razzmatazz for a show-stopping dinner at Jeremy’s Restaurant in Borde Hill. Our award- winning and acclaimed chefs – Jimmy Gray, head chef at Jeremy’s Restaurant; Sam Lambert, head chef at 64 Degrees; Semone Bonner, co-head chef at The Set – will each present a creative dish themed around their favourite West End or Broadway musical. Expect a few interactive elements in your dish… and in the restaurant itself! Friday 20 May Around the World in Five Wines 6pm and 8.30pm sittings, tickets £65 in advance available directly from The Set • Telephone 01273 855 572 • www.thesetrestaurant.com • The Set Restaurant, Artist Residence Hotel, 33 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2GG We’re celebrating cracking Cool Climate wines from Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australasia at The Set, one of Brighton’s most exciting and dynamic restaurants. Head chefs Dan Kenny and Semone Bonner present a creative tasting menu that’ll whisk you around the globe accompanied by interesting wines – some grapes you’ll know, some you won’t. Saturday 21 May Sussex Wine Bus Tour 9.30am (prompt departure from Old Steine, central Brighton) - 5pm (approx), tickets £80 in advance from www.brightonfoodfestival.com The food festival kicks off with our monthly Sussex Wine & Gourmet Bus Tour programme with visits to our friends at Albourne Estate and Ridgeview Wine Estate. The winemakers will take you on fun and informative behind- the-scenes tours of both the vineyards and the wineries, giving you an insight into English still and sparkling wines that have won national and international awards and recognition. You’ll also enjoy tutored tastings of a range of wines produced at each vineyard, and a relaxed Sussex produce lunch crafted by the chefs at the Half Moon in Warninglid. Sunday 22 May Food Lab 12 noon - 3pm, tickets £75 in advance from www.brightonfoodfestival.com • 64 Degrees Restaurant, 53 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB • Telephone 01273 770 115 • Email • www.64degrees.co.uk The creme de la creme of culinary Brighton and Sussex partner for Food Lab. Fusing the creative input of the both chef and producer, every festival Food Lab delivers some amazing one-off dishes and a line-up of creative food and drink that is once in a lifetime experience. Hosted at Brighton’s #1 restaurant 64 Degrees, Food Lab participants include chefs Michael Bremner (executive chef, 64 Degrees), Matt Gillan (executive chef, The Pass at South Lodge), Semone Bonner (co-head chef, The Set), Alun Sperring (The Chilli Pickle), Matty Bowling (head chef, Terre à Terre) and Tom Griffiths (FLANK) alongside producers Sarah Thompson (Blackdown Artisan Spirits), Seb Cole (Boho Gelato), Joanne Knowles (Trenchmore Farm), Mardi Roberts (Ridgeview Wine Estate), Niki Deighton (Two Tribes brewery) and David Deaves (La Cave à Fromage). This year, we’re also adding a twist to our chef and producer matching – we’ll be throwing a theme for each course… it may be a food decade, the cuisine of a country… or something a little more off-the-wall. Suffice to say, you’ll never have a meal like this ever again! Selected drinks available to purchase by the glass/bottle from 64 Degrees. Monday 23 May Cocktail Fusion 7pm, tickets £25 in advance available directly from The Plotting Parlour • Telephone 01273 621 236 • Email theplottingparlour@gmail.com • www. facebook.com/theplottingparlour • The Plotting Parlour, 6 Steine Street, Brighton, BN2 1TE We all know that Brighton is a great UK culinary destination, but – with our amazing cocktail bars – we’re also one of the country’s leading mixology cities holding our own against London, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh. Cocktail Fusion sees our highly creative chefs and mixologists join together for a mixed-up, mashed- up, messed-up canapé and cocktail fusion night sponsored by Sussex’s Blackdown Artisan Spirits. We’ll be joined by mixologists Luke Loddo (The Plotting Parlour), Max Curzon-Price (The Cocktail Shack at The Artist Residence), Rafal Tetich (Merkaba at myhotel), Chris Menning (Hotel du Vin) and Alex Palumbo (The Salt Room), alongside chefs Matt Price (The Coal Shed), Kanthi Kiran Thamma (Curry Leaf Café), Jake Northcote-Green (The Guerrilla Grill), Dan Kenny (The Set) and Kieron James (The Beach BBQ). Tuesday 24 May Curry Leaf Café Indian Banquet supporting FareShare Sussex Sponsored by Curry Leaf Café & Hotel du Vin 7pm for 7.30pm, tickets £45 in advance directly from Curry Leaf Café • Telephone 01273 207070 • Email info@curryleafcafe.com • Venue: The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD We’re heading East for an atmospheric evening of food, drink, music and entertainment from the Indian sub-continent. Kanthi Kiran Thamma, executive chef of Brighton’s acclaimed Curry Leaf Café, leads the kitchen fusing traditional dishes and street food from different regions of India from Kerala to Kashmir. Hosted in the beautiful Dome Room behind Pub du Vin, you’ll enjoy four courses, accompanied by gin and tonic from Blackdown Artisan Spirits and craft beer from The Beer Collective (wines available to buy on the night). All profits from this event will be donated to FareShare Sussex, our local food redistribution charity supporting those in food poverty in the city and surrounding county. There’ll also be a blind auction on the night with some great prizes from local restaurants and hospitality businesses.
  50. 50. Bitter & Twisted supporting FareShare Sussex Sponsored by The Beer Collective 6.45pm for 7pm, tickets £25 in advance from www.brightonfoodfestival.com • Live Food Show marquee, Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront After a two year sabbatical, Bitter & Twisted returns to Hove Lawns. Enjoy a night of craft beer and cider tasting with brewers from Sussex and across the UK, each presenting their beers to you as you sample and score. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy some of the most creative drinks in the UK market right now. Your ticket includes food from the Kaas & Wurst guest food truck from The Netherlands, and all the beer and cider for the evening. There will be a charity auction on the night in support of FareShare Sussex. This event will finish at 9.30pm and we respectfully ask your to vacate the marquee promptly and quietly by 9.45pm. Wednesday 25 May Thursday 26 May Jeremy’s Cool Climate Wine Dinner 7pm for 7.30pm, tickets £70 in advance available directly from Jeremy’s Restaurant • Telephone 01444 441 102 • Email reservations@ jeremysrestaurant.co.uk • www.jeremysrestaurant. co.uk • Jeremy’s Restaurant, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP Jeremy picks his favourite ‘cool climate’ wines from around the World for a four course wine dinner fusing international flavours with local and seasonal Sussex produce. Friday 27 May Make Your Case supporting Rockinghorse Children’s Charity 6.45pm for 7pm, tickets £35 in advance from www.brightonfoodfestival.com • Live Food Show marquee, Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront This is wine tasting as you’ve never experienced before: Make Your Case is a mixed-up, messed- up mash-up! Around ten vintners, wine makers and restaurateurs join us on stage, each with just three minutes to pitch their wine to you the voting audience. The only catch is that they can’t mention the grape variety, country of origin or the price… and you’ll be tasting blind! At the end of the night we’ll tally up your scores and crown our Make Your Case champion. Great wines and lots of laughs are guaranteed. Your ticket includes sharing platters of cheese, charcuterie and bread, and all the wine for the evening. There will be an auction of wine tours/tasting and restaurant meals on the night in support of Rockinghorse children’s charity. This event will finish at 9.30pm and we respectfully ask your to vacate the marquee promptly and quietly by 9.45pm. Cool Steamers: Organic Cool Climate Wine Meal sponsored by Vintage Roots Tables available from 6pm, we recommend you book in advance, tickets £55 in advance from Terre à Terre • Telephone 01273 729 051 • www. terreaterre.co.uk • Terre à Terre, 71 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ To coincide with the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, Terre à Terre is offering a fabulous 3 course set menu – Me Old China, Steam Dreamer – with a matching organic cool climate wine flight featuring Davenport & Albury Vineyard wines from the UK. Winemakers will be present to introduce their wines for the early sitting. The Guernsey International Food Festival is back! The stunning Channel Island of Guernsey hosts its second international food festival from 23 September to 2 October 2016. Featuring gala dinners with both local and guest chefs from the UK and Europe, the festival showcases the creativity of food and hospitality businesses on the island alongside international talent. The opening weekend sees the Big Guernsey Market on Crown Pier in the heart of St Peter Port. With over 30 stalls sampling and selling everything from Haut Maison liqueurs and Wheadon gin to Torteval Cheese and Herm oysters, it really is a fantastic opportunity to try the quality produce that Guernsey is acclaimed for. There’s also free activities for children and the Live Food Show plus a host of other interactive food and drink events. The festival also offers Cocktail Carnival Week, international chef exchanges with the Liam Mooney of the Duke of Normandie and Simon Mckenzie of Old Government House, an Ale Trail, masterclasses, wine tastings and foraging workshops. The closing weekend will be packed with food and fun around the Market Place. White Rock Brewery and Rocquette Cider host the Guernsey Beer & Cider Festival featuring local and guest beverages alongside a line-up of live music and a World Street Food avenue. Only a short hop by ferry or plane from the south of England, Guernsey should be top of any food lovers to-do list this Autumn. For more info www.visitguernsey.com/food-festival Organised bySponsored by The greatest food festival ever to arrive on Guernsey's shores, 10 days full of tasty treasures, events and international chefs. PARTNER FESTIVAL 2016 Bitter & Twisted supporting FareShare Sussex Sponsored by The Beer Collective 6.45pm for 7pm, tickets £25 in advance from www.brightonfoodfestival.com • Live Food Show marquee, Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront After a two year sabbatical, Bitter & Twisted returns to Hove Lawns. Enjoy a night of craft beer and cider tasting with brewers from Sussex and across the UK, each presenting their beers to you as you sample and score. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy some of the most creative drinks in the UK market right now. Your ticket includes food from the Kaas & Wurst guest food truck from The Netherlands, and all the beer and cider for the evening. There will be a charity auction on the night in support of FareShare Sussex. This event will finish at 9.30pm and we respectfully ask your to vacate the marquee promptly and quietly by 9.45pm. Wednesday 25 May Thursday 26 May Jeremy’s Cool Climate Wine Dinner 7pm for 7.30pm, tickets £70 in advance available directly from Jeremy’s Restaurant • Telephone 01444 441 102 • Email reservations@ jeremysrestaurant.co.uk • www.jeremysrestaurant. co.uk • Jeremy’s Restaurant, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP Jeremy picks his favourite ‘cool climate’ wines from around the World for a four course wine dinner fusing international flavours with local and seasonal Sussex produce. Friday 27 May Make Your Case supporting Rockinghorse Children’s Charity 6.45pm for 7pm, tickets £35 in advance from www.brightonfoodfestival.com • Live Food Show marquee, Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront This is wine tasting as you’ve never experienced before: Make Your Case is a mixed-up, messed- up mash-up! Around ten vintners, wine makers and restaurateurs join us on stage, each with just three minutes to pitch their wine to you the voting audience. The only catch is that they can’t mention the grape variety, country of origin or the price… and you’ll be tasting blind! At the end of the night we’ll tally up your scores and crown our Make Your Case champion. Great wines and lots of laughs are guaranteed. Your ticket includes sharing platters of cheese, charcuterie and bread, and all the wine for the evening. There will be an auction of wine tours/tasting and restaurant meals on the night in support of Rockinghorse children’s charity. This event will finish at 9.30pm and we respectfully ask your to vacate the marquee promptly and quietly by 9.45pm. Cool Steamers: Organic Cool Climate Wine Meal sponsored by Vintage Roots Tables available from 6pm, we recommend you book in advance, tickets £55 in advance from Terre à Terre • Telephone 01273 729 051 • www. terreaterre.co.uk • Terre à Terre, 71 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ To coincide with the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, Terre à Terre is offering a fabulous 3 course set menu – Me Old China, Steam Dreamer – with a matching organic cool climate wine flight featuring Davenport & Albury Vineyard wines from the UK. Winemakers will be present to introduce their wines for the early sitting. The Guernsey International Food Festival is back! The stunning Channel Island of Guernsey hosts its second international food festival from 23 September to 2 October 2016. Featuring gala dinners with both local and guest chefs from the UK and Europe, the festival showcases the creativity of food and hospitality businesses on the island alongside international talent. The opening weekend sees the Big Guernsey Market on Crown Pier in the heart of St Peter Port. With over 30 stalls sampling and selling everything from Haut Maison liqueurs and Wheadon gin to Torteval Cheese and Herm oysters, it really is a fantastic opportunity to try the quality produce that Guernsey is acclaimed for. There’s also free activities for children and the Live Food Show plus a host of other interactive food and drink events. The festival also offers Cocktail Carnival Week, international chef exchanges with the Liam Mooney of the Duke of Normandie and Simon Mckenzie of Old Government House, an Ale Trail, masterclasses, wine tastings and foraging workshops. The closing weekend will be packed with food and fun around the Market Place. White Rock Brewery and Rocquette Cider host the Guernsey Beer & Cider Festival featuring local and guest beverages alongside a line-up of live music and a World Street Food avenue. Only a short hop by ferry or plane from the south of England, Guernsey should be top of any food lovers to-do list this Autumn. For more info www.visitguernsey.com/food-festival Organised bySponsored by The greatest food festival ever to arrive on Guernsey's shores, 10 days full of tasty treasures, events and international chefs. PARTNER FESTIVAL 2016
  51. 51. Saturday 28 - bank holiday Monday 30 May Sussex & The World WeekendSaturday 28 May 10am - 8pm, Sunday 29 May 10am - 8pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 10am - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Enjoy an epic bank holiday weekend of food and drink at our Sussex & The World Weekender on seafront Hove Lawns. Incorporating the Sussex & The World Market, Live Food Show, Children’s Food Festival, Beach BBQ Cook Off, Taste the World, Shake Your Own cocktail bar and the English Wine Week Festival, plus entertainment for young and old, this FREE ENTRY event is one of the biggest celebrations of food and drink in the UK. Sussex & The World Market Saturday 28 May 10am - 8pm, Sunday 29 May 10am - 8pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 10am - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Producers and restaurateurs from across Sussex are joined by high-quality street food stalls and selected growers and makers from around the UK for the huge Sussex & The World Market. An unmissable day out for any foodie. The festival bars hosted by The Beer Collective, Butlers Wine Cellar, Wobblegate Cider and Blackdown Artisan Spirits will trade from noon - 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, and noon - 6pm on bank holiday Monday. Thanks to Moët & Chandon for sponsoring our backstage hospitality area. Live Food Show Saturday 28 May noon - 6pm and bank holiday Monday 30 May noon - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Top chefs from Brighton and surrounding Sussex join Live Food Show host Andrew Kay to demo their favourite dishes. Enjoy 45 minute demos from: Saturday 28 May Noon Peter Buckingham, Hilton Brighton Metropole 1pm Alun Sperring, The Chilli Pickle 2pm Matty Bowling, Terre à Terre 3pm Jai Johnson, Market 4pm Paul Welburn, The Leconfield 5pm Simon Mckenzie, Old Government House in Guernsey, and Bas Oonk, Basaal Restaurant in The Hague Monday 30 May Noon Blair Hammond, The Salt Room 1pm Tom Griffith, FLANK 2pm Michael Bremner, Sam Lambert & Josh Kitsun, 64 Degrees 3pm Kanthi Kiran Thamma, Curry Leaf Café 4pm Jeremy Ashpool & Jimmy Gray, Jeremy’s Restaurant 5pm Isaac Copeland, Isaac At Children’s Food Festival supporting Rockinghorse children’s charity Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm, Sunday 29 May 11am - 4pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 11am - 4pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Edible fun and games for little ones, the Children’s Food Festival includes interactive making and tasting activities plus craft activities, entertainment and face-painting. Beach BBQ Cook Off Saturday 28 May, Sunday 29 May & Monday 30 May 11.30am and 3.30pm shows, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Aussie Kieron James hosts the Beach BBQ Cook-Off, a fun and informal barbecue challenge that sees two chefs go head-to-head with meat and marinades. Join the audience to cheer your favourite restaurant on, and sample tasters of the dishes the chefs prepare. World’s Biggest Cheese Board Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Head to the English Wine marquee on Sunday 29 May and feast your eyes on the World’s Biggest Cheese Board, presented by La Cave à Fromage and Premier Cheese. Over 100 cheeses will be on show to try and buy. The Dogs Dinner Sunday 29 May 11am FREE ENTRY • Live Food Show marquee, Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront The Dogs Dinner returns! We’ve invited special guest dogs (and their owners) to sample tasty canapés prepared by top local chefs. Who’s going to serve up the tastiest morsel for our pampered pooches? Taste the World Saturday 28 May 12 noon - 6pm, Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 6pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 12 noon - 4pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival has championed the local food economy for well over a decade, promoting the great produce of our region and the restaurant scene to both locals and visitors. Over recent year’s we’ve developed our International Chef Exchange which has seen top chefs and producers from our region swap kitchens with colleagues all over the World, including as far afield as Vancouver in Canada. During the Sussex & The World Weekend, we’re welcoming our friends from Sweden, The Netherlands, Portugal, the Channel Islands, India and Italy to join us in our Taste the World area. Sample authentic cuisine from our partners including the Nivarata festival of granita in Sicily who’ll be presenting amazing gelato and sorbets in conjunction with Seb Cole of Boho Gelato and the Guernsey International Food Festival, and find out about the countries and ways to visit them. Laithwaites Wine Festival Saturday 28 May • Ticketed sessions 12-2pm, 3-5pm and 5.30-7.30pm, £20 tickets in advance from www.laithwaites.co.uk • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront Imagine yourself on the Brighton seafront with a glass of chilled wine in your hand. Sound perfect? Well, at the end of May Laithwaites will be showcasing over 70 of their wines under canvas right on the Hove Lawns alongside lots of fun features such as wine walks, food and wine matching and a few special surprises too - plus a chance to buy wines with very special one-day- only discounts. Just a few of the countries that will feature at this tasting: England - including the award-winning Wine Estate, Ridgeview France - including the Laithwaite Family Wines New Zealand Australia Germany Argentina USA Plus many more! Hosted by the Laithwaites team and guest winemakers, whether it’s fine fizz from Tasmania, an award-winning wine from Blighty or a perfumed Pinot Noir from Central Otago, this is your chance to taste an exciting range of wines.
  52. 52. Saturday 28 - bank holiday Monday 30 May Swedish ‘Fika’ Tea Dance Sunday 29 May 1pm-5pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront For our Metrodeco and Sussex Swing tea dance this May, we’re teaming up with West Sweden tourism. Fika is the Swedish equivalent of coffee/tea and cakes so we’ll be enjoying some authentic recipes prepared by the team at Metrodeco, alongside free dance classes for all ages in the festival marquee, and the opportunity to find out more about visiting Sweden. Shake Your Own sponsored by Blackdown Artisan Spirits Saturday 28 May 12 noon - 8pm, Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 8pm, bank holiday Monday 30 May 12 noon - 6pm • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront A brand new festival interactive experience, hosted by Sussex’s Blackdown Artisan Spirits and featuring guest spirits from Belvedere vodka, Lidkoping in Sweden and Bella Luce in Guernsey. Our hosts will guide you through the process of crafting your own gin or vodka drink, including what mixers and botanicals you should be combining to excite your own tastebuds! English Wine Week Festival presented in conjunction with English Wine Producers and Butlers Wine Cellar Sponsored by Yelo architects Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 6pm & bank holiday Monday 30 May 12 noon - 6pm, FREE ENTRY • Hove Lawns, Brighton seafront English Wine Week launches with our two day festival of wines from Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Dorset and further afield. England and Wales are now one of the most recognised emerging wine regions in the World with nearly 500 vineyards currently in operation, producing predominantly sparkling and still white wines. Around 25 vineyards will be joining us and showcasing English produced wines that grace the shelves of both local vintners and national supermarkets including Waitrose and M&S, export as far as the US and Australia, and are regularly enjoyed at State Banquets at Buckingham Palace. Free entry, wine is available to buy using our tasting token system, or by the glass/bottle. On Sunday 29 May, we’ll also be attempting an incredibly tasty World Record attempt: the World’s biggest cheeseboard! David and the team from La Cave à Fromage / Premier Cheese will be presenting over 100 cheeses to try and buy! See page 12. Taste of Guernsey lunch sponsored by Taste Guernsey Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 2pm, £35 in advance available directly from Market • Telephone 01273 823 707 • Email kate@ market-restaurantbar.co.uk • www.market- restaurantbar.co.uk • Market, 42 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1JD We’re joined by the talented chef Simon Mckenzie of the 5* Old Government House in Guernsey for a one-off lunch packed with delicious produce from the Channel Islands. Internationally renowned for the highest quality dairy and seafood, you’ll enjoy Torteval Cheese, Guernsey butter..... Find our more about the forthcoming Guernsey International Food Festival at www.visitguernsey.com/food-festival Thursday 2 June English Wine Maker’s Dinner Wednesday 2 June 7pm for 7.30pm, £85 in advance available directly from Drakes • Telephone 01273 696 934 • Email carla.termaat@ drakesofbrighton.com • www.drakesofbrighton. com • The Restaurant at Drakes, 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE In celebration of English Wine Week and to champion a selection of our wonderful Sussex producers, Drakes is delighted to be hosting an English Wine Maker’s Dinner. Enjoy a four course fine dining menu, paired to perfection with wines presented by Albourne Estate, Blackdown Cellars, Bluebell Vineyard and Stopham Wine Estate. Sussex Wine & Gourmet Bus Tours: all aboard! Throughout the summer, the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival runs monthly wine and gourment bus tours taking you behind-the-scenes at quality local producers. Tours last a full day and include transport, two vineyard visits, a Sussex produce lunch at the Half Moon at Warninglid and a cheese tasting with La Cave à Fromage. See page 8 for details of our May bus tour, or visit www.brightonfoodfestival.com for further dates until September 2016. English Wine Week is a national campaign, designed to raise awareness of English wine across the country through retail outlets – from supermarkets to independent wine merchants, delicatessens to hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. Vineyards across the country will also be opening their doors to welcome visitors, offering tours, tastings and special offers. There are a wide range of activities which take place across the country to celebrate English Wine Week. English Wine Week starts over Spring bank holiday which is also half term holiday for most schools. It marks the start of the tourist season, and the vineyards themselves are waking up to the new growing season – there is plenty to see and enjoy. During the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, English Wine Producers (the marketing body for the English Wine industry), Brighton’s Butlers Wine Cellar and dozens of English wine makers will be joining together for a two day English Wine Festival on Hove Lawns on Sunday 29 and bank holiday Monday 30 May. Supported by Yelo architects, its your opportunity to try and buy wines produced right here on our doorstep in the south of England. Drakes of Brighton is also hosting an English Wine dinner on Thursday 2 June. See page 14 for more details on both these events. For information on more English Wine Week events visit www. englishwineproducers.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @ englishwine and @englishwineweek. English Wine Week Saturday 28th May - Sunday 5th June 2016
  53. 53. The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards are the annual celebration of the very best of hospitality in the city. We are only accepting nominations for food and drink businesses with a national Food Hygiene Rating [formerly ‘Scores on the Doors’] of 4 stars or greater. Public nominations for our 2016 awards are open from 1 April, and you can nominate your favourite Brighton & Hove based businesses in any or all of the categories on the food festival website at www.brightonfoodfestival.com/foodawards2016 Public nominations close on 31 August and then the top three in each category go to our panel of judges – including professional food and travel journalists, chefs and our sponsors – for secret shopping and interviews. Nominate your favourite Brighton & Hove food and drink businesses today at www.brightonfoodfestival.com/foodawards2016 Category Sponsor Category Sponsor Best Burger Best Place to do Business Best Café Best Place to Sleep Best Cocktail Bar Best Pub Best Family Dining Best Restaurant Best Food / Drink Shop Best Sunday Lunch Best Food Pub Sustainable Food Business Food Hero An individual who has gone the extra mile for the food & hospitality industries of the city Best Food / Drink Producer Best International Cuisine Young Chef of the Year Young chefs under the age of 25 on 31 August may self-nominate this category Newcomer Trading in the city for 18 months or less Special Recognition Chosen by the festival team Public nominations run from 1 April through to 31 August 2016, after which the top three nominations in each category go to our panel of judges for secret shopping. This year, only businesses with a Food Hygiene Rating of 4 or greater (‘Scores on the Doors’) will be eligible – good businesses should proudly display their rating, or you can visit Brighton & Hove City Council’s environmental health department website or check online here: http://ratings.food.gov.uk/authority-search/en-gb/brighton-and-hove. The winners will be announced at our Grand Final in early November 2016. Please nominate your choices only once – we automatically cross reference email addresses. Businesses nominated must be located within the political boundary of the City of Brighton & Hove. Thanks to our drink sponsors
  54. 54. T here’s something very decadent about brunch. Famously quoted in The Simpsons by Jacques the flirty French bowler as being “…not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of canteloupe at the end,” it’s the sort of meal I associate with having a lie in, or a late night, or a lazy life. I’m not too sure about the cantaloupe bit but in my books, having a right old filling breakfasty sort of a meal that’s later in the day and could quite possibly have a cocktail with it sounds a bit like my idea of heaven. So imagine my delight when Olivia Reid at Terre a Terre suggested I might like to come along and try the brunch there. What me? At this time of day? With my reputation? I was there like a shot. So – it’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, and it’s not quite dinner either, but the brunch at Terre is phenomenal. Honestly, every time I go there I am consistently surprised by the quality of the food. Which sounds like a backhanded compliment,butyouforget.Andthen you think, well just how interesting can vegetables be? And then you eat there and you are reminded. I felt it was my business to try a few things, so I chose a range but be warned, these are filling dishes. There’s a bunch of different Rosti dishes, and I went for the one with griddled marinated halloumi and a poached egg on top (£14.98), which Brunch in the cityIt’s not just for hot New Yorkers exchanging sexy tales. Sam Harrington-Lowe went to test some knockout vegetarian brunch at Brighton’s Terre a Terre… was piled up on rosti, mushrooms, beans, and moated with a Bloody Mary ketchup. A veggie’s answer to the trashy wonder of the McMuffin is their Muffin Butty, which is a buttery toasted muffin filled with a truffled egg omelette and served with an allspice molasses ketchup – utterly delicious (£7.55). But the Run Rarebit Run Pickle Chips (£8.50) is quite possibly one of the most indulgent things I’ve ever eaten – it is literally handmade chips in a gooey, cheesy Rarebit sauce, with cheese and shaved truffle on top, with a poached egg. It should be illegal. TaT have done quite a clever thing; their meal times overlap a bit, so you never really know which time of day it is by the menu and I like that. Brunch officially runs up until 1pm but there’s plenty of the brunch dishes on the daytime menu, so it doesn’t really matter. Also, if you act fast they’ve got a special offer on for a while, which is free toast and tea or coffee with every brunch dish ordered. Not sure how long that will go on for though so I wouldn’t hang about. I recommend you sashay down to Terre, late morning, and indulge in some of this sticky, carby awesomeness. You’ll thank me for the advice – as they say on their menu; ‘Heaven is a place on oeuf’. Terre a Terre East Street Brighton www.terreaterre.co.uk www.titlesussex.co.uk 57
  55. 55. BRING IT TO THEWe’ve teamed up with food event platform Tabl to bring you five of our favourite foodie events coming up in Sussex over the next month Dinner and duvet: An East Sussex countryside escape – £150 This Syrian style banquet offers seven different kinds of culinary delights as well as a sleep over for eight people in a beautiful, glass-fronted eco house, with your own personal chef. When: 2 April, 8pm Where: Lewes Crime Cocktails & Canapés with Peter James - £25 The Book Lovers’ Supper Club presents an evening of canapés, cocktails and crime with bestselling crime writer Peter James. He will be talking about his books The House on Cold Hill and You Are Dead, along with a Q&A and the chance to buy personally signed copies of Peter’s novels. When: 6 April, 6.45pm Where: Lewes Flavours of Vietnam – £28 Indulge in five courses of Vietnamese delights as well as a lychee mojito and coffee with Bite Club, inspired by their travels by bus around Vietnam – from SaPa back down to Ho Chi Minh. Vegetarians welcome too! (And it’s BYOB). When: 9 April, 7pm Where: Southwick Tapas and wines of Catalunya – £45 Take your taste buds on holiday to Catalunya with your sommelier for the evening, Xavi, who has spent over 15 years working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain and the UK, and will introduce you to a surprising range of wines. Chef Andy will be on hand creating a delicious dinner inspired by Catalan cuisine. When: 16 April, 7pm Where: Brighton Isaac @ Gloucester Street – £45 to £47 The chefs at ISAAC are keeping it seasonal this month and, with five courses on offer, the evening will be bursting full of local flavours and ingredients, prepared and cooked right in front of you. One dish changes each week, meaning no two weeks are the same! When: Throughout March Where: Brighton For all these events, and a further range of fabulous foodie dining experiences across Sussex and the South East, go to Tabl and get stuck into some top chef’s tasting menus, boozy brunches, literary suppers and home-cooked dining. www.tabl.com T I T L E F O O D & D R I N K#title2016 www.titlesussex.co.uk58
  56. 56. Open Tues-Fri Lunch & Dinner Sat Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Sun Brunch, Lunch seasonal bold delicious Join us on our sunny terrace through Spring and Summer for Al Fresco Dining eat@theparsonstable.co.uk www.theparsonstable.co.uk 2 & 8 Castle Mews, Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DG Tel: 01903 883477 Jeremy’s Restaurant, Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP Telephone 01444 441 102 | Email reservations@jeremysrestaurant.co.uk | www.jeremysrestaurant.co.uk | Twitter @jeremysrest | Facebook Jeremys Restaurant Contemporary dining in the idyllic rural setting of Borde Hill, near Haywards Heath. Call us or visit our website for our à la carte and daily menus, our special events diary, and information on private events and weddings. Photos:JuliaClaxtonandJamesBoardman “My tempura seafood was like having an indecent proposal whispered into one’s mouth by a short-sighted pervert.” – Julie Burchill, Title Sussex “Whatever words I use won’t do the food justice – it’s simply exquisite, and you’ll have to experience it first-hand to understand what I mean.” – Donna Martin, Inside Sussex “Jeremy Ashpool can cook, and if you don’t visit his restaurant, you will be more the poorer for it.”– Maarten Hoffman, Platinum Business Daily menu of the day: 2 courses £20 or 3 courses £25 Choose from a three-choice menu, including vegetarian options. Available Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday dinner. À la carte also available.
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  58. 58. Drove my Chevvy to the leveeIf there’s anything nicer than settling into a warm pub with an open fire when it’s freezing cold and blowing a hooley outside, Sam Harrington-Lowe isn’t sure what it is… Photos: Matt Ryan The Dyke might be a big old barn of a place but there’s something really warm and cosy about the atmosphere inside. Score immediate points for feeling like coming home into the warm after a really long day at the coal face. It’s undergone some changes to the team and the menu recently and we were keen to check out both the service and the quality of the food. It’s often a hard line to tread – the difference between high end restaurant food, and good quality pub fare but a glance at the new menu tells us where we are. Good reliable standards like gourmet burgers, sirloin steak and risotto jostle for position amongst some more daring dishes such as extensive seafood platters and slow-cooked ribs. There’s also a specials board, something I’m always usually drawn to because I somehow get the feeling this is where a chef likes to try out the fun dishes. And so it was that we found ourselves going off-piste as much as down the standard slopes. Starters were (from the specials) Cream of wild mushroom, chive and asparagus soup (£5.95) and from the standard menu, Venison carpaccio with rocket, Parmesan shavings and truffle oil (£7.49). And then from the standard menu, the Cod with crushed new potatoes, tenderstem broccoli, savoy cabbage, samphire, red pepper coulis and lobster butter sauce (try saying that after a few wines) at £13.95 and Roast pork belly with spiced chorizo, crispy wild boar lardon and haricot bean cassoulet, topped off with a red onion sour cream (£12.95) from the specials. AND HOW WAS IT? OK, so firstly this is a place that offers excellent value for money. The portions are huge. Obviously we tried three courses (more about pudding later) but honestly, I wouldn’t normally be able to eat that much, so pace yourselves. The food overall has some really sophisticated touches – really close attention to detail and some lovely frivolities like the crispy thing resting on the soup to the swirls of lobster butter on the cod plate. The food is all very well-seasoned – not a place to add salt – but there is some real creativity on the menu and we were impressed with the obvious thought that had gone into the dishes. The real star of the starters and main courses we had was actually the cassoulet – although surprisingly spicy – it was an indulgent dish of absolute sticky, beany heaven. The cod was beautiful cooked, just slippery enough but set. And we loved the lobster goo round the edges. Overall, some really lovely food. www.titlesussex.co.uk 61

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